Sydney The Rocks Historical Pub Tour

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Historic Pub Tour of The Rocks
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend some time like a classic Aussie on a historical pub tour of The Rocks, Sydney’s oldest neighborhood. Join a fun-loving and informative guide, and visit some of the quarter’s oldest drinking holes to experience authentic Aussie pub life. Enjoy five drinks and dinner; discover pubs' behind-the-scenes secrets; and uncover the The Rocks' history, discovering how its drink spots have shaped local culture. Includes souvenir gift, photos, and discount vouchers for local shops and restaurants.
  • Historical pub tour in The Rocks in Sydney
  • Visit some of Sydney’s oldest pubs to enjoy classic Aussie culture
  • Soak in the atmosphere and hear The Rocks’ history and mysteries
  • Access some pubs’ behind-the-scenes areas, including a working brewery
  • Enjoy five drinks of your choice of craft beer, wine, and cider
  • Choose from a dinner menu of favorite Aussie dishes
  • Souvenir gift, group photos, and discount vouchers for local outlets included

What's Included

  • Professional, local guide
  • 5 drinks
  • Dinner
  • Group photos
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Harts Pub
    Essex St &, Gloucester St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

    The guided tour begins at Harts Pub (cnr Essex & Gloucester Sts) Present your booking confirmation to the DUTY MANAGER at the Australian Heritage Hotel (100 Cumberland St, The Rocks) to receive your meal and drink, no later than 1 hour before your tour begins.

End point

  • The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
    19 Kent St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

    The Lord Nelson is often the finish point for the tour, but this is not guaranteed for every tour as we do change the route.

What To Expect

The Rocks

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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190 reviews
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Dave Rocked the Pub tour!
Phillip_S, Apr 2024
Dave Pinno provided us with a fun and informative pub tour. He blended Australian and Sydney history into how it relates to our own backgrounds. Simply brilliant! We highly recommend this tour.
Excellent tour, a must do while in Sydney!
juliet_s, Mar 2024
Pinno was an excellent guide. We totally enjoyed our experience with touring the historical pubs and lots of history along the way. We were delightfully surprised with how much fun this tour was.
The Best
Dianna_J, Mar 2024
Just wanted Robin to know that they were great. Very informative and we learned a lot. Unfortunately we had a early flight in from Auckland that morning and had been up since 4am. Half of our group of 7 left early because we were exhausted. Wish I had been able to stay for the rest.
Great way to learn the history
Marianne_S, Mar 2024
Our tour guide, Dave P. was super enthusiastic, funny, and quite knowledgeable. He told great stories that kept us entertained as we traversed the Rocks area and explored four old pubs. It was an easy night out and a great way to learn the history of the area.
Drinks and History. Fantastic tour!
fischermicki, Mar 2024
If I could l give more stars I would!!! FANTASTIC tour!! We were lucky to be small group of 3. Dave P. was a VERY knowledgable guide. Any question we posed was answered with great detail. The history of The Rocks was brought to life with stories and connected to current day phrases..such as a convict words...crib was a place early residents lived and the slum was a room in the crib. Terms-happy hour, interesting. Walking through The Rocks and then the visit to some of the oldest pubs. The beer - yum!!!!!! One of our members was not a beer drinker so she drank wine. So much history! Highly recommend this tour!
A pint on the Rocks
Laura_s, Mar 2024
Very good inputs from the tour guide. Kept our interest on the history of the Rocks for the full tour. Unfortunately it was a Monday night and all places were extremely quiet, but definitely recommend the tour. I would give the pre tour food a miss, basic pub grub, not worth the additional cost
Fun and Informative Walking Tour....with BEER! :)
Penny_E, Mar 2024
Our guide (Dave) did a great job and was full of information about the pubs we visited. It was the right size group, and we had tons of fun.
Beer and history
James_S, Mar 2024
We enjoyed the delicious beer and the history lesson along the way! Our two guides gave us an entertaining afternoon and we learned some interesting information about Australia. Thanks
Five Stars for Pino!!
LisaMarie_C, Feb 2024
Loved learning all of the early Sydney history from Dave, Pinso, Pino! He was fun and so full of energy and knowledgeable facts! Loved spending the evening with him!! 5 stars for sure!!!!
Best Pub Crawl
Erin_L, Feb 2024
We had the best time walking through The Rocks and learning about the history of the area. Dave aka Pinty was the BEST guide and not only took us to unique bars, he showed us some really cool spots along the way. He is obviously passionate about what he does, and he made this tour so much fun. Highly recommend if you enjoy an afternoon with drinks and great stories. The other groups on the tour were great as well, just an all around amazing time.
The Rocks… rock
kristin_b, Feb 2024
Peno was awesome! Highly recommend!!! Learned so much about the history of Australia. Loved every pup!
Rocks Tour
Ted_P, Feb 2024
Our guide Greg was well informed, engaging and very energetic throughout the tour. Great Pubs/hotels visited throughout the night. Well done!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks for the great review, Ted! Cheers, Cat
Informative fun
Jon_F, Feb 2024
Gregg was very informative of the history of the Rocks and the many beers that were available. Very entertaining.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks for taking the time to review! We've already passed this on and let Gregg know he is a 5 star guide. Cheers, Cat
Great times down under on the ROCKS!
Shellie_T, Jan 2024
My tour guide was awesome! Knowledgeable and so kind! I enjoy the beers and the tour. I wish there was a sheet with pictures to support the conversation. I felt the urge to look things up on google to see who and where my guide was referring. Again, great tour!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thanks for the 5 stars, Shellie! Our guides' knowledge is so vast that an information sheet would have you carrying around an whole encyclopaedia! Haha Cheers, Cat
Cheers Mates!
Beth_J, Jan 2024
This was a fun, easy walking tour with Jackson, our knowledgeable and personable guide. We enjoyed delicious Australian craft beers and ended our tour with the included meal.. the pizza was really good!
A fun evening at unique pubs.
helenacf, Nov 2023
Our guide was funny and very knowledgeable. We couldn’t drink all the beer but tried anyway! We were in a group of nine, a very manageable number.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thanks for the 5 stars, Helena! Cheers, Cat
Pub fun down under!
Frances_P, Nov 2023
Lot’s of laughs and history through story telling. Met a group of great fun people from the USA, Canada, and of course native Australians. Every country was well represented. Dave our guide was amazing! If you like visiting pubs and stories this is a must do experience.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thanks for the 5 stars, Frances! Cheers, Cat
A hysterical, historical pub crawl
Jack_C, Oct 2023
This was a fantastic tour full of great beer and unique history of the Rocks. Our tour guide made the experience! Funny, and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour if you like history and beer.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thanks for the 5 stars, Jack! Cheers, Cat
Great Casual Experience!
Rodel_E, Oct 2023
This experience was a blast! We got to walk around The Rocks region and learn about how Australia started, while getting to taste some really good beer. You’d definitely want to do this Pub Crawl if you want to learn about more about Australia in bar setting.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thanks for the 5 stars, Rodel! Cheers, Cat
Well worth it.
Stuart_S, Oct 2023
We had a fantastic time with our tour guide Pino, good company, great beer, a real insight into australian history with a fantastic guide, highly recommended if you like beer, history, walking and a good night out.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hi Stuart. Thanks for your rave review of Pinno, he'll be chuffed to hear it! Cheers, Cat

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