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Auckland Historic Bar Tour

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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About Auckland Historic Bar Tour
Make your night out in Auckland worth remembering with a guided tour experiencing the sips, sights, and stories of the city’s historical bar scene. Proudly showcasing craft beers from boutique local breweries and/or fantastic New Zealand wines, along with delicious non-alcoholic options. Our unique combination of a guided city tour, hosted social event and a fascinating Auckland and New Zealand history lesson offers an informative, engaging, and enjoyable evening for everyone – be they a tippler or a teetotaler. Based in the heart of Auckland city, operating rain or shine and with both public tour or private group options available. Our welcoming and professional guides provide the perfect Auckland experience for local groups and couples, corporate functions, or as a fun and comfortable way for visitors to explore the city.
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Lorraine McQuillan wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Darcy is awesome, so informative and an amazing tour, highly recommended 👌 We had thee best work staff doo. Totally would do this again!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from AucklandHistoricBar, Owner at Auckland Historic Bar Tour
Responded 11 Dec 2020
It was great to have you and the KiwiSpan team along. I'm glad that you all had a good time, I hope that it was a memorable Christmas function, and that you went away with a few good pub quiz facts. It would be great to see you all again. Merry Christmas.
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Hayley wrote a review Sep 2020
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
I've lived in Auckland for 4 1/2 years and I learnt more on this tour than I have the whole time I've been here! The selection of bars we went to were awesome and lots of interesting facts were told not only in the bars but whilst transitioning through the city. The selection of beers were local and tasty, and it felt good to be supporting local business too. Although a troubling time for the tourism industry in New Zealand, Darcy was a positive tour guide and really relaxed into the group. We all had a laugh and I would recommend it to anyone looking for something different to do.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from AucklandHistoricBar, Owner at Auckland Historic Bar Tour
Responded 17 Sep 2020
Hayley, it was great to have you along as a last minute but very welcome addition. It is great to hear that you can still be surprised, that you enjoyed yourself, and maybe even learnt something. Thank you for coming along and supporting us.
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MarkMaxlow wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Thoroughly enjoyed the tour...Darcy is great host. All of our party have lived in Auckland alot of years and we all learnt heaps. A great local experience :)
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from AucklandHistoricBar, Owner at Auckland Historic Bar Tour
Responded 7 Jul 2020
It was great to have you and your group along on the tour. If you are the representatives of domestic tourism in New Zealand we are going to do okay and we are looking forward to the future. Double check with the rest of your group that they got the post tour Email, and if you have any photos from on the tour send them through to us!
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William S wrote a review Jun 2020
Nigeria18 contributions10 helpful votes
Met Darcy while traveling in Vietnam. He ran a few pub crawls over there that were amazing so it was a no brainer when i came to New Zealand to go on his tour. I had a great time learning about New Zealand and Auckland history. The guide was great, the concept for the tour was really interesting, and the beers were awesome. I would totally recommend this.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from AucklandHistoricBar, Owner at Auckland Historic Bar Tour
Responded 22 Nov 2020
It was good to see you again, nice wine, great beer, and good stories never go amiss. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour I knew that you would!
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jf_ducrocq wrote a review Mar 2020
Paris, France1 contribution
We met Darcy for the shooting of a report we were doing for the french public television and we absolutely enjoyed every bit of the time we spent with him. He took us to the most historical bars of Auckland, shared with us his huge knowledge on his country & his city and provided great information on the subject we were working on (the six O' clock swill !). If you want to to get to know the story of the bars of the city, the story behind them, taste the best local beers and also learn a lot about New Zealand having great fun, he is the man you need ! Darcy is a great storyteller and a cool fellow and his tour is thrilling, original and full of humour. Highly recommended !
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from AucklandHistoricBar, Owner at Auckland Historic Bar Tour
Responded 22 Nov 2020
Thank you very much, I'm looking forward to seeing what you made! I'm also looking forward to when we can all travel again and to welcoming some more French guests on to the tour. It was great to spend time with you and to show you the interesting and unusual history of both New Zealand and the 6oclock swill. Stay safe, and with luck we will see you in New Zealand again soon.
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