The Imperial Bourke Street is a two-storey brick-and-bluestone building first built in 1858 and stands on a 450 square metre site directly across from the Victorian Parliament in Spring Street. It is a classic Melbourne building and has long been a famous watering hole for politicians, journalists, artists and business people. The Imperial Bourke Street celebrates the essence of Melbourne, without being cemented in tradition; it is a living reference to Melbourne’s glory days. There are few other buildings in the Melbourne CBD with such a rich history and story to tell.
Today O’Brien Group Australia leases Imperial Bourke Street to the Australian Venue Company.