Guided tour

Melbourne: Hidden Bar Tour

Activity provider: Depot Adventures

Melbourne: Hidden Bar Tour

Activity provider: Depot Adventures

From US$ 62.83 per person

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.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • 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, customized map with recommendations for other bars to visit in Melbourne. Whatever you do, come thirsty!

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Drinks, food, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for the guide

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Gordon Reserve.

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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 135 reviews

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Highly recommended. Our guide Hugho was amazing and definitely knows Melbourne pubs and bars. Plenty of hidden gems. Drinks were amazing. If you are in Melbourne and don't know where to start for a drink do this tour. And then you are on your way to find alot of spots no one knows about

September 22, 2022

John was absolutely fantastic. So knowledgeable and easy to get along with. The bars we went too were amazing and nothing like we’ve seen before. The staff at the bars were super friendly and had a great connection with John also We can’t recommend this tour and John highly enough Josh & Kelly

May 22, 2021

John was a great tour guide and was very knowledgeable on all the great bars to visit. He could recommend drinks to have at each place and was really friendly and helpful. This tour was good in that we went to 4 bars, the cost of the tour was very reasonable and I liked the fact that we could buy our own drinks where and when we felt like it without being locked into a pricey upfront cost where you wouldn’t have maybe spent that much on drinks. We did though because we wanted to make the most of it.

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May 9, 2021

Product ID: 107419