A leisurely walking tour discovering hidden bars where Auckland comes alive after dark. You go early so you can remember where to come at night! These are hard to find hot spots off the beaten track where locals in the know go in the old part of town. Some of our highlights are; a bar set in Auckland's first picture theatre; bars in cellars below sea level; a house bar in an Art Deco Hotel and more. Discover Auckland's hidden bar culture and their barmen, owners or managers as you visit a number of venues around the city centre where you will be treated to an array of fabulous cocktail tastings using seasonal, local and imported ingredients. The tour includes dialogue of downtown Auckland's colonial history and geography as well as information about the bar visited and the bar's philosophy behind the drinks they make. Go where the locals go and feel like a local with your local guide in a small group.
Stirred or shaken; traditional cocktails hand made from scratch with love and care and of course fantastic ingredients.
Experience Auckland from a new perspective and follow your local guide down hidden laneways, some upstairs and some downstairs to truly exceptional bars!
We will meet at the Ferry building and wander through the old part of town to several distinct and very different bars.
Whether it's a quiet bar or a busy bar, whether it's a bar in a hotel or part of a restaurant or a standalone bar, this is a great pre dinner experience whilst familiarising yourself with the downtown area.
Meet the bar tender, owner or manager and hear the story of where they work and what they create.
Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, visiting a number of establishments and tasting their cocktails. Travel advice for your central Auckland visit. Walking is easy and relaxed however there are some stairs to and from the bars.
Exclusions: Tips and gratuities for your guide, items of a personal nature. Additional food and drinks can be purchased at the end of the tour (last destination).
Standard of dress: Please wear neat clothing, No jandals (flip-flops/thongs) permitted. Please take adequate clothing as the tour will proceed rain or shine. Auckland's weather can change quickly and is known to experience every type of weather condition in one day (except snow!).
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We look forward to meeting you at the Ferry Building. Please get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child policy: Visitors under the age of 18 are not permitted on this tour.
Dietary concerns: Unfortunately we rely on our independent bar partners and don't always know the exact makeup of the cocktails in advance, hence we are unable to accommodate special dietary requirements.
Local contact: Office number +64 (0) 9691604 (9-5 Mon-Fri)
Discover Auckland's hard to find hidden bar culture with one of our certified guides as we visit a number of venues around the old part of the city centre where you will be treated to an array of fabulous cocktail tastings using local seasonal and imported ingredients.
Meet likeminded people
Familiarise yourself with the downtown area
Enjoy walking through this old part of town in a relaxed way with your local guide commentating on the colonial history and geography of this area
- Meeting Point at the Ferry building under the large arch (entrance) by TANK
- Meet 3.30 for 3.45 kick off
- Duration 2.5 approx.