Enjoy a top evening out in the beer-loving Victorian capital with visits to four diverse pubs and bars that specialise in craft brews. Beer tastings and a delicious burger supper are included. You'll also get a fun and informal introduction to the history of beer consumption in Melbourne.

AUD $90pp

Melbourne Beer Lovers Walking Tour with Dinner
Runs: Thursday and Saturday
Departs at: 6pm
Departs from: Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders Street, Melbourne CBD
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

⟶ All Melbourne pub, bar & brewery tours

5 stars

Featured guest review:

‘This was a very interesting tour of the city with plenty of refreshments along the way. Great choice of beverages, and we got to meet Chloe at Young and Jackson! The last stop for burgers was also very good. Our guide Dave was knowledgeable and engaging. This is a great tour and an excellent experience.’ 3RGSmith33

Tour highlights

  • Visit four contrasting pubs and beer bars in Melbourne’s CBD with a beer-loving local guide
  • Sample a range of local craft beers
  • Learn the history of Melbourne’s beer culture — from sly grog to modern times
  • Feast on a delicious burger supper
  • Maximum group size: 20.

What's included

  • Guided walking tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Commentary on Melbourne’s pub and beer history
  • Tastings of craft beer at each venue visited
  • Burger supper (choice of meat or vegetarian).

Pricing

Adults: AUD $90pp

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

What you can expect

This Melbourne Beer Lovers Walking Tour is perfect for beer aficionados 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 head off on foot to the first of four contrasting public houses. As you walk, 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 things about the days of ‘sly grog’ in the gold rush, the temperance movement, and the conservative war-time drinking habits of the city. You also hear how Melbourne’s modern liquor laws led to the rise of the city’s celebrated small bar culture. [More]

At each of the venues visited on this Melbourne Beer Lovers Walking Tour, you’ll sample a different brew — naturally! All the pubs and bars visited specialise in craft beer, produced by the crème de la crème of Victoria’s microbreweries. As you savour each product, your guide will share information about the processes and ethos of this kind of small batch brewing.

Guests on this tour soon work up an appetite, and the experience includes a delicious burger supper. Great beer, a tasty burger and good company — what more could a beer lover ask for?

This Melbourne Beer Lovers Walking Tour wraps up at Federation Square. However, your guide will be happy to suggest more great watering holes to head to if you want to kick on!

Guest reviews

  • Jeremy (4/2/2019)

    The tour provided an insight into Melbourne that we did not know about - even though we are from Melbourne. The tour guide, Dave, helped make the evening enjoyable and relaxed. I would recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see another side of Melbourne, learn about the history of our drinking culture and enjoy a few frothies along the way. The beer choices gave us a taste of craft beers that were different and worth trying. It would be good to have more Melbourne/Victorian beers on the menu. Organising the tour was easy from the get go, with clear communication and willingness to help. I would recommend highly.

  • FarAway31759496681 (16/1/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    Informative. Took us down some laneways and different Parts of Melbourne. Weather in January was perfect for this time slot, but not sure if I would want to do in winter if raining. Good value and great for tourists. Locals may have been and seen to the areas visited before.

  • Curiosity15343428330 (17/11/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    Had a great time. Our guide Dave was interesting and informative. The stops at the various pubs and bars were excellent venues and the beer was delicious. A great gift idea.

  • 3RGSmith33 (15/5/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    This was a very interesting tour of the city with plenty of refreshments along the way. Great choice of beverages, and we got to meet Chloe at Young and Jackson! The last stop for burgers was also very good. Our guide Dave was knowledgeable and engaging. This is a great tour and an excellent experience!

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 document 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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The dress code for venues visited on this tour is neat casual. Please wear comfortable walking shoes (thongs are not permitted).

This tour operates in all weather conditions.