Come on a fun and social walking tour of Newcastle and discover the stories of our boozy history. You will enjoy a delicious exploration of 3 of Newcastle's best and classiest small bars.

Eat & Drink Newcastle History walking tour runs several nights per week. See calendar for tour times.

Your ticket includes a 3 hour guided walking history tour, high quality share food, and personalised recommendations for local drinks and venues.


What You'll Learn

The tour is packed with interesting stories from Newcastle's nighttime economy to keep you informed and entertained. From Newcastle's convict settlers to more recent liquor licence changes, Newcastle has been at the forefront to many changes that have shaped Australia. You’ll learn about convict escapees, female publicans, the six o'clock swill, and rock'n'roll and class riots.

Where You'll Go

We visit 3 of Newcastle's best small venues and try specialty food along the way (think gourmet arancini, sliders, seasonal tapas or similar).

We will give you recommendations for your drink purchases, or you can have a chat to the bar managers for ideas.

Location and Timing

We depart from the fountain in front of Customs House Hotel. Look for your guide wearing a black Newcastle Afoot t-shirt. Please arrive 10 minutes early as we leave on time!

The tour takes approximately 3 hours and it covers 2 kilometres, finishing up near the Civic Precinct. 

What to Wear

Comfy closed shoes, neat casual clothes, and an umbrella if it's raining - we go ahead with tours through all weather.

Newcastle Bar Hunter walking tour map

Bookings are essential! Please call or email us if you have any enquiries.