Part of the fun of the tour is stopping having drinks and getting to know each other in bars along the way. If you don’t want to drink but you still want to do the tour you can send us a message and we will put together a series of New Zealand non-alcoholic options for you to try.
Absolutely. Come and do the tour and you can try the New Zealand house wines at the bars we go to for an extra $10 on the ticket price. That way everyone can learn about our history and enjoy themselves despite what they drink.
The beers are spaced out over the evening. No one will force you to drink if you don’t want to but trying different beers form around New Zealand is a tasty cultural experience. If you don’t want to drink you don’t have to.
Eating first will mean that you can enjoy the tour. In fact eating first is highly recommended all bars will have food at them but time spent in the bars is short so you might not have time to eat. Get to the first bar and eat there then you will be ready to go when you finish dinner.
We finish at around 10 pm at midtown
Be comfortable. We are not going to night clubs, but you will need to wear clothes that will let you get into bars.
Sure it does! We talk predominantly about the history of alcohol in New Zealand, the first beer was brewed on March 27th 1773, we also talk about Auckland City and how it has grown and changed. New Zealand is a big country of drinkers and that has meant that there was a drink at almost all of our key moments in history. The fun thing about New Zealand is we can remember them… kind of.
There aren’t many buildings in Auckland older than 1850. We go to bars and buildings that have both historic significance, a place where we can drink, and help to tell the story. For more than that you will have to come on the tour.
If you can’t make it along to the Wednesday tour get in contact with us and we will do our best to give you some options about other days you could potentially do the tour.
If you are a group of 7 or more people and you would like to do a tour we can organise that for you. Just send a message and inquire and we can go from there.
Drinks in Auckland range in price, but an average drink in a bar will cost you about $10 which makes the tour a great deal!
Tours on Wednesday’s range in size. We are a small business and things week to week are never the same. Doing a tour with us means you are supporting an independent tour company.
You can come along and make friends! Our tour guide Darcy is great let him know you are a solo traveller and he will make sure you have fun.
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and has many historic bars. At the Historic Bar Tour, we walk you through the history of Auckland, bars & alcohol.