Welcome to the Satellite Lounge….
Once upon a time, every Melbourne suburb had a hotel with live music. It was a way of life: you watched Countdown, listened to the radio, and headed off to the pub with your friends to see Australia’s best bands. Live music has always been one of life’s great pleasures, with the exhilaration of the crowd dancing and singing along.
Times have changed, and you now have to go into the city (mostly) to get your fix of live music. It’s not just a thing you can do on a whim, with taxi fares and parking costs adding up very quickly, not to mention standing up for hours trying to get a decent viewing position……Well now you have another choice … and it’s much closer to home!
The Satellite Lounge opened in August 2016 at the ‘old’ Wheelers Hill Hotel. The building boasts a long history of live entertainment and our aim is to bring live music back to Wheelers Hill. The venue is easy to get to and comes with plenty of free parking. Just a short drive from both the Eastlink and Monash Freeway exits, The Satellite Lounge sits right on the corner of Jells & Ferntree Gully Roads, featuring a large outdoor terrace with views of the magnificent Dandenong Ranges and promising patrons an experience above and beyond the expectations of normal “pub” style entertainment.
The Satellite Lounge offers an exciting and diverse program of live entertainment playing host to a wide variety of music including high profile local and international artists, the best up and coming acts as well as outstanding tribute shows. Industry stalwarts Mark Burchett (Flying Saucer Club) and Neil Wedd (Thornbury Theatre) are the ones behind the entertainment. Having many years of experience in running venues and promoting live music, Mark and Neil know what makes a great night out.
Adjacent to The Satellite Lounge is the main Wheelers Hill Hotel complex. On offer are a superb variety of food styles, with craft beers and wines, fostering an atmosphere of old school sophistication. Please visit our DINING PAGE for more information about dining.