We spend most of the week looking forward to the weekend, but who says that partying should be restricted to just Friday and Saturday nights? There's plenty of weeknight partying happening around Melbourne, from CBD clubs to outer suburbs haunts.
It's pretty hard to find a party on Monday night, but this Fitzroy cornerstone does alright. From 4pm the specials begin: $2 pots, $4 pints, $6 spirits, $8 jugs and $10 pub meals. Free bands and djs play into the wee hours in the Worker's Club's back room bandroom too.
Northcote Social Club brings the underground overground every Monday night. During the warmer months prepare for a holy experience at Monday Night Mass, a free, three band gig with doors at 8pm and bands kicking on until late. Get in early to take advantage of NSC cheap parmas and jugs, too.
Brunswick's warehouse-turned-art-and-live-entertainment space put on a weeknight jam worth leaving the house for. Booked by two music-nerds hell bent on keeping your Tuesday nights weird, this free affair boasts a diverse selection of up-and-coming local acts strutting their stuff.
This weekly queer party has been running since 2013 and features rotating DJs, drink specials and a notoriously long line in. Rock up early to avoid it, but stay late because the bangers are always on point.
When you're not smashing the dance floor at this upstairs CBD bar, you can catch a breather on Lounge’s balcony overlooking Swanston Street. Lounge is banging on Thursday, especially when they call on names like Melbourne crew ESESE (Eastern Seaboard Electric Soul Ensemble) and local dance artists Jahnne and Du Phaux to rock the room.
Catch resident DJ Matt Doll spin tracks alongside a huge variety of queeresque performance artists at this cocktail and cabaret bar. Happy hour drink specials are on until 10pm with $5 pints and $10 cocktails plus $5 tequila shots all night long.