If you decide to visit Melbourne, either by yourself or a group of friends, here’s a list of fun things all guys would surely love to experience in Melbourne.
1. Watch a game at the MCG
The infamous Melbourne Cricket Ground or as most people call it, MCG, is the biggest sporting stadium in Australia. Not only that, but it’s also the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. If you’re a huge sports fan, you have to visit it.
This place holds a rich history. It was the main stadium for the Melbourne Olympics back in 1956. Also, the first international cricket Test match was held here in 1877. If you’re lucky to pass by this magnificent stadium, make sure to go watch a match of football or cricket.
2. Explore the CBD for street art and stories
If you’re into street art, then Melbourne is the perfect place for you. Amongst many great spots in the city, you should especially visit Hosier Lane to enjoy some of the most creative works of street art.
For the more interactive tour options, you can join the “Hands on Street Art” tour run by the artists themselves – Nick and Lucas. You can also check out some of the walking tours including “I’m Free”. It’s a great way to explore the city and its inner laneways and art.
3. Check out the rooftop bars and live music
For leisure type of nights when you want to sit down with your friends and share some beer together while listening to music, you should visit some of the many rooftop bars in Melbourne. Here’s a list of some ideas:
- Siglo – with a stunning view of the Parliament House, Siglo is quite a classy rooftop bar that serves a wide range of cocktails, wine, and delicious snacks
- Rooftop Bar – this bar has to be on your list, with its breathtaking outdoor seating area and many cocktails on the menu you should try out
- Loop Roof & Loop Top – this double-level rooftop bar serves modern food, innovative cocktails, and some great vibes
- Union Electric Bar & Rooftop Gin Garden – this small yet very famous rooftop bar will blow your mind with the wide range of gin options they have
As for the live music, there are plenty of great options too. Here are some of the bars and pubs you can go to if you want to enjoy some good music:
- The Drunken Poet
- Prince Bandroom
4. Drive the Great Ocean Road
If you ever visit Melbourne then you definitely have to take a ride along the Great Ocean Road. It’s the most famous coastal drive in Australia and it’s really close to Melbourne.
It’s best if you take 2 days if you can and stay the night in one of the coastal towns or even go for an adventurous camping trip along the way. You can find one of many useful guides that will help you plan out this trip. So, head for the road either by yourself to enjoy some quality alone time, or organize a fun trip with your friends.
5. Explore the nightlife in Melbourne
If you and the boys would love to explore the city’s nightlife in all its glory, then you can visit some of the most popular Melbourne brothels together. This is a perfect way to enjoy a fun time in the presence of stunning ladies while sipping on some of the most elegant and delicious drinks Melbourne has to offer. Enjoy some of the most luxurious rooms and passionate atmosphere that you can find in this lively Australian city.
6. Visit food markets
If you find yourself craving some local food, then you absolutely have to visit Melbourne’s food markets. There are tons of amazing spots you can visit. For instance, Queen Victoria Market is known for operating since 1878. It offers over 600 traders, the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, and lots of delicious foods you can taste. It’s open every day except on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6:00 am to 3:00 or 4:00 pm.
Escape to Mornington Peninsula
Lastly, a one-hour drive from Melbourne can take you to the famous Mornington Peninsula. This “escape the city” trip absolutely has to make it to your bucket list. Among many amazing things you can do here, you can go hiking, swim in the rock pools, and explore the local nature.
Overall, there are many excellent ways to explore the city and its surroundings either on your own or with a group of close friends.