Drinking History Tours is a fun, unique and social way for Melbournians, new Melbournians, travellers and groups alike to undercover the secrets behind this magnificent city. We combine the history, culture and insight of a walking tour, with the fun and socialisationof a bar tour.
Sites: We’ll show you some of Melbourne’s most interesting, tucked away places.
Bars: We’ll go to a couple of great, CBD laneway bars, plus we’ll show you a few more along the way.
History: We’ll cover the stories and people that make Melbourne so unique. You’ll learn about famous murders, exclusive clubs, feminist icons and Chinese gold miners
Wednesday, 6pm - 9pm. Saturday 4.30pm - 7.30pm
What’s included? Your awesome guide, 3 bar stops AND dinner at one of Melbourne’s best rooftop bars.
We’ll also show you many more hidden bar gems you can visit later at your leisure.
We start by meeting guests at The Atrium for a quick get-to-know you. The tour begins with a short background about the founding of Melbourne, and a history of our early infatuation with booze. Walking through Melbourne's eastern laneways, we arrive at our first bar for a quick libation and a light snack. We depart for more stories of murders, secret men's clubs and racing icons, before arriving at our second bar, and the spiritual home of Melbourne's laneway culture. We then walk through Melbourne's old red light district and China Town, before finally arriving at our third and final bar for dinner on the rooftop overlooking the magnificent State Parliament. After dinner, guests are welcome to stay at our final bar at their leisure.