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Melbourne Walking Tour: Uncover Hidden Laneway Bars provided by Depot Adventures

Melbourne Walking Tour: Uncover Hidden Laneway Bars

Melbourne Walking Tour: Uncover Hidden Laneway Bars
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from C$46.74 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
About
Come thirsty on this Melbourne walking tour, where you’ll join a local guide and discover four hidden bars. Places like Above Board, the Whisky Den, Bodega Underground, and Jungle Boy are just a few of the possibilities, depending on availability. Meet local bartenders and bar owners, take advantage of drink specials, and receive a customized map and recommendations to further explore Melbourne’s bar scene.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Bar hopping tour of Melbourne: wine, beer, and cocktails
Get access to drink specials only offered on this tour
Customized map includes guide recommendations
Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 participants
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 46516P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Local, English-speaking guide • Small group tour with a maximum of 12 participants • Drink specials • Customised map of more bars to explore
Exclusions
Food and drinks (available to purchase) • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
Gordon Reserve, 74-108 Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia The small park across the street from the Hotel Windsor.
Inclusions
Local, English-speaking guide • Small group tour with a maximum of 12 participants • Drink specials • Customised map of more bars to explore
Exclusions
Food and drinks (available to purchase) • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Gordon Reserve, 74-108 Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia The small park across the street from the Hotel Windsor.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 18 years
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
A maximum of 12 people per booking
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gordon Reserve
    74-108 Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia
    The small park across the street from the Hotel Windsor.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Beneath Driver Lane
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Whisky Den
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Above Board
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Madame Brussels
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Jungle Boy
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    New Gold Mountain
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Bodega Underground
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 8
    NFS Restaurant
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Eau De Vie Melbourne
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 10
    Ponyfish Island
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
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Lynne M
Castlemaine, Australia198 contributions
Thoroughly enjoyable walking tour of Melbourne City
May 2021
John was an excellent guide taking us to places off the main streets. As Victorians who have visited Melbourne on numerous occasions, we visited lanes we didn't know existed, we were encouraged to look up and really notice the stunning architecture and look down at historical mosaic paving, we went through arcades, we were shown historic photos of yesteryear, we were given insightful anecdotes, John suggested some great eating and entertainment establishments as we wandered leisurely around the City of Melbourne. A wonderful all-round walking tour. Money well spent.
Written May 7, 2021
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jfos85
Thanks Lynn! I really appreciate you helping us bounce back by coming on this tour, and I'm so glad you found it worthwhile. Hope to see you soon!
Written May 7, 2021
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963hope
Newcastle, Australia3 contributions
Hidden Gems!
Apr. 2021
Great fun walking through Melbourne's laneways and discovering bars we wouldn't know existed. John was an excellent guide, informative and showed us a good time. Some real gems were shown to us and more to see on our next visit - will do again.
Written April 30, 2021
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jfos85
Thanks hope!
Written May 7, 2021
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zrao5
Raleigh, NC2 contributions
Can’t wait for my next tour
Jan. 2021 • Couples
Bravo to our guide, Juliet! We had so much fun learning more about Melbourne with such a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, hilarious host. We tried new drinks in new places and made new friends. Highly recommend!
Written January 9, 2021
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jfos85
Juliet is a bloody legend, and I'm so glad you had a good time on her tour. Thanks for the positive review!
Written April 18, 2021
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Becket82
Bristol, UK56 contributions
Great tour of Melbourne’s quirky bars
We took a last minute tour and I’m so glad we did. The tour doesn’t include the drinks themselves - the cocktail prices averaged at around $22 at the bars we went to - but the tour is absolutely worth every penny.

We had a group of six of us, plus Sara the guide. It was a great way of getting to know other travellers and of exploring the city. The bars were a real mix of places - all hidden away - and the drinks were wonderful. We learned so much about Melbourne’s history and culture and had a great time swapping stories with Sara and the other travellers. Thoroughly recommend!
Written March 7, 2020
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Geoff K
Gordon, Australia169 contributions
Fantastic tour of Melbourne's Hidden Bars
Dec. 2019
My daughter and I and a group of around 10 had a fantastic afternoon with Sara guiding us. We visited 4 bars. Each was different in terms of style; drinks specialised in and layout. The first bar was on a rooftop. The second was upstairs above shops. The last two were underground.
We would never have known they existed.
Sara was friendly and detailed the specialities of each bar. We were welcomed at each by the friendly staff. The cocktails were awesome
Sara also kindly gave us tips regarding other bars. We spotted a number as we strolled around.
This tour's a wonderful way to get a sense of Melbourne - not just the bars.
Written March 4, 2020
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Martin F
3 contributions
Hidden Laneway Bars
Good choice of Bars with a knowledgeable Host. Thanks again Will for some great cocktail recommendations as well as other bars yet to visit.
Written February 23, 2020
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Rinelda
Wodonga, Australia36 contributions
Great way to explore the city
A great afternoon with our guide Sara! Love discovering the hidden gems. Definitely worth popping along if you have 3 hours spare.
Written February 22, 2020
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Emma S
Bristol3 contributions
Thanks John!
Feb. 2020 • Couples
We had a great afternoon with John exploring a few of Melbourne’s most unique bars. I’ve lived in Melbourne 6 months and John took us to places I wouldn’t have found without him, and will definitely visit again. It was great to meet other exploring the city!
Written February 20, 2020
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Janine H
Tasmania, Australia15 contributions
Girls Weekend
Feb. 2020
We spent a fantastic afternoon discovering unique and quirky very hidden little bars. I did this tour with 3 of my closest girl friends and we all had a wonderful time. Our guide Kevin was great! Cocktails were awesome and the history lesson added to the experience. We were also served some tapas at two bars. There were people from all over the world on this tour and they all seemed to be having an enjoyable time. Well done!
Written February 9, 2020
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David Davies
8 contributions
Uncover Hidden Laneway Bars
Jan. 2020
if we had not been on this tour we would have walked past everyone of these rather cool bars. You do get to see the groovy side of Melbourne and you do it in the company of people who enjoy a drink and a laugh. All thanks to Matilda who never drank and never imposed on us just made sure that we discovered something that contributed to our positive experiences in Melbourne.
Written February 7, 2020
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Hello there! Thank you for such a lovely review! We, and Matilda, each appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your bar tour. Matilda is a great guide and it's fantastic to see that she brought her generosity to the afternoon. We hope to see you again when next you are in Melbourne - feel free to take in a walking tour or two ;). Best, Kev .
Written February 14, 2020
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Charlesey13
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The best walking tour in town
Not sure if this was the Tour - this was just myself and a charming Italian lady - and of course, John. I know Melb
s0khuic
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Simply delightful!
Beau is very knowledgeable and his love for Melbourne is palpable. He open my eyes to see Melbourne with new vision
Rosemary x
Rosemary x
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Great way to see Melbourne
John was an absolutely gorgeous guide, he was full of knowledge and facts and fun. He engaged with everyone in the
983sonjag
983sonjag
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Great way to see Melbourne
Lucky to have a small group of only 3 today with John as our tour guide. What a wealth of knowledge he had about Me
davidbT3625PZ
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Fabulous walk
Just did this amazing 3 hour tour with John as our guide which was just fantastic. I have lived in Melbourne all my
loiss24
loiss24
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Hidden Laneways Awesome Experience
John was our American/Aussie guide who immediately made us all feel welcome & relaxed. A great group of people mean
marionw1810
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Best way to discover Melbourne
Guys, If you are in a hunt of discovering Melbourne, don’t go further ! Give it a go you won’t be disappointed ! M
Klm1782
Klm1782
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Complete Melbourne walking tour, excellent day out
Just finished the complete Melbourne walking tour with our guide Beau Stegmann, what a fantastic day out in Melbour
Flyer736745
Flyer736745
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A fabulous tour - time to get back into the city after lockdown!
Although I have lived in Melbourne for 6 years and I work in the city I didn’t know much about the history of Melbo
barbaramI3801ZQ
barbaramI3801ZQ
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My first Melbourne tour.
Had a really great tour. Saw a lot ,heard a lot, and have a list of other adventures now on my to do list. By now
pqcmamm
pqcmamm
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WONDERFUL TOUR!
My husband and I had a delightful time with our guide, Hugo. We were the only ones on the tour, so we had a wonder
LorraineSta
LorraineSta
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I hit the Jackpot!!
Normally this would be a group activity, but due to the crazy times we are living in at the moment...... I hit the
B6499WKcarolines
B6499WKcarolines
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Best City Guide
We had a wonderful day and what could be better than a private city tour! Thank you Kevin for this awesome day!
gordonh82
gordonh82
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Great Free Walking Tour
Sara was a great guide and showed us areas of Melbourne we had never seen before. Very enjoyable time spent with t
Cheers112020
Cheers112020
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Terrific
We had a fun afternoon with tour guide Sara. Drinks average $20 per drink, visited 4 lane way bars, fantastic fun a
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