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
Big Games Night Out
Enjoy a free night of games, live music, a cosplay parade, dance sessions and more.
Arriba Melbourne Mexican Festival
A vibrant Mexican extravaganza of food and music in the heart of the city.
Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus
Experience Melbourne's oldest Oktoberfest celebration in the heart of Chinatown at Hofbrauhaus.
Theatre & musicals
Mamma Mia! The Musical
The smash hit phenomenon returns for an ultimate night of music, love, laughter and friendship.
Grease the Musical
Grease returns to the Australian stage in a new, multi-million dollar live production.
La Cage Aux Folles
Enjoy this all singing, all dancing, all laughing journey to the night life of St Tropez.
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Twice: Ready to Be
See international K-Pop sensations Twice play an exclusive stadium show in Melbourne.
Hour of the Wolf
Be part of Melbourne's latest large-scale immersive theatre mystery experience.
NGV Friday Nights
NGV Friday Nights returns with a kaleidoscope of colour this winter.
Nocturnal: Museum After Dark
Step into a world of wonder at an after-hours Melbourne Museum experience just for adults.
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria's largest independent arts festival.
THE LUME Melbourne
Immerse yourself in Connection – breathtaking stories through First Nations art and music.
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Zahra Newman stars as Billie Holiday in an extraordinary showcase of acting and vocal mastery.
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic performs Handel's Messiah
Don't miss this world record performance of Handel's Messiah.
Melbourne's best drag shows and queer-friendly venues
Find drag bingo, burlesque life drawing, cabaret and the best queer-friendly venues in Melbourne.
Guided paddling tours through Melbourne along the Yarra River and Victoria Harbour.
Sea Shanties and Folk Songs
Join this weekly celebration of rollicking and spirited singing.
Charlie Puth: The Charlie Live Experience
Charlie Puth brings his live experience to Melbourne this October.
An electrifying performance with nine dancers and nine drummers working in unison.
Hangman's Night Tour
Let the hangman guide you through the Gaol, with no stone left unturned.
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.
The best pre- and post-theatre dining in Melbourne
Fuel up before a big show or extend your city visit at these local eateries.
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.
Curious pairs bold concoctions with a menu of small bites and sharing plates.
One of Melbourne’s longest established and best-known Greek restaurants.
Late night bar and brasserie serving cocktails, wine and French comfort food.
Serving unfussy, home-style Italian food to a late-night crowd since 1947.
Gimlet at Cavendish House
An elegant cocktail bar and dining room from renowned chef Andrew McConnell.
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.
The George on Collins
An up-market basement venue and eatery within the historic Georges building.
The Carlton Club Hotel
The Carlton Hotel - the Carlton Club - is a mirage in the heart of Melbourne.
Johnny's Green Room
Rooftop bar above King & Godfree. Note: temporarily closed for renovations, reopening in summer.
Flower Drum Restaurant
An iconic upscale Cantonese restaurant serving delicious food.
Last updated on Thu 21 Sep 2023
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