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Getting there Train: Parliament

This guide will lead you through the Melbourne suburbs of Carlton, Fitzroy, Collingwood, Abbotsford and Richmond. Visiting only dog friendly parks, cafes, bars, pub and more. If you are looking for something to do in Melbourne and you have a dog, this is a sure way for you and your little M8 to make some new friends.

 

CARLTON GARDENS

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The Carlton Gardens is a perfect spot for a picnic because of it’s rolling green grass, bbq’s, playgrounds, fountains, ponds, skate spots, basketball/tennis courts and it’s unparalleled architecture within the city. In the middle of the gardens is the Royal Exhibition Building, inspired by the duomo in Florence, Italy, juxtaposed with the post-modernist design of the Melbourne Museum, which boasts the world’s largest IMAX Theatre screen. The Royal Exhibition Building was built for the 1880 World Expo and then in 1889 the Expo helped to build the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Be sure to check the weather first because if it’s sunny you could easily spend half a day in the gardens and if it’s not you could see something at IMAX or Melbourne Museum | Carlton St, Carlton

 

GRUB FOOD VAN

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Grub has a 1965 Airstream van out in the front garden and a greenhouse out the back with a table tennis and a kitchen attached. The menu is impressive with some many dishes worth a try and you can trust us they are all done right. We are sure you will be back for more. www.grubfitzroy.com.au | 87-89 Moor St, Fitzroy

 

MARQUIS OF LORNE

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This classic Fitzroy pub has been standing for over 150 years and now they serve ice cold beers, wine and food over three levels. Grab a sit in the well lit public bar, dinner room, out the front or on the rooftop. It is the perfect place to relax and catch up with your mates. www.marquisoflorne.com.au | 411 George St, Fitzroy

 

LULIE

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One of Melbourne’s best homely bars pouring quality local beer and wine. This saloon style bar plays great music and the vibe is always positive. Ritas Pizzeria take-away shop is in the same building, so here you get the best of both worlds all at your own table. The free pool table moves well so if your keen stand around and wait for your turn. www.lulietavern.com | 225 Johnston St, Abbotsford | 0437 626 885

 

DR. MORSE

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Tucked under the Victoria Park train station you will find cafe, restaurant, bar and club that is Dr. Morse open 7am until late everyday. With an Asian inspired menu and class cocktails to get you feeling right for a good old party night in the open air courtyard out the back. If you just need a coffee from Jr. Morse or your looking for an excellent dinning experience or you just want to dance the weekend away, Dr. Morse has you covered. www.drmorse.com.au | 274 Johnston St, Abbotsford | (03) 9416 1005

 

VIC PARK

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This Cricket and Australian Rules Football ground was first used for sport in 1879 and was home to the Collingwood Football Club for 107 years. The grounds record attendance was set in April 1948, when 47,000 fans watched Collingwood defeat South Melbourne. Nowadays, if the ground isn’t been used for organised sport you can though a frisbee with the dogos or kick the footy and imagine the grandstand full of the black and white army screaming for Gordon Coventry to kick another goal. Abbot St & Lulie St, Abbotsford

 

Park Hotel

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Happy Hours: Monday to Friday / 3pm - 6pm / $4 Pots, $8 Pints of everything on tap / Tuesdays Parma’s are $18 and Wednesdays 250g Porterhouse is $18. This is one of the best happy hours going around in Melbourne because the quality of beer on all the taps. The food is great with something for everyone. Grab a sit by the fire, out the front or in the doggo friendly beer garden. Plenty of screen for the footy too if that what you’re into. 191 Nicholson St, Abbotsford | (03) 9427 2030

 

VIC BAR

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The Vic Bar will always put you first, even if it’s not happy hour the drinks are cheap. You could easier spend few hours here any night of the week drinking cocktails, beers, wine or sprints, and you can order food from neighbouring restaurants at the bar. The music is always a hit and their is normally some local art on display, even we had an exhibition out the back. www.thevicbar.com.au | 281 Victoria St, Abbotsford | 03 9421 3922