Washington D.C. History Tour: Iconic Pub Crawl
123 Ratings
Uncover the hidden history of Washington D.C. on an iconic pub crawl. Enjoy drinks at historic bars while learning fascinating tales from an expert guide. Cheers to a unique and educational experience!
Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • White House - The History Tour Pub Crawls meets directly across from the White House in Lafayette Square. You guide will share stories of the White House’s wild parties and homemade beer.
  • Lafayette Square - The History Tour Pub Crawl begins in Lafayette Square where your guide will provide a brief history of the park and surrounding area.
What's Included
  • 4 beers included per ticket
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • The Dry Run Reservation does not include pre-paid drinks. Guests can buy drinks directly from bars.
Additional Information

This isn’t the typical school field trip experience. Immerse yourself in the famed D.C. bar scene, presented to you by a knowledgeable local guide. You’ll be exposed to the less-taught aspects of history, while sharing laughter with fellow globe-trotters. It’s history time for adults!

On this 2 hour and 15 minute historical bar hop, you will unravel unheard stories of D.C. Learn the impact that alcohol had on the formation of our nation’s capital, from George Washington’s pursuits as a master distiller, through the grim era of Prohibition, and even the revelries held in the White House.

D.C. Crawling provides two pricing options: The Happy Hour Package completes your experience with four beers or ciders of your preference, while the Dry Run Ticket lets you enjoy the tour without any pre-purchased drinks. With either of these options, you reserve the right to buy your drinks straight from the bars.

So, slide onto one of the bar stools, order a cold one, and explore the Premier Pub Crawl of D.C! Bottoms up!

General Andrew Jackson Statue
The History Tour Pub Crawl meets at the Andrew Jackson Statue in Lafayette Square located at Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20001. Your guide will be in front of the statue holding a DC Crawling sign with our crawling baby logo.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(123 Ratings)
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May 14, 2024
Cheers in DC - This tour was so much fun. Very informative & great beer. A great alternative to the usual tours in DC
Review provided by Viator
May 8, 2024
Fun evening in the city! - Our guide, Dalton, was the best! Fun meeting new people and trying local beer at such historic spots in the city!
Review provided by Viator
May 6, 2024
What a fun afternoon! - What a fun (and educational) way to spend an afternoon! I've lived in DC for years, but heard new stories and learned interesting history about the city in which I live. This is a must do for anyone interested in history, especially with a side of beer (or non alcoholic drink of choice)!
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May 5, 2024
Fun afternoon! - We had a great time! Perfect blend of history and beer. Diana was awesome and we will definitely recommend the experience to our friends and family.
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Apr 29, 2024
Great tour, highly recommended - Great way to see a few iconic Washington watering holes and meet a few like-minded travellers. Dalton, our host, provided excellent additional information about where to eat and continue the party after the crawl ended.. I recommend the 4pm crawl as you can then go to the rooftop bar at Pub #2 to watch the sunset.
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Apr 28, 2024
Tipsy History Lesson!! - We had the best time. Dalton was a well rounded (and funny) storyteller, he made the whole experience super fun. Met some great people in our group. Highly recommend!!
Review provided by Viator
Apr 21, 2024
Fun Date Night - My husband and I went on a DC pub crawl for a date night and it was fantastic. Our guide Diana was friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. We got to see 4 really cool bars, hear quirky facts, and try some great local beers. Highly recommend!
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Apr 14, 2024
Educational pub crawl! - We had great fun hitting the pubs in downtown DC with Diana. Even for locals like us, she had interesting history and funny trivia we had never heard before. And we now have some new pubs to put in the rotation. Highly recommend!
Review provided by Viator
Apr 14, 2024
Loved it! - We had such a great time with Dalton! Went into some places we never would have thought of on our own. Lots of great history lessons.
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Apr 8, 2024
FUN! INTERESTING AND MEMORABLE - Wow! We had an amazing time on this excursion ! Our tour guide Dalton was so easy to talk to, full of energy, and the history talks he gave us about Washington DC was so informative and interesting! We learned so much that we never knew about America history! I would recommend this tour highly!!!
Review provided by Viator
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up to 12 guests
July 2024