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Melbourne: Small Group Booze Makes History Better Tour

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    Stop At: The Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    We begin next to the Sir William Clarke Memorial next to the Old Treasury Building. A symbolic area of Melbourne and home to our Parliament. The order of the venues may change, but together we will visit a variety of our favourite local watering holes, these may include a classic craft beer establishment, a laneway bar, a hidden speakeasy and a rooftop bar.
    Everyone has their favourite drink but you’ll be encouraged to try something different on this tour. Never tried whiskey? We’ll take you to a place where you can discover its charms.
    Want to check out some local wines? With the Yarra Valley just a stone’s throw away, it would be a sin not to taste some of the delectable wines in the region.
    The craft beer scene is exploding in Melbourne right now yet beer has always had a rich history in the city. You’ll learn about the standard pour sizes of Victorian beers and how beer nearly led to all alcohol being banned during the gold rush.
    Many of Melbourne’s most popular bars are in tiny, hidden laneways and survive on word of mouth alone. Visit a speakeasy-style bar and learn about how and why Melbourne’s laneway scene developed.
    Rooftop bars are a favourite place for Melbournians to gather and not just in summer. During winter, some rooftops add a marquee and heaters and carry on regardless. You’ll visit one of the most eclectic rooftop bars in the city
    Melbourne’s bar scene is ever-changing, so one of the bars will be chosen by your guide on the day, depending on the group’s desires, the weather, and what is trending in Melbourne at the time.
    If you’re still thirsty by the end of the tour, don’t forget to ask your local guide for some more recommendations, so you won’t have to worry about a dry mouth for the rest of your stay in Melbourne.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We did this on a whim because we had a night free on our first night in Melbourne. Loved the little bars we went to and the opportunity to meet people. Our guide Flo,was great. He was informative, interesting and facilitated our conversations with the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Barbm21
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Flo was a very knowledgeable and enjoyable tour guide! Not only did we see some great hidden spots where Melbourne likes to get a drink while teaching us the history of this beautiful city, but he took the time to point out some great features...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank KimberlyW08
    melbourneu, Manager at Melbourne Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    So happy to loved the tour with our Flo! He loves the history, the city and few drinks and delighted to got all three on the tour. Hope you loved Melbourne as much as we do!

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Tristan was an amazing guide showing us a range of bars and giving plenty of recommendations for us to explore throughout the rest of our trip. We learnt interesting stories about Melbourne’s history and had a great time. Highly recommend!!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Hannah R
    Reviewed 18 June 2019

    My Husband and I were fascinated to learn about Melbourne's history through our passionate and informed guide. The selection of hidden and rooftop bars we visited were unique and interesting, and we appreciate he tailored the tour to suit the preferences of our small group....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Nicole M
    melbourneu, Manager at Melbourne Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

    The fact it is one of the highlights of your trip is amazing. Tristan will be delighted to read this as he certainly is a passionate guide with a rich knowledge of Melbourne. We do have the ability to tailor tours according to the groups,...More

    Reviewed 9 June 2019

    Our group was small (4 people), which made for a very relaxed and interactive event. We walked, talked, and visited four bars, ultimately wrapping up our evening around 8:00, or two hours after the official end of the tour.More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Dave L
    melbourneu, Manager at Melbourne Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

    Thanks for your review and so happy you enjoyed the tour. It is not unusual for the tour to keep going after the scheduled finishing time due to having such a good time! Hope to see you again to take you on more of our...More

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