3 Hidden Bars
Sip on 3 delicious cocktails
Get a big dose of culture
From 4:45pm to 7:45pm
8 Guests Max
We keep things exclusive
In 1916, the Victorian Government declared it illegal to serve liquor after 6:00pm.
If you wanted a drink after then, you'd have to enjoy it somewhere in secret.
Join our Hidden Bars & History Tour and you'll drink at 3 of the best hidden bars in Melbourne.
You'll explore the city's iconic laneways.
And along the way, hear rebellious stories handpicked from Melbourne's past.
Drink At 3 Hidden Bars
Melbourne is home to several hidden bars; like the one behind a bookcase, or the one through a fridge door.
But finding them can be near impossible. Throughout the evening, our Hidden Bars & History Tour will guide you to 3 of the city's best secret bars.
You'll drink at these magical dens, just like during the prohibition. Plus, your awesome guide will show you more hidden gems along the way.
You'll finish with a better understanding of Melbourne's secret drinking scene.
Your ticket includes 3 delicious cocktails, and some nibbles. Not a cocktail fan? Enjoy some premium wine, beer or spirits instead.
Hear Rebellious Stories
Did you know? Melbourne is Australia's only capital city founded without government approval.
We're a pretty rebellious bunch, and across the evening you'll hear more tales handpicked from Melbourne's past.
Including stories about:
- The city's most notorious mistress
- How Melbourne's laneway bar scene really started
- How Melbourne was once the richest city in the world
and many more!
Use the calendar below to secure your place now!
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Get The Guide
Every ticket holder on our 'Hidden Bars & History tour' will receive exclusive access to our list of '15 Of The Best Hidden Bars in Melbourne.'
This digital guide features even more secret bars for you to discover in Melbourne. It's written by us, purely for you. The highlights include:
- A hidden rooftop bar with a beautiful view
- A basement bar hidden behind a bookcase
- A teeny-tiny speakeasy that's standing room only
- & many, many more!
All of bars we visit on the tour are included in the guide.
What They Say
"We went on the Hidden Bars & History Tour with Taylor on a Winter's night and we had an absolute ball."
- Donna, TripAdvisor
"The guide was very friendly and tour was amazing. Definitely would not have been able to find these on our own. Recommend to anyone visiting Melbourne or those just wanting to find a nice place for a drink."
- Kyle, TripAdvisor
"Equally good for interstate visitors (such as myself) & Melbourne locals who are sure to pick up some knowledge from this fun & informative tour"
- Paul, TripAdvisor
Location: Outside Ramsay Pharmacy on Bourke St, corner of Bourke and Exhibition
Time: 4:45 pm, Every Thursday
This is on the Bourke St tram corridor, and just down from Parliament Train Station. We'll finish in the CBD near the city centre.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! This tour is restricted to those 18 years and older. As we visit bars, you must be of legal drinking age.
No, this isn't a bar crawl. Our mission is to enjoy some of Melbourne's best bars and learn about the city's history.
Our objective is not to get excessively drunk. We promote respectable levels of alcohol consumption.
We like to keep it classy.
This is an all inclusive tour! That means there's a cocktail waiting for you at every bar. Not a cocktail fan? Enjoy some beer, wine or spirits instead.
Plus we'll enjoy some nibbles throughout the night.
The most important thing to wear is comfortable shoes. Please wear shoes that are closed; thongs/flip-flops, sandals & high heels are not allowed.
As for clothes, make sure they're comfy and suitable for the weather. There is a bit of walking involved and Melbourne streets can get cold during the Winter.
Over the length of the tour we'll end up walking just under 2 kilometres, so a standard level of fitness is required. However it isn't a marathon. We take things pretty relaxed. Please make sure to wear appropriate walking footwear.
We keep things intimate! While other tours will take as many as they can, we keep it small. Our maximum group size is 8 and your wonderful guide.
Our tours will still run in light rain. If it's raining, or just cold, make sure to bring the appropriate clothing and an umbrella. We will spend as much time as possible under cover.
We will cancel in severe conditions like a storm. In this instance you can receive either a full refund or move your tour to another date. If the tour is going to be cancelled, you'll receive either an email or phone call from us.
Hidden Bars & History Tour
$79 + a small booking fee
- Visit 3 of the Best Hidden Bars in Melbourne
- 3 Delicious Cocktails Included (Beer, Wine & Spirits Also Available)
- Enjoy Some Nibbles Throughout The Evening
- Explore Iconic Laneways
- Hear Rebellious Stories From The City's Past
- Discover 5+ More Hidden Bars To Visit Later
- Receive Our Guide To '15 Of The Best Hidden Bars in Melbourne'
- An Awesome Local Guide
- Only 8 Guests Maximum Per Tour