Transforming the old Exchange Hotel into a colourful , tropical-themed wonderland, El Coco will be serving some of Melbourne’s best Caribbean/Cuban food, music, and of course, drinks. In the lead up to Christmas, El Coco will be throwing a month of free parties with delicious menus courtesy of Hammer & Tong’s Simon Ward alongside impressive live acts. From smoked ham, provolone cheese, soft-shell crab tacos and Cuban chocolate cigars, the kick off begins on November 28 with the free show of Scatter Scatter Tropical Discotheque from the Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, a night of afro-funk, heavy salsa funk and Caribbean disco. Oh and did we mention, it’s free? In the words of Google translate: Vamos a celebrar, ya’ll!

For all the details, check out the flyer below or head to for all your music needs.


Friday 28th November
Scatter Scatter Tropical Discotheque

Friday 5th December
Waving at Trains presents Sleep D and Grant Camov

Saturday 6th December
Bacardi Prohibition Party featuring Quarter Street Orchestra

Friday 12th December
Jazz Party + Jazz Party DJs

Saturday 20th December
Wondercore Island Xmas Party – feat. Nai Palm (solo) and supports
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