Melbourne's vibrant inner-city social scene has so much to offer, but you need to be in the know to experience the best of it. Discover secret watering holes and colourful drinking dens across the CBD with a local guide.

AUD $109pp

Melbourne Hidden Bar Walking Tour
Runs: Selected Fridays and Saturdays
Departs at: 7pm
Departs from: Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne CBD
Duration: 3.5 hours (approx.)

⟶ All Melbourne pub, bar & brewery tours

4 stars

Featured guest review:

‘We had a great time and visited numerous bars that cater to a variety of tastes. Our guide San was very informative. There are many bars hidden down alleyways, and later on we went back to a number of the bars that he showed us on the tour – so it was definitely worthwhile. Thanks again San!’ Paulette0012013

Tour highlights

  • Visit 10 to 15 of Melbourne’s most interesting inner-city bars
  • Discover several venues that only a local would know about
  • Enjoy delicious cocktails made by the city’s best bartenders
  • Be part of a lively tour and make new friends along the way
  • Maximum group size: 10.

What's included

  • Guided small group walking tour
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Plenty of lighthearted commentary on things to see and do around Melbourne
  • Two cocktails at selected venues
  • Priceless insider knowledge of Melbourne’s small bar scene.

Pricing

Adults: AUD $109pp

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

What you can expect

This fun, relaxed and friendly Melbourne Hidden Bar Walking Tour will introduce you to the CBD’s best small bars and secret watering holes, and give you an intensive introduction to the hidden bar culture this city is so famous for. You’ll discover a host of venues even some of the locals wouldn’t know about, and be able to add Melbourne’s funkiest bars to your address book.

You’ll meet up with your local guide in the city centre and head off to your first venue. Over the next three or four hours you’ll visit 10 to 15 bars within a radius of about four city blocks, so wear your comfortable shoes and be prepared to climb a few stairs (rooftop bars are a definite ‘thing’ in Melbourne!). [More]

At each venue you’ll have plenty of time soak up the vibe of the funky bolt holes that feel a million miles away from the rest of the city. At two of the bars you’ll enjoy an included cocktail, put together by the city’s most skilled bartenders.

By the end of this Melbourne Hidden Bar Walking Tour you’ll be equipped with some serious insider knowledge of the city’s nightlife and have made new friends as part of the deal. Kick on with some more recommendations from your guide, or head back to your favourite venue to see out the evening.

This Melbourne Hidden Bar Walking Tour is suitable for anyone interested in seeing a different side of Melbourne and experiencing the city’s amazing nightlife.

Guest reviews

  • Paulette0012013 (4/1/2019) – Via TripAdvisor

    We had a great time and visited numerous bars that cater to a variety of tastes. Our guide San was very informative. There are many bars hidden down alleyways, and later on we went back to a number of the bars that he showed us on the tour – so it was definitely worthwhile. Thanks again San!

  • Wayned0b70 (18/11/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    We came into town and meet Kathy who showed us around the most amazing bars. It was only the two of us and upon meeting Kathy she immediately made us feel comfortable and took us on 3 hours of amazing bars. It wasn’t so much a tour but like we had met a friend who was showing us these amazing locations. She was so lovely and made the night memorable. We were a little unsure about doing the tour with the terrorist attack that afternoon, but she showed us why Melbourne is such a fantastic city.

  • Mariaburgess (12/3/2018) – Via TripAdvisor

    We had the best time visiting bars we would never have discovered on our own. We went behind unmarked doors and up flights of stairs. Our host Cathy was very engaging. I look forward to doing another tour with her.

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 to your email address, including tour departure details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed tour meeting point and departure time.

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Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.

The dress code for venues visited on this tour is smart casual. Please wear suitable footwear.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.