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The Rocks Pub Tour

Drink In History

Quick Details

Clock When: Daily

Location Where: We meet at Harts Pub, Essex St & Gloucester Street, The Rocks

Checkmark Start: 2:30 pm, and 6:30 pm. If you are running late, give us a call but please, please, please be on time. Your guide will love you for it!

Check Bubble End: The tours take approximately two and a half hours and finish at an iconic pub in The Rocks.

Pub Explorer
Pub Explorer with Meal


Drink In History on this historic walking tour of some of Sydney’s oldest pubs. Between watering holes, your guide will take you through the alleys and cobbled streets of The Rocks as they share the gossip, shouts, and stories of Australia’s first European settlement. Hear about the legends, gangs, and hauntings of this distinctive neighbourhood as you sample some of its finest libations.

After your Sydney pub tour, you can join your tour mates and other revellers at an iconic pub for a meal and another beer, or two…

This Sydney tour includes a choice of a beer (285ml/10oz), house wine, or soft drink at each pub and a two and a half hour guided walking tour of The Rocks, highlighting:

  • The fight for the title “Sydney’s Oldest Pub”
  • How the Larrikin Gangs ruled the Rocks
  • What’s the 6 O’Clock Swill?
  • Where Bubonic Plague started and how it was controlled
  • The fight for The Rocks
  • Sydney’s oldest haunted place
  • And more stories, myths, and legends than you can pack into two and a half hours of fun

*SOMETIMES THINGS CHANGE – Because our pub tours are truly behind the scenes experiences sometimes our plans need to change to accommodate brewery operations. And sometimes we just know about beer goings on around town that are worth checking out, so we may change some parts of our tours. Whilst these changes are rare, we do reserve the right to make them. If you do have a MUST-SEE beer spot, please let us know when making your booking and we’ll do all we can to make it happen.