Private Washington: Craft Cocktail Tour

2 hr, 30 min

Cocktails have been a major part of DC culture since the very beginning — George Washington even owned the largest distillery in the country! Join us as we 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...
Cocktails have been a major part of DC culture since the very beginning — George Washington even owned the largest distillery in the country! Join us as we 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, we’ll take you to visit three of DC’s best cocktail bars where we’ll sample drinks, meet the people behind the bars, and observe how their craft cocktails are made. We’ll 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.  (If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Washington Craft Cocktails Group Tour) This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.  
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Highlights
  • 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
Included
  • Local english-speaking guide
  • First cocktail
  • Light snacks.
Not Included
  • Additional food and drink
  • Bottles of spirits
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide.
Departure Point
Indiana Plaza, in front of the Temperance Fountain. 678 Indiana Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004. You must bring government-issued photo ID as proof of age. Passports and/or driver’s licenses are acceptable.
Voucher Requirements

Please present this voucher to your guide at the beginning of your tour. Save this email on your phone or tablet, or print a copy, as you will need to show this to join the trip.

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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours before the start of your experience. If you do not show up for the experience or fail to cancel at least 72 hours in advance, you will not receive a refund.