Melbourne is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. And with such a title brings a raging and bustling nightlife. From bars to tours to restaurants there are a plethora of ways to get your feet wet. With so many great things to do once the sun sets we hope to narrow down the list so that you can experience the very best.
Eat at Kisumé
Start your night with some handcrafted sushi from Kisumé. Featuring three levels of precise culinary experiences with the Chablis Bar, Restaurant and Sushi Counter. You'll have to return again and again as the menu is ever-evolving to align with chefs' vision and season produce.
Unleash your inner-child at Luna Park
St Kilda’s Luna Park is the place to go for year-round fun. It’s open late so you can have fun right to the middle of the night. In its over 100 year run, Luna Park has seen anyone and everyone having the time of their lives. Inside, there are all sorts eye-popping thrill rides from the Pharaoh’s Curse to the Enterprise. Immerse yourself in an after dark carnival atmosphere.
Drink at a Themed Bar
Themed bars are cool. But these ones are seriously cool. Lovers of everything magical cannot look past Storyville, a fairytale themed bar that ignites the imagination and the taste buds. Looking for something a little more real? Cross the wall to Berlin Bar (pictured), a recreation of a torn Berlin right from the 1960s cold-war era. Want to play some Asteroids or gobble up dots as Pac-Man, then jump into Bartronica, a classic video game arcade that serves all sorts of alcoholic fun.
Watch a Movie at a Rooftop Cinema
Watching a movie from right within Melbourne’s skyline is a spellbinding experience. Rooftop Cinema was Melbourne’s first and showcases nostalgic favourites, cult classics as well as new releases. Lido Cinemas Rooftop Cinema is situated just a short trip outside Melbourne’s CBD. Whilst watching the best films around you’ll see far and wide across Melbourne’s suburbia. Both venues also have a bar so you can sip in style during your favourite film.
Drink and Play Mini-Golf
Drinking and putt-putt, nothing beats it, except for drinking and putt-putt in Melbourne. Holey Moley offers 27 “crazy pop-culture holes” across 2 levels for patrons to play. On each level is a Caddyshack Bar with a revamped cocktail menu to keep you watered. Once you’ve putt your way through the course head downstairs to belt out some tunes in the Karaoke Room.
Tour Old Melbourne Gaol
Does nothing scare you? Try one of the Night Tours at the Old Melbourne Gaol. ‘A Night in the Watch House’ invites you into an original cellblock which used to house those such as Squizzy Taylor and Chopper Read. “Ghosts? What Ghosts!” leads you through the gaol with stories of unexplained presences. Believe them if you well. “Hangman’s Night Tour” guides you through the Gaol with a real hangman. What spooky stories will he tell you?
Hang Out at a Rooftop Bar
Melbourne has plenty of sky-high hangs for you to try. Rooftop Bar (pictured) sits seven stories above Curtin House with jaw-dropping views of Melbourne’s skyline. Grab some mates and chow down at the Rooftop Burger Shack whilst you enjoy an intimate evening under the stars. Good Heavens sits above Melbourne’s iconic Bourke street and pours all manner of 80s style cocktails, craft beers and wines. There’s always a fun event taking place and a killer menu of sandwiches and chips to boot.