The Exchange Pop-Up Beach Club is returning for summer!

Endless summer vibes at Port Melbourne’s sandy shores.

The Exchange Hotel’s Beach Club is returning to the sandy shores of Port Melbourne on 4th December – perfect timing for Melburnians to meet up with family and friends over great food and drinks while soaking up the sunshine in style.

The Exchange Beach Club will be open 7 days a week and is free to enter. Located at the end of Bay Street, the activation includes a container bar and full kitchen.

Guests will be able to enjoy the deck chairs, beachside cabanas, day beds, picnic tables and lounges that are available to book. Plus, there will be live music every Sunday 1pm–5pm.

The cabanas and day beds are the perfect way to chill out with the ultimate VIP beachside experience. They can be pre-booked, while walk-ins are welcome subject to availability. Each has a minimum spend to use on the food and drink offerings. Cabana bookings are available for groups of 2–4 (min. spend Mon–Thurs $50pp and Fri–Sun $125pp). Day Beds can suit groups of 1–16 people (min spend Mon–Thurs $30pp and Fri–Sun $60pp). Picnic tables and lounges can also be booked for groups of 4–10. There are multiple sessions, so whether it is for lunch, afternoon catch-ups or a sunset session, guests can relax, kick back, sip and snack whilst taking in the views.

The activation will be paperless and cash-free, with innovative contactless ordering through Mr Yum with all items taken directly to guests so the relaxing never has to stop. To keep everyone protected, there will be plenty of Bondi Sands SPF protection available.

The menu will feature fresh seafood, fish & chips, BBQ skewers, summer salads and ice-cream cart. Selections include Ora King Salmon Bun, Cape Grim Wagyu Katsu Sanga, Red Coral Lobster & Prawn Roll with Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin caviar and the Bistro Morgan Ice-cream Doughnut Sandwich.For oyster lovers, Tuesdays will be the day to head to the Beach Club with a$2 Oyster Happy Hour.

The container bar will have a thirst-quenching drinks list, such as delicious cocktails on tap, beer, wine and seltzers.Aperitivo Hour will be enjoyed from 3pm–5pm on Mondays to Wednesdays with $6 selected drinks, such as Passionfruit Caprioska, Aperol Spritz, Furphy and Prosecco.

Pooches will be welcome at The Exchange Beach Club and there are free dog snacks available! Ideal to pop in for refreshments after a dog walk along the beach.

Beachside Bottomless Brunch will become a summer favourite, running every Saturday and Sunday 10.30am–12noon.For $49 per person, guests can enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless drinks (choosing from Passionfruit Caprioska, Prosecco, Aperol Spritz, Furphy and Apple Cider), as well as choose an item from the brunch menu.The brunch menu will include dishes such as Lobster Roll (red coral lobster and prawn roll, kewpie, chives and dill), Avocado Bowl (kale, broccolini, spinach and pepitas) and Smoked Kaiserfleisch (bacon) Bun (with smoked tomato chutney, pickled onion and milk bun).

“After the challenging year that Melbourne has had, we are excited to bring back The Exchange Beach Club for everyone to enjoy refreshing drinks and summer eats in the perfect beachside setting,” said Ben Anderson, AVC VIC State Manager.

“The Exchange Beach Club can be enjoyed by everyone – groups of friends, couples, singles and families. Whether it’s enjoying the Beachside Bottomless Brunch on deck chairs, Aperitivo Hour in a cabana, or sunset sips, we know both our locals and visitors to the area are going to love it.”

The Exchange Pop-up Beach Club
4th December 2020–21st March 2021
Port Melbourne Dog Beach (corner of Beach St and Bay St)
Trading Hours:
  Monday to Thursday 12noon–10pm
  Friday and Saturday 10am–10.30pm
  Sunday 10am–10pm
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