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Hidden Bars and History of Melbourne

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Discovera Walking Tours

  • Locations

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    $79 AUD per person
  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    4:45 pm, Every Thursday

  • Starting Location

    Outside Ramsay Pharmacy on Bourke St, corner of Bourke and Exhibition

  • Price Includes

    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.

  • Notes

    Our maximum group size is 8 and your wonderful guide. 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. 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.


  • Explore Iconic Laneways
  • Hear Rebellious Stories From The City's Past
  • Visit 3 of the Best Hidden Bars in Melbourne
  • 3 Delicious Cocktails Included (Beer, Wine & Spirits Also Available)
  • Discover 5+ More Hidden Bars To Visit Later

Trip Info

In 1916, the Victorian Government declared it illegal to serve liquor after 6:00 pm. 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.

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.

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!

Your adventure awaits!

Discovera Walking Tours

We believe that you shouldn’t just listen to stories, you should create them. And what better place than Melbourne, where the opportunities are plentiful. From its iconic laneways, hidden bars and world-class restaurants; the city is teeming with local secrets. But without an insider’s knowledge, they’re hard to find. So, we make it easy. Our immersive walking tours will guide you through the city’s best moments. Join us for a curated experience, and finish with your own story to tell.

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