Duration: 3 hours
Meeting Point: Memorial Compass, First Fleet Park
The Rocks is a timeless area of 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 five 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 one free brew included with your ticket, 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 offered, and sharing plates of food will be provided as part of the ticket price at most venues.
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.
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.
Foodi require a minimum of 4 people for the tour to successfully proceed.
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
It was a great tour and we get to learn the history about Australia 4/5 by Sam Thompson 4-8-2018
Great history talks from a passionate historical story teller containing entertaining and little known facts. Pubs, beer and food were good too. David made the tour fun, relaxing and very interesting. Our like minded companions were great company too!
5/5 by Howard Ryan 22-7-2018
We didn’t the craft beer tour with David on 7 July and it was a great day. David was not only knoehablw about the craft beers and the venues but had a wealth of knowledge about Australian history which he shared. It was a fun day & we had the opportunity to enjoy ourselves at each location with no pressure to rush around.
Would definitely recommend this. 5/5 by Aimee Kelly 8-7-2018
Karren was a great host, very knowledgeable and made the tour great fun.
I would recommend this tour to anyone who would like to know the history of pubs in the rocks. 5/5 by Regan Kusabs 25-6-2018
Great tour, learnt so much. Our guide Karyn was incredible and made the afternoon for us! Has got me thinking, I might live in Sydney, but these tours open your eyes to new places, sites and history! 5/5 by Lylle Blackstock 24-6-2018
Good fun with some history on the way. Karyn was lovely & made an effort to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves 5/5 by Linda Gorman 24-6-2018
The walking tour was very interesting and Karyn made everyone feel very welcome at the start. She also engaged with everyone during the tour and said goodbye at the end.
I enjoyed the selection of pubs we attended and how it was set up for us upon entry. 5/5 by Lylle Blackstock 24-6-2018
The history and back stories were interesting and informative. Our tour guide added to the enjoyment of the day. 5/5 by Rosi Johnston 15-4-2018
We would like to thank Karyn very much for an excellent tour. History, food and a variety of beers what more could you want. A great day with a great tour guide and a lovely group of people. Thank you 5/5 by Ken Lloyd 14-4-2018
Great tour with very interesting historical aspects 4/5 by Adam Casamento 2-4-2018
Nice pleasant way to spend the arvo. A bit of history along with a few drops of great beer. 5/5 by Bruce Fowler 18-2-2018
A good history of the pubs was provided the tour guide
4/5 by Peter Dicker 17-2-2018
5/5 by Hugh Deasey 8-2-2018
My husband and brother in law went on the trip. They were very pleasantly surprised. The guide was terrific, beers good and it was a fun afternoon. 5/5 by Tone 5-2-2018
website 5/5 by Yi Lin 23-1-2018
Owen is a great tour guide and made the tour really fun. The pubs we visited were excellent and the beers exceptional. Owen is terrific at recommending what to try at each pub and has great knowledge of a variety of topics. Booking online was easy and all communications given out prior to the tour was helpful and informative. All in all well organised and a fun day out. 4/5 by Sharon Barker 15-9-2017
Great event, Good history. Good Guide 5/5 by Peter Quinn 30-7-2017