Drinking History Tours

Cultural and Theme Tours

Drinking History Tours is a fun, unique and social way for Melbournians, new Melbournians and travelers to undercover the secrets behind this magnificent city.

Drinking History Tours combines the best of both worlds; the history, culture and insight of a walking tour, with the fun and socialisation of a bar tour (sans the hangover).

Thinks of us a bar tour for grownups: more fun thank a walking tour, classier than a bar crawl.



More fun than a walking tour, classier than a pub crawl.

The Boozy History And Hidden Bars tour takes you on an swashbuckling adventure through Melbourne’s most tucked away places, covering our love affair with the drink, flourishing laneway culture, obsession with street art, the Victorian gold rush, famous murders, colourful characters and China Town.

You will also spend time at three of Melbourne’s best laneway bars and get two drinks included.

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On the Fitzroy: Slumtown to Hipsterville tour you will explore the hidden side of Melbourne coolest suburb, from suburban street to its industrial past.

You will stop for drinks at three great Fitzroy bars, plus pass more for you to visit another time. You will spend about 30 to 40 minutes at each bar so you are not feeling rushed.

During the tour, you will learn about Fitzroy’s wealthy origins and later slide into crime and extreme poverty. Your guides will also talk about the rise of criminal gangs in the 1920s, indigenous history, Spanish roots and much more.

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Blending tales of shipwrecks, sly grog shops and distilling bans with some of Melbourne’s coolest whisky and gin joints, the Whisky Bars and Gin Joints Tour is a rollicking adventure from Victoria’s early spirit making past to its modern craft scene.

Visit three unique whisky bars and sample some of Victoria’s finest product as you hear tales of the State’s love affair with spirits.

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From haunted graveyards to bodies in boxes and even Jack The Ripper, Melbourne’s dark past comes to light on this spookactular night tour of the CBD. Join Drinking History Tours to explore Melbourne’s scary side while visiting three of her best-kept bar secrets.

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This is a wine tour without the snobbery.

Forget long lectures on whole berry fermentation. Instead, join us for three hours of rollicking yarns, brilliant bars and of course, bloody good wines.

At each bar, allow our expert bar partners to select a wine based on what they are currently pouring (and your tastes, of course). Each guest receives one glass of wine per bar.

In between bar stops, be taken on a journey of wine across the aeons: from its beginnings in eastern Asia to its arrival in Australia and boom, bust, then boom again in Victoria.

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