Booze Makes Sydney's History Better

Uncover Sydney's best bars with a local bar expert.

Tour Summary


Rachelle Says:

“Sydney’s bar scene has come alive alive as of late, changing from the late-night hot spot to an amazing oasis of craft cocktail bars. I love this tour because I get to show my guests some of my favourite tucked-away bars.”


Spend three hours exploring four incredible bars, hard to find places you’ll never find on your own. Joined by a trusty local guide, you’re sure to meet some of the best bartenders in the world — from underground record stores with hidden bars, to endlessly long corridors leading to unmarked doors hiding a bar — you’ll explore a new side of the city as you uncover the hidden bar scene. 

This tour operates mid- to late-afternoon, because a good day out shouldn’t equal a bad night’s sleep. The added benefit of a late afternoon tour? Bartenders have more time to tell us about their favourite recommendations, and bar owners frequently come and introduce their venue to us. 

The timing also makes this an excellent pre-dinner activity. If you’re making dinner reservations, we recommend no sooner than 7pm, so you have time to fully enjoy your final drink. 

You’ll also get a personalised list of recommendations for more bars to visit, should you want to keep the evening going. 

By far our top-selling tour, this experience is one you won’t soon forget.

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Over 400 5-Star reviews.

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"Just finished Bar tour with Hayden.. great guide, great knowledge and great bloke.... was a delightful experience in Melbourne and would have no issues recommending this tour for locals and tourists..."
Andrew Maher
"Was a great way to get out and walk around our great city and discover bars that you never knew where there. Hayden was terrific and really informative and had lots of fun. Would highly recommend taking a walk.'
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"We did the Melbourne bar tour with John and had an amazing time! John was so friendly, knowledgeable and really made the tour something different! Highly recommended, 10/10 would do again!"
Ethan Jones
"Thanks to Beau and the team for a great afternoon out. Dylan & I had the best time finding some amazing new places."
Natalie Aitken

Why Sydney?

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.

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Tour Start Point:

City Extra 24 Hour Restaurant, E4 East Podium Between Wharf 3 & 4  – Meet outside the City Extra restaurant, your guide will be holding a blue umbrella.

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