Spirits of the Weird West
Did you know residents of Austin responded to Prohibition in the most creative ways? Everything from fake beer made in bathtubs to fake doctors prescribing alcoholic “medicine” was used to skirt the 18th amendment.
If people want to drink, they will find a way to drink, and Austin is only one of the many cities across the nation that found alternative routes to partake in happy hour. Some of the current bars in the city are remnants of the back-alley clubs and secret speakeasies of the 1920s. These public houses are the best places in downtown Austin to order liquid courage for your journey into the horrors of the city’s past.
“You haven’t seen the real Austin until you take this tour! You won’t hear these stories in the guidebook!”
What is the Austin Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl About?
The Austin Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl is designed to introduce you to the best of Austin’s spine-tingling nightlife, with tales of history and hauntings in some of the city’s most popular bars and hotels. Prepare for an evening of chilled drinks and more chilling stories on this journey through Austin’s spookiest locations.
What You Will See on This Tour:
This immersive tour invites you to indulge in some of the best booze in Austin during an eerie exploration of the city’s hottest hangouts and haunted locations, where you will learn about:
- The ghostly sounds at the Casino El Camino
- The restless entity of Maggie Mae’s
- The despairing ghost of the Omni Hotel
- The trapped spirits at The Driskill Bar
- And so much more…
Expert local guides will escort you to a collection of Austin’s premier public houses where you can indulge in a taste of the city’s best beers and hand-crafted cocktails while soaking in spine-chilling tales of restless spirits, serial killers, and unexplained activity.
Join us for an evening of ghoulish delight, and sip and savor a taste of Austin’s thrilling nightlife. Don’t forget to raise a glass to those who have gone before.
“Be careful in the company of monsters that you don’t become one.”
Meeting point address: The Paramount Theater at 713 Congress Ave
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Parking: We recommend parking near the Paramount Theatre. To see options, click below:
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October 25th 2023
"Vincent was incredible. He was knowledgeable and very entertaining"
September 30th 2023
"Great tour! Rich was awesome"
September 16th 2023
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This tour is a walking tour.