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Philadelphia: Boos and Booze Haunted Guided Pub Crawl

1. Philadelphia: Boos and Booze Haunted Guided Pub Crawl

Delve into the dark and sinister history of colonial America on this walking tour of Philadelphia’s most haunted pubs and historic locations. Hear tales of bloody duels, curses, and ghostly scares dating as far back as the 18th century. Beer-in-hand, discover the spooky past of Independence Hall, where the ghosts of Benjamin Franklin and Benedict Arnold still roam the grounds. Get a behind-the-scenes look at a bank robbery, a daring escape from Eastern State Penitentiary, and a last-ditch effort to break a 20-year-old curse over the 'City of Brotherly Love'. Grab a whiskey at the 250-year-old City Tavern, where members of the Constitutional Convention dreamed up a new nation. After the tour, head home with a new insight into the spooky side of Philadelphia's history.

Philadelphia: Sip of Philly Brew Tour

2. Philadelphia: Sip of Philly Brew Tour

This all-inclusive tour offers guests an inside look at Philly and Southern New Jersey’s local craft beer scene. Get an introduction to the rich history of beer through interactive tastings and a lunch that pairs beer with the best food.  Itineraries may vary among brewery affiliates, but may include such luminaries as: Yards Brewing Co, Evil Genius Beer, and Flying Fish Brewing Co. Yards Brewing Company has grown into one of the area’s most prolific breweries, churning out some of the most popular and widely distributed beers in Philly.   Evil Genius Beer Company opened their doors in March 2017, but their beer was well-known long before then. Their beers on tap rotate on a weekly to bi-weekly basis, and their menu delves deeper than beer with an assortment of Pennsylvania’s own gin and some original quick bites. Flying Fish Brewing Co is an award-winning company and the largest producer in South Jersey.

Philadelphia: Beer, Band, Brewery & Beer Garden Tour

3. Philadelphia: Beer, Band, Brewery & Beer Garden Tour

Explore Philly's booming brewery scene on a lively bar crawl that will take you to the best local breweries and beer gardens in Philadelphia. Meet your driver at Betsy Ross House and hop on board Philadelphia's only BYOB trolley. Take in the sights while enjoying a live performance by Philly's best musicians. Each tour will stop at one of Philadelphia's top-rated local breweries, bars, or beer gardens where you can sample the best beers the city has to offer. After the brewery stop, hop back on board the Tipsy Trolley for another fun ride and musical performance. You will then be dropped off at Independence Beer Garden, a large outdoor beer garden and restaurant a few blocks away from the starting point.

Philadelphia: Eastern State Penitentiary Night Tour

4. Philadelphia: Eastern State Penitentiary Night Tour

Discover the historic building of the Eastern State Penitentiary, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Learn about the penitentiary's fascinating history on an audio tour at night. After, head to the Fair Chance Beer Garden for a drink (at your own expense). Upon arrival, receive an MP3 player and headset that will guide you through the penitentiary complex and explain the prison's history. “The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour is narrated by actor Steve Buscemi and features the voices of former prisoners and correctional staff. On the tour, learn how the Eastern State Penitentiary changed the world when it opened more than 180 years ago, though it stands in ruin today. Hear how the prison's strict discipline made it the world's first true "penitentiary" — a prison designed to inspire penitence or real regret. Find out how the building itself was an architectural wonder: it had running water and central heating before the White House. Marvel at the vaulted, sky-lit cells that once held many of America's most notorious lawbreakers, including "Scarface" Al Capone and bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton. See Al Capone’s cell, Death Row, and the award-winning exhibit Prisons Today: Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Take the tour at your own pace and make stops based on your interests. Discover interactive experiences, history exhibits, and a critically acclaimed series of art installations. Enjoy the exclusive offerings of a night tour, such as the Fair Chance Beer Garden, which creates meaningful, living-wage jobs for people who may otherwise be excluded from the mainstream economy, including people who have experienced homelessness or incarceration. Presented by Eastern State Penitentiary and Triple Bottom Brewing Company, two organizations committed to fair chance hiring and social justice storytelling, the beer garden is located outdoors on the penitentiary’s baseball field and offers a selection of Triple Bottom beer for purchase. As well as grabbing a drink, take part in hands-on activities as you reflect on the Eastern State’s history and legacy of criminal justice reform. Activities focus on art, writing, and music, and prompt conversation on issues of justice today.

Philadelphia: The Original Philly Tour with Tastings & Meal

5. Philadelphia: The Original Philly Tour with Tastings & Meal

The Original Brew Tour cultivates an unrivaled craft beer experience in Philadelphia. This all-inclusive tour offers guests an inside look at Philly and Southern NJ’s local craft beer scene as experts teach you how beer is made and introduce you to the rich history of beer through interactive tastings, and a lunch or donner that pairs beer with the best food.   Itineraries may vary among brewery affiliates, but may include such luminaries as:   Yards brewing Co: Founded upon humble beginnings in 1995 in a 900-square foot facility in Manayunk, Yards Brewing Company has grown into one of the area’s most prolific breweries, churning out some of the most popular and widely distributed beers in Philly. Their nod toward English ales is deeply rooted in history and blends colonial traditions with modern-day flavors to produce beers fit for the founding fathers.   Evil Genius Beer: created by two college friends, Evil Genius Beer Company opened their doors in March 2017, but their beer had been well-known long before then. Their beers on tap rotate on a weekly to bi-weekly basis, and their menu delves deeper than beer with an assortment of Pennsylvania’s own gin and some original quick bites.   Flying Fish Brewing Co: This award winning company is the largest producer in South Jersey, known for its balance and sustainability. With full-flavoured and highly-drinkable beers, they’re still innovating to this day, creating some of the most sustainable beer in the nation.

Philadelphia: Whiskey Rebellion Trail Tasting Pass

6. Philadelphia: Whiskey Rebellion Trail Tasting Pass

Taste your way through master distilleries in Philadelphia during this self-guided experience including a tasting pass for multiple spirits, whiskies, and cocktails. Follow along the trail of the Whiskey Rebellion as you learn more about the city's whisky history. Philly has emerged as a national leader in both dining and drinking and there is no better way to celebrate the beginnings of the Whisky Rebellion than with a large pour in the nation's past capital. Included Venues: Five Saints Distilling: Distillery producing international award-winning, small-batch, and hand-crafted Spirits, located in the historic Humane Fire Engine Co. No. 1 in Norristown, PA. (What's included: spirit flight voucher) Manatawny Still Works Craft Spirits Shop and Tasting Room: Manatawny’s flagship location in Philadelphia, located in the heart of East Passyunk. The tasting room offers cocktails, bottles to go, and gifts. (What's included: whiskey flight voucher and cocktail voucher) Manatawny Still Works Distillery and Tasting Room: Craft distillery located in Pottstown, focusing on award-winning American whiskeys. (What's included: whiskey flight voucher and cocktail voucher) Stoll and Wolfe Whiskey Distillery: Distillery offering award-winning bourbon and rye whiskeys. Tour the distillery and learn more about 250 years of local whiskey history. (What's included: spirit flight voucher)

Philadelphia: Highlights of East Passyunk Food Tour

7. Philadelphia: Highlights of East Passyunk Food Tour

Explore the mouth-watering area of East Passyunk, Philadelphia, on this food-filled walking tour. Try local foods and drinks in one of Philly's most dynamic and talked about foodie neighborhoods. Discover some of the best places around to eat. Start at one end of East Passyunk Avenue and make your way past many of the local highlights. Hear stories of the restaurateurs and their restaurants and bars. Along the way, check out iconic landmarks and murals. Taste Philly's most prized dumplings, empanadas, patatas bravas, gourmet pizza, locally brewed beer, and a sweet dessert. This tour includes enough food to make up a light meal. After the tour, choose to stick around and sample other restaurants that open right when the tour concludes. You’ll learn about all the best restaurants in town so you know of the best spots to eat during the rest of your trip. Food and Wine Magazine named East Passyunk one of the 10 best foodie streets in America. Plus, 12 out of the top 50 restaurants in Philadelphia Magazine and Foobooz's latest edition of "The 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia" are on East Passyunk Ave. East Passyunk is booming with cutting-edge shops and ambitious restaurants that would rather set trends than follow them. Discover for yourself what makes this neighborhood such a popular foodie destination and learn how it became the epicenter of the city's culinary scene.

Historic Happy Hour Food Tour of Old City

8. Historic Happy Hour Food Tour of Old City

Your Philadelphia food tasting tour begins at a restaurant across the street from the iconic Independence Hall. Start off with some hearty veggie-based apps accompanied by a deliciously light cider, just like the colonials would have liked, but with modern cooking techniques and rich flavors. From here, stroll through the picturesque streets of Philadelphia’s old colonial neighborhoods and see a selection of the city’s most historic landmarks. Arrive at the second stop of the day, one of the city’s oldest restaurants bursting with authentic American charm. Dine on a modernized colonial dish, washed down with a smooth and strong cocktail. At the next stop, enjoy some traditional Pennsylvanian beer with another colonial-based dish before finally heading to America’s oldest confectionery store for a real sweet treat! The tour is a unique way to learn about Philadelphia’s colorful history, whilst making the most of happy hour. The walking tour combines visits to countless must-see sights, as well as off-the-beaten-path locations that you won’t find in traditional tourist books. Be sure to arrive on an empty belly, so you can have your fill of traditional dishes and boozy beverages.

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It was nice to learn about the Philly food and history.