Welcome to North Melbourne
Just 2 kilometres north-west of the CBD is the suburb of North Melbourne. North Melbourne's population exploded during the Gold Rush period; however, these days it is occupied by the young and upwardly mobile.
North Melbourne has a host of attractions to discover. Public transport makes it easily accessible, and many historic buildings create an impressive backdrop.
If you need to grab a few necessities or a bite to eat, Errol Street is the ideal place to go. Many specialty shops are located here, as well as a number of cafes and restaurants. After a busy day exploring, you can refuel and relax with a nibble. The variety of food is amazing and any service you need is in close proximity.
If you are thinking about a nice sit-down dinner, try the Courthouse Hotel. Spread over two levels, the hotel has a restaurant serving modern European cuisine. There is also a public bar, ideal for pre or post-dinner drinks.
Located on Victoria Street, Libertine French Dining Room has a delightful relaxed atmosphere and sumptuous meals. The traditional French cuisine served at Libertine is perfectly complemented by the eclectic wine collection. Whether you are looking for something special, or want to try something new, Libertine will exceed your expectations.
When it comes to entertainment, North Melbourne has plenty of options. Sports fans can take in a game of footy, or simply watch North Melbourne Football Club train.
Arts House and North Melbourne Town Hall present an annual curated program of contemporary art. Ranging from performances and exhibitions to live art, installations and cultural events, these two locations provide hours of enjoyment.
As for live entertainment in North Melbourne, nothing beats The Comic's Lounge. The only venue in Australia with comedy performances six nights a week, The Comic's Lounge is located on Errol Street. Variety is said to be the spice of life, so enjoy everything from stand-up and sketch to theatre and improvisation. Have a drink and a meal - you are assured of a laugh!
Those looking for more risque entertainment can check out Cabaret Voltaire. This is North Melbourne's answer to the burlesque trend currently sweeping the world.