Hardware Lane

Little Bourke St, Melbourne

Hardware Lane spans from Bourke Street to Little Lonsdale Street (that’s long!) and is a nightlife hot spot.

The land was formerly occupied by Kirk’s Horse Bazaar, an auction house that once sold hundreds of horses a week.

With its unique red pavement, its strong European feel is further strengthened by its many Italian and Spanish venues.

Most restaurants will have a spruiker out front, doing their best to win your service. Feel free to haggle with them to get a better deal, or avoid it entirely and research your destination before you go.