Once home to seedy nightclubs and rowdy revelers, the happening inner city locale of Northbridge has been reborn in recent years and is now bursting with amazing bars, awesome restaurants and all manner of fabulous foodie delights.
In fact the rate of change has been so rapid that it can be difficult to keep up with all of the fantastic stuff on offer these days. You could spend days and days exploring the area and not uncover some of its best kept secrets!
Luckily for you our Bites, Bars and Backstreets Adventure is here to show you the best bits of the new Northbridge scene has to offer. You’ll venture with us down the backstreets and alleyways of the area to eat great food from happenin’ new establishments, visit cool laneway bars and generally revel in the recent renaissance of inner city nightlife.
Like all Food Loose tours, our adventurers buy their own food along the way. This is all part of sharing and interacting with your fellow food lovers. We estimate it will be no more than $25 in food costs per person on the Bites, Bars and Backstreets Adventure (but please bring extra if you’d like to buy a few drinks along the way). Please bring small notes to make settling our bills as we go a whole lot easier.
"We did the Northbridge food tour last night and what a great night! Our guide was great and very knowledgeable and really lovely people on the tour... we had the best food, conversation and drinks! It was a real insight to Northbridge and how it has changed! ...If you want to see the new side of Northbridge this tour is definitely worth going on! Now I just need to the time to revisit and explore more!" - Jean R (TripAdvisor Review)
"A magic evening! Our guide was not only knowledgeable but was passionate about the numerous eating and drinking attractions in Northbridge. The area has great life and walking from venue to venue up lane ways adorned with street art makes the area so attractive for locals and visitors...An excellent way to see some of the highlights of our great city and to enjoy the hospitality it has to offer." - AussieDiver53 (TripAdvisor Review)
Ticket Purchase: Tickets must be pre purchased through the Eventbrite booking system. Tickets are $39 (not including food costs).
Included: A guided tour of the new face of Northbridge including cool new restaurants, hidden culinary gems and great small bars and, of course, our tour guide’s wit, charm, good looks as well as their discussion of the food and culture of the area.
Not included: Food samples. Our model is for guests to pay as we go along. Your guide will inform you of food choices at each venue as well as order for the group, but our pay-as-you go method allows us the flexibility to change orders on the spot depending on dietary requirements and changing tour numbers. Total food cost for the tour is $25 per person (plus extra if you’d like a few drinks).
Time: Tours depart at 7pm sharp, so please be at the meeting point by 6:45pm for registration (we have a lot of awesome food to pack in so we need to leave on time).
Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Where: Under the big TV screen in the Northbridge Piazza
Weather: Tours take place rain, hail or shine. We will reschedule due to extremely inclement weather (and/or the apocalypse).
Dress: Comfortable evening attire, basically whatever you think would be appropriate for a nice evening out for dinner with friends in town. Also, we're going to go ahead and assume that you know how to choose weather-appropriate clothes and accessories for the time of year that you choose to join us. There's a little bit of walking between venues too (5 mins or so at a time max), so please take this into account when choosing appropriate footwear.
Food: On this tour we will be stopping at 3 different restaurants/food vendors (and 1 bar). There will definitely be enough food for what most would consider and extremely hearty meal, so remember to pace yourself and pay attention to your guide's advice on how much to eat at each stop (as we'd hate you to go too hard too soon and miss out on some of the delights later on in the tour, and trust us, this is probably going to be more of an issue than you realise).