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6 exciting activities to elevate your evening in Melbourne

  • Written by Skye Vadas


Yes, the sun may be setting a lot earlier these days, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops for the day. In fact, the longer nights mean more time for activities as The District Docklands has just amplified their night-time offering!

Between boasting Melbourne’s only old-school arcade-style leisure-tainment wonderland, or the most high-tech cinema in Australia, after dark is when The District comes alive and we’ve put together a few tips to help you own the night, within this mecca for all things weird and wonderful.

Witness 25-Hectolitres of Magic at Urban Alley Brewery

From a garage in St Kilda in 2016 to the new brew-pub bursting with vibes in the Dining & Entertainment section of The District, Urban Alley has come a long way in three years. With only windows separating their 25-hectolitre brew house and pub, the beers couldn’t be any fresher.

Nestle in by the fire as you line the stomachs with some awesome pub grub before grabbing a cheeky pint or two as you watch the brewing magic happen! 

Earn Bragging Rights Over Your Mates at Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

If the cold makes you feel a little dreary, release your inner child and let it run free throughout this incredible one-stop entertainment destination. 

Try your luck against their arcade games and you might just land your hands on the coveted collectables that sit on top of the jackpot. Or, take the chance to earn some bragging rights over your mates at the bowling alleys, XD Theatre, dodgems and more.

Experience The Most High-Tech Cinema in Australia!

This is the most high-tech cinema in Australia! Relax in the powered recliners as you absorb the surround sound and in an Australian first, every cinema features award-winning RGB laser projection. Want more? HOYTS at The District boasts the biggest and loudest experience with two HOYTS Xtremescreen cinemas.

To make your night a real hole-in-one, check out Glow Golf Docklands – Australia’s first and original 18-hole glow in the dark miniature golf course, or get your ‘gram looking real good with a spin on the Melbourne Star with 360 degree views of Melbourne’s night skyline. And, if all that’s not enough, immerse yourself in the frozen oasis that is O’Brien Icehouse, with freestyle skating every night of the week – 364 days a year. 

All this is only a short tram ride from the CBD on the free tram line, and with public transport running all night on weekends, you’ve got even more time to explore and enjoy!

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