Laneways and arcades
Melbourne's famous laneways are buzzing with shopping arcades, street art, cafes, bars and boutiques, all with their own individual character and charm.
What’s new in Melbourne’s laneways
Degraves Street and Centre Place
Loved equally by tourists and locals alike, this iconic Melbourne laneway is packed with tiny shops, hole-in-the-wall cafes and Euro-style restaurants. Discover the ultimate guide to Degraves Street.
Melbourne's most iconic street art laneway draws throngs of tourists, with every centimetre covered in a colourful riot of murals.
The Nicholas Building
Known as a ‘vertical laneway’, this heritage building is home to an eclectic selection of small businesses and attractions. Discover the ultimate guide to the Nicholas Building.
A range of independent designers are tucked into shoebox-sized stores in Manchester Lane, from fashion to footwear.
The Block Arcade
A lavish 19th century shopping arcade featuring an impressive mosaic floor.
Oldest covered shopping walkway in Australia, known for its giant clock that chimes every hour.
Historic arcade with boutique stores, connecting Collins Street and Flinders Lane.
This beautiful Art Deco shopping arcade is the gateway to Melbourne's famed Nicholas Building.
Section 8 Bar
A funky outdoor bar with drinks served from a converted shipping container.
Outdoor laneway dining experience, blended with an iconic rooftop bar.
Vermouth, fortified wine, absinth and food until 3am.
Little Lon Distilling Co
Little Lon Melbourne's most unique distillery and cocktail bar serving handcrafted, small batch gin.
Beneath Driver Lane
Basement bar serving a wide range of cocktails and spirits with French bistro-style bar food.
Eau de Vie
A bar with liquid nitrogen cocktails, tasting menus, plus a secret lounge hidden behind a bookcase.
Cafe by day, bar by night, in one of Melbourne's iconic laneways.
A historic pub and steakhouse in Melbourne's oldest building.
Iconic laneways and arcades walk
Take a walk through Melbourne’s arcades and laneways.
Melbourne laneways are filled with street art, stencils, paste-ups and mixed media.
Walks and itineraries
These self-guided walks and itineraries will help you discover Melbourne's best sights.
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