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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Melbourne, AU

Common misconception about Australians: “That we’re all a bunch of foul-mouthed drunk racists who ride kangaroos around the streets. It’s always going to be a small portion of people who ruin it for the rest of us. We are a diverse bunch over here and the vast majority of us are the complete opposite of the above mentioned kooks.” — Simon McConnell, The Delta Riggs

Curated by: Banoffee, Dick Diver, Fractures, Gossling, Hamish AndersonHiatus Kaiyote, Husky, Kingswood, Nick MurphyMiami Horror, The Delta Riggs, The Teskey Brothers

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Melbourne, AU
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Federation Square
Federation Square is a purpose built venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the CBD of Melbourne.
Swanston St and Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Dench Bakers
Local artisan bakery specializing in hand made sourdough breads and pastries.
109 Scotchmer St, Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia
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Warrandyte
"I find my hometown of Warrandyte to be the most inspiring and naturally beautiful part of Melbourne. It’s a 35 minute drive north east from the city ( take bus 906). It has the Yarra river flowing through it (great for a swim and a picnic) framed by mighty gumtrees. Warrandyte was one of the earliest places where gold was found so it’s got a lot of cultural history. These days it’s known for the strong arts community. All four members of The Teskey Brothers grew up here and we still spend a lot of time in the area. Recently we shot a video for our song ‘Louisa’ in Warrandyte which was a lot of fun."  —  The Teskey Brothers
Warrandyte VIC, Australia
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Vintage Garage
Hip vintage clothing store carrying classic styles for both men and women.
318 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
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Muscle Shoals Records
Melbourne's premiere record store, offering a wide selection of new and used titles on various formats.
504 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia
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KBOX Karaoke
"I would recommend K box Karaoke in La Trobe St. You get a private room with friends. Leave all inhibitions at the door."  —  The Teskey Brothers
52 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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The Old Bar
"The Old bar just up the road is also known for its gritty garage music seven nights a week, a staple breeding ground for many Melbourne bands."  —  The Teskey Brothers
74-76 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
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Tote Hotel
"I love the Tote Hotel in Collingwood. It has been a live music venue since the early 80’s (my dad played there in bands when he was young). They have live music in the back band room, upstairs and sometimes in the front bar. It's gritty, the carpet is very sticky and it attracts a mixed crowd of Melbourne musicians and fellow misfits seven days a week."  —  The Teskey Brothers
67-71 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
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North Fitzroy
"It's a central place with good access to the tram lines so you can get around easily. That area has loads of great cafes, restaurants, parks, shopping and live music venues all within walking distance. Best part of town by far."  —  The Teskey Brothers
Fitzroy North VIC, Australia
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State Library of Victoria
"The State library in Swanston Street opposite Melbourne Central train station is pretty amazing and often overlooked. Beautiful glass and sandstone and not many tourists around."  —  The Teskey Brothers
328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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CERES Community Environment Park
Unique, non-profit center offering an organic grocery & cafe, nursery & environmental education.
Stewart St & Roberts St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia
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New Day Rising
"They do amazing bagels, best one is chipotle halloumi. Once you’re done there go for a walk through the Ceres environment park down the road. Perfect Sunday."  —  The Teskey Brothers
221D Blyth St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia
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Some Velvet Morning
"It has a great vibe and intimate band room where you can catch some amazing local artists. You can order Greek food from the restaurant across the road. The calamari souvlaki is amazing." —  The Teskey Brothers
123 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill VIC 3068, Australia
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Shop Ramen
"Gourmet rich and delicious Japanese Ramen noodle soups in a great relaxed setting. I usually get the beef brisket Ramen and a pork bun and wash it all down with a Mornington pale ale."  —  The Teskey Brothers
329 Smith St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
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Grampians National Park
"I draw inspiration from the nature that surrounds Melbourne. There's so much to be discovered. The wildlife is all unique to Australia." — Evan Klar
Grampians National Park, Victoria, Australia
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A Fan’s Notes
"Fans Notes Fitzroy north — cause they sell $10 vegan Parmas." — Evan Klar
787 Nicholson St, Carlton North, VIC, 3054, Australia
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LongPlay
"Long Play, a North Melbourne gem. Solid beers and next level espresso martinis." — Evan Klar
318 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North, VIC, 3068, Australia
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Malaymas
"Almost any food from Southeast Asia is awesome. LAKSA!!" — Evan Klar
320 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North, VIC, 3068, Australia
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National Gallery of Victoria  
It is Australia's oldest, largest and most visited art museum.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Australian Centre for the Moving Image  
Australia's national museum of film, video games, digital culture and art.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Federation Square
Melbourne's first public square which also serves as the location for the visitor center and other cultural attractions.
Federation Square/Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Flinders Street Station
The main station building, completed in 1909, is a cultural icon of Melbourne, with its prominent dome, arched entrance, tower and clocks one of the city's most recognizable landmarks.
Flinders Street Station, Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia
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Jack London
"It's a clothing boutique that is styled after a 60s' Mod look. Great for Beatle Boots, Leather Jackets and skinny jeans." — Hamish Anderson
301 Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia
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Crown Towers
"Crown towers is a great place to stay. It's right in the heart of the city in Southbank and Crown and  is famous for its restaurants and casino." — Hamish Anderson
8 Whiteman St, Southbank, VIC, 3006, Australia
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Hosier Lane
"Hosier Lane is a real favourite of mine. Its laneways are full of street art and that’s really a big defining part of Melbourne and its street culture." — Hamish Anderson
Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Superrandom
"Melbourne is all about the coffee and Nobu is the best barista around. Always quality coffee. My order is a latte with one sugar." — Hamish Anderson
416 New St, Brighton, VIC, 3186, Australia
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Leonards House Of Love
"They always play great rock and roll, the burgers are amazing and there’s pinball and a pool table... what more could you want? I always go for the Leonards Lager." — Hamish Anderson
3 Wilson St, South Yarra, VIC, 3141, Australia
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Mizu
"A small but awesome Japanese restaurant located on Greville Street in Prahran. I always get the Beef Udon, hands down the best udon I’ve ever tasted." — Hamish Anderson
95 Greville St, Prahran, VIC, 3181, Australia
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Collingwood Children’s Farm
The Collingwood Children’s Farm is a not-for-profit, inner city farm situated on the Yarra River in the Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford, Australia. It is adjacent to, and considered part of the larger Abbotsford Convent complex.
18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, VIC, 3067, Australia
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Alley Tunes Records
Our obsession is vinyl & killer coffee to the people of Melbourne.  Digging is what it is about. Collectors, djs, fans of everything underground. We specialise in underground dance music. Everything electronic music. You’ll also find a taste of reggae, soul, jazz, hip-hop, disco, blues, African, latin, rock, Indie & disco, funk & house.
8/660a Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122, Australia
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Fancy Hanks
Hip, American-style eatery, serving slow-cooked BBQ ribs and brisket, plus craft beer and cocktails.
79 Bourke St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia
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The Toff in Town
Unique bar and club with art deco train carriage booths, for live music, theatre and late-night DJs.
252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia
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Stone and Wood Beer

Handcrafted beers born and raised in Byron Bay.

4-6 Boronia Pl, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia
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Drugstore Coffee

Specialty cafe in South Yarra, Melbourne.

Level G, 194 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia
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Fredo Pies

Fredo Pies offers over 25 varieties of delicious pies daily.

73 Macleay St, Frederickton NSW 2440, Australia
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Trunk Bar & Restaurant
Trendy bar and diner in a restored 1850s synagogue with a huge beer garden, plus rooftop beehives.
Level 1, 275 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Forum Theatre
Historic theatre and live music venue in Melbourne, Australia.
Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Howler
Music and cinema in an imaginative venue featuring a contemporary garden bar and a bespoke theatre.
7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
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Northcote Social Club
Hip, laid-back joint with regular live bands & a spacious deck offering updated pub eats & beer.
301 High St, Northcote VIC 3070, Australia
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Palais Theatre
Number one venue, and largest seated theatre in Australia.
Lower Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
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The Corner Hotel
Landmark locale for local and international music acts, with a rooftop bar and a pub grub menu.
57 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia
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The Gasometer Hotel
DJs and live acts in a 2-storey room with a retractable roof, plus a bar and stone-walled bistro.
484 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
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The Tote Hotel

Long-running, iconic locale with exposed-brick walls, for punk, metal, and psychedelic rock bands.

67-71 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
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Pie in the Sky

Cafe and bakery with handmade pies. 

43 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda VIC 3788, Australia
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Hill-Top Cake Shop
Small bakery offering a range of pastries and treats including their signature meat pies.
601 Whitehorse Rd, Surrey Hills VIC 3127, Australia
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Eagles Nest Bar and Grill
Restaurant and the Bullwheel bistro and bar, with rooftop event and function space.
110 Eagle St, Longreach QLD 4730, Australia
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Goldilocks Bar
Fairy tale themed cocktail lounge and rooftop bar.
264 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Great Northern Hotel
Laid-back 1880s watering hole with a bustling beer garden, serving classic pub grub and craft beers.
644 Rathdowne St, Carlton North VIC 3054, Australia
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Milkwood Cafe
Poached eggs and ricotta pancakes in a snug, popular space with white brick walls and high ceilings.
120 Nicholson St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia
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Little Creatures Brewery Geelong
This Australian brewing company started as a group of hop-loving compadres. Their love for quality brew and a good time has metamorphosized into a brewing company that houses some of the most flavorful beer in Australia.
221 Swanston St, South Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
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Admiral Cheng-Ho
Artisanal coffee and organic brunch dishes crafted in a cool cafe with distressed-brick walls.
325 Johnston St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia
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Brother Baba Budan
Specialty coffee shop serving cakes in a quirky space with wood panelling and bar stools
359 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Everyday Coffee
Cozy coffee spot with not your average, everyday cup, but a special one that you'll be wanting everyday.
33 Johnston St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
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Monk Bodhi Dharma
Vegan dishes in a hip, bustling micro-roastery with distressed-brick walls and timber tables.
202 Carlisle St, Balaclava VIC 3183, Australia
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Seven Seeds Specialty Coffee
Airy, industrial-chic cafe and micro-roaster serving all-day brunch, salads and specialty teas.
106-114 Berkeley St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
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The Old Bar
Old-school venue with band posters lining red walls and a diverse nightly line-up of live music.
74-76 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
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Porgie & Mr Jones
Refined cafe meals in a hip locale with distressed walls and bare bulbs, plus a courtyard.
291 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia
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Cafe Romantica
Brunswick's late night haven. Open right through the night with pizza, booze and home made gelato.
52-54 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia
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Blackcat Fitzroy
Stalwart bar with comfy sofas, bright windows and pavement beer garden, featuring local art and DJs.
252 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
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Carlton & United Breweries
Australia's leading brewer, CUB brews iconic Australian beers such as Victoria Bitter, Crown Lager, Carlton Draught and Cascade.
77 Southbank Blvd, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
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Mountain Goat Beer
Established in 1997, Mountain Goat Beer is a microbrewery with a focus on bringing the fair people of Melbourne better-tasting beer options.
80 North St, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia
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Lazerpig Pizza
Using their hand-built, wood-fired oven, Lazerpig is a classic yet creative pizza parlor with a passion for food, music, people and the party.
9-11 Peel St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
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Bar Open
Cosy pub with exposed-brick walls, hosting art shows, comedy nights, live music and film screenings.
317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
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Schoolhouse Studios
A not-for-profit arts organization, Schoolhouse Studios provides affordable workspaces for emerging artists and creative businesses in inner-city Melbourne
81 Rupert St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
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