15 07 2009


Revolver Upstairs has restructured their kitchen and are launching a new Thursday night that looks awesome in concept.

Hit the jump for the complete details!

Official Thursday night blurb…..

Starting Thursday 16th July Revolver Upstairs has a brand new Thursday night that we hope will enthral Prahran natives and hangers on!

We’re pleased to invite you to partake in a relaxed evening of local favouritism and fun times at 3181 Thursdays.

There’ll be lounge-friendly entertainment, free vintage video games including Atari 2600, SNES and Sega Master System, plus foosball and old some old fashioned board games thrown in for good measure. Plus we’re pleased to say Revolver has finally hit the 21st century and now has WiFi – free on Thursdays!

We’ll be hosting regular special events from local traders and personalities too.

From August we’ll have an independent Melbourne designer market on the second Thursday of every month, put together by those who brought you the Curtin House Rooftop markets. Followed by a fashion event not to be missed on the third Thursday of each month.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Hans DC & guests from 6pm.

Enjoy weekly drink specials and incredible 50% of meals for locals (3181 residents, Swinburne Prahran students, Revolver members & local traders) at our brand spanking new restaurant, Colonel Tan’s. Colonel Tan’s features an all new menu from the minds behind Cookie with Thai food to die for, and some pub classics as well.

Join the 3181 Thursdays mailing list (email or check the Revs Facebook page for upcoming event details.

If you’re not from 3181 you can still come… But you know…. Whatever…

Official restaurant blurb….

On Thursday July 16, Revolver Upstairs launches new restaurant Colonel Tan’s, with a lively menu perfect for one of Melbourne’s most iconic clubs.

Created by Karen Batson, head chef of renowned inner city gastro-bars Cookie and The Toff In Town, the affordable menu combines traditional Thai cuisine with a cheeky American diner aesthetic. Classic dishes like Pad Thai with Tomato and Greens sit alongside a Tofu Whoppa with Yellow Bean Sauce, or a Thai take on Chicken Nuggets with Kaffir Lime and Cucumber Relish.

Then there’s the Revolver Club Steak Sandwich, a hip hop-inspired Grilled Vegetable Roti Rap, and even Bangkok Bolognaise, a variation on the classic Thai Drunken Noodles with fat stir-fried rice noodles and a spicy pork bolognaise.

The name is a tribute to Revolver co-owner and legendary Thai pop star Tan Punturaumporn. Years ago, Tan’s kitchen staff took to calling him the Colonel when they started serving a Five Spice Chicken that brought to mind a certain chicken-loving colonel from America’s deep south.

With fantastic menu illustrations from local graffiti artist Itch, Tan can now be seen not only as a southern colonel, but transformed into John Lennon, David Bowie and even a skinny-jeaned Ramone. The new décor, appropriately enough, is all 70s oranges and browns, with a stylised Colonel Tan beaming down from the kitchen awning. To complete the diner experience, Burgers are served in stamped paper wrap and the Chicken Nuggets come in a classic wicker basket.

“It’s tongue in cheek,” says chef Karen Batson. “We wanted to reflect the Revolver club environment with something a little kitsch and playful. It’s the American diner hits Bangkok.”

Colonel Tan’s is open:

Tue – Thu 5pm – 10.30pm

Fri 12pm – 10.30pm

Sat 5pm – 10.30pm

If you don’t fit the criteria above for discounted meals for Thursday – email me and ill sort it out for you.


Colonel Tan




One response

16 07 2009

sick!!!! if only I could rock around and eat all the food in the place while listening to you!

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