Melbourne Join our Walking Tours!


It's long overdue, but after thousands of posts reviewing and rating our favourites beers, pubs, publicans and bands, it's about time we showed you them in person! Tour details here!


What tour is available?
Collingwood, just north of Melbourne's CBD, is going nuts with breweries popping up everywhere. The "Collingwood Brewery Walk Tour", will show your four of them, having a few tasty chewy paddles along the way. 


You can see times, availability and cost at


Who will take the tours?
The tours will be run by Chris, founder of TheHappiestHour. As a travel journalist he updated the Melbourne Chapter of the Rough Guide to Australia, the Fodor's Guide to Australia and Ultimate Beer Guide Australia & New Zealand, and has been writing about pubs and craft beer for major newspapers for years. He also co-founded the Hanoi Cyclo Pub Tour and the San Telmo Craft Beer Tour (Buenos Aires), so yes tours, pubs and craft beer are his passion, especially in his home town!


What time of the day will they be?
Saturday and Sunday afternoons.


Can we do private tours?
Sure. No dramas, just parmas. Contact us directly.


Is it a pub crawl piss up?
No, those tours already exist and that's not our BBQ. Over the years with TheHappiestHour, we've gotten to know our local brewers, publicans and bands very well. This is about selecting our favourites, supporting their crafts, and having fun while we do it. 


Any queries just email Chris at [email protected]





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