We’ve got nothing against a cheeky late-night kebab or McD’s burger, but Melbourne being the city it is, there are plenty of other worthwhile options after 11pm, even if you’re in the mood to sit down. Here are our go-tos, from 24-hour ramen joints to clubs serving pizza and fried chicken.

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Supper Inn

A Melbourne institution which stays open until 2.30am.

15 Celestial Avenue, Melbourne

Butchers Diner

Burgers, steak sandwiches and duck-heart yakitori, 24 hours a day.

10 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Ling Nan

Offering no-nonsense Cantonese dining in the heart of the CBD, Ling Nan has been satisfying Melbourne’s late-night cravings for around three decades.

204 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Bar Margaux

Walk down the nondescript staircase and let your eyes adjust. There’s no natural light at this bistro – that’s why it’s so easy to lose track of time.

Basement 111 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Section 8

A container bar in Chinatown.

27-29 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne

Mr Crackles

Pork crackling and crispy chicken-katsu rolls served until the early hours.

164 Bourke Street, Victoria

Bar Romantica

Channelling its predecessor's spirit in the form of pizzas until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.

52 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Stalactites

Souvlakis served around the clock.

177-183 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
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Shujinko

Serving some of Melbourne's best ramen, 24/7.

225 Russell Street, Melbourne

Bodega Underground

The full menu of tacos and sides is available until 3am every day.

55 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Heartbreaker

Head for Connie's – the inside pizza window that's open until 3am, six days a week.

234A Russell Street, Melbourne

Dodee Paidang

Affordable, street-style Thai, from 6.30am to 1am every day (and 3am on Fridays and Saturdays).

Basement 353 Little Collins, Melbourne

The Toff in Town

Open to 3am on weekdays and 5am on weekends for moreish Thai-inspired beer food. Cookie, a floor down, is also open late.

Level 2, Curtin House 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Pizza Pizza Pizza

New York-style slices served on paper plates until 1am on weekdays, and 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.

16 Meyers Place, Melbourne

Joey Smalls

Burgers, birds and fries until 3am on Friday and Saturday. And as a bonus: great tunes.

284 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Forester's Pub & Dining

24 beers on tap and pizza until 2am. Yes.

64 Smith Street, Collingwood

1806

Charcuterie and cheese until 11pm; and expert cocktails beyond that.

169 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

Ferdydurke

Cheese and hotdogs will keep you dancing till 1am.

Levels 1 and 2 31 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne

Bimbo

Don't worry if you're stuck in line – pizza is in the oven till 3am every night.

376 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
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Lucky Coq

Bimbo's sister cooks until midnight.

179 Chapel Street, Windsor

Magic Mountain Saloon

This Thai kitchen doesn't shut until midnight (2am on Fridays and Saturdays).

62 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Two Wrongs


Hotdogs, fries and "lavish kitsch" decor.

637 Chapel St, South Yarra

Bar Ampere

Wine and cheese until 3am. Hello.

16 Russell Place, Melbourne

Southside Central

Extreme burgers to quash midnight cravings.

34 Chapel Street, Windsor
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Massive Wieners

Dogs to 4.30am on Friday and Saturday.

226 Chapel Street, Prahran