Melbourne Walking Tour: Uncover Hidden Laneway Bars

Melbourne Walking Tour: Uncover Hidden Laneway Bars

3 hours East Melbourne, Australia

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Join a local guide and discover 4 hidden bars in 3 hours. Get access to drink specials available only for our groups. Meet local bartenders and bar owners and hear about what makes them passionate. Get a special, customised map with recommendations for other bars to visit in Melbourne. Whatever you do, come thirsty! 

NOTE: The bar list below is indicative only — WE DO NOT VISIT ALL BARS LISTED. The tour includes 4 bars picked from a rotating list of 3 dozen. Which bars we visits depends on our group size, day of the week and special events.
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Stop At: Beneath Driver Lane, Driver Lane Shop 3, Basement, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Exclusive basement bar

NOTE: Bars listed are indicative of the types of venues visited. The bar itinerary changes daily and the listed bars are intended to give a sense of the style of bars we visit.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Whisky Den, 27 Russell St 2b, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Melbourne's least pretentious whisky bar.

NOTE: Bars listed are indicative of the types of venues visited. The bar itinerary changes daily and the listed bars are intended to give a sense of the style of bars we visit.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Above Board, Level 1/306 Smith Street Chopper Lane" , Behind "Beermash Through the back door, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia

Melbourne's best secret bar

NOTE: Bars listed are indicative of the types of venues visited. The bar itinerary changes daily and the listed bars are intended to give a sense of the style of bars we visit.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Madame Brussels, 3/59 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Incredible rooftop bar

NOTE: Bars listed are indicative of the types of venues visited. The bar itinerary changes daily and the listed bars are intended to give a sense of the style of bars we visit.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Jungle Boy, 96 Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181, Australia

Secret bar

NOTE: Bars listed are indicative of the types of venues visited. The bar itinerary changes daily and the listed bars are intended to give a sense of the style of bars we visit.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: New Gold Mountain, 21 Liverpool St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Secret bar listed only by a sign with a bicycle.

NOTE: Bars listed are indicative of the types of venues visited. The bar itinerary changes daily and the listed bars are intended to give a sense of the style of bars we visit.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Bodega Underground, 55 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Tequila and mezcal

NOTE: Bars listed are indicative of the types of venues visited. Tour includes 4 bars in total and this list is intended to give a sense of the style of bars we visit.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Naked For Satan, 285 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

Amazing rooftop bar a stone's throw from the CBD

NOTE: Bars listed are indicative of the types of venues visited. Tour includes 4 bars in total and this list is intended to give a sense of the style of bars we visit.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Eau De Vie Melbourne, 1 Malthouse Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

One of Melbourne's most famous secret speakeasies

NOTE: Bars listed are indicative of the types of venues visited. Tour includes 4 bars in total and this list is intended to give a sense of the style of bars we visit.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Ponyfish Island, Pedestrian Bridge Melbourne, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

So close to the water, you can high-five passing crew teams.

NOTE: Bars listed are indicative of the types of venues visited. Tour includes 4 bars in total and this list is intended to give a sense of the style of bars we visit.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: The Croft Institute, 21 Croft Alley, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

A truly back-alley bar with cocktails injected with syringes (it looks cooler than it sounds)

NOTE: Bars listed are indicative of the types of venues visited. Tour includes 4 bars in total and this list is intended to give a sense of the style of bars we visit.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Curtin House, 252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

One of Melbourne's most expansive rooftop bars

NOTE: Bars listed are indicative of the types of venues visited. Tour includes 4 bars in total and this list is intended to give a sense of the style of bars we visit.

Duration: 40 minutes

Included

  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 12 participants
  • Drink specials
  • Customised map of more bars to explore

Excluded

  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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331 Reviews

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stephaniewalden1992 November 2021

We had a fantastic time! It’s such a great way to explore Melbourne and learn a bit more of the history of the city, and learn where all the cool bars are. Our tour guide Hayden was great and knowledgeable, and made sure we all had a good time. Would highly recommend!

Pennae August 2021

I loved this tour and months later I still fondly reminisce! I would really like to do it again when/if the borders open up and we can roam the streets of Melbourne once more. Although I was dubious about the early start, it meant we got to visit bars that would normally have long wait times and could chat with the bartenders and hear about the special places they worked (or ran!). The cocktails were great at each stop and the pace was just right. I have nothing but praise for this tour.

Anne_B July 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.

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

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.

Lynne M May 2021

John was an excellent guide taking us to places off the main streets. As Victorians who have visited Melbourne on numerous occasions, we visited lanes we didn't know existed, we were encouraged to look up and really notice the stunning architecture and look down at historical mosaic paving, we went through arcades, we were shown historic photos of yesteryear, we were given insightful anecdotes, John suggested some great eating and entertainment establishments as we wandered leisurely around the City of Melbourne. A wonderful all-round walking tour. Money well spent.

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

963hope April 2021

Great fun walking through Melbourne's laneways and discovering bars we wouldn't know existed. John was an excellent guide, informative and showed us a good time. Some real gems were shown to us and more to see on our next visit - will do again.

Mark_E April 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

Jackie_B April 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

Puja_K March 2021

Excellent tour with lots of laughter, info about the food and bar scene in Melbourne with an excellent guide Mark.

Kathryn_S February 2021

Our guide’s stories educated and informed us on historical facts of our state’s capital which were unknown to us, while showing us native Victorian’s, a side of Melbourne we were totally unaware existed. Thoroughly enjoyable, we highly recommend this tour!

Amelia_T January 2021

John was excellent company, shared interesting stories of the bars we visited, picked the right bars for us and shared his knowledge of Melbourne (including trees !). Highly recommend this tour.

zrao5 January 2021

Bravo to our guide, Juliet! We had so much fun learning more about Melbourne with such a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, hilarious host. We tried new drinks in new places and made new friends. Highly recommend!

Donna_C January 2021

The amazing little bars all very unique and would never of found them on our own. Great friendly guide nice to talk to and very informative.

Paul_C December 2020

The walking bar tour was great. Our guide was knowledgeable, easy going and fun. He adapted the tour to suit the crowd.

Peter_C March 2020

We had access to some quirky little bars. Cocktails were excellent and tour guide John’s recommendations proved to be good choices. There were other options and some good craft beers. We had some good bar snacks at one venue which were very tasty. Very social and had a great chat to other tour participants.

Becket82 March 2020

We took a last minute tour and I’m so glad we did. The tour doesn’t include the drinks themselves - the cocktail prices averaged at around $22 at the bars we went to - but the tour is absolutely worth every penny. We had a group of six of us, plus Sara the guide. It was a great way of getting to know other travellers and of exploring the city. The bars were a real mix of places - all hidden away - and the drinks were wonderful. We learned so much about Melbourne’s history and culture and had a great time swapping stories with Sara and the other travellers. Thoroughly recommend!

Geoffrey K March 2020

My daughter and I and a group of around 10 had a fantastic afternoon with Sara guiding us. We visited 4 bars. Each was different in terms of style; drinks specialised in and layout. The first bar was on a rooftop. The second was upstairs above shops. The last two were underground. We would never have known they existed. Sara was friendly and detailed the specialities of each bar. We were welcomed at each by the friendly staff. The cocktails were awesome Sara also kindly gave us tips regarding other bars. We spotted a number as we strolled around. This tour's a wonderful way to get a sense of Melbourne - not just the bars.

phospholi February 2020

Good choice of Bars with a knowledgeable Host. Thanks again Will for some great cocktail recommendations as well as other bars yet to visit.

NeldavanSwartberg February 2020

A great afternoon with our guide Sara! Love discovering the hidden gems. Definitely worth popping along if you have 3 hours spare.

889emmas February 2020

We had a great afternoon with John exploring a few of Melbourne’s most unique bars. I’ve lived in Melbourne 6 months and John took us to places I wouldn’t have found without him, and will definitely visit again. It was great to meet other exploring the city!

Janine H February 2020

We spent a fantastic afternoon discovering unique and quirky very hidden little bars. I did this tour with 3 of my closest girl friends and we all had a wonderful time. Our guide Kevin was great! Cocktails were awesome and the history lesson added to the experience. We were also served some tapas at two bars. There were people from all over the world on this tour and they all seemed to be having an enjoyable time. Well done!

DEECE-UK February 2020

if we had not been on this tour we would have walked past everyone of these rather cool bars. You do get to see the groovy side of Melbourne and you do it in the company of people who enjoy a drink and a laugh. All thanks to Matilda who never drank and never imposed on us just made sure that we discovered something that contributed to our positive experiences in Melbourne.
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