Tips for Enjoying Melbourne Nightlife

Tipsy Koala loves to party in Melbourne! – It has a really good vibe to it. However like most of the big metropolitan cities around the world, nightlife scene of Melbourne can be a bit unnerving experience for newbies and tourists.

Enjoy these tips from Tipsy Koala to enjoy Melbourne’s nightlife to the fullest:


Dress Code – Don’t wear a singlet, ever, just don’t. We know some places might allow them but many won’t and you will get turned away for them. Thongs are also a bad idea. It might be helpful to check out the dress code, some places won’t allow suits and some demand them.


Bring your ID – Any Local or International Identity proof will do as long as it has your picture, is in English and has your Date of Birth. Almost all Melbourne nightlife venues are equipped with Scantek and keep a soft copy in case of poor behaviour.


Drinks – Welcome to the city of 24 hour liquor licences! Drink responsibly and never attempt to drive after drinking. There are plenty of pubs and rooftop bars which offer happy hours and reasonably priced drinks post happy hours. Some really good pre-drink bars are 55, The Croft Institute , Beer Deluxe and Belgian Beer Garden on St Kilda Road.


Transport – Depending where you live you might be lucky and have a nightrider bus stop near your house, otherwise cabs, Uber or having a designated driver is the way home. Last trains are around 12.30am and the first trains in the morning around 7.30am. More details of the public transport can be found on their website –  


Music – Generally the music, and at times the venue, will dictate the type of crowd that is attracted and the type of experience offered. Melbourne Nightlife is pretty vibrant and caters to a wide variety of different music. You just need to be wise in choosing where you head.


Pub Crawls – Pub Crawls are an excellent way to meet new friends and being introduced to Melbourne Nightlife. Groups like Pub Crawl Melbourne organise weekly pub crawls featuring up to 4 CBD bars, lounges & clubs including a premiere Melbourne nightclub, Zero admission fees, no lines, and exclusive free drink specials at every bar!


Tipsy Koala reckons Melbourne Nightlife is diverse and you will be able to find something to suit your tastes with a little searching!