Ready to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our action-packed concrete jungle? Have a pen at the ready because here’s what you expect to sink your teeth into in our metro precinct: fashionable five-star accommodation, 70s inspired burger bars, eclectic cafés, retro record stores, edgy bars, world-class lattés, trendy barbers and creativity-infused workshops.
Bold, flamboyant and splattered with original Adam Cullen artwork, The Cullen is the cool kid on the block. You’ll add an extra digit to your ‘cool’ appeal just by walking through the doors. Located in the heart of Prahran, just moments from the Prahran Market, the boutique Greville Street and Chapel Street.
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to come home from skiing on the Alps to a log cabin bar, then pull up your skis because this is the place for you! With a ’70s inspired decor, this funky bar is decked out with timber walls, an open fireplace and stone masonry. You can’t beat their fantastic outdoor area and phenomenal American cuisine. The fried chicken is a must.
If you’re the type to rock Air Max 90s, Yellow Bird is the place for you. There’s great music, an affordable menu and an outdoor area that’s great for people watching on a summer’s night. Most importantly there’s an all day breakfast menu for you late comers. A medley of the usual suspects, as well as the not-so-usual: billion $$$ strawberry pancakes, Scandanavian and ave amarilla corn fritters being a few to command attention.
Artists Lane Art Walk (Windsor)
Running parallel to Chapel Street is Artists Lane (Aerosol Alley to southsiders), a long bluestone alley splattered in street art. The project was initiated by artist Wayne Tindall, who started by painting himself and his wife outside his studio in the laneway before getting other artists involved, with the blessing of the local Council. Look for the painted bins and colour-splashed walls. Featuring artists include @luckylucks, @conrad_bizjak, @resio_, @mikeyxxi and @_bailer. For more street art in Chapel Street Precinct, check out the full list here.
Greville Records (Prahran)
The oldest remaining retailer on the street, Greville Records is a beacon radiating everything that Greville Street was, is and always will be. Independent, lightly-off mainstream and a place to travel to. Here you’ll find people of all backgrounds after one thing – good music and hard to find vinyl. Add to that a feeling of community and a damn cool place to hang out – you literally can’t beat it. Make sure you keep an antenna to the sky for their next Sunday live music session – like the pied piper the bands playing lure people from all around for a taste of music how it’s meant to be heard.
Union Heights is Melbourne’s destination for all things hip hop. With a focus on supporting local artists, Union Heights stocks independently released hip hop vinyl, CDs and tapes. Union Heights stocks the biggest range of aerosol paints and related art supplies south of The Yarra with over 600 colours combined.
Located in the heart of Greville Street, Brother Wolf is not to be overlooked. A classic old school barber shop, with bangin’ hipster vibes. With awesome tunes and free flowing convo’, you’ll walk out with a new mate to go along with your new look.
Perfecting coffee for the city that love to drink it. Market Lane Coffee is a specialty roaster and café dedicated to sourcing superior beans from single estates. Beans are roasted on site and can be tasted through espresso, pour over and Clover. There’s also a broad range of beans and equipment for making coffee at home, plus you can join their coffee club to make sure you never run out of beans again. Pop in for free coffee tastings on Saturday mornings (10am-11am) or to check out the infamous mushroom burger stand out front.