We'll as mentioned, our good friends at the Capitol Historical Society are doing another run at combining two of my favorite interests: beer and history. This time they explore the Senate Side of the Hill.
From the USCHS:
Watering Holes of Washington: Capitol Hill History Pub Tour (Senate Side)
Thursday, October 22
Join fellow history buffs for a tour of Capitol Hill Watering Holes and free beverages spiced with history.
The United States Capitol Historical Society will take you on a guided tour relaying stories about local pubs, neighborhoods, and the folks who have lived and worked here. Your historical guide will be the Society’s famous Chief Guide, Steve Livengood, who has been crawling through Hill pubs and giving tours of the Capitol since 1964.
Learn about a famous politician who required his staff to share a cheap basement hotel room and what is exactly occupying the space where they once took their meals, which odd facilities were replaced by the Labor Department building, what was torn down for the parking lot across from Union Station and which famous architect designed the Capitol City Brewing Co. building.
Ages 21 and up only. Come join us and see The Monocle mix up a “politically correct” martini. Sample The Dubliner’s and The Capitol City Brewing Company’s unique ales. Three drinks, raffle prizes, fascinating history, and good fun included in tour price. Additional drinks can be purchased. Space is limited.
$25 Members/$30 Non Members
To purchase your ticket by credit card please call (202) 543-8919 x13 or x20.
There's some more info about day of pricing and such they sent me, but I'm not going to bother passing that on, as the chances of space on the tour still being available then is slim to none. After all, they're already two tickets down once I heard about it...