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Bourke Street, Melbourne

Bourke Street, Melbourne

Melbourne’s bustling city centre is home to many vibrant streets and laneways. One of them is the famous Bourke Street and its mall; best known for its lively shopping, restaurants and pubs.

Locals often name this street “Melbourne’s Second street” and it is home to the massive rival department stores Myer and David Jones.

Bourke Street Mall Shops, Restaurants, Bars & Parking

Traditionally, Bourke Street is one of the best places for shopping and entertainment in Melbourne. In the past, the street was home to some of the best theatres and cinemas in town. Currently, the entertainment scene has changed due to the addition of new shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Those who love shopping should visit the Bourke Street Mall and duck in and out of the many retail stores here. This mall is Melbourne’s most popular outdoor pedestrian mall. Within this vibrant area, you’ll come across tons of shops, boutiques and restaurants. Some of the stores that you will find along Bourke Street Mall include Zara, Swarovski, Sussan, Katies, Body Shop, Sportsgirl, Cue, plus so many more.

While you shop, you can enjoy the many buskers that play along here with many talented musicians entertaining the crowds daily.

When it comes to dining, it can be described in three words – eclectic, vibrant and lively. Choices of restaurants include beautifully decorated upscale restaurants, bustling bars and pubs, and a range of casual dining venues. Whether you love steak or seafood, you’ll find everything here!

Just a short walk from Flinder’s Street Station, Bourke Street Mall is also accessible by the number 86 and 96 trams as well as from Swanston Street or Elizabeth Street.

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