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Hidden Laneway Bars of Melbourne

74-108 Spring Street, Gordon Reserve, East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002

Through gold rushes and rebellions, Olympics and royal visits, Melburnians have turned to ales, whiskeys, wines, and cocktails for comfort. Experience Melbourne’s unique bar scene with a local guide and visit its unique watering holes. By the end of his tour, you will discover that history really is better with booze (as if there was ever any doubt).

You will visit and have the opportunity to try concoctions from the following pit stops:

A classic Aussie pub. Throw back a pot or a pint and learn how beer nearly led to all alcohol being banned during the gold rush.

A cocktail bar. Experience one of Melbourne's best mixologists in tiny, hidden cocktail bars that survive on word of mouth alone.

A wine bar. With the Yarra Valley just a stone’s throw away, it would be a sin not to taste some of the delectable wines.

A surprise - Melbourne’s bar scene is ever-changing, so the fourth bar will be chosen by your guide on the day, depending on the group’s desires, the weather, and what is trendy in Melbourne at that particular moment in time.

Type Indicative prices

As everyone’s drinking preferences are different, the tour price will be low and allow you to purchase drinks as you go.



Local English-speaking guide, drinks specials

Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 01/08/18 - 31/03/19

    Daily: 03:00pm - 06:00pm

Walks 101 is a leading tour operator based in Melbourne.

After getting its start as a Free Tour Company as the Melbourne Free Tour and St Kilda Free Tour operate daily on a pay-what-you-feel basis, Walks 101 was branched into food and drink tours

The Walks 101 team was founded to bring a travel concept that has taken Europe by storm - free walking tours. Every major city in Europe hosts a variety of free walking tour operators, and Walks 101 is bringing that concept to Australia.

Walks 101's mission is to provide an opportunity for everyone to join a walking tour. Not everyone has been on a free walking tour or knows if it's for them, so the flagship tour, the Free Walking Tour of Melbourne, serves as an entry point for guests to find out about the city and experience a walking tour without any financial risk.

Following the success of Melbourne's Free Walking Tour, the Walks 101 team branched out to offer a variety of food, drink and cultural tours of Melbourne for a fixed price.

Walks 101 offers tours that depart daily, as well as bespoke itineraries and private guides for groups.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

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74-108 Spring Street, Gordon Reserve, East Melbourne, Victoria, 3002

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