Now that it has been over a year I moved to Melbourne from Sydney. It is about time I share things to do in Melbourne at night with you. If you hear people say there is not much to do here once the sun goes down, don’t believe them because, after some extensive research, I found a ton of things to do in this great city at night.

So, if you’re ready to get your feet wet, here are all the great activities you can do in Melbourne at nighttime. FYI in Australia, we have a variable climate, so Melbourne is hot between December to February (summer), cools down from March to May (autumn), chills out from June to August (winter), and warms up again from September to November (spring).

I have all the activities categorized based on the various title for ease of reading but created separate lists for summer and winter nights because Melbourne tends to have more specific activities dedicated to these seasons.

Please note that the pandemic may have impacted some of the trading hours and tours listed, so please enquire directly before heading out.

What to do in Melbourne at night

federation square station lit up at night with many people entering the station at the front entrance
The 2022 list of 37 things to do in Melbourne at night

Things to do around Melbourne Yarra river at night

Sunset Sailing Cruise
Dinner on the boat
Drinks & nibbles at one of the plenty of bars along the river
Watch sunsets views from the Eureka Skydeck 88
Walk across the Princess bridge/web bridge for free sunsets view
Kayaking and watching the city sparkle
Walk along the river and get icecream next to crown casino
Goto Crown Melbourne to dine/wine/play
Explore the laneways of the city nearby
Ride the Melbourne star observation wheel
Check out the coolest hidden bars in Melbourne

Things to do in Melbourne on winter nights (June-August)

Watch the candlelight concerts
Free/ cheap eats Wednesday nights in the Queen Victoria market
Watch an AFL Game
Watch fireworks at the Docklands
Chill at pubs with fireplaces
Enjoy Ice skating
Participate In The Hot Chocolate Festival
Enjoy The Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Relax at a Hot Springs Spa
Watch the live shows at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Book to see musicals
Go to Cinemas

Things to do in Melbourne on summer nights (Dec-Feb)

Go to the city’s only Icebar
Watch free outdoor cinema at the Federation Square
Stroll along with the dazzling Christmas lights
Eat out at Melbourne Street Eatz on summer nights
Enjoy outdoor cinema but next level at Bed Cinema
Classic Moonlight Cinema at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens
Enjoy Australian music, summer, and more at St Kilda Festival
Dine at Melbourne Street Eatz
Visit Readings in Carlton the best bookshop in the world
See the penguins on St Kilda Beach
Experience the city at night using the free tram zone
Spend the night snapping street art
Get amongst some free live comedy
Go Bowling

Fun things to do at night in Melbourne on a budget!

Watch sport live in an Aussie pub
Try vegan food at Vegie Tribe (all you can eat buffet or box options)
Test your skills at Pub Trivia
Get a workout Indoor rock climbing
Escape Room
Putt-Putt at Holey Moley
Belly Laugh at the Melbourne comedy show
Watch theatres at Palais Theatre

Melbourne Night tours – Perfect for solo travelers

Pentridge Prison Night tour
Tour The Old Melbourne Gaol
Drinking History Tours – Hidden Bar Tours Of Melbourne
Ghosts tour of the Old City Williamstown VICTORIA – Lantern Ghost tours
Bendigo ghost tour by Twisted History
Free Melbourne city night tour
Foodie tour in Queen Vic market

Romantic things to do in Melbourne at night

Dinner at Lûmé
Drinks at Lui Bar
Learn to dance together
Book some pampering at Chuan Spa, the Spa in the Langham Hotel
Cinema followed by dinner
A very fun evening with cocktails at the laneways of Melbourne
Capture the sights on a sunset photography tour
Ride The Melbourne Star
Relax on St Kilda Beach and take in the sunset
Paint/sip class

10 places to enjoy live music in Melbourne

Forum Melbourne
Paris Cat Jazz Club
The Drunken Poet
The Tote
The Old Bar in Fitzroy
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
The Jazzlab
Baxter’s Lot
Bar 303
Brunswick Ballroom
The Catfish
Max Watts Melbourne
Murmur Piano Bar
Whole Lotta Love Bar

Things to do in Melbourne at night with kids

Federation Square Fireworks
Chinatown Night Market
Queen VIC night market during summer
Federation Sq Children’s Playground
Drink/food at a Themed, Rooftop, Or Secret Bar
Sunsets and evening walk at the St Kilda Beach
Luna Park

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