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#1 The Old Feral

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:54 AM

For reasons best not posted here, I want to be out of the house tonight. From 6 ish till late (11 plus).  I'd rather not try to rope in friends.

So, armed with a car and a few bucks, how would you spend 5+ hours in Melbourne by yourself on a Thursday night?  

BTW I'm in the inner north and would prefer not to travel too far afield.

#2 Mamacass2

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

Movie and dinner.

#3 TopsyTurvy

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

Then a late movie!

#4 MummaBirdy

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:02 AM

Late night shopping (I think stores are open til 7 or 8 - though it's been a while for me!) then dinner at Mama Sita or another of those hard-to-get-in places (you'll be fine if its just you, and they have bar seating so no table alone), then a movie!

A little bit jealous...

#5 KC1979

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:03 AM

Dinner, shopping and a movie- all at Northland original.gif

#6 Mamacass2

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:05 AM

Ah yes I forgot the shopping part biggrin.gif , enjoy!

#7 jojonbeanie

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:48 AM

I'd take myself to see South Pacific or see what the MTC had on.

#8 Therese

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:47 AM

Shopping and a movie original.gif

#9 Carmen02

Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:52 AM

shopping, dinner and a movie...that sounds like heaven lol

#10 Rosie R

Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:21 AM

Inner North...Mmm, you are spoiled for choice I think original.gif It depends on what you like to do.  Lots of great little cafes and restaurants. I love Brunswick St for shopping and dinner, is also great for live bands original.gif  
If you like live music you could try these:
Dan Sultan and Leah Flanagan on at the Corner Hotel
Tinpan Orange are on at the Northcote Social Club
THE Migrations and the Fujiyama Mamas at the Retreat Hotel from 9pm....
Or you could do something like go to the Aquarium...
Or, go to a gym and do a casual class first, then head out for dinner and finish with your favourite dessert Tounge1.gif

#11 50ftqueenie

Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE (Rosie R @ 08/11/2012, 11:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dan Sultan and Leah Flanagan on at the Corner

Mmmmm Dan Sultan. That would be my choice. Makes my legs go to jelly...

OP, I'm jealous. I'd love a night to myself.

#12 #YKG

Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

I'd go to Doncaster shopping centre, shop, dinner at TGIF & then late session movie

#13 Beancat

Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE (KC1979 @ 08/11/2012, 08:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Dinner, shopping and a movie- all at Northland original.gif

This.  Is there gold class at northland?  Its a while since i have been there (back in my uni days when I was at La Trobe) You could shout yourself a treat and have dinner while watching the movie.  I just saw Argo and can highyly recommend it

#14 Rainbow Lemur

Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:57 PM

Dinner at Taxi Boat in Westgarth then over the road to see a movie.  If time permits wander up the hill and see some live music at the Wesley Anne.

#15 Gudrun

Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

I was going to suggest Westgarth too. Even two movies and grab something to eat from any of the cafes/restaurants and/or in the cinema centre. You could even sit there with your device and just go on EB like normal and do a bit of people watching on the side.

#16 tres

Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

Swim and gym session at the Northcote YMCA then Westgarth for dinner at Cafe Najla, followed by movie at Westgarth cinema.

Can I come?

#17 noi'mnot

Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

Kinda depends where you are, but right now I'm craving the Beef Rendang from Tom Phat (Sydney Road), and don't have a night alone in sight, so could you please go there and eat it so that I can live vicariously through you? There's shopping in the area too, and ace pubs/bars to hang out in after, but no movies I'm afraid.

Otherwise dinner in Carlton, then a movie at the Nova. (Or go to Tom Phat for dinner then movie at the Nova!)

Or PP's Northcote/Westgarth suggestions.

#18 ~Nic~

Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

I'm not in Melbourne, so can't help with specifics, but I would find a shopping centre that had a cinema in it (or nearby), wander around the shops and grab a cheap dinner in the food court, and then go find a movie to watch at 9 when the shops shut, that should finish around 10.30 or 11pm, so could then head home when ready.

Hope everythings ok OP.


#19 The Old Feral

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:23 PM

Thank you so much everyone, I really appreciate the advice and was getting quite excited...... and then the whole thing got stuffed up and I'm stuck home instead sad.gif

Still, now I'm well prepared for when it happens again!

#20 nano-tyrannus

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

When I read the title 'Night out alone in Melbourne' I thought the thread was going to be about racial hate crimes or dodgy blue hoody men... that's my impression of Melbourne... dangerous

Edited by nano-tyrannus, 08 November 2012 - 06:33 PM.

#21 #YKG

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

QUOTE (Beancat @ 08/11/2012, 01:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This.  Is there gold class at northland?  Its a while since i have been there (back in my uni days when I was at La Trobe) You could shout yourself a treat and have dinner while watching the movie.  I just saw Argo and can highyly recommend it

Nope no gold class at northland but then agian I dont go near northland anymore lol

nano-tyranus seriously?! every state and capital cities have their issues. Sydney isn't exactly stellar in reputation. I'd live in Melbourne then any other state TBH. But then again not everyone is afraid of shadows.

#22 RumbleBee

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

Drive in movie at Coburg!

You can order your food by text. By text!!

#23 Percoriel

Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:52 PM

QUOTE (RumbleBee @ 08/11/2012, 09:50 PM)
Drive in movie at Coburg!

You can order your food by text. By text!!

Now that is putting technology to good use!!
Sorry your night didn't work out OP sad.gif

#24 #YKG

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

QUOTE (RumbleBee @ 08/11/2012, 07:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Drive in movie at Coburg!

You can order your food by text. By text!!

OMG this is SO much fun BUT when your watching a movie and its up to the suspence part and someone knocks on your window with your delivery it momentairly scares you lol

#25 mummy2Rj

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

QUOTE (nano-tyrannus @ 08/11/2012, 07:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When I read the title 'Night out alone in Melbourne' I thought the thread was going to be about racial hate crimes or dodgy blue hoody men... that's my impression of Melbourne... dangerous

That's a shame, that, that is your impression of melbourne, it really is an awesome place to live.

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