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.

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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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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.