Thornbury is one of our favourite parts of Melbourne for bar hopping. Though gentrification has well and truly arrived on High Street, its effects have been relatively gentle. The bars here are relaxed, down-to-earth places in keeping with the convivial spirit Greek and Italian immigrants brought to Thornbury following the Second World War. Nearly everything is within walking distance, but if you’re feeling lazy the 86 tram runs right past all the good spots. Remember to schedule a pizza stop at Wolf and Swill or the Moor’s Head.