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Things to do after 6pm in Melbourne?

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Things to do after 6pm in Melbourne?

Hi all,

I will be heading to melbourne in Dec for 7days over the Christmas week. 3days will be used for GOR. I have the remaining 4days in Melbourne city. May I know if there is any places of interest that is still open after 6pm? or any nice places to go or to do after 6pm?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Things to do after 6pm in Melbourne?

It all depends on what you want to do and like doing.

My advice is to look at things that interest you and check out websites for opening hours.

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2. Re: Things to do after 6pm in Melbourne?

In December all the Christmas decorations will be out, if that interests you the square near the town hall usually had a big tree and a cute village set up. Also Federation square usually has lots going on in the evening, and sometimes concerts are put on on the stage there. Burke St Mall has the Myer Christmas windows that are always worth checking out. The sun doesn't set until about 8.30pm in December so there is lots to do still after 6pm.

It's worth checking out the Southbank promenade as well, lots of street performers and people watching, then make your way down to the Crown Casino, lots of shops open late, good eating and interesting interior spaces to check out. Plus if it interests you there is some great gaming areas.

Melbourne also as an active nightlife, lots of bars and clubs are open until the early hours. Lots to choose from, whether you enjoy a quiet pub, boutique brewery, wine bar, jazz bar, rave, gothic, gay, straight or gentlemans establishment ;)

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3. Re: Things to do after 6pm in Melbourne?

Hi L0stris,

Thanks for the information!

I am particularly interested in the Southbank Promenade, but could not find much info on it online. Are there street performers everyday or mainly over the weekends? Will they be there till late?

Im be there with my girl. We are open to quiet pub, boutique brewery or even something rave. haha. Anything fun is good for experiencing :)

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4. Re: Things to do after 6pm in Melbourne?

Hi hamiriver,

Thanks for your suugesstions!

We have found many things to do and our itinerary is gonna be packed for the period by 6pm. But after that, most shops or places of interest is close. and i cant find much things to do after 6pm through googling. Will be great if you can suggest something, we are in our late 20s, so we are pretty much open to anything :D

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5. Re: Things to do after 6pm in Melbourne?

If you are here over Christmas week, then many shops, especially the larger department stores will be opened until late. Both before and after Christmas is our busiest shoping period and there will be a lot of activitiy in the city and surrounds.

Southbank area is always busy. There are a multitude of picture theates, restaurants, cafes and shops there, that always attract a busy crowd. If you want to visit neighbourhoods that are not in the city center, but are within a 5 km area of the city and have a good night life in restaurants, pubs, and clubs, then I suggest Chapel St Prahan, both Smith and Brunswick Sts Collingwood, and the St. Kilda area.

…vic.gov.au/AboutMelbourne/…Southbank.aspx

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southbank,_Victoria

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6. Re: Things to do after 6pm in Melbourne?

Navy is right. The city is always busy. Cafes, bars, restaurants, cinemas, theatre. The inner city areas too.

(Brunswick Street is in Fitzroy if you get confused looking for it in Collingwood on line).

Get a copy of the Melbourne Time Out and have a look.

Try these websites over the next few months to get a sense of the city.

thatsmelbourne.com.au/WhatsOn/…Whatson.aspx

onlymelbourne.com.au/whats-on-melbourne-cale…

Edited: 21 June 2013, 04:49
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7. Re: Things to do after 6pm in Melbourne?

try again for the first link:

thatsmelbourne.com.au/Whatson/…Whatson.aspx

Edited: 21 June 2013, 04:51
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8. Re: Things to do after 6pm in Melbourne?

Hi Navy,

Thanks for the advice. So i assume its good to explore Southbank after 6pm?

Chapel St area looks like an awesome place. Its definitely the place i would like to visit! Thanks!

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9. Re: Things to do after 6pm in Melbourne?

Thanks Jenny,

Thats helpful :) found a few interesting bars and clubs there!

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10. Re: Things to do after 6pm in Melbourne?

You should definitely visit the Moonlight Cinema (outdoor cinema in the park) . It has a great atmosphere where everyone takes their picnic blankets, baskets of food and wine (or you you can buy a premade hamper at one of the vendors. Sometimes they feature more artistic or vintage classic movies alongside popular mainstream movies , e.g Breakfast at Tiffany's , Ferris Bueller's Day Off etc.

http://www.moonlight.com.au/melbourne/

Or roof top cinema (on top of a building) http://rooftopcinema.com.au/ But the one in the gardens would be my pick if you're short for time.