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Hidden Bars of Melbourne

Uncover the best hidden laneway bars of Melbourne with a local!

Melbourne, Australia
DurationDuration3 Hours
Start & End TimeStart & End Time3.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-OffPick-Up & Drop-OffNot included
Max Group SizeMax Group Size12
MealsMealsNot included
Start & End LocationStart & End LocationMelbournei

What's Included

  • Get up to $10 cash back per person when you book with us
  • 3-hour guided walking tour to discover Melbourne's hidden bar scene
  • Visit 4 of the city's best small laneway bars
  • Fun & knowledgeable local guide to enhance your experience
  • Guaranteed small group tours with a maximum of 12

What's Excluded

  • Optional Pre-paid Drinks Package $60 per person —  4 x top-shelf drinks (valued at $80)

What to Expect

Melbourne is one of the world’s best bar cities and you will discover why on this evening bar-hopping adventure. Spend three hours exploring four of these fascinating venues, including the hard-to-find places you’ll never find on your own. Joined by a trusty local guide, you’re sure to meet some of the best bartenders in the world — from cocktail mixologists to gin distillers, and gain a new appreciation for the city.

 

Meet your guide mid-to-late afternoon because a good day out shouldn’t equal a bad night’s sleep. The added benefit of a late afternoon tour? Bartenders have more time to tell you about their favourite recommendations, and bar owners frequently come and introduce their venue. 

 

The timing also makes this an excellent pre-dinner activity! If you’re making dinner reservations, it is recommend to book no sooner than 7.00 pm, so you have time to fully enjoy your final drink. You’ll also get a personalised list of recommendations for more bars to visit, should you want to keep the evening going. 

 

No two tours are alike, but we frequent bars in former brothels, shipping containers, secret basements, and even a bar with a bookshelf hiding its speakeasy. As any local Melburnian will tell you, Melbourne is a city of laneways, and those dark, secret alleys are the perfect hiding spot for small clandestine bars!

 

Learn what makes each bar special over a drink (or four!) and by the end of your personalised, small-group experience, you will have made some new friends and be ready to hit up Melbourne in true local style!

 

Save money and hassle when you buy your drinks in advance with a pre-paid drinks package. The tour visits four venues, and most guests will order four drinks over the course of the tour. 

 

Departure info

Tour departs from the Gordon Reserve, 74-108 Spring Street.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Weather-Appropriate Clothing & Comfortable Shoes - Closed-toed shoes or sandals are important – some venues may not allow thongs/jandals/flip-flops inside after a certain hour
  • Camera
  • A Filled Tummy
  • Money
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Our bar schedule changes daily depending on which bars are open. We can’t tell you exactly where the tour will end, but it will be in the city centre and not ages from the start point. 

Don’t worry — it will be super-easy to get anywhere in the city afterwards and your guide can help with directions. If you need more specific info, let us know your intended travel date and we can give you more detail.

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In the city centre, a small beer costs $5-10 while a cocktail is in the $15-$25 range. 

A great way to save money is to pre-purchase your drinks with our drinks-included package so we can negotiate more aggressive rates with the bars and save you big money. 

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We cap our group size at 12 people to ensure each person has the chance to have a personal experience with the tour guide and one another.

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We pick four bars that are within walking distance, but occasionally we’ll have a 10-minute jaunt between some of our furthest-apart venues. Your walking distance would never be more than 1 mile.

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Policies

Terms & Conditions:
  • If you purchase a drinks package & you are late or leave early, you won't be eligible for a refund for unconsumed drinks
Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancel up to 24 hours prior for a full refund

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