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Time there half/full day
Time to visit 10am onwards
Getting around walk
Getting there Train: Parliament /Tram: 86

Gertrude Street is one of Melbourne’s coolest streets, staked with heaps of amazing restaurants, cafe, bars, galleries, and stores. This high quality of establishments means shopping and food is more expensive than other parts of the city, however Dirty Gerty is too good to miss!

 

CARLTON GARDENS

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The Carlton Gardens is at the West end of Gertrude Street and 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

 

Tamura Sake Bar

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Tamura Sake, Records & Jazzy Kitchen offers an authentic Japanese izakaya dining experience. The food is home-made and focuses on whole chicken and less waste. They source original sake, beer and the best music selection from Japan. Tip: Try the Yuzushu! www.tamurasakebar.com | 43 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

 

The Standard Store

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The Standard Store does break the Do-Something? low budget rule but this store has cool as fuck clothes from all over the global. So, even if can’t afford anything like us it’s still worth a look inside and you never know there could be a sale on. www.thestandardstore.com.au | 159 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

 

HANDSOM

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Handsom is another store that breaks the Do-Something? low budget rule but it’s worth astop even if you just window shop. This contemporary and timeless brand was founded in late 2009 by British couple Henry Allum and Sam Rush. Combining the two designers backgrounds in fashion and product design, each collection balances contemporary design, with considered functionality, and a focus on the everyday. www.handsom-store.com | 163 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

 

Third drawer down

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Third Drawer Down has been making clever, thoughtful artwork into gift and homeware products since 2003. Not just any artist either, the collaboration list reads more like a show at an international gallery or museum of modern art than a small store just off Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. So, if your looking for a gift or just want to treat yourself get on into Third Drawer Down. www.thirddrawerdown.com | 93 George St, Fitzroy

 

TRIPPY TACO

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Vegetarian Street Style Mexican food that will leave you full but still wanting more. The tacos are the restaurants speciality but their is nothing bad on this menu and the chip are always a good call. Here is the menu | www.trippytaco.com.au | 234 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

 

NORTHSIDE RECORDS

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Northside Records is in Monocle top 100 retail stores worldwide and owner Chris Gill brings the funk every Thursday on his show “The Get Down” broadcasted at midday on Three Triple R Melbourne Community Radio Station. At Northside you will find the records Chris plays on his show and many many more. You can expert to walk out with a bag full of vinyl. Northside hold live regular instore events and has their own record label that helps local musicians get their music on wax and into the world. www.northsiderecords.com.au | 236 Gertrude St, Fitzroy