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Washington DC: Small-Group Craft Cocktail Tour

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Explore the center of Washington DC’s craft cocktail scene while visiting some of the best bars in the city. Sample drinks, swap tales of speakeasies, and rum-runners as you discover DC at night.
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Duration: 2 hours
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  • Taste delicious craft cocktails at some of Washington DC’s best bars
  • Learn how prohibition shaped DC, and discover the speakeasies and rum-runners who influenced the city’s cocktail culture
  • Find the best hidden spots to grab a drink in the Penn Quarter and Chinatown
  • Observe the craft cocktail-making process and pick up some tips on how to make your perfect tipple
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Cocktails have been a major part of DC culture since the very beginning — George Washington even owned the largest distillery in the country! Join your guide and explore the history of prohibition and cocktails in DC and learn how alcohol helped shape this country.

Your DC cocktail tour will start in Indiana Plaza, the site of the famous Temperance Fountain gifted to DC to show support for Prohibition. From there, you'll visit three of DC’s best cocktail bars where you’ll sample drinks, meet the people behind the bars, and observe how their craft cocktails are made. Your guide will regale you with tales of DC speakeasies, take you to bars you wouldn’t find on your own, to the penthouse for a breathtaking view of the of the city, and everywhere in between.

Along the way, you’ll uncover how cocktails have played a massive part in DC’s history, learn how Prohibition shaped the city, and discover the local distilling movement that's returning. By the time you’re done, you’ll never look at cocktails in quite the same way. 
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • First cocktail
  • Light snacks
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drink
  • Bottles of spirits
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide

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Meeting point

-Please meet your guide at Indiana Plaza, in front of the Temperance Fountain. -Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time.

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  • Passport or ID card
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Children and adults under the age of 21 are not permitted on the tour.

From £51.75 per person

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Product ID: 161808