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Dave's Pub Walks

Sydney, Australia
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About Dave's Pub Walks
Drink in history as you tread in the footsteps of the convicts, larrikin gangs & locals of the past on our pub walks of The Rocks, Balmain and more. You'll visit 4 iconic Sydney watering holes on each walk discovering the gossip, shouts and stories of the lighter and often darker side of Sydney. Tours run throughout the week and include a choice of craft beer, wine or soft drink at each pub.
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Get to know Sydney's history and drinking culture on this walking tour through The Rocks neighborhood. Visit four of the oldest pubs in Sydney, savoring an included drink at each, and listen to your guide's commentary on the history of the British colony in Australia. A small group of fellow travelers ensures you'll get personalized attention from your guide and have plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
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Hear the colorful history of Balmain as you explore its pubs on a 3-hour walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. With a high ratio of pubs per person and a legacy of lively characters, Balmain offers a fun and fascinating combination of excellent drinks and a storied past. Enjoy a complimentary glass of craft beer or wine in each of four famous Balmain pubs as your guide provides informative commentary on the people and places that make Balmain a legendary ‘puburb’ of Sydney.
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Reviewed yesterday

Had an awesome time at The Rocks Brewery tour last week. Gregg was our guide and was great and bringing the group together - we all stayed drinking together after the tour ended! Really interesting to learn about the history of The Rocks whilst drinking...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greg was our tour guide and he was most welcoming. Within minutes everyone was speaking like they had known each other for hours.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Debbie P
GaryakaDave, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 5 stars Debbie. It's great to hear you enjoyed the pub tour with Gregg, and we especially love it when complete strangers become friends on our tours. Cheers

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Rocks and 4 historic pubs with a nice group of people and Col, our fabulous & chatty tour guide. Col kept us entertained with his knowledge of the area, he brought it to life with stories and facts. I...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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GaryakaDave, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks heaps for sharing your thoughts on your recent pub tour with Col. He is extremely passionate about sharing his local knowledge of his 'back yard'. As this tour is focused on history, we feel it's appropriate to offer a full drink of one's choice,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour and Rob was a great guide. My son and I want to thank you so much. We learnt things about the rocks we never new and of course had a few beers and ciders that made the day go so well.

Thank glenno345
GaryakaDave, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the 5 star review. Rob is one of our newer guides, so it's great to hear he's doing us proud out there. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Cheers

Reviewed August 30, 2019 via mobile

We had a great time on this tour! We visited several different sites besides the pubs where we enjoyed delicious local brews. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun too!

Thank Emily D
GaryakaDave, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2019

G'day Emily Great to hear you had a fun time on the pub tour, and thanks heaps for taking the time to review. Cheers

Reviewed August 30, 2019

We booked this tour with no pre knowledge of Dave’s. The booking process was great, Cat was so friendly and helpful especially with a large group booking and logistics. When we went on the tour, we had Col as a guide and he was so...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sarah K
GaryakaDave, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2019

G'day Sarah Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your pub tour with Col. We agree, he's a great storyteller, and is extremely passionate about his 'backyard'. We thrilled to hear Cat looked after your specific needs with your Social Club, and we do hope to...More

Reviewed August 25, 2019

Was given this for my birthday last year. Went with a mate who also received one for his birthday. (Think the wife's got together on this). We had the best afternoon. Learnt a lot about pubs in The Rocks . Great guide and very informative....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Vicki B
GaryakaDave, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2019

Thanks for great review. Glad to hear the wives got organised and sent you guys our way. We love showing a few hidden gems to locals, and sharing the incredible history of The Rocks. Considering your apparent love for great beer, we hope the wives...More

Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

We had a three night stay in Sydney and this was the part of our time there that we were most excited for. Long story short, they cancelled on us the day of the tour because we were the only people who booked for that...More

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GaryakaDave, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2019

G'day Ben Thanks for submitting a review and we apologise we were not able to run the tour on the day due to not reaching minimum numbers. We never cancel a tour without notice and may recall that we initially contacted you four days prior...More

Reviewed August 14, 2019

We had an amazing time, thanks to Col (Colin). We appreciated his enthusiasm for Australian history, especially of The Rocks area and Sydney. Colin took us to 4 pubs and had amazing stories and history for each place. He made us want to learn more...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Barb A
GaryakaDave, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2019

G'day Barb Thanks so much for your feedback. We are proud to call Col a 'Dave' and it's honestly no surprise to us to hear that you enjoyed his passion and storytelling. He's a true local who loves sharing a few grand tales, over a...More

Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

We had a great night thanks to Dave’s Travel & Events. Gaz was a great guide and a first class beer connoisseur. Top Notch 👍🏻

Thank T4331IBmattp
GaryakaDave, Owner at Dave's Pub Walks, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Glad to hear you enjoyed the pub tour with Gaz, and thanks for taking the time to write a review. Cheers

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Rosloa
September 12, 2019|
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Hi Rowena, Sorry we didn't see this message! Trip Advisor doesn't allow us to post links here, there is an April Pub Tours album on Facebook. You can email me gregg @ daves . com . au i can email you. send. Please not i... More
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Austin R
March 17, 2019|
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Hi Austin, The total distance for The Rocks Pub Tour is about a kilometre (a bit over half a mile). Ross (above) is right, its about 10/15 minutes between the first 3 pubs, 5 minutes to the last. Regards, Gregg
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Fontaine07
January 30, 2019|
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Hi Compass, if you're staying at The Marriott Circular Quay, its a 5 minute walk if you walk straight down Underwood St across from your hotel. All the concierge know us, so they'll point you in the right... More
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