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  1. United States
  2. Washington, DC
  3. Embassy Row

Washington DC: Dupont Circle Craft Beer Neighborhood Tour

Product ID: 232097
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Join a liquid tour of Washington DC’s historic Dupont Circle neighborhood and taste your way around some of the city’s best bars. Discover the history of craft beer in the United States, one sip at a time.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Stroll the historic streets of Dupont Circle and find out why this neighborhood became known for its Embassy Row
  • Check out some of DC’s most famous beer bars, from past to present
  • Taste exciting beers lovingly created by local craft breweries as well as some classic international brands
  • Learn about the history of beer in the United States and Washington DC in particular
  • Gaze at the Gilded Age mansion that once belonged to Christian Heurich, the greatest brewer in DC’s history
Full description
Take a 3-hour beer tasting tour through the neighborhood of Dupont Circle. Discover how this district filled with millionaires and socialites was transformed from remote farmland into the diplomatic epicenter of the DC over three centuries. Hear how Barack Obama gamely participated in the American craft beer renaissance and carried on the important legacy of Presidents who love pints.

Stop at the Society of Cincinnati to see the statute of colonial America’s most famous brewer, George Washington. Learn about the closure of Heurich’s brewery and the decline in American beer under Prohibition. Visit the site of a historic pub and maybe sample a beer from their list of over 500 bottles. Enjoy a beer tasting at a favorite local bar, then try a European brew at the last stop to see that international beer can hold its own in the modern craft beer scene.
  • 4 beer tastings
  • 1 snack (such as a pretzel or a pizza slice)
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet at the fountain at the center of the park located in Dupont Circle (t the intersection of Connecticut Avenue NW, Massachusetts Avenue NW, P Street NW, New Hampshire Avenue NW and 19th Street NW.

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