Melbourne is a fun, festive, and cultured garden city, but it’s a big city nonetheless. There’s enough to do in spectacular Melbourne to overwhelm your average tourist, roused by the attractions but unsure where to start. Working through all the museums, theatres, parks, observation decks, and sporting events of such a lively city surely works up a strong appetite and stronger thirst. That’s where we come in.
You need to know where to find the city’s tastiest restaurants, hippest bars, and most beloved coffee shops. Plus, why use Yelp to search the best on the block when you could have the best in the city? That’s why the Venue Report snagged the best in the business to tell you what places you can’t miss and why. Behold Melbourne’s thorough and wondrous City Guide by Taylor Beaumont-Whiteley, curator & purveyor of the city's best cheap eats, drinks and must-do's from the website The Melbourne Cheapskate.
Every day you’ll find $10 espresso martinis at Abstract 157during their 4 hour long happy hour. Combine this with their fantastic service and you’re left with the perfect venue for you and the crew to start your night at
Where is the best place to escape it all and relax?
Smith St is home to many incredible bars, one of which is Forester’s Hall, a prohibition styled venue that has the perfect soundtrack for jazz lover.
Where can you find the best free live music & cheap food in Melbourne?
Home to one of the best beer gardens in Melbourne, The Penny Black is a Brunswick icon. This former post office is now a super relaxed bar that puts on free gigs and cranks out cheap feeds.
Where is the best place to go for hump day feast?
There are some days when the only food we want is fried. Mr Scruff’s on Smith St have mastered the art of dude-food with their selection of burgers, chips, fried chicken and nachos.