Melbourne Walking Tour: Uncover Hidden Laneway Bars

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The Melbourne Un Pub Crawl

From USD 57.70

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • 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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Gordon Reserve
    74-108 Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

    The small park across the street from the Hotel Windsor.

Start time

03:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Beneath Driver Lane

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Whisky Den

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Above Board

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Madame Brussels

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Jungle Boy

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

New Gold Mountain

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bodega Underground

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Naked For Satan

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Eau De Vie Melbourne

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ponyfish Island

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Croft Institute

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Curtin House

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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 travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Great hidden gem of tour!
MARY_E, Sept 2023
Laura was a fantastic your guide! She made exploring the hidden bars fun, and was great about keeping the tour fluid! We will do this again!
The history of it all....
Helen_M, Sept 2023
The history of it all. Amazing that we still have memories and materials. Would never have known that the bars existed.
Bar scene in Melbourne
Aditya_V, Sept 2023
My visit to Melbourne started with the hidden bar tours. I was part of a 4 member group all from different parts. Good walks, tram rides, good chats, unique stories all made it fun. Our host Marc was easy going, full of stories, and very knowledgable about the bar and restaurant scene. He knew their USP, back stories. Overall fun.
Great Friday afternoon in Melbourne
Rodney_F, Sept 2023
Had a fantastic Friday afternoon . Hugo was a great guide , the extra hidden gems he gave us at the end of the night . Made this tour worth every cent . Hugo was fantastic 5 stars
Fun afternoon.
Murray_M, Sept 2023
Thanks Hugo. We would never have found these places. Good fun and some interesting history. Great group to go around with.
Great bars great tour
Cole_D, Aug 2023
Laura was a fantastic tour guide. Found a lot of bars i never would have found without this tour. Highly reccomend if you want to find the local spots for drinks.
Fun and welcoming!
Kennis_D, Aug 2023
Mark was an exceptional host, very knowledgeable and made me feel incredibly welcomed. I was nervous to do the tour as a solo traveler but I shouldn’t have been worried! He made everyone on the tour comfortable and at ease. We went to some absolutely incredible bars that I never would have found on my own and I had an amazing time.
Must do tour.
Steve_S, Aug 2023
Hugo was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable about Melbourne. It I was a must do tour for anyone that wants to see bars that you may walk right by.
Hugo’s personalised...
Bron_M, July 2023
Hugo’s personalised application of his extensive knowledge to our specific focus was fantastic! It resulted in a beautifully curated afternoon enjoying visits to four fabulous spots, with Storyville being our resounding favourite for the day. The only negative occurred after arriving at the atmospheric & funky Beneath Driver Lane last, & being welcomed with slices of a tasty toasted rye bread sandwich & pickles along with our cocktails. Feeling ready to settle in for a bigger feed while listening to live music, we were very disappointed to learn that the kitchen had then (definitely!) closed. But a thoroughly recommended tour!
Fun hidden bars in Melbourne
Matthew_G, July 2023
This was a very fun tour! Hugo was an excellent guide and took us to these really cool hidden bars! My favorite was the Seamstress Bar in Chinatown. Hugo gave us a list of 10 other bars to visit after. I highly recommend this tour!
Great Nite
Jane_S, July 2023
Hugo our host was engaging and made our trip amazing fun. The bars were all really interesting and central, and the cocktails were amazing. We had a great time, and will look to book again next year.
Warning up the gold winter nights
Suzanne_M, July 2023
We are from Melbourne and it was great to see some hidden bars in our own city … plus it was my bday and they gave the group a bday group surprise - appreciated
Hidden bar tour
Lisa_Y, June 2023
What a fabulous experience. We had so much fun and visited bars that we never would have found ourselves. Included a variety of bars to suit different tastes. Our guide Vicki was amazing, so knowledgeable and made the experience so much fun. Highly recommend this experience.
So Worth It
Bruce_M, June 2023
We really enjoyed this adventure into the the little known hot spots of Melbourne night life. Beau was very friendly and Knowledgeable. We’ll worth the cost and time. 5stars +++
So much fun!
Carlie_R, Apr 2023
Being from Melbourne, we thought that we would probably know most of the bars but would enjoy the group dynamic. In the end it was only the two of us and our guide, Beau, and we had the best time. He tailored the afternoon to us and our interests, and helped us experience our city in a new and interesting way. Would highly recommend.
We thoroughly enjoyed our...
Andrea_R, Apr 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Our guide Hugo was excellent, he was very engaging and friendly. We were a party of 6 people and were joined by another 3 couples who also made the tour fun. We loved all the bars we were taken to, each one was different from the other, and we would never have discovered them if we hadn’t gone on the tour.
Great tour and great guide
Patricia_G, Feb 2023
Our tour guide Hugo was great, very knowledgeable and very willing to adapt to our likes. He was very personable and friendly.
Sarah knows how to mix fun and drinks.
Will_H, Jan 2023
Sarah was fantastic. She brought the city to life, recommended fun new drinks, and made sure we had a great time.
Such a fun tour!
DonnaKim_P, Jan 2023
We were met on time by Beau who explained what was planned for the tour. We traveled by foot and by free tram to 3 bars and a gin bar. Every single place was a nice “hidden” surprise and the drinks amazing! We would never have happened upon these places. Thank you Beau for a great afternoon/evening!
Excellent and totally worth doing as soon as you can!.
Owen_M, Jan 2023
Great tour led by the brilliant Kev!. The best craic and places you just wouldn't find or consider without his knowledge.

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