Inspired by Melbourne’s Hidden Laneways • CBD • Close to cafés, shops, bars and restaurants
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Have a Drink or Three
In the heart of Chinatown, hidden down an alley and up some stairs, chill and relax in this 1950’s shanghai inspired bar.
Head down Tattersalls lane and head to this outdoor bar made from a shipping container for cheap beers and funky tunes.
Hang with the hipsters in this funky bar right on Swanston street. Perfect on Friday and Saturday nights to get your night started.
The Carlton Club
Walk in and be greeted by a stuffed giant peacock with a pearl necklace. Need we say more?
The Guilty Pleasures
Have a pizza at 400 Gradi and discover Italian delicacy at its best. Complete with a glass of authentic Italian wine.
A Melbourne institution it’s the best spanish tapas in town. So popular with locals it can be hard to get a table.
Reasonably priced but decadent Japanese food in a funky atmosphere, wait for the guys to say ‘iriashiamaseeee’ (welcome in Japanese).
Asian fusion done well. Chin Chin’s is perfect for a light bite or a full set meal as it’s open all day.
There’s a queue, but it’s worth the wait. South American tapas style cuisine and drinks.
For the shopaholics
Bourke Street Mall
Head here for excellent shopping, ranging from department stores to small designer boutiques at the GPO.
Queen Victoria Market
Every Melbournian loves visiting the markets so join the locals, discover some truly fantastic produce at Queen Vic, Prahran, or South Melbourne market and don’t forget the night markets.
Places you can’t miss
See local street artists spraying the walls with amazing graffiti Artwork; and if you’re game live like a local and check out some of the underground hidden bars down these laneways, they are some of the best watering holes the city has to offer.
A not to be missed hotspot in Melbourne, bustling with events, performers and musicians every day, all year round.
Experience your own piece of China in Melbourne with incredible dumpling houses, yum cha restaurants and of course karaoke. Read more on Chinatown Melbourne
If you want to get close to nature, why not try a romantic boat trip in the beautiful gardens and stop for a cream tea in the tearooms.
Only a stone’s throw away from Ovolo on Spring Street this beautiful old theatre has a busy show calendar.
Known to host fabulous shows such as The Saboteurs and Billy Elliot the Musical. Know more