Did you know Washington D.C was full of bootlegging and speakeasies while pretending to be dry during Prohibition?
Although the nation's capital was lauded by legislators as a model of temperance, Washington D.C. was, in reality, a hotebed of illegal hooch, with over 3,000 speakeasies and secret saloons operating in the the district. The Potomac River acted as a highway for illegal liquor transportation and at one time as much as 22,000 gallons per week would disperse through the city, eventually ending up in the glasses of the very lawmakers who banned it.
"The best pub crawl I've ever been on! This is one tour you can't miss!"
The D.C. Haunted Pub Crawl is designed to bring you the best local legends and haunted social clubs in the heart of our nation's capital. Feel the cold breath of fear on the back of your neck as you explore an exciting selection of some of D.C.'s best bars and haunted buildings, immersed in chilling stories of restless spirits and unexplained events between stops.
This spine-tingling tour immerses you in 2.5 hours of historic taverns and eerie stories, where you will hear all about:
Expert guides will escort you to a curated selection of D.C.'s finest public houses where you will indulge in some of the district's hand-crafted cocktails and best brews in between your visits to a collection of haunted locales, filled with the echoes of former patrons.
Join us for an evening of scary celebration, where the dapper gentleman sitting at the end of the bar may just be the remnant of an era long passed.
"You meet a better class of person in pubs."
Meeting point address: OLD EBBITT GRILL at 75 15th St. NW
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Parking: We recommend parking near Old Ebbitt Grill. To see options, click below:
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January 11th 2023
"I loved this tour! Our guide, John, was fantastic. He was energetic, fun, friendly and especially kn ... "
January 7th 2023
"Great tour! Very energetic"
January 3rd 2023
"Our guide, Doug, was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and made the tour great!"
No need to print anything out. Just show up, and the tour guide will mark you present! Please save your email confirmation handy on your phone for reference.
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This tour is a walking tour.
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