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Unsure what do to this Labour Day long weekend in Melbourne?

So close we can almost taste it, the much anticipated three day weekend is almost upon us. This Labour Day weekend, March 10th – 13th, revel in the luxury of an extra day off. We’ve put together a list of venues that will be open over the weekend to sort out your food, drink and entertainment needs, conveniently arranged by area.


Melbourne CBD


Imperial Bourke St

Make the most of this balmy weather while it lasts and heads to the Rooftop Bar. They’re catering to your warm weather needs with alcoholic ice blocks, frosé and spritz. Meanwhile downstairs you can indulge in live sports late into the night.


The Crafty Squire

There’s something for everyone at The Crafty Squire. Choose from live entertainment, brewery tours, $14 cocktails from 7 pm – close, and live sports; every day over the weekend.


The Duke

Whether you’re in the city for Moomba festival or shopping, make sure you plan a visit to The Duke. Open all weekend serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Duke also has happy hour 4 pm – 6 pm daily, as well as live entertainment from 4 pm all long weekend.


Melbourne’s South


Golden Gate Hotel

Take advantage of the three day weekend at Golden Gate Hotel, with $15 cocktail carafes and $1 chicken wings available all day Monday. They’ll also be running $5 happy hour from 4-6pm on Monday.

The Vincent

Located in the leafy suburb of Albert Park, celebrate Labour Day Eve, Sunday 12th March with $5 happy hour drinks accompanied with live music, 4 pm – 7 pm.



Celebrate the long weekend with a long lunch at one of the best gastropubs in Melbourne. With a brand new menu available you won’t need an excuse to visit! Choose from the relaxed outdoor dining, casual bar setting or stylish dining room; or simply enjoy a wine from the extensive wine list.

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South East Melbourne


College Lawn

Renowned for its Sunday sessions already, enjoy the extra day off at College Lawn Hotel in Prahran. Along with $15 espresso martinis all day, they’ll also be partying on with a DJ from 5 pm, and a live band in the main bar from 6 pm. College Lawn is also the perfect spot to enjoy live sport, catch all the action from the Super Rugby over the weekend.


Imperial South Yarra

Perfectly positioned in the heart of Chapel Street, this energetic and vibrant venue is perfect for enjoying cocktails, tapas and people watching. Even more so this Labour Day Eve as they celebrate with 2-4-1 Cocktails and a DJ from 9 pm until late.


The Auburn

For a delicious meal or to simply enjoy a beverage in the sunny beer garden, this Labour Day look no further than Auburn Hotel. Located in the vibrant inner suburb of Hawthorn, with a warm and friendly atmosphere, and open all day Monday 13th, this is the place to be.

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The Hawthorn

For a bit of fun this Labour Day Eve, get down to The Hawthorn to celebrate the extra day off with Putt Putt, Tinnie Dipping, $1 wings, live entertainment and epic drink specials throughout the day.