It must be love

Ear­lier this year, thou­sands of Mel­bur­ni­ans went to Time Out’s web­site and voted for their favourite cafés, pubs, shops, parks and other lo­cal spots that make us love our city. Now, we can finally re­veal the re­sults...

Time Out (Melbourne) - - LOVE MELBOURNE WINNERS -

Café Win­ner! Auc­tion Rooms Full of hot young things and cool old things, the Auc­tion Rooms café and roast­ery serves tram trip-wor­thy cof­fee. à 103-107 Er­rol St, North Mel­bourne 3051. 03 9326 7749. www.auc­tion­room­ Mon-thu 7am-5pm; Fi, Sat noon-3am; Sun noon-1am.

Late-night spot Win­ner! Heart­breaker The home of late-night rock’n’roll on the edge of Chi­na­town is giv­ing dive bars a good name. à 234 Rus­sell St, Mel­bourne 3000. 03 9663 2112. heart­breaker­ Mon-sat 5pm-3am; Sun 5-11pm. Bot­tle shop: daily 5-11pm.

Place to drink in the sun Win­ner! Ar­bory Bar and Eatery This mas­sive out­door eatery and beer gar­den stretches for 120 me­tres along the river bank and serves killer Espresso Mar­ti­nis and Aperol Spritzes on tap. à Flin­ders Walk, Mel­bourne 3000. 03 8648 7644. ar­ MonWed 7.30am-11.30pm; Thu-sun 7.30am-1am.

Mu­sic venue Win­ner! The Fo­rum Most lo­cals have fond mem­o­ries of danc­ing to their favourite bands un­der the twin­kling lights of the Fo­rum’s deep blue sky-ceil­ing, sur­rounded by Greco-ro­man stat­ues. à 154 Flin­ders St, Mel­bourne 3000. 1300 111 011.­rum­mel­

Park Win­ner! Ed­in­burgh Gar­dens These sprawl­ing North Fitzroy gar­dens at­tract north­siders by the hun­dreds on sunny af­ter­noons. à St Ge­orges Rd, Fitzroy North 3068.

Club Win­ner! Re­volver Up­stairs On week­ends, the party never stops at this Chapel Street institution, where many of the city’s best DJS can be found spin­ning tracks. à 229 Chapel St, Prahran 3181. 03 9521 5985. re­volverup­ Tue-wed 5pm-4am; Thu 5pm-6am; Fri 5pm-noon; Sat 5pm-9am; Sun noon-9am.

LGBTQ hang­out Win­ner! Sir­cuit Bar Whether you’re af­ter a sweaty techno rave, drag queen per­for­mance or a chilled-out drink or two, this Colling­wood bar never fails to de­liver. à 103 Smith St, Fitzroy 3065. 03 9416 3960. www.sir­ Wed-sun 9pm-3am.

Cultural institution Win­ner! NGV International With an ex­cel­lent per­ma­nent col­lec­tion and block­buster ex­hi­bi­tions, this grand mod­ernist build­ing re­mains Aus­tralia’s most vis­ited art mu­seum. à 180 St Kilda Rd, South­bank 3006. 03 8620 2222. Daily 10am-5pm.

Pub Win­ner! The Park Wer­ribee This craft beer des­ti­na­tion makes the jour­ney

to Wer­ribee more than worth it. à12 Wat­ton St, Wer­ribee 3030. 03 9741 1441. www.thep­ark­w­er­ Wed, Thu noon-11pm; Fri, Sat noon-late; Sun noon-11pm.

Land­mark Win­ner! Flin­ders Street Sta­tion Which Mel­bur­nian hasn’t waited for friends un­der the clocks, or dreamed of one day vis­it­ing the elu­sive Flin­ders Street Sta­tion Ball­room? à Cnr Flin­ders St & Swanston St, Mel­bourne 3000.

Shop Win­ner! Read­ings Carl­ton This Ly­gon Street book­store isn’t just fa­mous in Mel­bourne ei­ther – Read­ings Carl­ton took out the Book­store of the Year award at the Lon­don Book Fair International Ex­cel­lence Awards in 2016. à 309 Ly­gon St, Carl­ton 3053. 03 9347 6633.­­ton. Mon-sat 9am-11pm; Sun 10am-9pm.

Cin­ema Win­ner! Cin­ema Nova Since its in­cep­tion in 1992, Mel­bourne’s largest art­house movie complex (it has 16 screens) has

been renowned for sup­port­ing lo­cal films. It was also among the first cin­e­mas in the coun­try to screen stage pro­duc­tions from around the world. à 380 Ly­gon St, Carl­ton 3053. 03 9347 5331. www.cin­e­

Street art Win­ner! Hosier Lane Op­po­site Fed­er­a­tion Square and join­ing Flin­ders Lane with Flin­ders Street, the cob­ble­stoned Hosier Lane is ar­guably the cen­tral point of the city’s street art scene. à Hosier Ln, Mel­bourne 3000.

Ar­cade or laneway Win­ner! Royal Ar­cade Aus­tralia’s old­est ar­cade hasn’t lost any of its orig­i­nal charm and spe­cialises in jew­ellers, fash­ion and gifts. à 355 Bourke St, Mel­bourne 3000. 0438 891 212. roy­alar­ Mon-thu 9am-6pm; Fri 10am-8pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-5pm. ■

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