Slip into the NGV Friday Nights for an evening line-up of local talent, and enjoy after-hours access to exhibitions paired with drinks, DJs and French-inspired desserts. Arts aficionados should also consider a trip in early June to kick off winter with Melbourne’s hottest arts festival, Rising.
If you’re more in the mood for a masterclass, stop by legendary cocktail bar, 1806. Let the bar-person know what you love so they can work their mixology magic for you.
Later, grab a quick bite at a late-night diner. Slurp pho until sunrise at Straight Outta Saigon, or find burgers, yakitori and toasties 24/7 at Butchers Diner. Stop in at BYRDI for native-ingredient nibbles and cocktails until late.