Dave’s Pub Tours

Food and Wine Tours

Dave’s Pub Walks is run by a team who love their city and it’s pubs. They also love telling stories over a beer.

Uncovering the history of a place, discovering its characters, myths, legends and bringing that to life through storytelling is what they’re good at.

They’re self-confessed history and beer nerds, and they created Dave’s Pub Walks to provide fun, informative and laid back tour experiences for anyone keen to learn a little bit more about Sydney’s colourful history, with a drink or three thrown in for good measure!

Focusing on some of Sydney’s most historic neighbourhoods, including the legendary Rocks, the underbelly of Balmain, the gangster’s paradise of old Surry Hills and the even the City’s thieving past, Dave’s Pub Walks delves into the murk with stories you won’t find in the history books.

They look forward to sharing a few stories and a drink with you.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.


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Free Wifi


Basic Moderate

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


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From $90 to $120

Tread in the footsteps of the convicts, larrikin gangs and locals of the past as you share a drink in four 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.

After the tour, you can enjoy a tasty meal and another beer with your fellow tour members.

Tour includes: A choice of a beer (285 millilitres/10 ounce), house wine or soft drink at each pub and a 2.5 hour guided walking tour of The Rocks covering Sydney’s oldest pub, larrikin gangs, the six o’clock swill, bubonic plague outbreak, the fight for The Rocks, the Rum Rebellion, haunted places, and more!

Disabled Access

Public Toilet


Duelling colonists, escaped convicts, gangsters, football players that can’t be killed and all of them in the place that has more pubs per person than anywhere else in Australia!

Balmain is Sydney’s most famous ‘pub-urb’ and the pubs here have seen it all, convicts, movie stars, gangsters, Olympians and even been the birthplace of a major political party.

Dave’s Pub Walks 2.5 hour tour weaves through the streets and stories of Balmain, visiting four of its most iconic pubs where you can enjoy a choice of craft beer or wine in each.

Disabled Access

Public Toilet


Politicians, governors and professional’s hands grease the wheels to keep the economy running, but occasionally those fingers get a little sticky. Come find out how business really gets done in the big end of town on The City Pub Walk.

On this 2.5 hour walking tour you’ll meet the scammers and fraudsters (not always politicians), who bashed, murdered and (in one case) robbed the whole state to achieve their KPIs.

Between tales of greed for green, you’ll enjoy a few craft beers or wines in four of Sydney’s finest bars and pubs.

Tour highlights include The heist of 1828; Jack Lang, bank robber; The hop thief; Rum rebellion; The first execution; The Mad Dentist; Sydney’s dog day afternoon; The Pub Bank; John Boston’s brewery; Old George Street; The pugilists pub; The Big Mac; Bridge Street affray; The Lobster woman; and more.

This tour is perfect for corporate groups, so groups of four or more can book privately at anytime. Email the operator to enquire.

Disabled Access

Public Toilet

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