Are you missing your nightlife a bit? We’ve all tentatively tipped our toes in social waters, ready to expect a lockdown at any moment. We say it’s time to dive in and make the most of the unmissable nightlife Melbourne has to offer.
Essential preparation for a night out
Wait Melbourne, we know you’re ready to stack your calendar with fashionable outings that will take you all the way to sunrise, but we’ve got a few essentials to sort out before you head out and own the night. The last thing we want is for anyone to see that we’ve been up until the wee hours – and since eyes are always a giveaway, you’ll need a bomb eye cream to see you.
Enter the new revived Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Cream. This little jar of wonders delivers an impressive 100 hours of hydration to your eyes in just one application, fading dark circles over time to deliver brighter eyes in just two weeks.
Pro tip: To keep your nightlife thriving without skin stress, mix eye cream with your concealer to erase dark circles and moisturize in one easy step.
Now that you have everything you need to see your skin through any nighttime adventure, let’s plan some epic parties.
Order casual drinks at Runner Up
Let’s start things cool and laid back in Collingwood’s carefree and friendly haunt, Finalist. This rooftop bar is a true community hub, serving up all your favorite drinks and pizzas with a welcoming attitude. Every weekend you’ll attend a rotation of local mix masters and, if you’re lucky, a pop-up kitchen or creative workshop. Start and end your evening with their mum’s mulled wine recipe to start and top off those pleasurable feelings.
Sample late-night delights at HER
HIS is the quadruple threat that will elevate any evening. Start your evening early at BKK, their fast-paced canteen serving up Bangkok-inspired street food with banquettes so you don’t miss the kitchen theatre. Head up to the HER rooftop for a signature cocktail amid their European decor before heading to the music room for lounges, dim lights and tracks on vinyl. Finally, end your evening at HER Bar where you will find a late night menu worthy of any evening. We recommend the duck confit jaffle with snails – why not you?
Get your groove on at Miscellania
Part rooftop bar, part performance space, part late night social club, all vibes. Various always has something in the works for those looking for new artists and a moody atmosphere. Expect bright design, smoke machines and plenty of launch parties featuring local talent on the Melbourne stage. Host one of their epic parties for a truly lively night out.
Treat yourself to a nostalgic caviar service at Gimlet
Spin at Cavendish House, it’s all about the vintage vibe. The 1920s building sets the tone, evoking a warm sense of nostalgia. As you enter this heritage gem, you’ll be surrounded by lavish Chicago-style glamor with intimate cabins and a stacked bar in the bright dining room.
Once you are completely immersed in the setting of yesteryear, order from their incredible menu. We recommend living your best 20s and splashing out on the caviar service alongside an impeccably crafted classic cocktail.
Start your karaoke and enjoy a banquet at Supernormal
Yes, Supernormal features a 64-inch surround sound karaoke system that virtually guarantees a great night out. That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this bustling Asian dining style restaurant.
The real star of Supernormal is the menu. Reserve their private room and order their most comprehensive banquet to compliment your taste buds with Seared Tuna, Potted Sticker Dumplings, Sichuan Noodle Salad, Gippsland Striploin and their New Zealand Lobster Rolls. legendary England. Top it all off with their peanut butter parfait, a Kombu martini and a karaoke spot.
Listen to vinyl tracks in a wine bar and listen
We call it, wax flower is perhaps the coolest wine bar in Melbourne. With a quintessentially European atmosphere, it’s the perfect place for an atmospheric evening of natural wines, local beers on tap, seasonal dishes and relaxing tunes. The tunes themselves are played exclusively on vinyl, enhanced by the fact that the entire space is acoustically optimized. The result is a relaxed ambiance in a carefully designed space.
No matter what’s on your next night out, give your eyes a good night’s sleep and erase dark circles with Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Cream. Head here to shop now.
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