A tour through Auckland City on Wednesday night looking at New Zealand history, and how alcohol has helped to change and shape us.
You will experience some stories about New Zealand history and culture, 5 historic Auckland bars, New Zealand monuments, 5 different New Zealand beers, and places that tie the story of New Zealand’s history together. Learn about the ‘hell hole’ of the pacific, pirates, prostitutes, paupers, how women getting the right to vote almost lead to the end of beer in New Zealand, how a New Zealand invention changed the way the favourite beer in your country is brewed, arguably where the term ‘Happy hour’ comes from, and why New Zealanders are called Kiwi’s.
What better way to tell that story than with a good old-fashioned bar crawl and a couple of drinks?
We visit a selection of styles of bars on a Wednesday night to introduce you to Auckland and its night life. At each bar there is a different brewery or beer on offer meaning that you will also be sampling different beers from across New Zealand.
– Please eat before you come.
– All are welcome but be aware that places are limited so you need to reserve your place.
– Traveling between bars and stops is on foot so being comfortable is important.
– If you have already booked and need the address of where we start it’s ‘The Northern Steam Ship’ in Britomart. 122 Quay St, Auckland CBD.
– Tour every Wednesday but private bookings are available
Remember that bars reserve the right not to serve customers who are intoxicated or underage, please be sure not to get too drunk.
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.
Loved being shown around some secret spots of Auckland in the hands of a great storyteller. I always appreciate good timekeeping and Darcy has total control of the flow of the evening while keeping it fun and light at the same time. By the end...More
“An awesome idea for a tour” New Zealand history is funnier than I thought it was. It was also very nice to have stops for beers as part of the tour, it helped me to meet other people on the tour and it meant that...More
What a great time! I have never experienced something like this before. I have been living in Auckland for 6 months but I discovered a lot of historical places and learned so much about Auckland and NZ history. Our guide Darcy knows the city and...More
I didnt really know what to expect for this tour but was dragged along and ended up thoroughly enjoying myself! The content was really interesting. Darcy was a top bloke. He was interesting and fun and had a lot of passion for what he was...More