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Your ultimate guide to 24-hour Melbourne

Melbourne’s late-night culture is booming like never before – and things are only looking up. We investigate how we became a city of night owls and show you how to make the most of an increasingly sleepless city

Photograph: Graham Denholm

Melbourne's after-hours personality has changed a lot in the last few years. These days, you can take your pick of great restaurants at 1am, see late-night gigs and dance until 4am, then catch public transport home on the weekend. Here is your guide to make your next late-night adventure the best one yet. Good night, and good luck.

Make the most of your night

How to pull the ultimate all-nighter in Melbourne
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How to pull the ultimate all-nighter in Melbourne

Your guide to making the most of an increasingly all-hours city.

Late-night eats
Restaurants

Late-night eats

If you know where to look you can get a bowl of carbonara at 3.30am and a pre-dawn plate of fried chicken.

Late-night bars
Bars

Late-night bars

There are plenty of places in Melbourne to enjoy a quiet(ish) beverage until sunrise – here are our favourites.

Clubs that stay open all night
Clubs

Clubs that stay open all night

Having too much fun to go home? Here are three hot spots to party at till the sun comes up.

Late-night bottle shops
Shopping

Late-night bottle shops

These handy bottle-o's are open late, which means you'll never have to run out of bevvys again.

Late-night activities that don't involve drinking
Nightlife

Late-night activities that don't involve drinking

Sobriety doesn't equal boredom when the sun goes down.

All night long

How Melbourne became a late-night city
Nightlife

How Melbourne became a late-night city

We investigate how we became a city of night owls and look and what the future holds for our late-night culture.

How Melbourne’s 24-hour public transport could change your life
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How Melbourne’s 24-hour public transport could change your life

The Night Network, explained.

Word on the street
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Word on the street

We meet the people keeping Melbourne ticking at night and see the city through their eyes.

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