Walk a little, eat a little and drink a little while exploring the secret laneways of Sydney. Take an evening journey through Sydney’s emerging small bar scene while exploring the city. Discover the small bars that are popping up around the city in heritage buildings and laneways.
Commencing at 6.30pm, your private guide will meet you and escort you to the little known Bulletin Place. Open a small brown door and climb to the first level of this heritage listed building to enjoy the cosy atmosphere of this 45 seat bar. With an ever changing cocktail menu using the freshest locally sourced ingredients you will not be disappointed with the variety and quality their extensive cocktail menu. Snack on a premium Australian cheese platter with cured meats to start your evening. From here we walk the short distance to Palmer and Co. Pass by convict built buildings in Bridge Street and across Sydney’s famed Tank Stream and Circular Quay. You will be impressed with the displays of sandstone as you enter the almost secret Abercrombie Lane. Enter a narrow doorway and into a 1920’s bygone era. Celebrating prohibition when alcohol was banned but free flowing, Palmer and Co is adorned with period photos and styling and features regular live music and a wonderful whisky menu. It is your A typical speak easy bar. Relax and enjoy the electric atmosphere. Departing Palmer and Co we now head across town walking along George Street. Admire the stunning Victorian architecture of the grand old buildings. Pass by the City Recital Hall and the admire the eclectic collection of hanging birdcages at Angel Place, a popular locals hangout before turning left onto Wynyard Street. From here we sneak across York Street and a secret laneway into Uncle Ming’s, an opium den inspired cocktail, whiskey and dumpling bar. On arrival you are treated to a platter of freshly made in house dumplings and a tall glass of Uncles special spiced rum and freshly squeezed apple juice. Move onto one of their Asian inspired cocktails and enjoy your surrounds. Leaving Uncle Mings, we now head north down York Street passing by Wynyard Park. Moving back onto George Street we enter the iconic Rocks precinct and the historical birthplace of Australia. Walk past the Fortune of War Hotel, Australia’s first pub before discovering Nurses walk, a tiny laneway traversing through the heart of the Rocks. Discover some of the first streets in Sydney made from the ballast from the ships of the First Fleet. Our final stop of the evening is at the Endeavour Tap Rooms located in Argyle Street. The Endeavour Tap Rooms work closely with Australia’s best barley and hop growers to produce the finest in house brewed beers. Situated within a stunning heritage building the Tap Rooms ooze charm and atmosphere. Admire their impressive brewing display and enjoy a beer paddle featuring their 4 most popular brews. A unique Australian experience. Later settle in with one of your favourites while snacking on pacific oysters or truffle popcorn. Afterwards your private guide will escort you back to your hotel.