Spaces Revolver Lane is part of IWG, the world’s leading flexible workspace provider, operating over 4,000 centres around the world, and listed on the London Stock Exchange. IWG have partnered with Revolver Lane Pty Ltd to bring their global network to the iconic Revolver Buildings.


Revolver Upstairs


Revolver Upstairs is Australia’s most recognised club, and one of Melbourne’s most iconic cultural institutions. Opened in 1997, “Revs” has set the standard for progressive ideas in the combination of art, music, food, beverage and youth culture, and is a premier destination for the world’s leading electronic musicians, and its in-house Thai restaurant Colonel Tan’s is a local favourite on Chapel Street.

The Building

Rebuilt in 1914

Rebuilt in 1914 following a major fire, the Revolver building was originally “The Colosseum” at 229-241 Chapel Street, and is one of the nationally significant heritage emporia built between Malvern Road and High Street between 1900-1915 when Chapel Street was the epicentre of Australian retail.

The building has seen life as a drapery and department store, a bakery, parachute factory, commercial college and a variety of retail shops. In 1992 the current building owner opened Revolver Music Gallery followed by the launch of the now-iconic Revolver Upstairs in 1997.

The name “Revolver” comes from the Beatles album of the same name!