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How to pull the ultimate all-nighter in Melbourne

Sleep, schmeep. Plenty of great late-night bars, eateries and clubs have opened in the last few years, which means the only thing putting an end to your night is the sunrise

Written by
Delima Shanti

Bedtime is for babies, and Melbourne's late-night offerings are just too good to pass up. Consider this your guide to making the most of an increasingly all-hours city – whether you're keen for a cocktail and a dance or dinner and a movie. Because we all know the best things happen after midnight, right?

Want more? Here are the best late-night bottle shops, bars and eats to keep you busy into the week hours of the morning.

Late-night bars, restaurants and things to do in Melbourne

Watch The Room at Cinema Nova
  • Film
  • Carlton

Screening at 11pm

Since 2010, the northside’s beloved independent cinema has dedicated the first Saturday of every month to screening Tommy Wiseau’s The Room; a cult film that is so, so bad it’s brilliant. Much like a screening of Rocky Horror, there are plenty of crazy traditions to be followed; some of them involve throwing spoons at the screen and drinking ‘Scotchka’.


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