It’s amazing how a Wednesday night well spent can make that weekend feel a whole lot closer. Perhaps that involves tucking into a wallet-friendly feast, or maybe you’re more partial to some cocktails and a good ol’ dance floor session. Either way, this city’s got a truckload of great hump day options, to send you cruising through the tail-end of your week in excellent form. Try our pick of where to go out on a Wednesday night in Melbourne.
The Last Jar
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The Last Jar
MELBOURNE CBD
The Last Jar Wednesday Nights
Nothing puts a pep in your step like some lively Irish tunes and the Wednesday night sessions at The Last Jar are as upbeat as they come. The friendly Irish pub plays host to a toe-tapping, traditional live music jam, from 6pm each week. Grab some happy hour drinks between 5.30-7.30pm, then settle in and enjoy the tunes.
Mr Scruff's Wednesday Nights
When it comes to Wednesday night dinner specials, few can match the value-packed deal being dished up at Mr Scruff’s. Every hump day, this Collingwood hot-spot saves loyal locals from all their midweek woes, offering half-price food to everyone who lives in the ‘hood. The wallet-friendly food situation is available from 5-10pm, and there’s a solid crop of cocktails and craft beers to match.
The Bay Mordialloc Wednesday Nights
Down in Mordialloc, The Bay Hotel is serving up a protein-packed Wednesday night dinner special, to help bump you over that midweek hump in style. Venture in to enjoy a juicy 250g porterhouse steak, with salad, chips and your choice of four sauces, for a bargain $15. Cap it off with a few pints in the beer garden and your hump day ain’t looking too shabby at all.
29th Apartment Wednesday Nights
This St Kilda bar sure knows a thing or two about hump day partying, its famously good Wednesday night sessions promising cheap eats, budget-friendly booze and lots of high energy dance floor fun. Your $10 entry will score you a free drink and unlimited pizza, then there’s live tunes from 8pm and DJ sets bringing the party vibes until 3am.
The Flying Duck Wednesday Nights
In need of a few hump day chuckles? Swing by The Flying Duck Hotel and get involved with the pub’s popular Wednesday night comedy sessions, which take over the front bar from 7.30pm each week. There’s a solid program of stand-up acts to get you giggling, and some top-notch pub fare to enjoy alongside.
Polly Cocktail Bar Wednesday Nights
If you love a cheeky midweek cocktail, you’ll discover one of the northside’s best-kept Wednesday night secrets at Brunswick Street’s Polly. Each week, the bar here slings a whole range of hump day booze specials, from 5pm right through to 1am. In the line-up, you’ll find three featured cocktails priced at $12 each, as well as $5 house wines and $7 pints.
Turf Bar
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Turf Bar
MELBOURNE CBD
Turf Bar Wednesday Nights
Scored a cheeky Thursday morning sleep-in? Make the most of it, and get on down to Turf Bar’s weekly backpacker night festivities. Wednesday nights here involve a DJ-fuelled dance floor, loads of giveaways and prizes, a pool comp (from 10pm), and a massive crop of food and drink specials, including $6 pints, $6 basics and $5 pizzas.
Less Than Zero Wednesday Nights
Less Than Zero’s newly minted weekly trivia has already earned itself a swag of loyal regulars, happening from 7.30pm every Wednesday night. Entry is free and the prizes are top-notch, with bar tabs and beers going to the top point scorers. Shoot the bar an email to register your team and secure a table.
Maeve Fox Wednesday Nights
When Wednesday night calls for a laidback little drinking session en route home from work, Maeve Fox certainly delivers. The Richmond cocktail bar is prime turf for that hard-earned hump day tipple, offering specials like $10 cocktails and $5 basic spirits, from 5pm until late. Throw in one of the kitchen’s ‘feed me’ boards and you’ve got yourself a solid midweek treat.
Katuk Bar
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Katuk Bar
SOUTH YARRA
Katuk Bar Wednesday Nights
Just because you’re saving money, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Over in South Yarra, the ever-popular Katuk makes for a ripper Wednesday night pit-stop, what with its friendly vibes, comfy setting and tidy array of drink specials. Pop in after work and reward yourself with hump day treats like $5 basics and half-price classic cocktails.