Your Guide to Downtown Melbourne
Planning on traveling to the Space Coast, but searching for some different spots to spend your day (or night) that doesn’t include the beach, yet would still like something that allows you to relax and unwind? Although the Space Coast’s beaches are perfect for a little R & R, there are other areas that are becoming more popular to visit for a day of fun, relaxation, and entertainment and one of those spots is Historic Downtown Melbourne.
Historic Downtown Melbourne, a little-known pleasantry to beach visitors, is becoming one of the Space Coast’s top places for shopping and entertainment. It is a great little escape from the beach without having to go too far. An easy drive from the beaches along the south part of the coast, Historic Downtown Melbourne is worth spending the whole day enjoying great food, great shopping, and a great nightlife. So we’ve created a list of places to check out and things to do to help you plan out your day.
Place to Eat
Sue Ann’s Bakery
817 E. New Haven Avenue
Melbourne | (321) 952-5256
This small, locally owned bakery with creative, energetic, fun bakers are always up for trying new flavors, new baked goods or just something fun! They have a variety of items on their menu for both lunch and dinner. Locals and visitors will tell you that this place is worth stopping by.
La Crepe de France
707 E. New Haven Avenue
Melbourne | (321) 837-3760
Le Crepe de France offers a unique French culinary experience for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Using fresh, local ingredients and sustainable growers, just glossing over their menu will make your mouth water.
812 E. New Haven Avenue
Melbourne | (321) 952-5510
This Irish pub offers authentic Irish food and beverages. Stop in for a pint, grab a bite, and stay for the friends you make.
There is a wide array of shops to peruse located all throughout Downtown:
- Antiques & Collectibles
- Arts & Gifts
- Fashion & Accessories
- Health & Beauty
- Home Décor & Hardware
- Specialty Shops
For more information on shopping, please visit – https://www.visitspacecoast.com/things-to-do/shopping
Fun & Play
Painting with a Twist
702 E. New Haven Avenue
Melbourne | (321) 698-7928
This is an easy way to enjoy being Picasso for a few hours and is for anyone of any age. Take home your own masterpiece as one of the local artists takes you step by step through the creation of your work of art.
The Gathering Table
318 E. New Haven Avenue
Melbourne | (321) 345-1965
The Gathering Table is downtown Melbourne’s first intimate interactive dining experience. The recreational cooking classes are designed for anyone who enjoys cooking, eating, entertaining or just has a passion for food. Whether you are hoping to learn some new skills, pick up some fresh ideas or just have a fun night out together, you are bound to find something you love from their list of innovative cooking classes.
Downtown Melbourne Wall Murals
Various Buildings along Downtown’s Main Street
Downtown Melbourne is using murals as a catalyst for redesigning their community and redefining the area as a destination for arts and culture. Public art is an essential component to community revitalization and fosters an environment of creativity and innovation. Be a part of history as you walk the streets and admire these works of art.
625 E. New Haven Avenue
Melbourne | (321) 723-8698
The Henegar Center presents full scale, high-quality plays and musicals to the community, and is becoming a nationally known artistic institution.
Hell n Blazes Brewing Company
1002 E. New Haven Avenue
Melbourne | (321) 821-4052
Hell ‘n Blazes Brewing Company operates out of a fully renovated, 120 year-old former hardware and farm supply store. The family-and-friends microbrewery is known for traditional brews, as well as the adventurous spirit that defines craft beer! Consistently pouring 12-18 unique house beers, with a 25-bottle wine list, the taproom pairs the old Florida lifestyle with the comfort of your own living room!
750 E. New Haven Avenue
Melbourne | (321) 723-7811
With a whiskey bar downstairs, a black-lit lava bar upstairs, and a tiki bar outside, if you are looking for a place where you can bar hop without even leaving the building, then this is place for you. Mainstreet Pub prides itself on quality with drinks made with fresh fruit, so no mixers, and a wide array of beer and wine choices, not to mention a modern take on pub food.
923 E. New Haven Avenue
Melbourne | (321) 312-6067
Crush Eleven is a casually hip gathering place serving up rustic-urban food, unique specialty wines, craft beers, and quality hand-crafted cocktails. The menu was designed to foster a social dining atmosphere by encouraging guests to sample a variety of dishes and share among friends.
Hurricane Creek Saloon
829 E. New Haven Avenue
Melbourne | (321) 802-3205
Set up as an upscale country venue, Hurricane Creek Saloon will have you doing the “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” faster than hot knife through butter with their Friday night line dance lessons. Take what you learn and work it the whole night long as you throw back the drink of your choice. Not one for dancing, pull up a chair, have a beer, eat some food, and put on that poker face for their Monday poker night.
This is just a short list of places and things to check out in Historic Downtown Melbourne, so be sure to check out all the local businesses. There is so much more to discover. You may just want to skip the beach all together and have an adventure inland.