The Metropolitan hotel has been a Melbourne landmark for more than 150 years. Bordering the historical legal precinct, it is within easy walking distance of the major hotels and theatres. The bar, soft leather seating and contemporary decor create a stylish upscale feel. The hotel transforms itself according to the time of day. Throughout the morning there is a breakfast menu and barista quality coffee. At lunchtime the Hotel morphs into a stylish eatery and bar. You can have a relaxed meal in the informal downstairs cafe area. In the evening, workers and professionals surround the bar area to wind down before going home or wind up before going out. Many seduced by the social ambience or the smiles of the friendly and efficient staff, stick around until evening turns into night.