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  • What’s a vacation without a little fun? Melbourne is certainly the city for fun. With an extremely lively nightlife, it’s a wonder anyone ever gets any sleep in this city. A local tip; check out Beat and Inpress magazine which come out every Wednesday and are free all over the city. These two publications will tell you all you need to know about the latest events and openings.

    As far as bars and pubs are concerned, the Australians rival most other countries when it comes to beer consumption. And there are plenty of local pubs to choose from, most boasting their own homemade beer. Check out the Old Colonial Inn or The Esplanade for the classic Australian experience. After you’ve had your fill of beer, go in search of some live music! The Epsy is a great place to start, but make sure to check local papers for news of seriously local bands. Local bands are apt to place in local bars, and this is a great way to check out the authentic Australian scene. Those who are looking for something a little less grungy and a little more refined should head to Opera Australia for a more classical, rather than classic, experience.

    For dancing, the hipper crowd flocks to the Revolver and the Viper Room. Melbourne is, of course, also known for its hopping gay scene, which centers its fun in the heart of South Yarra. If you’re looking for gay-friendly nightlife, take in the the fun at the Peel and the Glasshouse Pub. Both places are great fun for all.

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    Mountain Goat Beer

    North St

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    The Fox Hotel

    351 Wellington Street

    A great local, with an impressive beer list and awesome rooftop deck looking towards the city... read more

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    The Local Taphouse

    184 Carlisle Street

    Generally regarded as Melbourne's best beer pub...
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    Tote (The)

    71 Johnston Street
    Corner of Johnston and Wellington Streets

    Great live music venue... read more

    Caz Reitop's Dirty Secrets

    80 Smith Street, Collingwood.

    Great cocktail bar with 1920's vibe... read more

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    Lounge (The)

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    243 Swanston Street
    First Floor

    Something different every night... read more

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    Esplanade Hotel (The)

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    11 Upper Esplanade

    A Melbourne institution... read more

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    229 Chapel Street

    Funky, relaxed hangout... read more

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    Gin Palace (The)

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    190 Little Collins Street

    Chic, sleek and very discreet... read more

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    Night Cat (The)

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    141 Johnston Street

    1960s Chic in the 21st Century... read more

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    Crown Entertainment Complex

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    8 Whiteman Street

    Glitz and glamour!... read more

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    Botanical Hotel

    169 Domain Road
    South Yarra

    Classy and very cool... read more

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    Provincial Hotel

    299 Brunswick Street

    A landmark bar on Brunswick Street... read more

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    Meyers Place Bar

    20 Meyers Place

    Uncomplicated alcoholic consumption... read more

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    106 Little Lonsdale St

    Art, alcohol and nibblies... read more

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    Melbourne Supper Club Bar (The)

    161 Spring Street

    Smooth Sophistication... read more

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    Evelyn Hotel

    351 Brunswick Street

    A stylish bar and band venue... read more

    Moonlight Cinema Melbourne

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    South Yarra and St Kilda

    Movies in the open air... read more

    The Toff in Town (The)

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    Level 2, 252 Swanston St

    Eclectic venue... read more

    Kino Dendy Melbourne

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    45 Collins Street

    Art house cinema... read more
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