Have you ever wondered what it’s like to sink beers in the derelict remains of an abandoned 1920s warehouse? Well, wonder none mores, because now you can.
The Third Day is a new open-air function space that’s only just recently opened its doors again to Melbourne’s summer night (and day) life. Where some once saw nothing but a decrepit shell of a factory warehouse, the team behind Melbourne’s newest Berlin-esque rave shed saw kegs of potential.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday arvo and evening, this roofless booze and food hub dusts off its cement floors, cranks open the outdoor umbrellas and hooks up the beer taps. Then, when you’re just getting comfortable sipping fresh Furphys from a hand-painted fluoro pink benched, perched against a graffiti-covered wall, they wheel in the food trucks.
That’s right, The Third Day has a rotating schedule of international cuisine on wheels. Some of these iconic Melbourne food trucks include Farang Thai, Twisted Fisherman, Ghost Kitchen, Chef Calamari, Copa Food Truck and La Revolucion.
The open-plan layout plays host not only to a bar stocked with all the classics, food trucks packed with fresh grub and eye-catching furniture, but there are also dedicated dance podiums set against a backdrop of classic Melbourne graffiti where you can dance the night away, pad thai spring rolls in-hand (seriously, Farang’s spring rolls are insane).
Where can you find this summer paradise? Tucked up on Macaulay Road in North Melbourne, right next to Macaulay station, which means it’s only two stops from Southern Cross Station and three from Melbourne Central (depending on which way the blessed city loop is going of course).
This secret little hot weather hideaway is the perfect antidote to the warm weather blues, so head on down to The Third Day this weekend before too many people find out about it and Night Noodle Market lines start forming in front of the food trucks.
Check out their Facebook page for more info on upcoming food trucks.
What: The Third Day
When: 290 Macaulay Rd, North Melbourne. Fridays: 5pm—late | Saturdays: 12pm—late | Sundays: 12pm—late
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Image credit: The Third Wave