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Nightlife

Your ultimate guide to 24-hour Melbourne

We investigate how we became a city of night owls and show you how to make the most of an increasingly sleepless city

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Where to eat right now

Restaurants

The best new openings in Melbourne

Stay ahead of the crowds with our guide to Melbourne's new and notable restaurants, cafés and bars

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Restaurants

The best restaurants in Melbourne

Behold, our eat-and-destroy list – a guide to absolutely everywhere you should be eating in Melbourne

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Restaurants

The best cheap eats in Melbourne

Eat out without breaking the bank with our guide to 20 fantastic meals under $20 in Melbourne

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Restaurants

The best breakfasts and brunches in Melbourne

Here are ten good reasons to be a morning person in Melbourne

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Restaurants

The best burgers in Melbourne

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to summon your stretchy pants

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Get your copy of the latest Time Out Melbourne magazine

In our August issue, we show you how to make the most of Melbourne's growing late-night culture

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Win a designer activewear prize pack from 213 Apparel

Attention lovers of yoga, working out and quality activewear: this one's for you

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50 things to do in Melbourne before you die

This is it: the definitive list of the people, the places and the things that make our city so great

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Bars

The 50 best bars in Melbourne

From world-beating cocktail lounges to down-and-divey saloons, here's everywhere worth drinking in Melbourne

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Things to do

Cheap things to do in Melbourne

If you know where to look, you can get by in Melbourne for a lot less than you'd think

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Shopping

The best markets in Melbourne

Start your engines, shoppers: from organic produce to arts and crafts, there's a Melbourne market near you

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Bars

The best rooftop bars in Melbourne

For beers in the sun or cocktails by moonlight, check out these high-altitude drinking spots

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20 mind-blowing facts about Melbourne

How to be more Melbourne

Art

Where to find street art in Melbourne

The street art laneways and hotspots that any self-respecting 'grammer should be snapping

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Restaurants

The best restaurants on Lygon Street

Where to eat along Melbourne's quintessential restaurant strip in Carlton

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Shopping

Shopper's guide to Chapel Street

Vintage treasures, local designers, international brands: you'll find it all on Melbourne's famed shopping strip

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Blog

26 ways to be a dickhead in Melbourne

Melbourne, we love you, but sometimes you can be a bit of a dickhead

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Things to do

The best escape rooms in Melbourne

The door is locked. The room is dark. The clock is ticking. Can you get out in time?

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Blog

24 things to do alone in Melbourne

Spending time in the city by yourself? Check out Melbourne's best adventures for one

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Shopping

The best men's accessory shops in Melbourne

The modern man’s accessory and grooming arsenal can take many forms. Some keep it simple with a bit of pomade and a decent pair of sneakers, while others may have a whole cupboard full of lotions and tonics as well as belts, shoes and bags in matching leathers at the ready. The quantity and combination of grooming and sartorial accessories is up to you; here are some of the best places to buy them.

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The Grand Tour: Cities Shaped by Art

Learn the essentials of art history with ACCA's chosen team of experts with a refreshing complimentary cocktail in hand. Just as Melbourne's arts culture has shaped the city, the same goes for many of the world's biggest metropolitan cities. ACCA has picked out a group of 'tour guides' for the Grand Tour lecture series to take you through the world's best galleries, arts events, and architecture, as well as visit the writers, thinkers, and artists that have shaped each city. This month, take a journey to New York City, where art professor Dr Chris McAuliffe will guide you through the colourful creative scene of one of the world's great cultural centres. Now based in Melbourne, McAuliffe was once a resident of New York's East Village, where he accumulated vast knowledge on the galleries, architectural highlights and urban geography of the region. Today, McAuliffe is a professor of art at the Australian National University's School of Art.  As always, guests will be treated to a complimentary themed cocktail to ease you through your travels. This time, the Melbourne Gin Company will create a New York-inspired cocktail – a mini MGC Martini. The bar is open from 5pm, and the talk will run from 6-7pm. More Grand Tours... Join curator Rebecca Coates for an art history tour of Brazil's São Paulo (Aug 15), a tour of Yekaterinburg in Russia with artist Lisa Radford (Sep 12) and finish up with an jaunt through LA with ACCA curator Annika Kristensen (Oct 24). Tickets include a fre

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