How To Party In Prahran & On Chapel Street With Less Than $20 In Your Pocket
Whether you’re exploring Melbourne for the first time, or you’re a seasoned traveller, you’ve got to do yourself a favour and check out Prahran and Chapel Street.
With more cool restaurants, bars, and cafes than you can poke a stick at, Prahran is a buzzy inner-city suburb brimming with activities that won’t cost you your life savings.
That's why we've enlisted the help of Visit Victoria and MTV’s resident comedian Sam Taunton to bring you seven epic things to do in Prahran and Chapel Street with less than $20 in your pocket.
SHOP: Prahran Market
163 Commercial Road, South Yarra
If you’re a foodie searching for a one stop shop, look no further than Prahran Market. Famous for fine produce, hard-to-find speciality items, and seriously good customer service, you can *literally* find it all at Prahran Market. We’re talking fresh seafood, gourmet meats and cheeses, fruit and veg, and of course, Melbourne’s famous coffee. It’s also the perfect place to grab a bite while you shop.
Cost: Falafel Lunch Plates $9.90
SEE: Street Art
Commercial Road, Artists Lane, Chapel Street and more
Keen to soak up Melbourne’s art scene without paying a crazy gallery entrance fee? Why not check out the street art for free! See The Phlegm Robot towering over Chapel Street, admire bold bright murals down Artists Lane in Windsor, and on Commercial Road you'll even a piece by famed street artist, Banksy.
Cost: FREE Banksy Street Art
DRINK: Windsor Castle Hotel
89 Albert Street, Windsor
The only thing better than Windsor Castle Hotel’s happy hour deals, is the pub’s epic beer garden. Within the hotel’s tropical outdoor area, you can enjoy cheap midweek food and booze amongst lush bamboo surroundings.
Cost: $18 Chicken Parma + FREE Beer
DISCOVER: Chapel Street Bazaar
217 Chapel Street, Prahran
If you’ve got a fancy dress party or a festival coming up, Chapel Street Bazaar is THE place to go. Down this deep dark rabbit hole, you can find a smorgasbord of retro and vintage products, from jewellery and furniture, to books and toys, and a sparkly selection of sequined festival outfits.
Cost: Festival wear from $5
299 Lygon Street, Carlton
Treat your sweet tooth at Italian gelato joint, Pidapipò, where you can find exotic flavours including papaya, nectarine, blood plum, mojito, peanut butter and coconut. Oh, and have your camera at the ready because this place is seriously Instagram-worthy.
Cost: $4 Italian gelato scoop
EAT: Lucky Coq
179 Chapel Street, Windsor
Famous for their $4 pizzas, Lucky Coq is a must if you’re travelling to Melbourne on a budget. Choose from over 25 different pizzas and a range of toppings and hunker down in Lucky Coq’s epic beer garden.
Cost: Cheap eats from $4
DINE & DRINK: Boston Sub and Jungle Boy
96 Chapel Street, Windsor
Sure, you can get stuck into cheap subs and delicious poutine at Boston Sub, but through a cool-room door, you’ll find cocktail bar Jungle Boy. This hidden gem features hanging plants, animals heads, and the best part? Tropical tiki cocktails that will make you feel like you’ve been transported to an island getaway somewhere far away.
Cost: Flaming Tiki Cocktails from $18