By Chris Wyness, an editor who moved to Melbourne to pursue journalism in the 80s, fell in love with the city’s beautiful green spaces, craft beer and music scene, and never left!
Edited by Jessica Wright
Melbourne is famous for it’s beautiful green spaces and artistic diversity, making it ideal to explore in the daytime, but after living here for three decades one of the things I love most is the vibrant and varied Melbourne night life. Choices for things to do in Melbourne at night are never lacking, and there is always something enticing on offer! With trains that run 24 hours on weekends and a thriving music scene and bar culture, sunset is simply the beginning of a new adventure, ensuring that you probably wont be seeing much of the inside of your hotel – no matter where in Melbourne you choose to stay. Whether you’re up for watching a live band, grabbing a seat for a bite to eat, or lounging about with a cold brew; Melbourne night life is not going to disappoint! As a tourist with the luxury of organising your own time, you might want to consider Mondays and Tuesdays for less nighttime bustle, whereas the weekends are when the population of Melbourne likes to stay out late. Whatever your preference, I have a myriad of suggestions for a fun night out in Melbourne!