Time: Fortnightly on Saturdays at 2:45pm
Duration: approx. 3 hours
Meeting Point: Memorial Compass, First Fleet Park
The Rocks is a timeless neighbourhood in Sydney's city centre, with cobbled streets and stories on every corner.
As well as beautiful buildings, a bustling market, and the Harbour Bridge in sight, The Rocks is well known for its historic pubs.
This tour will introduce guests to some of Australia’s oldest pubs, each one with its own fascinating history. You’ll also learn about the history of beer in old Sydney town, and a tale or two about Australia's first brewer, of convict heritage.
In addition to a free brew to kickstart your tour, there will be opportunities to purchase beer samples (some are award-winning), including a tasting paddle of different featured beers. Some discounts on beer purchases will be also offered, and sharing plates of pub food will be provided as part of the ticket price, at a number of venues, including one of the best charcuterie boards you’ll ever taste.
There will be some walking involved on the day, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella if the weather calls for it. All participants must be over 18 years of age.
The Rocks is a 5 minute walk from Circular Quay train station.
This tour cannot cater for gluten free requirements and while you are welcome to purchase non-alcoholic or non-beer beverages during the tour, the same price will apply for all guests on tour.
To request a private tour for 8 or more, click here.
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice.
Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Terms and Conditions: Please be advised that although we make every effort to ensure that we accurately represent Foodi's service and products, venues are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to make changes to all samples on tours. If low bookings will prevent a tour from becoming financially or experientially viable, Foodi reserves the right to cancel any particular tour date, after bookings have officially closed for the week. Variables between tours, mean that minimum numbers will fall between 4 - 6 people.
Great tour, right mixture of history, food and of course beer. Dave was also a fantastic guide. Highly recommended! 5/5 by Michael Taylor 5-10-2019
David was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Good experience. 5/5 by Greg Hankinson 23-9-2019
Dave was very knowledgeable and it was fantastic learning about the history of the pubs we visited and how the public and fit into early Australian history. 4/5 by Olivia Bohman 8-9-2019
Guide had excellent subject knowledge 4/5 by William 1-9-2019
The tour was fantastic! Dave was so knowledgeable and the beers and pubs we toured we great. The food was good too and it was such good value for money. We had a wonderful time. 5/5 by Rebecca Everson 31-8-2019
Dave is very knowledgeable and relaxed manner that made the tour very enjoyable. The food was also good 5/5 by Tim Waring 31-8-2019
A good balance of walking and bars. The history information was also enjoyable. 5/5 by Rowan le Clercq 26-8-2019
Excellent historical stories of sydney with delicious craft beer, what could be better.. not much!
I had a great time learning about australian foundation as well as different kinds of brewing and beers. 5/5 by Sophie Corr 4-8-2019
Absolutely fantastic !! Very informative and enjoyable.
Exploring parts of the Rocks I have never been to. Thanks very much. 5/5 by Belinda Petith 21-7-2019
Excellent 5/5 by Paul Blenkinsop 28-5-2019
We loved it and will recommend it to our family and friends Our guide David was excellent 5/5 by Nicole Spence 19-5-2019
We had a wonderful time. Thank you :) 5/5 by Todd Wright 19-5-2019
Our second time - we enjoyed it so much a couple of years ago we came back. 5/5 by Judy Penniment 18-5-2019
It was fantastic. Dave gave us a great tour around the history of all the pubs we visited. I'll definitely do the same tour again. 5/5 by Michael Kruger 2-3-2019
This tour was amazing fun! The history was so interesting and I visited pubs that I never knew existed in Sydney. Dave was amazing, such a nice guy and had great recommendations. 5/5 by Jenna Roberts 3-2-2019
Loved it! Great pubs, great location and very informative 5/5 by Samantha Stevenson 3-2-2019
5/5 by Belinda Plummer 2-2-2019
The tour was great. A fantastic way for my mates and I to see Sydney, hear a bit of history and drink :)...
Karyn is amazing and she needs to be commended for her wonderful interpersonal skills, knowledge and her timing of the event. Karyn made the tour!!!
Thank you Karyn. 5/5 by Domonic Buckman 5-1-2019
well designed and a very good guide 5/5 by Ann Henderson-Sellers 23-12-2018
This has been one of the best Foodie tours I have been on since visiting Australia
The Guide was very knowledgeable.
The whole event was just brilliant. 5/5 by Maureen Shields 13-12-2018
1. Very good use of time between talking about history, walking between pubs and spending time in the pub having a drink and something to eat
2. good value for money
3. David the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly 5/5 by Frank van Bokhoven 9-12-2018
Had a great time, and David really loves his job. 5/5 by Darren Boland 3-12-2018
5/5 by Michelle Cartwright 18-11-2018
Karyn was a fantastic guide, so knowledgeable, but also made everyone relax and feel at ease immediately, so we had loads of fun. The food and drinks and service was outstanding. Would highly recommend this tour. 5/5 by Libby Crothers 17-11-2018
Informative and well paced 5/5 by Tim Lennon 11-11-2018
5/5 by Colin James 7-10-2018
Such a fun family day out. Karyn our guide was excellent really made it such an interesting and informative tour and was so enthusiastic when telling us about the different places. Defniately looking at doing some of the other tours on offer. 5/5 by Stephanie Garato 24-9-2018
A really interesting mix of pubs, with a great beer focussed history of The Rocks. Would recommend as a fun, social afternoon out. 5/5 by Howard Wright 20-8-2018
It was great... very relaxed.... and just the right amount of breaks with the steps... David was very informative... interesting stories... that grabbed and kept my attention 5/5 by Doris French 18-8-2018
We really enjoyed the tour. Great pubs and really interesting history of the area provided by Dave, the guide. 5/5 by Lindy Robinson 5-8-2018