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Melbourne's Boozy History & Hidden Bars

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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

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Dress code is casual!
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Tour Hosts to carry and use hand sanitiser before each tour and after each bar visit. Tour Hosts to be symptom free while running each tour and/or have tested negative to COVID-19 Tour Hosts to carry and wear masks as required by current Victorian State Government health guidelines.
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Professional guide
  • Map of Melbourne's best bars (free upon request)
  • Mystery Gift
  • Photos of your tour (free upon request)
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Three complimentary drinks

  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Fed Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Departure Time
7:30 PM

3 hours

Return Details
Reesby Recruitment, Level 1/45 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Drinking History Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.