The best walking tours take you to unexpected pockets of the city that you’ve never encountered before – and it’s particularly good when those locations can also serve you up a world-class cocktail.
Held every week on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons in October, and hosted by brand ambassador for The Exchange, award-winning former barman Cam Pirret, the Sip and Stroll tour will visit some of Sydney’s hidden bars.
Under Pirret’s guidance, sipping strollers will go deep into gin, bourbon and Scotch – what makes them so special, why they taste so good and most importantly, how to enjoy them to their fullest.
The tour kicks off at freshly Californian-styled The Rook, where you’ll try its take on a classic Sipsmith gin Martini, the Mr & Mrs Smith. That’s followed by the intimate candlelight of Papa Gedes, where a Maker’s Mark base makes its Fig & Walnut Old Fashioned something special.
Then you’ll visit the Duke of Clarence to try its trademark Auchentoshan American Oak Whiskey-based British India and snacks including handmade duck sausage rolls, popcorn beef and zucchini, apple and goat’s cheese filo pastries, before finishing up at the brand new ’70s-themed Double Deuce. While you’re there you’ll try the Burbs and the Bees cocktail, which combines honey, Italian vermouth, umeshu (plum wine) and beeswax-washed Marker’s Mark (also: check out the kissing booth). The night is bound to be fun and a great way to catch up on the best of Sydney’s bar culture.
These intimate tours run on Thursdays from 6.30pm and Saturdays from 3.30pm in October. Tickets are available for $60 per person (which includes cocktails and snacks), and have a maximum of 12 people per group.