The tour explores Melbourne's fascinating history of alcohol.
What to Expect
The city’s fascination with beer and pub culture can be traced right back to the settlement of Melbourne. One of the founding fathers was a publican, the first mayor was a brewer, and the first council meeting happened in a pub.
This fun and informal tour traces the history of beer consumption in the Victorian capital. You'll learn about the early rogue settlers, the sly grog trade of gold rush era as well as the temperance movement and conservative war time drinking habits. The tour also explores Melbourne's more recent liberal liquor licensing laws, the birth of the city’s laneway bars as well as the explosion of small batch, craft, and microbreweries. Stop at 4 venues and at each one try a delicious beer with a focus on Melbourne and Victorian microbreweries.
The tour concludes with a burger supper.
- A local guide
- A beer at four venues
- Burger supper
What's Not Included
- Any other food and drinks
The tour departs from outside the Immigration Museum (400 Flinders St), Melbourne.