Figured you will probably find yourself wandering around the city at some stage wondering WTF do people do for fun here, so we got Damo, our man about town to give us the rub.
Cherry Bar, ACDC Lane Melbourne city
The Tote Hotel, cnr Johnson St. and Wellington St Collingwood
Carwyn Cellars, 877 High St Thornbury
The Racoon Club, 145 Plenty Rd Preston.
The Fox Hotel, 351 Wellington St Collingwood
Northcote Social Club, 301 High St Northcote
The Labour in Vain, 197A Brunswick St Fitzroy
The Old Bar, 74-76 Johnson St Fitzroy
The Gem Bar, 289 Wellington St Collingwood
Naked for Satan/Naked in the Sky, 285 Brunswick St Fitzroy
The Union Hotel, 109 Union St Brunswick
The Rooftop Bar and Cinema, 252 Swanston St Melbourne city
Gin Palace 10 Russell Place Melbourne city
Reverence Hotel, 28 Napier st, Footscray. For both the live Music (hard n fast) and excellent well priced Mexican food. Look out for Taco Tuesday’s, $3 Taco’s and $3 Mexican beers.
Melbourne tattoo co, 2/2 Somerset Pl, Melbourne
Good Luck tattoo, 454 Church Street Richmond
Vintique tattoos, 513 Main St, Mordialloc (Hal Hunter from Hunter Bros Cycling)
My Mountain, 398 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
Saint Cloud, 73 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Summit Cycles, 106 Victoria Street, Fitzroy
Commuter Cycles, 14 Prentice St, Brunswick
Jetnikoff Bicycle Co, 2 Union St, Brunswick
Jesse’s Bike Bar, Chapel St Fitzroy
Astro boy racer (all start bicycle mechanic), 286 Wellington St Collingwood
Cyclic Bicycles, Pin Oak Crescent, Kensington
Walkers Wheels, 118 Para Rd Montmorency, Say G’day to Marcus
Woodend Cycles, 68 High St, Woodend
People should check out funky Hunter Bros Cycling kit – rear 48 Smith Street, Collingwood only open Wednesdays 11am – 4pm (check Instragram @hunterbroscycling).
Smith & deli, 111 Moor St, Fitzroy
Yong green food, 421 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
The vegie bar, 380 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Trippy taco, 234 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Loving Hut, 377-379 High Street, Northcote
Fred Gets Friendly (Food/Supreme Coffee/Pana Choc), 41-49 Smith Street, Collingwood
Laksa King, Pin Oak Crescent, Kensington. Generous serves & cheap.
The secret squirrel, Swan St Richmond, (say g’day to Nathan)
A Boy Named Sue, 87 Burns St, St Andrews (if you are going for a Smiths Gully mtb ride, go here for good coffee!)
An Important note about Cafes and Coffee. If you are having trouble finding either, you maybe in the wrong city or country, so check your map.
This list is far from concise, check guidebooks and the internets for even more great Melbourne adventures. Stay tuned more handy hints and useful information in the coming weeks.