The CBD has seen better days. The last year and a bit has taken its toll on everyone, but postcode 3000 – and its cafes, bars and restaurants particularly – have borne a disproportionate brunt of the pandemic’s economic impact. These venues, the places that make Melbourne feel like Melbourne, need your support.
The City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government have partnered to create Melbourne Money – a rebate that gives you 20 per cent off your bill at any hospitality venue in the city (and surrounds). Just spend at least $50, take a photo of your receipt, upload it to the website, and you’ll get 20 per cent back into your bank account.
This guide is here to jog your memory, to remind you of all of the brilliant places the CBD has to offer. You’ll also find our picks for where we’ll be spending our Melbourne Money. Just remember though – almost all businesses that sell food and drink are eligible for this scheme.
Go on. Eat, drink, have fun – do it for our city.