Have a hankering for getting the gang together and getting away these holidays? It’s time to fire up the group chat and plug ‘Chapel Street’ into your maps app because there ain’t no better place for an extended group hang than Melbourne’s sprawling south-east strip. Think rooftop bars, delish dining, bowling, rock climbing, pampering and group workshops galore.

Good views, good vibes, good bevs. What more can you ask for? The rooftop is what will most excite you and your crew. Impressive skyline views, casual seating and an expansive blue bar that’s begging your group to join the party. A menu flaunting a modern Australian fare, forget fussy or fancy, this place is serving up all your pub faves with a touch of bloody delicious.

Why hello SOAK. Melbourne’s first beauty bar and salon. Alongside a full-service bar (yes, you can sip on a cocktail while you’re pampered), the space includes an impressive 15 metre manicure counter, hair and makeup styling stations, two beauty rooms, a spray tan room and a custom-built lounge area. The Soak Team is ready and waiting for your call. Book in today at www.soak.bar or call the salon on 9826 3970.

Often compared to a day spa with art, the Windsor Workshop is adult crafty heaven. With no pipe cleaners in sight, the creative goods come in the form of expert floral watercolour painting, weaving, lino printing, embroidered art and more. Each session is run by a talented artist and hosted with delicious food platters and cocktails. Unleash your hidden artist and take a few friends with you for grown up playtime.

High Street’s local favourite, The Smith, is the perfect spot for you and all your comrades, even the ones you picked up along the way. The vibes, which are all about fun and a bit of light-hearted mischief, make The Smith one of the best spots for a group tipple, leaving no man behind. Art covered walls and a retracting glass roof are a huge draw card. It’s a Tokyo summer in the atrium this year, check out their Japanese-inspired pop-up events, on ‘til March.

Get your best group of pals together and play some barefoot bowls while the sun is shining. Melbourne Bowling Club, the oldest in Australia, is the perfect spot to celebrate post-iso living. Each session is only $10 to $20 a pop.

Boulder Project is the first climbing gym located in the inner-south of Melbourne. It has been designed to deliver a unique climbing experience that reflects the strong social, fitness, and music culture of the Prahran area. Boulder Project is a place that you can challenge yourself, meet like-minded people and always feel welcome.

Fa La La Local Gift Guide

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If you’re making your list, and checking it twice, sparing a thought for local Chapel Street Precinct business would be awfully nice! And tell your friends, Chaps Back Baby! Click for the Support Local Gift Guide for a range of unique gift ideas this Chrissy.

New Businesses in Chapel Street Precinct

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Chapel Street Precinct has welcomed everything from a piano bar, a plant-based pharmacy, to a French style steakhouse. Plus, a new neighbourhood alleyway wine bar as well as a coworking space like no other. Check out who's joined this vibrant corridor in Melbourne.

Top Bars in Chapel Street Precinct

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We’ve got the lowdown on the some of the best bars to check out, and we would know because we #getonthebeers. Here’s some of our favourite bars in Chapel Street Precinct.

Best Brunch in Chapel Street Precinct

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Brunch is back on Chaps! Grab a buddy, a pal, or even a BAE and get your brunch on! Check out our list of some of the best places to check out in Chapel Street Precinct.

Dinner Hotspots in Chapel Street Precinct

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Grabbing dinner on Chapel Street is filled with possibilities. Need some help narrowing down the mouthwatering options? Try something off this list! We've broken it down into two categories - fine dining and casual dining - we know you'll have lots of fun working your way down this one.

Forrest Hill Precinct & Chapel North South Yarra

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Next time you’re heading to Chapel Street, why not explore a little further and take a stroll down to Forrest Hill Precinct in Chapel North? A unique hub offering designer fashion, world-class desserts, top shelf coffee, art devoted accommodation and unique health and wellness. It is also home to Australia’s first international integrated lifestyle and retail precinct, Capitol Grand.

Outdoor Dining & Beer Garden Hotspots

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It’s time for cocktails and glasses of wine outdoors with friends. Luckily for ya’ll, we know the outdoor dining and beer garden hot spots, where the drinks and meals are tasty and good times ensue.

Bottomless Brunch in Chapel Street Precinct Melbourne

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Whether you're celebrating a special event, in need of a cheeky hair of the dog or just feel like taking the edge off before lunchtime (it's midday somewhere right?) - there's an array of boozy brunch options for you in Chapel Street Precinct Melbourne.