With more than 100 works showing between 7pm and 7am, White Night is also a long night. If you plan to stick it out until morning, you'll need a decent feed. Maybe even two. Thankfully, plenty of places trade past midnight on Saturdays, and a handful have extended their hours to 7am for the event. Here are our picks for a pre-event dinner; midnight drinks and snacks; or even a 6am burger.

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Starting at Carlton Gardens? Book in for nice dinner at one of the city's best restaurants first. Trading to 1am.

49 Rathdowne Street, Carlton

Ichi Ni Nana

Gyoza, tempura, sushi, sashimi and don until 1am, near the Carlton Gardens.

Ground Floor 127 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
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Village People Hawker Food Hall

Open to 1am for pungent, uncompromising Southeast Asian food, just upstairs from Ichi Ni Nana.

Level 1 127 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
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Hotel Lincoln

Treat yourself to a refined pub meal, two blocks from the Carlton Gardens. Closes at midnight.

91 Cardigan street, Carlton

Touché Hombre

Mexican street eats up to 7am.

233 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
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Boilermaker House

Open until 6am for all your whisky and beer needs.

209-211 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
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Garden State Hotel

The huge pub is open to 3am for drinks and 1am for food.

101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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Open to midnight for Andrew McConnell's clever Japanese food.

180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
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Tapas and vermouth 'til midnight.

103 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
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This sprawling outdoor bar is pouring drinks until 3am.

1-9 Federation Wharf (under Princes Bridge), Melbourne
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Butchers Diner

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

10 Bourke Street, Melbourne


Authentic Tokyo-style ramen, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

225 Russell Street, Melbourne


A 24-hour Greek institution in the city.

177-183 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
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Beneath Driver Lane

Serving cocktails, oysters, charcuterie and cheese to 7am.

2 12 Driver Lane, Melbourne
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Mezcal, tequila and tacos until 7am. Messy.

233 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Ponyfish Island

This floating bar is keeping the lights on until 5am.

Southbank Pedestrian Bridge , Southgate

Bodega Underground

A late night shrine to tacos and mezcal, serving until 3am.

55 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne


In-house eatery Connie's Pizza cooks pies up to 3am.

234A Russell Street, Melbourne

Magic Mountain Saloon

Punchy Thai food and cocktails until 3am.

62 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

The Catfish

Grab a beer and a Philly cheesesteak near the Carlton Gardens. Open to 1am.

30 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Dodee Paidang

Affordable, street-style Thai until 1am.

Basement 353 Little Collins, Melbourne

The Workers Club

Classic pub meals, a brief walk away from the Carlton Gardens. Trading to 1am.

51 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Section 8

Take a breather from the festivities at this outdoor container bar. Open to 1am.

27-29 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne

Arbory Bar & Eatery

Espresso martinis until 1am. That'll keep you kicking.

Flinders Walk, Melbourne

Izakaya Den

This Japanese basement stays up to midnight.

Basement 114 Russell Street, Melbourne

8bit CBD

You have until 11pm to get your hands around one of these burgers.

231 Swanston Street, Melbourne

China Red

The touchscreen ordering system means your dumplings will be out in a flash. Open to 11pm.

Shop 6 206 Bourke Street, Melbourne