Washington DC

Original DC Guided Brewery Tour with Lunch or Dinner

Washington, United States

From USD 119.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn about Washington, DC’s thriving brewpub scene and taste a variety of award-winning beverages on a guided brewery tour. Get an inside look at how beer is made and chat with brewery owners about their operations. Visit four of DC’s top brewpubs and enjoy beer-centric food pairings, substantial enough for a meal. Round-trip transportation by bus is included.
  • Visit four of Washington, DC's top brewpubs
  • Go behind the scenes of the beer-making process with an expert guide
  • Pair pub classics like hickory-smoked ribs and buffalo wings with 15 to 20 beer samples
  • Select a daytime lunch option or evening dinner option
  • Includes round-trip transport from downtown DC

What's Included

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Local expert beer guide
  • Round trip transportation
  • Lunch or dinner included!
  • Hotel pick up and drop off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 801 F St NW
    801 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

    Pick up is curbside outside the National Portrait Gallery

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Get to know Washington, DC's thriving beer scene on these guided daytime and evening brewery tours. Chat with brewery owners and learn about the equipment used to make beer, the brewing process and, of course, what all the different kinds of beer taste like—at least 15 to 20 of them, in fact.

Meet the expert beer guide and the rest of the tour group at the Smithsonian's Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. Learn from the guide about the beer-making process and what to expect during this inside look at four different DC- and Virginia-based breweries. This tour is perfect for beer beginners, aficionados, and home-based brewers alike. Also, find out what foods pair well with different styles of beer on either the daytime (lunch) or evening (dinner) tour.

On the daytime tour, enjoy tastings of at least 15 beers at four different breweries, with lunchtime food pairings at one of two local eateries. While the evening tour, showcases DC's bustling nightlife and brewpub scene, combining old-school brewhouses with some of the most popular microbreweries in the area. Enjoy tastings of 18 to 20 beers and a dinner food-pairing at a local brewery.

Some of the breweries featured on either the daytime or evening tour could include any four of the following: DC Brau Brewing, Hellbender Brewing, Right Proper Brewing, 3 Stars Brewing, The Public Option, District Chophouse and Brewery, and Supreme Core Cider

Hellbender Brewing Company

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Right Proper Brewing Company

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Brookland Pint

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

3 Stars Brewing Company

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the activity starts.
  • Pre-gaming is strictly prohibited. Anyone visibly intoxicated before the tour will not be allowed to attend and a refund will not be provided.
  • For US citizens, please bring a non-expired state ID. If you are not from the US, please bring your passport.
  • Open-toed shoes are not allowed due to safety concerns, especially in brewery settings. You must wear closed toe shoes.
  • Minimum age is 21, no exceptions.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements or in the event of inclement weather. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Anna was an absolutely fabulous tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour itself was awesome with plenty of great beer and good food.


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Fun and informative
Matthew_C, Apr 2023
Ashleigh was great. We learned a lot and had fun trying different beers. The art and selection of breweries were also great.
Hannah was fun and...
Nicole_S, Mar 2023
Hannah was fun and knowledgeable. Very accommodating. We were in DC with friends and it was a great way to see places we may not have found on our own.
Great tour
Timothy_R, Mar 2023
Anna was an absolutely fabulous tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour itself was awesome with plenty of great beer and good food.
Leo_J, Sept 2022
The friendliness of our tour guide Josie and her ample knowledge of beer and its creation process was incredible. Great food and even better beer.
DC Brew Tour Fun
Julie_P, June 2022
Jamie was a great tour guide! She knew a lot about the history of beer and process of making it. She also arranged for a good variety in the samples we were given so there was something for everyone. We also really enjoyed the other couples on the tour with us.
Great Time
Lorraine_W, Mar 2022
We had a FABULOUS time on the DC Brew tour on Saturday March, 12. Our guide Seamus was very knowledgeable, picked great beers and made sure we had a great time. I would definitely recommend this tour and look forward to doing it again.
For Beer Those who want to learn about quality beer
Kelly_B, Jan 2022
Jeremiah and Liz were a great duo in escorting the tour around DC and in stimulating the participants to get to know one another. They introduced us to four locations that we likely would not have found otherwise and introduced us to beers that we might not have otherwise tried, but which were quite delightful. It was a great way to end the holiday season before we all were snowed in the next day.
Isaac was amazing and...
Joanne_K, Nov 2021
Isaac was amazing and incredibly knowledgeable and hospitable! Brewery tour excellent . DC breweries very nice
Thank you for the great tour!
Laura_D, Apr 2019
Our 7 person group had a variety of beer enthusiasts from no experience to experts. Even so, Steve did a great job of keeping us all entertained as well as informed. Steve picked out all our beers, we got a behind the scenes look at the breweries, and the driving was filled with beer history. It was a lot of fun and I recommend this tour to anyone who has even the slightest interest in beers (of any kind!)
Terrible customer service through...
Martin O, Mar 2018
Terrible customer service through viator- they DONT answer their phones. The tour itself was OK
This was a very fun thing to do...
Cynthia L, July 2017
This was a very fun thing to do while in DC. We thoroughly enjoyed the different breweries and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. I recommend this tour it's worth the price. Oh and there was plenty of food too!
Had an awesome tour guide, who was...
William_A, May 2017
Had an awesome tour guide, who was very knowledgeable. Great way to see parts of the city not on the beaten path, not to mention awesome food, and great beer.
We went to 4 different breweries in...
Maureen C, Nov 2016
We went to 4 different breweries in the NE area of DC. Our guide, Isaac, was very entertaining and knowledgeable. We tried a wide variety of brews. After visiting 2 sites, we went to a restaurant for a great meal. The folks we met on the tour were a lot of fun!
On the surface, this seems to be the...
Valerie H, Aug 2016
On the surface, this seems to be the best beer tour everbut what a disappointment, especially for the . The guide was very knowledgeable about the beer-making process, but not very engaging. The first brewery was great! Fantastic beers, fun atmosphere, but it went downhill form there. Too much time spent in the van driving between breweries, and the last place was just kinda creepy. Dinner was advertised as not appetizers, but that's exactly what we gota plate full of apps. Recommend this tour only for the very adventurous.
Very entertaining en nice beers...
Michel d, June 2016
Very entertaining en nice beers!!! Tourguide was great!!!!

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