1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Melbourne

Melbourne: Hidden Bar Tour

Product ID: 107419
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Melbourne is a city known for its intimate laneway bars, from classic Aussie pubs to upscale wine bars. On this 3-hour Un-Pub Crawl you’ll get to experience 4 unique drinking establishments and learn a bit about the city’s history from your guide.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 3:00 PM
Skip the line through express security check
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hear about Melbourne’s history with a drink in hand
  • Try local beers, wines, and cocktails at 4 unique Melbourne establishments
  • Discover hidden bars known only to locals
Full description
Melbourne is one of the world's great bar cities, but you'll have hard time finding these bars. Tourists frequent Flinders Street, Swanston Street, and Elizabeth Street — places that can be the worst tourists traps in Melbourne. 

To find the truly great bars, you must venture out into the areas your mother told you to avoid — dark, dingy, scary laneways. Inside, you'll find secret speakeasies, some marked only by a simple light post. Some bars masquerade as something else, and access is only granted if you know the secret password. 

These bars don't advertise because they don't need to — word of mouth carries their business. To find the best bars of the moment, you need a local with a finger on the pulse of what's hot.. 

Join your local guide and discover 4 great bars in 3 hours. Get access to drink specials available only for your group. Meet local bartenders and bar owners and hear about what makes them so passionate. Get a special, customised map with recommendations for other bars to visit in Melbourne. Whatever you do, come thirsty!
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks, food, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for the guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Gordon Reserve, 74-108 Spring Street, East Melbourne 3002

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Important information
Know before you go
• As drinking preferences and tolerances differ, rather than include drinks, guides keep the tour price low and allow you to purchase drinks as you go
• Most establishments accept bank cards, but there is occasionally a minimum spend. You may wish to bring cash if you want to avoid this
• Dress standard: Melbourne is known to have 4 seasons in a single day, so please check the weather report and dress accordingly
• This is a small-group activity, with a maximum of 12 people
• If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information, via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher
• Travelers under 18 years of age are not permitted on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 96 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Warmed my heart on a gloomy day

Great tour guide Kimmie who knew her stuff. The bars we went to were fabulous, the last bar Pizza, Pizza lacked the character of the others, but with so many hidden bars in Melbourne you can quickly forget that one and move on..I think the tour should do the same.

13 June 2019

Best city tour ever

Max our guide was amazing very knowledgeable and funny. Even though I took my 72 father he was very helpful. We got even very lucky with a great group of people that we had so much fun with. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to know something special about Melbourne. Next time I will bring my other friends along.

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11 April 2019

good tour but nothing included

Cloe was great, she took us to amazing places and she is super friendly and created a good atmosphere between the group. On the other side, we couldn’t believe that any of drinks were included or even a small discount in any of the places we went. It is a paid tour that you end up paying a triple price. The guest would appreciate at least one drink included.

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18 December 2018

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Product ID: 107419