Start your laneway discovery at one of the bars that started it all: cosy hole-in-the-wall Meyers Place. Stay close-by for dinner – you're only a short stroll from Bar Lourinhã's delectable tapas, HuTong's famous dumplings and Pellegrini's classic Italian.
For a nightcap, find cheer at Liverpool Street's Double Happiness or cocktail love at Romeo Lane. If your heels need kicking up, Market Lane's Ding Dong Lounge promises to keep you up till all hours with live music and DJs.
Breakfast at Cumulus Inc. will see you fuelled to explore nearby street art. Take your camera out and wander down Flinders Lane to Hosier Lane, scouting out stencils and paste-ups, murals and installations. For the local, inside word on Melbourne's famous urban art, consider taking a street-art walking tour.
Check out the murals on Movida Next Door's exterior walls before stepping inside in for Frank Comorra's superb tapas. If it's looking a little busy, make your way across to Centre Place and take your pick from hole-in-the-wall eateries. Shandong Mama Mini's dumplings are a real treat if you can squeeze your way in.
Spend the afternoon browsing the boutiques in Centre Place and head underground for an art fix in Campbell Arcade, beneath Degraves Street.
If a serious caffeine hit is in order, Cup of Truth and Sensory Lab will see you fixed, and if it's time for a sundowner, Flinders Lane's Garden Estate has just the spot.
Find the perfect feast in Flinders Lane, one of the city's best addresses for dining. Queue up for pan-Asian flavour sensations at Chin Chin or at Supernormal (voted the city's best new restaurant in The Age Good Food Guide) or go full circle with a return to Cumulus Inc. Nightcap options abound up this way: upstairs at Cumulus Up, downstairs at Eau de Vie, and plenty of laneway bars in between.
If entertainment is in order, check out the program at independent gallery and theatre space fortyfivedownstairs.