3-Hour Small-Group Sydney Walking and Bar Tour led by a Local

3-Hour Small-Group Sydney Walking and Bar Tour led by a Local
Food, Wine & Nightlife > Bar, Club & Pub Tours > Pub Tours
$54.33
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

Sydney's pub scene calls two things to mind - historic (but stuffy) pubs of The Rocks district, or the out-of-control nightclubs that required so-called "lockout laws" to be reigned in.

Between these two categories is a third, lesser known one — hidden bars. Throughout the CBD are places best kept secret, where only the whispers of a local who is in the know will get you there.

Uncover the bars that require a descent of a long wrought-iron spiral staircase into a cavernous basement. Find bars tucked away in nondescript shopping centres that reveal secret opium dens. Meet craft cocktail makers who will use fire and liquid nitrogen to concoct the perfect drink.

Join us on this three-hour adventure, and whatever you do, help us keep these bars secret!

Start your tour at a public meeting point where you'll meet your friendly, local, English-speaking tour guide and your travel companions. After some introductions and housekeeping, we'll start a brief walk down to the first bar. 

Sydney's bars are filled with character, and this small group tour promises to take you to four of them. Which bars? We can't tell you, because we don't know ourselves. Your guide will tailor the itinerary to the group size, dynamic and time of year.

Winter time? We'll try to find a cozy, warm spot with mulled wine. Hot summer's day? We'll bring you a waterside watering hole or rooftop bar.

By design, we don't set a firm itinerary on this tour, as we want to bring you to the freshest speakeasies in Sydney.  Here are some examples of bars you might discover:

• A classic Aussie pub. Throw back a schooner or midi, here’s where you’ll learn about the standard pour sizes of New South Whales beers and how beer affected the lives of the earliest European Sydneysiders
• A cocktail bar. Sydney has some of the best mixologists around, but most of them are hidden in tiny, hidden cocktail bars that survive on word of mouth alone. Visit a speakeasy-style bar and learn about how Sydney is soon to eclipse Melbourne as Australia's hottest bar scene
• A wine bar. With the Hunter Valley just a stone’s throw away, it would be a sin not to taste some of the delectable wines in the region. Learn how wine shaped Australia’s history and how to taste wine like a member of the social elite.
• Guide’s choice! Sydney's bar scene is ever-changing, so depending on the group’s desires, the weather, and what is trendy in Sydney at that particular moment, there’s no telling where we’ll end up

Occasionally, we will go to a bar where no seats are available. Such is the side-effect of going to bars so cool they won't take reservations. No worries though — your expert guide has a choice of dozens of city centre bars to help you discover the best parts of the city.

Sydney's pub scene calls two things to mind - historic (but stuffy) pubs of The Rocks district, or the out-of-control nightclubs that required so-called "lockout laws" to be reigned in.

Between these two categories is a third, lesser known one — hidden bars. Throughout the CBD are places best kept secret, where only the whispers of a local who is in the know will get you there.

Uncover the bars that require a descent of a long wrought-iron spiral staircase into a cavernous basement. Find bars tucked away in nondescript shopping centres that reveal secret opium dens. Meet craft cocktail makers who will use fire and liquid nitrogen to concoct the perfect drink.

Join us on this three-hour adventure, and whatever you do, help us keep these bars secret!