Melbourne's essential night-time events
From hidden laneway events to epic pop-ups, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out. Put these events and adventures in your diary for the ultimate night out.
Free night-time fun
The ultimate neon tour of Melbourne
Explore the city’s most iconic light displays
Malthouse Outdoor Stage
Experience the best of live outdoor entertainment at Malthouse Outdoor Stage.
Now Here This: Live Jazz
Enjoy late-night improvised jazz every Tuesday.
The ultimate guide to Flash Forward
Explore Melbourne's iconic laneways and discover stunning new street art.
Evening events to book right now
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Melbourne lights up with laughs when the Comedy Festival takes over town.
The world’s favourite nanny comes to life in a spectacular and unforgettable production.
The award-winning musical of the greatest love story ever remixed opens in Melbourne in February.
A stunning display of graceful and thrilling aerial manoeuvres.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Moulin Rouge! The Musical returns to Melbourne in 2023.
The Australian Ballet: Swan Lake
See this dynamic new vision of a timeless classic.
DineSmart 20th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner
Enjoy an exclusive six-course dinner with pairing beverages, to raise vital funds for DineSmart.
Australia’s premier contemporary blues and roots music festival is coming to Melbourne.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
The brand-new production can now be enjoyed in one magical afternoon or evening.
Dungeons and Flagons
Bring your fantasy to life at this weekly beginner-friendly Dungeons and Dragons event.
Comedy at Spleen: Mondays
Come along to the city's longest-running comedy night.
Board Game Wednesday
Put your skills to the test and meet new people at this social games night.
Join the Monday-night pop culture and gaming quiz quest at Fortress Melbourne.
Melbourne's best after dark activities
Discover Melbourne’s top nocturnal activities, from moonlight kayaking to game nights.
Where to eat and drink after dark
The ultimate guide to late-night dining in Melbourne
These late-night venues and iconic restaurants are best visited well after dark.
Melbourne’s most romantic date-night restaurants
Find the best restaurants to book for Valentine's Day, anniversaries or just because.
Melbourne's best rooftop bars
Schedule in a summer sesh at QT rooftop, Good Heavens, Fable, Transit and more.
Melbourne's best cafes that open late
These Melbourne cafes are open late for evening coffee runs.
After dark dessert bars
Discover Melbourne's best cakes, cocktails and sweet treats after the lights go down.
The best first date bars in Melbourne
These cute hidden gems and fun date-night spots will give you something to talk about.
Unique first date ideas in Melbourne
Ban boring dates with these cute night spots and fun activities for two.
The best late-night bars and music venues in Melbourne
Find intimate vinyl bars, iconic band rooms and live music bars open late.
Late night bar and brasserie serving cocktails, wine and French comfort food.
Gimlet at Cavendish House
An elegant cocktail bar and dining room from renowned chef Andrew McConnell.
One of Melbourne’s longest established and best-known Greek restaurants, open 24 hours.
Serving unfussy, home-style Italian food to a late-night crowd since 1947.
Bodega is a late night taqueria and underground mezcaleria in the basement of the Crossley Hotel.
Dragon Hot Pot
Choose your base stock, then pick from over 100 fresh ingredients to make your own unique hotpot.
Dance the night away, sip cocktails in a stylish bar or catch some live music.
Last updated on Thu 30 Mar 2023
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