Top ten things to do in Collingwood
Collingwood leads the way in food, culture and late-night fun. Fill the days, and all of the nights, with this top 10.
This is Melbourne: three old-school train carriages perched atop a backstreet building. Welcome to Easey's. Catch the train to nowhere and get on board for burgers, beer and beats five stories high.
3/48 Easey Street, Collingwood
If the storefront of Lamington Drive isn't enough to get the Instagram juices flowing, the interior surely will. The gallery showcases new exhibitions from commercial artists including illustrators, cartoonists and photographers.
52 Budd Street, Collingwood
Coffee here is serious business. So serious that coffee only comes black. A roasting house and cafe, Aunty Peg's offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the coffee production process with roastery tours and barista lessons.
200 Wellington Street, Collingwood
A giant beer hall on Gipps Street, Stomping Ground houses a working brewery and boasts some thirty beers on tap. That's a lot of tough decisions. There are tasting notes to help, though, and beer-pairing suggestions for the food menu.
100 Gipps Street, Collingwood
Street-art HQ and contemporary gallery, Backwoods has long nurtured the Australian street-art scene and local and international independent artists. Enter via Paradise Alley, an oh-so-Collingwood bar on Easey Street.
25 Easey Street, Collingwood
Let the good times roll with all-night oysters, champagne and Creole charm at Le Bon Ton. The late-opener will see you fixed for Southern sweet tea, smooth whiskey and smokehouse brisket, way past bedtime any night of the week.
51 Gipps Street, Collingwood
Browse a carefully curated selection of tomes, arty trinkets, quirky collectables and finely crafted ceramics at art, design and book store Happy Valley. This Smith Street store has happy all wrapped up.
294 Smith Street, Collingwood
Pair pastry perfection with St Ali coffee at artisanal boulangerie Gontran Cherrier. The eponymous fourth-generation baker serves up the best croissants and baguettes in Collingwood, plus savoury and treat-your-sweet-teeth pastries.
140-144 Smith Street, Collingwood
Enjoy a slice of industrial, communal and retro chic at Rupert on Rupert. With a menu featuring house-made wood-fired pizzas and share plates, plus craft beers and Negronis on tap, it's an ideal place to gather the gang.
73 Rupert Street, Collingwood
A cafe, store and design space housed in a converted Keele Street warehouse, Cibi ('little one') has all kinds of little things to enjoy: quirky Japanese odds and ends, arty design objects, coffee and simple heart-warming cooking.
45 Keele Street, Collingwood
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