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Ultimate Sydney Pub Crawl

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

  • Activities

    Lifestyle, Pub Crawl

  • Price
    From: $65 AUD per person
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Avg Distance

    6 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Wednesday to Sunday 6pm start

  • Starting Location

    Hilton Sydney 488 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

  • Price Includes

    Opportunity to purchase beer/wine at each venue (at your expense), Finger Food at one venue, 4 different Historic Pubs, Enjoy the Informative commentary of your Ringer* tour guide

  • Notes

    Dress standard: Please note: as we will be entering bars please be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Child policy: Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour. Bring Photo ID.


  • Explore four of Sydney's oldest pubs on this 4-hour small group walking tour
  • You decide which is Sydney's oldest pub
  • Indulge in a beer or wine at each stop. Discover the history of Sydney as you hear about the colonisation and its rum-induced monopoly.
  • Learn about the historical gangs, brothels and unsolved murders that made Sydney an intriguing metropolis
  • Get an insider's perspective on Australia's Colonial History by your local Ringer. Get a quick vocabulary lesson in Aussie slang.




Trip Info

Join us for a guided afternoon walk through history to some of Sydney’s most famous pubs & ale houses…

What to expect:
Sydney comes with a storied past. In the hidden alleys and dens of the city’s inner streets, an assortment of artists, criminals, strippers, activists and hookers have all led their varied lives.

This is a town that lived by its own notorious anarchy and rum-induced monopoly during colonisation, which later evolved into a place of street gangs, brothels and unsolved murders.

But Sydney’s history also involves beatniks, underground writers, artists and secret societies.

Taking a look back, let’s bring a few characters back to life — take a journey into their haunts and tell their colourful tales of mischief, with our ultimate Sydney Historic Pub Crawl.

Who deserves to be called Sydney’s oldest drinking establishment? We will let you decide for yourself on this 4-hour walking pub tour of 4 of Sydney’s oldest pubs.

Any Sydneysider can map the city by its historical pubs. These atmospheric watering holes (officially called hotels because they once offered rooms as well as beer) provide a hedonistic key to exploring Australia’s most beautiful city. They range from venerable sandstone relics to elegant Victorian bars and boisterous 1920s working men’s
 pubs rich in art deco flourishes. After several decades of neglect, lavish facelifts are making these antique pubs the height of Sydney nightlife and fashion. Many now have top-notch restaurants, others spectacular views. But each offers a bar-side window onto Australia’s past, which, as Mark Twain observed after an 1895 visit, “does not read like history, but the most beautiful lies.”

Visit four of Sydney’s oldest and most famous pubs and bars. As you taste some of the best beer Sydney has to offer, sit back and listen to the stories and histories of these fascinating watering holes that have served the public for over 100 years.

Along the way, you visit a variety of Pubs, all with their own story to tell. Of course, no drinking tour would be complete without a beer or two. With many local breweries, you won’t have to look far to find a great-tasting beer. Whatever you enjoy, you will certainly find something to quench your thirst and nibble on.

NOTE: You must be 18+ to enjoy this night out. Please bring a valid Photo I.D.

Go Local Tours supports the responsible enjoyment of alcoholic beverages. When it is misused, alcohol can be dangerous. We want everyone to have an unforgettable night, but for your safety, the bars visited on Pub Crawls will cut you off if you’ve reached your limit. The mission is to show you Sydney’s nightlife, not to get you drunk.

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