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Sydney Hidden Bars

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Discover the world's best bar scene right under your nose

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Nibbles included
Guaranteed small group

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Our Guarantees

  • Guaranteed small group — the Sydney Hidden Bars Tour has a maximum of 12 guests
  • Cancel up to 24 hours prior to departure for a full refund
  • Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back
  • Rated #1 on TripAdvisor

Quick Look

  • Guaranteed small group — maximum of 12 people
  • Indulge in a progressive dinner at four of Melbourne’s best bars
  • Interact with some of Australia’s best bartenders – let them create a drink perfectly suited to you!
  • Learn of the city’s history and secrets as your guide weaves your through it’s famous laneways
  • Discover venues and parts of the city only known to locals

Hidden Bar Tour Tour Summary

Sydney’s hidden bar scene has exploded in the past decade.
Spurred by lockout laws and a healthy sense of competition with Melbourne, Sydney has provides some of the world’s best cocktail bars.
Spend 3 hours exploring Sydney Speakeasies.

Hidden Bar Tour Full Description

In 2014, the government of New South Wales introduced lockout laws, which forever changed Sydney’s bar scene. Suddenly, club hopping was no more in a city known for some of the best nightlife in Australia.
In a story of unintended consequences, a new kind of bar started to appear in the city — one that you could settle into for the night with a small group of mates. Sydney’s speakeasies came roaring into fashion, and now hidden bars behind pizza shops, dumpling halls and back laneways are all the rage.
Join a local guide and discover the incredibly new and exciting trend in Sydney’s hospitality scene.

Highlights

Friendly, Experienced Guide

Small bites included

World-class bartenders

Starting Point

City Extra 24 Hour Restaurant, E4 East Podium Between Wharf 3 & 4 (Manly Ferry Saint-Antoine Street West Sydney, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Meet outside the City Extra restaurant, your guide will be holding a blue umbrella.

What To Bring on Your Sydney Hidden Bar Tour

  • Weather-Appropriate Clothing: Please come prepared
  • Your Camera: If you’d like to take photos and make memories inside our handpicked and unique bar venues!
  • A Filled Tummy: While we offer food throughout the tour, this will do the job of lining your stomach — we recommend having a light dinner beforehand. 
  • Money: Drinks are not included in this tour, so bring cash or a bank card to pay as you go!
  • Comfortable Shoes: Wear shoes comfortable enough for the 5-15 minute walk between bars

Sydney Hidden Bar Tour FAQs

What time does the Sydney Hidden Bar tour end?

While we advertise the tour as 3 hours we only arrive to bar 4 just before the 3 hour mark,  so make sure to leave yourself enough time for one last round. We recommend scheduling an additional 45 minutes for mingling and revelry before heading home or to your next event. 

Where will the Hidden Bar tour finish?

Our bar schedule changes daily depending on which bars are open. We can’t tell you exactly where the tour will end, but it will be within the free tram zone of the CBD (aka super easy to get anywhere in the city afterwards).

What should I budget for drinks?

It depends on your budget and what you like to drink – a pot of beer will typically cost $5-10 while a cocktail is usually in the $20-$25 range. We pride ourselves on bringing you to a variety of Melbourne hidden bar venues, so you’ll always find something you like. You are welcome to order as much or as little as you like on the tour.

What should I wear?

We recommend wearing closed-toed shoes or sandals – some venues may not allow thongs/jandals/flip-flops inside after a certain hour.

Other than that — dress how you please! As long as you stay out of activewear and that stained t-shirt you normally only wear to bed, you’ll be fine.

Some like to dress up and continue the night after our tour completes, and some go more casual. 

How big are the groups?

We cap our group size at 12 people to ensure each person has the chance to have a personal experience with the tour guide and one another. 

Can I bring my stag-do/hens party/birthday party/work trip?

Of course! We are happy to host private functions on our personalised private tours. These are 3 hours tours we tailor specifically to your group’s requirements and interests. Book a private tour here!

How much walking will there be?

All the Melbourne hidden bars are relatively close-by, but occasionally we’ll have a 10-minute jaunt between some of our furthest-apart venues. (It can be more comfortable than taking the tram.)

Can I bring my school group/office/etc?

Of course! Feel free to book on a public tour, or if you want your very own chartered tour reserve it here!

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