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Drinking History Tours is a fun, unique and social way for Melbournians, new Melbournians and travelers to undercover the secrets behind this magnificent city. Drinking History Tours combines the best of both worlds; the history, culture and insight...more
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Swanston St | The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow - sums it up! We had no set expectations to begin with. An excellent night from a well informed, well researched and nicely paced tour of the backstreets of Melbourne town. Ben engaged every single person as we cruised through some of the darkest,...More

Thank stubrew2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ben, the host was great, full of great knowledge about Melbourne that 's great for both locals and visitors. Finding out where all the best places to have a drink and a feed was very handy also.

Thank Tai L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend the trip. Ben is a great story teller and has a good grip on Melbournes history. The tour itself is interesting and fun, you get to see many hidden bars and get a locals view on this. 5/5!

Thank Myles500
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lived in Melbourne all my life I thought I knew it all but Ben certainly proved me wrong. Great bars, interesting history and the best guide ever. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank ianmylo
Ben O, Owner at Drinking History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! So glad you both enjoyed the night. Cheers, Ben

Reviewed 11 June 2018

Fascinating stories about Melbourne's history were accompanied by delicious cocktails at some of the city's coolest bars. It's a brilliant way to experience Melbourne, for those new and old to the city. Ben was an incredible tour guide - full of fun facts and stats....More

Thank Funkjazz
Ben O, Owner at Drinking History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Hi Funkjazz (side note - best TA handle ever), thanks so much for the review! So glad you had an amazing time, and scored some new mates to boot. Huzzah! Cheers, Ben

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Booked this in thinking is would be a good way to show overseas friends Melbourne, it was and then some. Ben made the night, very friendly and easy going. The history of our adopted city is interesting, but the bars that Ben introduced us to...More

Thank Joe A
Ben O, Owner at Drinking History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thanks Joe! Was a blast having you and the team on the tour! Cheers, Ben

Reviewed 4 June 2018

What an unexpected find and a original tour experience! My boy, Ben, was a delight of a guide- funny, engaging, and full of cool facts...just ask for me to share me secret card with you! Let’s just say there are great stories about “StudMuffin” George...More

Thank Tiffany B
Ben O, Owner at Drinking History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thanks Tiff! Was a top night - glad you had fun :) -Ben

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Guided up & down laneways, listening to fascinating stories of the present & past, bars downstairs , bars upstairs ... dinner with a view. What a great way to experience Melbourne, even if you think you know it! Great value. Great fun.

Thank Janine F
Ben O, Owner at Drinking History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hey Janine! Really appreciate the review, so glad you had a great time! Cheers, Ben

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We headed out for my partners birthday, and we’re both surprised by how little we actually knew about the history of the city we call home. It was a great night out, the bars we headed to were cute and quirky, and had amazing cocktails....More

Thank LittleJane13
Ben O, Owner at Drinking History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks Jane! Was a pleasure having you on the tour! Cheers, Ben

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This tour is a cool stroll through a city I love already, highlighting some of its funky of the beaten track bars, past I knew a little about and teaching me snippets of history I never knew. Great host, great night for any age!

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Ben O, Owner at Drinking History Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks so much for the review, really appreciate it! Cheers, Ben

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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