A city with something for everyone, Gay Melbourne has rewards aplenty for those willing to do a bit of exploring. Often overshadowed international by Gay Sydney — with its famous Madri Gras and prize jewels on display — discovering the best of Melbourne requires venturing down a labyrinth of laneways to find hidden speakeasy-cocktail bars, world-class coffee roasters, avant-garde art galleries or pop-up performance venues. The city-fringe neighborhoods of South Yarra and Collingwood are a hotspot for gays, hipster and all things trendy — where it is common to see queer folk out in full force, snogging in bars or walking hand in hand down the street. While gay bars and saunas are largely centered in Collingwood, gay locals no longer feel the need to limit themselves to such venues and neither should you. You can find rainbow flags flying from buildings, plenty of Queer Street art, advertising vying for the pink dollar and LGBT-friendly stickers on all manner of local shops.
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TEN years ago, Commercial Road was indisputably Melbourne's queer epicentre: a South Yarra hotspot teeming with gay bars, clubs, cafes and clothing stores. But in the past four weeks, the doors have shut on two of its iconic hotels: the Market and the Xchange. The former will become an upscale nightclub that's ''gay-friendly'' but not gay; the future of the latter is still unclear. Their closures have sparked debate about Commercial Road's continued viability as a gay hub - and whether there's even a need for gay venues in Credit: John Woudstra. Now you can connect with like-minded people online. Still, Richard has fond memories of the Xchange, where he worked in the late s.
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You would think what with the fanfare surrounding Sydney's annual Mardi Gras festival that the harbour city was the clear ringleader of Australia's gay scene, but Melbourne certainly gives its sibling some decent rivalry. Guys, looking to get some action without navigating Grindr? You can always go to an SOPV. While you're at it, check out our list of top gay bars and pick-up bars.