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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Tapas and vermouth 'til midnight.

103 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


This sprawling outdoor bar is pouring drinks until 3am.

1-9 Federation Wharf (under Princes Bridge)
Melbourne VIC


Mezcal, tequila and tacos until 7am. Messy.

233 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Ponyfish Island

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

Southbank Pedestrian Bridge
Southgate VIC 3006

Dodee Paidang

Affordable, street-style Thai until 1am.

Basement 353 Little Collins
Melbourne VIC 3000

Izakaya Den

This Japanese basement stays up to midnight.

Basement 114 Russell Street
Melbourne VIC 3000