10 Things To Do In Melbourne For Under $50
We all know those pre-pay day feels.
You've got an epic weekend planned and precisely $102.41 in your bank account to have ~the time of your life~
The struggle is real, but it doesn't have to be such a #firstworldproblem.
Our mates at Visit Victoria have lured MTV's resident comedian Sam Taunton back to his old stomping ground to give us the lowdown on Melbourne's CBD and how to have a cracker of a weekend with just the loose change in your pocket.
DRINK: Cup Of Truth
12 Campbell Arcade, Degraves St
But first, coffee. Get your caffeine fix at Melbourne's hole-in-the-wall espresso bar, Cup of Truth. As well as being Sam Taunton's "favourite coffee in Melbourne," Cup of Truth's owners regularly taste and choose their bean combinations to make a house blend that *literally* blows customers away.
DISCOVER: Australian Music Vault
Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd
Get cultured at Melbourne's Australian Music Vault and discover the latest exhibition all about Australian music of the past, present and future...including Kylie Minogue's gold booty shorts from 'Spinning Around'! #neverforget
MARVEL: Melbourne's Laneways
From Tattersalls to AC/DC Lane and beyond...
Fancy getting artsy without dropping a dime? One of the best things to do in the Melbourne CBD is check out the city's art-filled laneways...and the best part is that it's completely FREE. Laneways to soak up street art include Tattersalls Lane, Duckboard Place and AC/DC Lane, Hosier Lane, Meyers Place and Morane Place.
EXPLORE: Melbourne's Free Tram Zone
Exploring the twists and turns of Melbourne's CBD doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. The city's free tram zone runs 24 hours a day within the boundaries of Spring St, Flinders St and La Trobe St.
EAT: Bodega Underground
55 Little Bourke St
Melbourne is known for it's great happy hour eateries, and a must-try is Bodega Underground. This late night mezcal bar and taqueria offers delicious Mexican bites, and from 4-6pm you can chow down on street corn, tacos and chipotle papas from just $3.
PARTY: Heroes Bar
Level 1-3, 188 Bourke St
Once you've had your fill of street eats, sharpen your singing skills with a spot of karaoke at Heroes Bar in Chinatown. For just $40 you can lock down 2 hours of karaoke which includes a $30 bar tab per person!
LAUGH: Spleen Bar
41 Bourke St
Get your giggles at Spleen Bar, Melbourne's free weekly comedy hotspot. With previous guests like Wil Anderson, Charlie Pickering, Adam Hills, Josh Thomas, Jimeoin and Frank Woodley, you're guaranteed a bucket of laughs on the cheap.
68 Little Collins St
Boney offers it all: a dive bar, band room, dance floor and late night club. But most importantly, Boney is home to live music. You can bust a move to live techno, house, soul and hip hop seven days a week...and it won't cost you a dime.
234A Russell St
Got the late night munchies? Head to American-style dive bar Heartbreaker. Open til 3am, Heartbreaker offers sophisticated cocktails and $5 slices of pizza into the wee hours of the morning.
LISTEN: Cherry Bar
Get your dose of rock n' roll at Cherry Bar. Located in world famous AC/DC Lane, Cherry Bar offers free live rock music on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5pm to late.