From what makes it famous to why the locals love it, we show you the best of Melbourne!
- Discover the tastes and flavours behind Melbourne’s beer scene.
- Become the biggest Melbourne beer buff in town.
- Sip on beers in three different locations, from iconic Melbourne pubs to secret breweries.
- Learn all about Melbourne’s relationship with beer from the mouths of the locals.
- Chow down on some of our favourite local eats.
- Public Tour Guest Ages 18+
- Private Tour Guest Ages 18+
Melbourne Beer Tour Highlights
Get acquainted with bohemian beers, bespoke microbrews, and salacious local eats on this Melbourne walking (or is that stumbling?) tour.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, tastings at three venues, and some of our favourite beer drinking food
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, tips/gratuities for your guide. Please ensure you have a Myki with enough credit to catch the train or tram out to the venue for the evening. Your guide can help you purchase one at Southern Cross (approx $6 + credit) if you don’t have one.
- Duration: Three hours
- Pick-up location: Under the clock tower inside Southern Cross Station, 83 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC 3004, GPS coordinates: -37.818843, 144.953929 – View on Google Maps
- Pick-up time: 6.30 pm
- Drop-off location: At a public transport stop to get you back to the city (Myki required)
Calling all beer fanatics! Looking for the perfect beer tour in Melbourne? You got it. This thirst-quenching beer odyssey takes you through the best of the best of the Melbourne brew scene, from its largest brewery to those craft beers that only the true Melbourne locals know about. On top of all that, learn all about the history behind Melbourne’s favourite tipple, giving you all the local know-how to become the biggest Melbourne beer buff in town.
Your Melbourne beer tour starts at the Southern Cross Station in Melbourne before we hit the train to one of the city’s up-and-coming neighbourhoods, an area that is home to some of Melbourne’s best brewers.
After an intro from your guide, you head off to the first drinking den – no messing about on this tour; you dive right in! Whilst you sip on your first beer, learn about the rogue settlement of the city and how the Melbourne beer scene came to be. From the city’s first pub to the outlandish colonial rules governing drinking in the southern capital, this Melbourne tour covers it all.
We mix it up depending on which neighbourhood we are in and where is best for the day you’ve booked. Venues range from breweries in industrial areas to classic pubs, bowling clubs, and record bars – but the one thing they all have in common is a passion for the brew. Think Wietbier, XPA, pilsners, porters, and bocks – we are out in search of the best and drinking them as close to the keg as we can get. Along the way, we dive into some good beer drinking snacks to make sure the night is not all totally liquid.
By this point on your Melbourne beer tour, you have heard all about Melbourne’s strict past and are able to witness the change and uprising of Melbourne’s unique laneway bar scene as you try some microbrew and learn about the modern era of Melbourne’s relationship with beer. No better setting for that, we’d say!
From here, you can carry on your evening with some recommendations from our local guide, or if you’re in too much of a beer/food coma, your guide is also able to point you in the direction of your accommodation or public transportation back into the city.
Dress standard: Please wear nice, smart-casual clothing. No flip-flops (thongs) permitted. Remember that Melbourne’s weather can be unpredictable, and the tour runs rain, hail, or shine, so bring an umbrella or coat if needed.
Your trip: This trip is offered on a ‘join-in’ basis. The maximum group size is 12.
Confirmation of booking: Please contact the local supplier to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
Additional information: We support the capacity for all venues to serve alcohol responsibly and in line with local legislation.
Closure of sites: If any of the venues are closed, suitable replacement venues are visited instead.
Child policy: Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
Ms. Sarah P. from Australia travelled on 08 May 2018:
This was a great way to spend a Friday night in Melbourne! We visited some cool bars and breweries that I wouldn’t have found on my own in an area I had never been to. A big dinner and plenty of drinks were included, so it is definitely awesome value for money!
Ms. Robin P. from Australia travelled on 23 Jul 2012:
Dave was a fantastic enthusiastic knowledgeable guide. The beer lovers tour was like going out worth mates, but with some history thrown in. It was a great start to our stay in Melbourne.