Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour in Washington, DC

First St NE & East Capitol St NEWashington, DC 20004
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What better way to immerse yourself in Washington DC than by engaging in a lively debate while strolling through national monuments and ending with a pint (or two)? This tour begins at the U.S. Capitol Building where you’ll hear stories of the American government, iconic figures, and revolutionary policies. Then, conclude your Washington DC experience at a top bar on historic Barrack’s Row.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington Travel Experts
  • Tour begins at 3:00 pm.
  • Tour duration: approximately 2 hours long.
  • Meets in front of the U.S. Capitol Building.
  • Children are allowed on the tour, but may not consume alcohol if underage.


from Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour
Washington, DC is the center of American government and politics – and this tour will let you experience all the political action and participate in the debate! Our guides will act as educators and facilitators and give you all the information, history, and context you need to have a lively debate with your fellow guests and, who knows, we may solve some issues while we’re at it! Even if we don’t change any policies, we’ll still end the tour at a bar where the drinks will cement our friendships and loosen our tongues.

Your Washington, DC tour begins at the heart of the city, the U.S. Capitol Building. Here, you’ll discover the origins of the city, the inner workings of the American government, and some incredible stories about U.S. politics as you stand right in front of the building that started it all. Discuss the development of the city as you gaze upon the Capitol, Supreme Court, and Library of Congress.

Next, we’ll wander up one of the most historic streets in the city while engaging in a lively political discussion and debate, all led by your guide. Opinions welcome, but keep it friendly!

During our journey we’ll pass and discuss some of the most historic places of Capitol Hill, including the Eastern Market, the Old Navy Hospital, and the Marine Core Barracks. Find out where all the movers and shakers meet outside the office, and uncover the changes the neighborhood and city have undergone. You’ll be fascinated by the how you can see the origins of the city in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Finally, we’ll check out the oldest commercial district in the city, Barrack’s Row. There, your local guide will point out some of the best spots to eat, drink, and socialize in the city, before ending our Washington tour at one of our favorite bars on the Row.

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"Excellent Overview Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 01, 2020
What a perfect way to move quickly around the major sites and learn the layout of major sites around the monuments, museums, memorials and National Mall area. The electric vehicle made easy stop and start viewing ...no constant on and off. A couple of sites for stops around the tidal basin and the Lincoln memorial mixed with the drive by viewing of other areas. It is a small car that holds 6 including the guide. Large windows for photography opportunities and because it wasn’t a giant bus he navigated us into perfect viewing position for the drive by sites. We used this to quickly see major sites, learn the layout and determine areas we wanted to spend more time at. A great way to see a lot fast, sprinkled with guided information and fun facts. We were only in town for a weekend...this was perfect for “over view” sightseeing! We had a great guide Sam; he was friendly and knowledgeable. His personality made the whole trip. (Sam’s mom...he did great!)
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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
"Mall & Monuments by Electric Car offered by Washington DC Urban Adventures"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2020
This was a great tour given by our guide “Steve”. Steve was very personable and entertaining. He was very knowledgeable, provided a great deal of useful and accurate information. I personally have done a great deal of reading about American History, especially as it pertained to the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and WWII. The details he provided about things that occurred especially during those periods of time was spot on, Thank you very much. Bill Vayda
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Gail C
"A stroll through a little-known area of DC"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 24, 2020
We walked around the H Street, Northeast corridor of Washington, learning about local history and the climb back to gentrification of the area. I am a longtime resident of northern VA, just outside DC, but have only been to H Street area once. It was great to learn more about it and to taste different flavors of the area. Note the places we stopped where basically drop-by places, not restaurants as such, which is to be expected for this kind of tour. Some were also part of a small local chain. H Street is an area that was burned out during the post-MLK assassination riots and its was a long time before it revived. But it is one well worth knowing about now. Our guide Leila was terrific. She is very interested in history (my passion). Furthermore, because she lives in the area, she was able to tell us about a lot of other spots we passed along the way. Note this is a specialized tour, I think more for DC residents or people who like offbeat tours, like food. I recommend a ticket in advance not because it will sell out,but because it is not really a buy at the door kind of activity.
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"Exceptional in spite of incident"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2019
We took the 2-hour electric car of the DC monuments with Steve B. Steve was knowledgeable and humorous with an extensive knowledge of the monuments which he shared with enthusiasm. We regret that the family that started the tour with us caused a scene when they decided to leave the tour early. The father had been on his cell phone the entire time he was in the car. This was very annoying. He stated he was not enjoying the tour. (How could he?) Steve made multiple attempts to improve the experience for him, but without success. In spite of this incident, our adventure with Steve was exceptional.
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"Washington Vacay"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 28, 2019
We had the pleasure of having Steve as our tour guide. The day was rainy so the tour was a great choice. We highly recommend taking this tour. Steve was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We only had a couple of days in Washington so this was the best way to see as much as we could. You will not be disappointed.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour

When does the tour begin?
Tours begin at 3:00 pm.

How long is the tour?
Tours are approximately 2 hours long.

Where does the tour begin?
Meet your tour guide in front of the Capitol Building at the corner of First St NE and East Capitol St NE.

Where does the tour end?
The tour ends at Molly Malones located at 713 8th St SE, Washington, DC.

Are children welcome on the tour?
Yes. Children ages 6 to 11 are welcome on this tour. Children under the age of 6 may join for free. Please note that the tour ends at a historic bar, where underage individuals are not permitted to consume alcohol.

What should I wear?
We recommend wearing comfortable, weather-appropriate attire as well as sturdy walking shoes. While you will not be walking during the tour, closed-toe shoes are the most comfortable for touring Washington DC.

Is a tour guide gratuity included in my price?
No. Tips for tour guides are always appreciated, but not required or included in your tour price.

Is the tour rain or shine?
Yes. A little rain won’t ruin the fun. However, in the case of extreme weather, your tour may be canceled. Your tour guide will contact you in this rare situation.

Does the tour include a stop for food and drinks?
Yes. The tour concludes at a bar in historic Barrack’s Row.

Can I smoke on the tour?
No. Smoking is prohibited while the tour is in progress.

Will I need to walk anywhere?
With the all-electric Red Roadster, guests do not need to walk. Sit back and enjoy touring Washington DC.