Whether it’s to escape the crowds or to keep up your energy for the 12-hour nocturnal event – you’re going to need to eat and unwind with a drink on Saturday night. Here’s where to go (broken down by area).

4 Elements (Carlton Gardens and Surrounds)

Smokin’ Barrys
Rathdowne Street, Carlton
Open from 7pm–7am

Mr Burger
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street Carlton
Open from 7pm–7am

The Curtin
29 Lygon Street, Melbourne
Open from 3pm–3am

Northern Lights (LaTrobe and Lonsdale)

Nieuw Amsterdam
106–122 Hardware Lane, Melbourne
Open from 12pm–7am (depending on numbers), bar food is being served until 4am.

Trunk Bar and Restaurant
275 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Open from 3pm–7am, full menu stops at 10.30pm, with the pizza menu commencing thereafter.

Mr Tulk
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Open from 9am–7am (kitchen will remain open dependent on demand).

The Big Chill (Lonsdale and Bourke)

Sun Moth Canteen & Bar
Shop 3, 377 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Open from 3pm–11am. Sun Moth will be offering special beers for the occasion: Belgium’s Dr’s Order’s Zephyr White and North Melbourne’s Edge Brewing White Stout. Small Batch espresso will also be served right up until 11pm.

The Toff In Town
Level 2, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Open from 5pm–5am (kitchen open from 5pm–3am)

Goldilocks
Level 4 264 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Rooftop open from 12pm–1am, downstairs open from 5pm–3am

Rivers of Gold (Bourke and Collins)

Bar Ampere
16 Russell Place, Melbourne
Open from 4pm–5am

Bar Americano
20 Presgrave Place, Melbourne
Open from 5pm–1am, with the adjacent Trink Tank art space showing Matthew Bax’s work, Alone, all night.

Boney
68 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Open from 12pm–7am (kitchen closes at 12am)

Meyers Place
20 Meyers Place, Melbourne
Open from 5pm–4am

Tears Before Dawn (Collins and Flinders Lane)

Magic Mountain Saloon
62 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Open from 8am–3am, kitchen closes at 12am

Chin Chin & Go Go Bar
125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne (Go Go Bar entry via Higson Lane)
Open from 11–2am

Shebeen
36 Manchester Lane, Melbourne
Open from 4pm–3am

Wonderland (Flinders Lane – The Yarra)

Meatball & Wine Bar
135 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Open from 12pm–3am

MoVida and MoVida Next Door
1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne and 164 Flinders Street, Melbourne
MoVida is open from 12pm–3am (kitchen closes at 10.30pm). MoVida next door will be open from 12pm–3am (both venues will remain open dependent on demand).

Riverland
1–9 Federation Wharf, Melbourne (under Princes Bridge)
Open from 8am–3am

Journal
253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Open from 8am–1am

Sita’s Garden (Birrarung Marr)

Indian and Sri Lankan food trucks will be dotted across Birrarung Marr. No alcohol vendors will be present.

The Engine (Alexandra Gardens – Queen Victoria Gardens)

A variety of food trucks will be dotted along Petticoat Lane, including Beatbox Kitchen.

Keyframes (Southbank and the Arts Precinct)

Blondie Bar
31 Sturt Street, Southbank
Open from 12pm–2am (last drinks at 1am, food available until close)

Teatro
Tenancy A, Southbank Promenade, Hamer Hall
Open from 12pm–3am

Belgian Beer Cafe
5 Riverside Quay, Southbank
Open from 11am–3am

White Night Melbourne 2015 will run from 7pm–7am. More food venues and portable vendors will be open across the festival’s precincts. If you need a hand, read our White Night highlights guide with creative director, Andrew Walsh, or check out our handy maps.