Uncover Hidden Laneway Bars

Explore the world’s best small bar scene and meet the makers of some of the city’s best drinks.

Melbourne is renowned for its fiercely competitive small bar scene. Bars that are all the rage one day will be out of fashion by the next.

Let a local bar expert introduce you to the unique talents working in Melbourne’s hospo scene as you explore tucked away laneways, hidden hallways, and climb rickety staircases to explore the rip-roaring speakeasy scene of this incredible city.

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Your Secrets of Melbourne walking tour comes with:

Small group size

Melbourne's speakeasies are too small to fit a crowd, so we cap groups to 12 guests

Guaranteed entry

Getting a space at Melbourne's hottest bars is a challenge. We reserve space and make sure you're looked after.

Customised map

Four bars is just a sliver of Melbourne's 1400+ licensed venues. Your guide will custom-make a map tailored to your interests with more bars to visit.

Friendly, local guide

Our bar experts will customise the tour to suit your group

Need to Know

How big is the group?

The maximum number of guests for this tour is 12, so you’ll always get a personal connection with your tour leader.

How long is the tour?

Our walking tour goes for three hours, all in the heart of Melbourne’s city centre.

Where does the tour begin?

The tour starts in Gordon Reserve, a small park across the street from the Windsor Hotel.

The best way to get directions to the tour is to plug in directions to the Windsor Hotel (150 Spring Street), then look across the street for the park.

How will I find my guide?

All our guides have blue umbrellas with the words “TOUR STARTS HERE” — look for the guide with the blue umbrella.

Depot Adventures umbrella - tour start point

What time is the tour?

This tour starts at 3pm.

Are drinks included?

Nope — we found that including drinks caused lots of confusion. We have to charge you more $$ to cover our costs when we include drinks, and then we have to limit the kinds of items you can order to meet our tour budget.

Instead, we’ve made this tour drinks exclusive so you can order as much or as little as you like.

What bars do you visit?

It’s a secret! 😛

Honestly, we have a rotating itinerary of around 20 bars — we just pick the four that we feel will best suit the weather, group size, and our mood for the day.

We don’t publish the names of the bars we visit because we want your guide to have ultimate flexibility to visit the bars that will best suit your group.

Can I book a private version of this tour?

Of course — we offer this tour for groups of mates, offices, school groups and corporates.

Private tours can have it start from whatever time and place you choose, and include any special extras you’re looking for. Contact us to find out more.

Limited availability.

Secure your spot to avoid disappointment.

Change your mind? We offer full refunds up to 24 hour prior to your departure.