Enjoy a top evening out in the beer-loving Victorian capital with visits to three diverse craft beer brewhouses and pubs. Tastings and bar snacks along the way are included.

AUD $99pp

Beer Lovers Tour of Melbourne
Runs: Thursday to Saturday
Departs at: 6.30pm
Departs from: Southern Cross train station, Melbourne CBD
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

⟶ All Melbourne pub, bar & brewery tours

4.5 stars

Editor's summary:

‘On this fun and friendly small group Melbourne Beer Lovers Tour you’ll discover the city’s finest craft brews! Visit three diverse inner-city craft beer drinking holes, learn the lighthearted history of the local brewing scene, sample some of the best craft beers in town, and enjoy a range of tasty bar snacks. It’s a top evening out!’

Tour highlights

  • Visit three contrasting boutique brewhouses and beer bars in one of Melbourne’s liveliest inner-city suburbs
  • Sample a range of local craft beers
  • Learn the history of Melbourne’s beer culture — from sly grog to modern times
  • Feast on a range of tasty bar eats
  • Maximum group size: 12.

What's included

  • Guided small group tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Commentary on Melbourne’s pub and beer history
  • Tastings of craft beer at each venue visited
  • Assorted shared bar snacks.


Adults: AUD $99pp

This tour is not suitable for children. Minimum age: 18 years

What you can expect

This small group Melbourne Beer Lovers Tour is perfect for beer afficionardos who wants to learn more about the role the amber nectar has played in the Victorian capital’s history — or for those who just want to have fun and and enjoy a good brew in the here and now!

You’ll meet your friendly local guide in the CBD, and take public transport out to one of the several inner-city suburbs that boast a thriving boutique brewing scene. You’ll make your way to the first of three venues, and sample their signature brews. As you savour each drop, your guide will share information about the processes behind this kind of small batch brewing.

As you make your way between venues at a leisurely pace, your guide will recount the history of Melbourne’s beer and pub culture in a fun and informative way. You’ll learn a host of interesting facts about the days of ‘sly grog’ in the gold rush, the ill-fated temperance movement, the conservative drinking habits during war times, and the city’s modern liberal liquor laws.

Guests on this Melbourne Beer Lovers Tour soon work up an appetite, and the evening includes a range of tasty bar eats along the way.

At the end of this Melbourne Beer Lovers Tour your guide will be happy to point you in the direction of more great watering holes or direct you to public transport for the short trip back into the city.

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

Once your booking has been completed, a confirmation will be sent automatically to your email address, including meeting point details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone.

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Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.

Please ensure you have a Myki card with credit (check with your guide as to how much credit you’ll need). Your guide can help you purchase a card at Southern Cross (approx $6 + credit) if you don’t have one.

The dress code for venues visited on this tour is neat casual.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.