Melbourne likes a secret, and the best ones come in the form of hidden bars. These speakeasies are off the beaten path; hidden behind unmarked doors, down dingy lane ways or at the back of takeaway joints.
Join the Hidden Bars & History, and gain a greater understanding of Melbourne’s hidden drinking scene.
Book your tickets here. Read on for more information!
Why Does Melbourne Love Hidden Bars?
In 1916, the Victorian Government declared it illegal to serve liquor after 6:00pm – all in attempt to reduce alcohol consumption. It was Australia’s version of the prohibition. So If you wanted a drink after 6:00pm, you’d have to enjoy it somewhere in secret.
This ban stretched for 50 years, and actually had the opposite effect! Alcohol consumption went up by 40%. This attempt at stopping alcohol, is what truly propelled Australia’s very strong drinking culture. And it’s part of the reason we like a hidden bar.
So What Happens On The Hidden Bar Tour?
Across the evening we’ll visit 3 hidden bars in Melbourne’s CBD, and enjoy their signature drinks. From a lush secret cellar to a cocktail lounge with no-name; that’s all we can say without ruining the surprise.
We’ll spend around 30 – 40 minutes at each bar. You’ll finish with a much better knowledge of Melbourne’s secret drinking scene.
Drink: Cocktails, Wine, Beer & Spirits
Your ticket includes 3 delicious cocktails. Not a cocktail fan? Enjoy some beer, wine or spirits instead!
Hear Legendary Stories
Melbourne’s past is filled with crazy stories. Throughout the night we’ll tell the story of how ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ came to be. This isn’t history class; we’ve cut the fat and only tell the best tales.
Book Your Tickets Now
Book your tickets now to experience some of Melbourne’s best hidden bars!