If you're in it for the long haul, there's only one way to do White Night. The all-night arts festival stretching from the Arts Centre to Carlton Gardens starts at 7pm on February 18 until 7am on February 19, so you want to at least last until dawn, you'll need to keep yourself well fed and hydrated. Good thing there are more than 40 bars and restaurants open around the Melbourne CBD during White Night to do the job, with 32 of these venues licensed to serve you a tipple with your midnight snack.
The best places to eat and drink at White Night
Your White Night gameplan
Back for its fifth year, White Night Melbourne is an all-night art party that must be seen to be believed. Venture into the city after dark and you'll find jaw-dropping projection art on major buildings, trippy installations hiding around corners and in parks, live music in the middle of the streets, roving performances and many more surprises. It pays to plan ahead, which is why we've put together our highlights.
Know where to go when you gotta go
Nothing kills your vibe like a sudden urge to pee at an inconvenient time – especially when it’s in the middle of a 12-hour art party in the CBD. White Night is providing toilets at a number of convenient street corners across the CBD, check 'em before you wreck 'em.