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Drink & Discover Secret Bar Crawl

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Drink and discover on Sydney's most unique and highest-rated nightlife tour!

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  • Small-group tour of Darlinghurst & Surry Hills or Sydney CBD
  • Discover several hidden bars that only locals know about
  • Secret bar crawl includes a drink, share food, stories and more!

What we'll do

Drink, dine and discover on Sydney's best bar crawl! Perfect for date nights, singles, all ages and locals who want a fun and unique night out.

Explore Surry Hills and Darlinghurst's small bars with a great group of locals and travellers. Over 3 - 4 hours, you'll visit some of Sydney's greatest small bars, and finish at a place where you dance the night away with new friends. We stop for drinks at 3 or 4 bars, with 1 drink and some share food provided. As we explore, you'll hear stories of local heroes and villains, crazy but true history and learn a bit about Australian slang and humour too.

We'll provide you with a map link to all the bars and places visited throughout the night, plus some extra spots to check out. If you want to go all-out, choose the "Premium" package which includes 4 drinks, including signature drinks at each bar, such as delicious margaritas and whiskey-based cocktails.

Good food, great bars, fun times & new friends from all over the world - what are you waiting for?!

What to know

  • Tour days: See calendar for availability
  • Price includes: 
    • 3 - 4 hour guided activity
    • 3 - 4 small or hidden bars
    • 1 alcoholic drink
    • Share food
    • Group photo
    • Map with recommendations
  • Language: Tour is given in easy to understand English. Our guides also speak Mandarin Chinese (contact us to confirm availability).
  • Perfect for: Solo travellers, couples or small groups. You'll be in a fun and friendly group consisting of locals and travellers. 
  • Group size: 6 - 10 people
  • Age range: Most participants are in their 20s, 30s and 40s but everyone is welcome - provided you're over 18!
  • COVID-Safe Plan: Hand sanitiser provided and social distancing (1.5 metres) enforced. All venues that we visit have their own COVID-Safe Plans.
  • Open Date bookings: must be confirmed at least 3 days in advance.

About your guides

justinYour guide will normally be me, Justin. I'm a recovering lawyer and the "Head Honcho" of AussieYou. About 3 years ago I quit my corporate job to work in a happier industry - tourism! I love showing people around Sydney and bringing together people from all over the world. Back when I was a lawyer I spent far too much money hunting out the best bars in Sydney, so trust me, I've done my research for this secret bar crawl.

I have also solo travelled all through South America, Europe and Asia, visiting over 40 years. I have previously lived and studied in China - yep, 我会说中文!(I can speak Chinese).

On some weekends my friend Eddie will lead the bar crawls. He's a local boy, an environmental scientist during the week, an expert secret bar crawl leader on the weekend and fluent Mandarin speaker too. 

        Frequently asked questions

        • What should I bring? You must bring photo identification (either passport or drivers licence). Overseas drivers licences are acceptable. We recommend bringing some cash as well as a credit card for drink purchases. Expect to spend at least $30 AUD extra per person on drinks.
        • What should I wear? While we’re not going to any pretentious bars with ridiculous dress codes, make sure you don’t look too daggy or casual. For example, running shoes, thongs (flip-flops), track pants and shorts are not recommended. If you decide to wear shorts, make sure you pair it with a collared shirt. For ladies, stylish sandals are okay, but guys require closed-in shoes. Also no need for heels - we do have a little bit of walking involved between the bars.
        • Where do we start? We meet at a restaurant in Stanley Street, Darlinghurst. We will email you specific meeting point details within 12 hours of booking - so look out for that message.
        • Where do we finish? We finish near Central and Museum train stations. We're not telling you what the final bar is, we want to keep it a surprise for you!
        • When do we start and finish? The secret bar crawl starts at 6:30 pm and finishes at approximately 10 pm. Although we often go a lot later than that! 
        • What days does the bar crawl operate? We operate every Thursday and Saturday nights. 
        • Do you offer gift vouchers? Yes, we do! Select the "Open Date" option when booking, then reply to the booking confirmation email to let us know that it is for someone else. We'll prepare you a customised gift voucher that you can give to them.
        • Are private tours available? Yes! Private tours are available and can be given in English or Mandarin Chinese. Please contact us for more information.
        • Who can come? All guests must be over 18 years old. 
        • I don't like drinking. That wasn't really a question, was it? But that's okay, this is not a boozy "backpacker" pub crawl where we do shots at every bar. You can drink a lot or a little, you choose. We've even had non-drinkers join us and have a great time!

        Cancellation policy

        • Cancellations made 24 hours or more before the activity starts will receive a full refund.
        • No cancellations can be made within 24 hours of the activity. 
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          Sweta P.
          Australia Australia
          Loads of fun!!

          Justin's bar crawl was brilliant! he is very knowledgeable about the city and various pubs and sights. I had a fantastic time and lots of laughs. Would highly recommend to anybody of any age. The organisation too was superb.

          Mikaela d.
          Amazing tour!

          My night was perfect in this tour, Justin is really amazing talking about the secrets pubs and also about the city. I really enjoyed every pub, a lot of different kind of pubs in hidden places. It’s nice to discover the city and if you are alone, it’s nice to hang out at night. I really recommend this tour!

          AussieYou Tours

          Thanks Mikaela, was a pleasure to have you along! Glad you enjoyed all the bars and our fun group. Cheers, Justin

          Heather R.
          Great tour!

          This was a great way to meet people in Sydney! Justin paced the tour really well and set a really nice, comfortable tone to the night. He brought us to a lot of great bars! I met a good friend on the tour I did, and we kept hanging out during our time in the city! Justin was a super fun guide and gave us a lot of great tips for fun social places

          AussieYou Tours

          Thanks Heather! Was really fun showing you around on the bar crawl, not once but twice :) Loved that you met some fellow travellers to hang out with for the rest of your time in Sydney. Catch you next time! Cheers, Justin

          강추! 시드니의 핫한 바투어

          약 5개의 핫한 시드니의 바에서 시그니처 메뉴를 먹어보고 즐길 수 있었습니다. 호스트인 저스틴이 너무나 펀 한 분위기로 잘 이끌어주고, 장소도 맘에들었습니다. 위스키부터 로컬 맥주, 맥시칸 데낄라 바까지 술 종류도 다양하고, 취향에따라 골라서 즐길 수 있어요. 투어에서 만난 친구들과 다시만나 본다이 비치도 걷고, 오페라 하우스바에서 맥주도 한잔하고 너무 재밌었어요. Thank you so much for your amazing Trip Justin!

          AussieYou Tours

          Thanks Jee for your lovely review! So great that you could hang out with the other guests the next day, love it when that happens :) Cheers, Justin

          Highly recommended night out!

          We booked the Saturday night out as it was our last night in Sydney and we were based in Darlinghurst too. Justin met us as arranged and we were introduced to the rest of the group - these were mainly solo travelers and some friends/couples. The age range was 30’s and up so we felt very comfortable! This turned out to be really great fun. We visited several bars which were very cool and which we would never have found on our own - from an Texan type whiskey bar to a Mexican tequila bar. Justin was an engaging host who made sure we were all enjoying ourselves. He told us tales of the areas we were in. I would highly recommend this tour for a really enjoyable night - especially if you are travelling solo, or just want a good night out with new friends!

          AussieYou Tours

          Thanks Marie for the detailed and very helpful review! Was a pleasure to show you around, and glad you enjoyed the range of bars and the stories of the area. Cheers, Justin