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The Famous Nightlife of Melbourne

From heritage-listed landmarks to an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, Melbourne has so much to offer the willing tourist or resident. So when it comes to Melbourne at night, you may be wondering - what is Melbourne famous for? With all of the hype and choices available it can be hard to work out where to start. We're not talking nightclubs either. Head on over to Google for that type of nightlife!

November 29, 2019

When it comes to Australian nightlife, there are few that can compare to the excitement and variety that Melbourne has to offer. From heritage-listed landmarks to an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, Melbourne has so much to offer the willing tourist or resident. So when it comes to Melbourne at night, you may be wondering – what is Melbourne famous for? With all of the hype and choices available it can be hard to work out where to start. Here are just a few tips on how to best experience Melbourne nightlife for yourself.

Put yourself in the right spot

When you are preparing to visit Melbourne, you want to stay in an area that gives you access to all Melbourne’s nightlife has to offer without travelling far. The first tip is to stay close to the action, in one of our North Melbourne serviced apartments, placing you central to the action and on the tram line. If you are slightly further out, don’t panic, public transport can take you anywhere you need to go, just in more time.

Pack your camera

One of the treasures Melbourne nightlife has to offer is also a heritage-listed beauty, Flinders Street Station. This iconic Melbourne transport hub has been the subject of many Polaroid prints over the years, but at night the station really comes to life. Recently restored with new lighting added, once the sun goes down, this is a picture worth capturing on your travels. Once you’re done, you can sneak over to Federation Square for a drink, dinner or an evening stroll along the Yarra River.

Duck up that alley

It is almost a faux pas to travel to Melbourne without experiencing all the alleys and hidden paths have to offer. After all, this is where some of the finest cocktail bars can be found. Down every alley or little nook is a new experience waiting for the astute traveller. There are a number of great bars and pubs down the alleys in the city and throughout Chinatown, take your time to walk the alleys and find a hidden gem on your evening explorations. Degraves St is a great place to start your walk and offers a plethora of good starting points, and MoVida on Hosier Lane is a must-try.

View from above

If seeing what Melbourne really has to offer at night is high on your priority list, then seek out to one of the many rooftop bars around town. Boasting a number of iconic rooftop bars in the city and surrounding suburbs, you will be sure to see a view that will take your breath away. Arguably one of Melbourne’s biggest institutions and a must-see, the Toff in Town rooftop bar offers one of the best views in Melbourne, so be sure to add it to your list.

Navigating all of the sights and locations that Melbourne’s nightlife has to offer can be tough unless you have endless time on your trip. If you’re travelling to Melbourne and need a place to start, book into one of our premium serviced apartments in Melbourne, placing you on the doorstep to the many Melbourne wonders. Contact our reservations team today and plan your Melbourne escape.