Hidden Bars & Boozy History Of Melbourne

Melbourne, Victoria

Boozy History and Hidden Bars covers the best of the City in three hours: our famous laneways, our coolest bars and our fascinating history. Why do three different tours, when you can get the best of Melbourne in just one!

Explore Melbourne’s famous laneways, home to some of our most interesting places. This is the side of Melbourne most tourists (and even some locals!) never see.

Learn about Melbourne’s love affair with drinking, the persecution of barmaids, our booziest Police Commissioner, secret men’s clubs and much more.

Discover three amazing laneway bars. You’ll also receive a free mystery gift to celebrate your time with us. Photos of your tour can also be provided at no extra charge.

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Stop At: Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Melbourne’s famous (and some say ugliest) town square, built in 2002. This is where we begin our journey with a background to the role alcohol played in Melbourne’s foundation.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Oliver Lane, Oliver Ln, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

Our first laneway for the tour, here we talk about the history of Melbourne’s Laneways and start to peel back some of the city’s best eateries.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: ACDC Lane, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

One of Melbourne’s most famous laneways, get ready for an explosion of street art.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Duckboard Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

More street art to see, plus the history of Melbourne’s street art scene – plus a run down of some fantastic eating and drinking locations.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ridgway Place, Ridgway Pl, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

Home to one of Australia’s oldest men’s social clubs, and the consulate of one of the world’s smallest countries, here we talk about Melbourne’ booziest police commissioner and the strange persecution of barmaids.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Meyers Place, Meyers Pl, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

The spiritual home of Melbourne’s laneway bar culture. Let’s talk about the rise of Melbourne’s bar scene starting with an important rule change in the 1980s. Also home to some of the City’s best hidden bars.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Parliament House, Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

Victoria was founded on gold rush, and our emergence as a state is closely linked to those early findings.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown Melbourne, Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

The world’s second oldest China Town and home to some of the City’s best bars.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Little Bourke Street, Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

The City’s old red light district certainly hides more than its fair share of secrets, and amazing bars!

Duration: 5 minutes


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