History is better with booze

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Experience hosted by Kellie

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Who says history can't be fun? On this tour we will visit three of the city's best bars and share stories of Melbourne's fascinating, debaucherous and comical past.
This tour caters to everyone, whether it's your first time visiting the city or you're a Melbourne local.

Depending on the day, the weather and your preferences, we will handpick three amazing bars to take you to. They may be sun-soaked rooftop bars, hipster laneway bars, tiny gin distilleries or cocktail bars.

Our tour finishes in Melbourne CBD but if you are still thirsty for more or are starving for a local feed, we will be happy to give you recommendations on where to head next.

At the end of the tour we guarantee you'll not only have had a great time, you will have discovered some great new local bars and learnt something new about Melbourne along the way!
So join us on this fun afternoon as we show you that history really is better with booze!
Who says history can't be fun? On this tour we will visit three of the city's best bars and share stories of Melbourne's fascinating, debaucherous and comical past.
This tour caters to everyone, whether it's your first time visiting the city or you're a Melbourne local.

Depending on the day, the weather and your preferences, we will handpick three amazing bars to take you to. They may be sun-soaked rooftop bars, hipster laneway b…

What's included

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Meet your Host, Kellie

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Melbourne has one of the most vibrant and fun bar scenes anywhere in the world. With new bars popping up all the time, many of which are hidden, it is best explored with a local. Before becoming a tour guide I spent most of my working life behind bars so I am hugely passionate about both industries and love sharing my knowledge with guests. When I’m not available, my equally passionate local guides Tristan, Tamara, Meghan and Joseph shall step in to help you discover why booze and history are the perfect mix. Cheers!
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Where you'll be

On this tour we will take you to our very favourite, local rooftop and laneway bars in the city centre. We select a variety of different venues from rooftop cocktail bars to hidden craft beer and whisky dens. We can also tailor the bars we go to based on your preferences but one thing is for sure, they are all amazing!

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 94 reviews.

Jasmine
December 2021
Our tour guide was enthusiastic, listened to our needs/wants and made great recommendations for drinks as well as more venues to see in the future, on top of that it was great value! Highly recommend
Aisling
November 2021
A great tour where we met new people and were able to learn about the history of Melbourne while enjoying some great bars!
Andrea
May 2021
Fantastic experience with Tristan. A laid back and fun approach to history and getting around to some of Melbourne’s best bars. Absolutely would recommend this experience.
Vatan
April 2021
Loved this highly recommended experience. Walking through the city, bar-hopping to great locations and the host dropping gems of knowledge upon you: It was fun right from the start. Tristan did a great job as our time machine guide 😊
Jessica
March 2021
Great tour. Got to learn more about the city and history, in a fun way with a couple of drinkies. Tristan was very helpful and friendly, and we met some lovely people too. Recommend to do whether your a tourist or a local, good to do something different and help local economy.
Sabina
March 2021
I had an amazing time learning about the history from Tristan and exploring local bars, which I will visit again when I'm back in Melbourne. Highly recommend it to anyone who would like to explore more of Melbourne, learn a bit about the history and meet new people. Thank you!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Most establishments accept credit cards but best to bring cash as there may be a minimum spend.
Photo ID
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and mobile phone to sign in to the venues via QR code

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.