Scene News: Alumbra booms in Melbourne’s Docklands with New York City Warehouse Conversion.

After 12 epic years, Alumbra closed its doors this year for #ProjectAlumbra2015 – A movement created to give the iconic Alumbra in the Docklands a whole new look for the year 2015 and beyond.

On Wednesday 12th August, Alumbra is back – Bigger and better than ever. With an increased capacity, extended floor plan and new creative identity – Based on the streets of New York City. The New York theme celebrates all that encompasses down town New York – Brought to life with the support of Black Milk Interiors. Features include walls stripped back to authentic warehouse brick, custom designed street posters and layered textures and finishing’s. Expect to see urban street finishes, scaffolding installations and posters of cheeky NYC street chat. Hero features include a glass dance floor which looks directly into the water underneath the docks and state of the art installations.


Alumbra’s philosophy of music, life and culture is brought to life with a foodie partnership featuring master chef Daniel Wilson – The face behind Fitzroy’s Huxtable and the immensely popular Huxtaburger. Dan brings his memories and love of living in New York City to Alumbra with a bar menu showcasing his big city favourites – Bad dog with frank, smoked cheddar, vodka and tomato relish on a charcoal bun, honey glazed lamb ribs with mint yoghurt and Big Apple loaded fries with molten chipotle cheese, spring onion and bacon bits.


The NYC inspired cocktail menu features 8 master cocktails, highlighting Alumbra’s superior beverage partners Moet & Chandon and Ciroc Vodka. Sit back overlooking the Victoria Harbour with an American Beauty in hand – Tanqueray No. 10 Gin, lemon, sugar, raspberry puree and clipped mint – Garnished with edible flowers. Cocktail menu curated with assistance of Roar Projects beverage director, David Debattista – Nominated for best cocktail maker of the year 2014 with The Urban List.


Alumbra goes from strength to strength hosting and supporting key music events across Melbourne. In the past year Alumbra has hosted Ciara, Jason Derulo, Mario, Kid Ink and more. Party nights Saturday and Sunday continue every week from 9:30pm and 6pm.


Alumbra can now house up small groups to 1,200 guests for corporate events and private parties. Including cocktail, product launches, conferences and full venue, high impact events.


Situated at the end of Central Pier,

Docklands overlooking the Victoria Harbour.

Shed 9, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands.

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