Is your nightlife a little lacking? We’ve all been tentatively tipping our toes in social waters, primed to expect a lockdown at any moment. We say it’s time to dive in and make the most of the unmissable nights out Melbourne has on offer.
Essential Night-Out Prep
Hold up Melbourne, we know you’re ready to stack your calendar with trendy outings that take you through to sunrise, but we have some essentials to attend to before you go out and own the night. The last thing we want is for anyone to see we’ve been up until the wee hours—and as the eyes are always a giveaway, you’ll need a bomb eye cream to see you through.
Enter the newly re-launched Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Crème. This little pot of wonder delivers an impressive 100 hours of hydration to your under eyes with just one application, softening dark circles over time to deliver brighter eyes in just two weeks.
Pro-tip: To keep up your thriving nightlife with no skin stress, blend the eye crème with your concealer to erase dark circles and hydrate in one easy step.
Now that you have everything you need to see your skin through any nighttime adventure, let’s plan some epic late nights.
Order Casual Drinks At Runner Up
Let’s start things cool and casual at the carefree and friendly Collingwood haunt, Runner Up. This rooftop bar is a true community hub, serving up all your fave drinks and pizzas with a welcoming attitude. On any given weekend you’ll catch a rotating cast of local mix masters and - if you’re lucky - a pop-up kitchen or creative workshop. Start and end your night with their Mum’s recipe mulled wine to kickstart and cap off those cosy feels.
Graze On Late-Night Delicacies At HER
HER is the quadruple threat that will elevate any night out. Start your evening early at BKK, their fast-paced canteen serving up Bangkok-inspired street food with bench seating so that you don’t miss the kitchen theatrics. Move up to the HER rooftop for a signature cocktail amidst their European decor before you hit up the Music Room for lounges, dim lights, and tracks on vinyl. Finally, wrap up your evening in the HER Bar where you’ll find a late-night menu worthy of any evening out. We recommend the confit duck jaffle paired with some escargot - because why wouldn’t you?
Get Your Groove On At Miscellania
Part rooftop bar, part performance space, part late-night social club, all vibes. Miscellania always has something in the works for those who are searching for new artists and a moody atmosphere. Expect light design, smoke machines, and many a launch party featuring local up-and-comers on the Melbourne scene. Hit up one of their epic parties for a truly vibey night out.
Indulge In A Nostalgic Caviar Service At Gimlet
Gimlet at Cavendish House is all about vintage vibes. The 1920s building sets the tone, evoking a warm sense of nostalgia. As you step into the heritage gem, you’ll become surrounded by lavish, Chicago-style glamour featuring intimate booths and a stacked bar in the light-filled dining space.
Once you’re thoroughly immersed in the yesteryear setting, order up from their unbelievable menu. We recommend living your best roaring 20s life and splashing out for the caviar service alongside an impeccably made classic cocktail.
Get Your Karaoke On & Enjoy A Banquet Feast At Supernormal
Yes, Supernormal has a 64-inch, surround sound karaoke system that all but guarantees a good night out. That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this buzzing Asian dining hall-style restaurant.
The true star of Supernormal is the menu. Book their private room and order up their most extensive banquet to grace your tastebuds with seared tuna, pot sticker dumplings, Szechuan noodle salad, Gippsland striploin, and their legend-status New England lobster Rolls. Top it all off with their peanut butter parfait, a Kombu martini, and a spot of karaoke.
Tune Into Vinyl Tracks At A Wine & Listening Bar
We’re calling it, Waxflower may just be the coolest wine bar in Melbourne. With a distinctly European feel, this is the perfect spot for an atmospheric evening of natural wines, local beers on tap, seasonal food and chill tunes. The tunes themselves are exclusively played on vinyl, enhanced by the fact that the entire space is acoustically optimised. The result is a relaxed vibe within a thoughtfully designed space.
No matter what’s on the agenda of your next night out, give your eyes a good nights sleep and erase dark circles with Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Crème. Head here to shop now.
Image credit: HER Melbourne via Instagram