Melbourne is a labyrinth of cultured cobbled laneways and bustling boutique streets that prides its self on authentic original flair whether it be fashion food or the arts. With the arterial tram lines pumping vast numbers to their destinations, the web of cycle capillaries ergonomically entwined or the pedestrianised pavements with a steady stream of punters this city is alive at its very core!
Here is a guide to some must see and experience Melbourne streets that will
deliver a potent fix of caffeine, avocado based brunches and alcoholic beverages.
1. Chapel Street, South Yarra
Yes, its name may have religious connotations but believe me there are no saints on this street. Make your pilgrimage here for a night out to remember! With a dense number of bars and clubs in close vicinity this is the destination for the hardcore hedonist and the party doesn’t have to stop. Its home to Melbourne’s infamous 24hr club revolver where the fun never ends and your never asked to leave. Amen
2. Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Bookended by St Patricks cathedral posing perfectly at the climax of the roads vanishing point the street is awash with coffee haunts and chilled bars. Coined as Melbourne’s first suburb Fitzroy is steeped in history with beguiling terrace town houses and winding back streets that showcase some of the cities earliest surviving houses
3. Sydney Road, Brunswick
Based north of Melbourne only a short tram ride Brunswick is home to Melbourne’s hipster contingent. With metal and ink inside and on every local (slight exaggeration) expect a laid back vibe with some eccentric style. The charm of the high street is its humble nature lined with dollar discount shops, daggy caffeine holes and rough & ready boozers. A must stop shop is ‘Savers’ a huge department store style Op Shop, awesome value, but be careful you always leave with something!
4. Lygon street, Carlton
The epicentre of the Mediterranean European settlement in Melbourne, Lygon Street is a calorific 2k strip of carbohydrate delight. You can try your hardest to dodge the barrage of speciality breads, pizza and pasta but you will succumb sooner or later. Take a stroll down and you’ll be met by enticing waiters beckoning you hither in true continental style.
5. Acland street, St Kilda
St Kilda, Melbourne’s slice of the exotic with a palm tree lined esplanade, beach and very own fun fair! When it’s hot this this place is hopping, just far enough out of the city to relax you can spy baby penguins at dusk and then party till dawn. Acland street is the main hub of activity here and the only destination on those hot summer afternoons.