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Melbourne Walking Tour: Uncover Hidden Laneway Bars

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Sip your choice of drinks on a "hidden" bar walking tour in Melbourne. Stroll with your guide to four locations for cocktails, Australian wine and beer, stopping into a classic pub, a speakeasy-style cocktail bar tucked into the laneway, a wine bar with options from the nearby Yarra Valley, and a fourth bar that will be selected by your guide depending on your group’s interests. You'll learn about Melbourne's bar scene and local history, and get tips for additional places to visit on your own. 
  • Small-group Melbourne walking and bar tour
  • Visit four distinct bars that serve up Australian wine, beer, or cocktails
  • Explore the laneways of Melbourne to find great hidden bars
  • Get a feel for Melbourne's bar scene and insider tips from the local guide
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Local, English-speaking guide
Small group tour with a maximum of 12 participants
Drink specials
Customised map of more bars to explore
Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gordon Reserve , 74-108 Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

The small park across the street from the Hotel Windsor.

3:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Depot Australia
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Melbourne Walking Tour: Uncover Hidden Laneway Bars?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during Melbourne Walking Tour: Uncover Hidden Laneway Bars?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Melbourne Walking Tour: Uncover Hidden Laneway Bars.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Melbourne Walking Tour: Uncover Hidden Laneway Bars?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Melbourne Walking Tour: Uncover Hidden Laneway Bars.

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star-5
Great Afternoon
Tracy_C
, Jun 2022
Fantastic way to spend the afternoon, great guide, great venues, great time. Loved finding out about the local history while we discovered some of Melbourne's best hidden bars
star-5
Ballers !!!
Heidi_B
, Jun 2022
Our guide Kahlia was brilliant and informative 😁. The venues were friendly and the favourite was Ballers .
star-5
Great fun drinking around the city
Ross_H
, May 2022
Had a great time with Kahlia and Anthony. They kept the tour lively and engaging with stories and snippets of history despite me being the only person on the tour. We visited 4 very distinct bars covering spirits, beers and cocktails and even managed to squeeze in a few games of darts. We great fun overall!
star-3
A fun outing
Jamie_B
, May 2022
Visiting the Seamstress Bar. Fyi, the tour could be better if more history about the actual site of each bar was given, as well as someone from each visited bar talking about their respective establishment and offerings. And one final thing, it would be great if every attendee was able to take home their own bar map.
star-5
Wear sensible shoes, you’re in for a great time
Jessica_K
, May 2022
Very knowledgeable tour guide who brought Melbourne alive for us. We’ll be back to see more of Melbourne.
star-5
great way to spend a few hours, very interesting, great pubs and great guides.
Douglas_R
, Apr 2022
Very interesting bars with delicious drinks. Very glad i did it the guides were very friendly and entertaining. 10 out of 10 recommended.
star-5
Truly enjoyable.
Salesi_F
, Apr 2022
I really enjoyed this tour and the guide (Hugo) was brilliant. Totally recommend it for both visitors and locals alike.
star-5
Awesome
Halima_C
, Mar 2022
Had an awesome time with great host and a great group of people thank you! Definitely recommend this one
star-5
A fantastic afternoon
Robert_C
, Feb 2022
Great choice of venues Lovely atmosphere Hayden our tour guide was Full of history information and friendly.
star-5
A great discovery!
Robert_O
, Jan 2022
Our guide Beau has great knowledge of the history of Melbourne and his stories were terrific. The bars we visited offered a broad range of experiences, from gaming to excellent wine and cheese pairings, amazing Gin bars and as a Melburnian, a surprise they even existed. A must do!
star-4
Good time exploring bars
Taran_K
, Jan 2022
Hayden was a kind and friendly tour guide. We loved the ballers lounge and will go back sometime for darts. :)
star-5
Well worth doing!!
Meegan_C
, Dec 2021
Loved the bars we went to. Definitely wouldn’t have known where they were and I now I can’t wait to go back and visit again. Hayden our tour guide was energetic and knowledgeable. It was a great experience
star-5
Fun afternoon in the city
Sarah_B
, Dec 2021
Beau was an entertaining guide, the group was great fun and good choice of bars, we had so many laughs
star-4
A painless way to find hidden bars
Anne_B
, Jul 2021
Finding The Seamstress bar was a great experience. Cocktails and food good. Decor novel with singer machines and Chong sans hanging from the ceiling.
star-5
Relaxing yet informative and fun!
Sharon_H
, May 2021
We would never have known about the little bars we visited if we hadn’t participated in tour! Loved every aspect of it, not rushed and plenty of time to enjoy the location and choice of alcohol. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone wanting to experience something a little different
star-5
Hidden Laneway Bars Tour
Christine_K
, May 2021
We totally enjoyed this tour, with Juliet as our guide ~ she was so knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the 3-hours. She also passed on the names of other bars that are worth exploring during our stay in Melbourne. We would highly recommend doing the Melbourne Walking Tour with Juliet.
star-5
Gem of a tour and great cocktails
Bruce_T
, May 2021
John was an excellent guide- we went to a variety of hidden bars we could never find alone. Great way to spend an afternoon
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thanks Bruce - it was great having you on the tour!
star-5
Intoxicating
Mark_E
, Apr 2021
Get around American John for a kick arse experience. Even if you think you know everything about Melbourne bar scene, John can teach you something new
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks Mark — it was great taking you out on the town. :)
star-5
Great walking tour with a...
Jackie_B
, Apr 2021
Great walking tour with a great guide. Each bar was fabulous, quirky and unique in its own way. Group probably could have been a bit smaller than 14 to save time at each bar. Thanks to our guide John, we will certainly be recommending it to our friends
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks Jackie! Our normal max group size is 12, but I made an exception and let 2 others overfill this departure because their travel plans changed. I think you're right though — 12 is as much as we ought to take. I'm really glad you enjoyed all the bars, and I hope to see you again soon.
star-5
So many hidden gems
Puja_K
, Mar 2021
Excellent tour with lots of laughter, info about the food and bar scene in Melbourne with an excellent guide Mark.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Thanks Puja! Mark is an incredible guide and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with him.

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