Have you ever said to myself, man, I just can't decide. On one hand, I would really like to learn more about this great city I'm visiting (or live in), expand my mind a bit, and engage in a bit of childlike curiosity about how we got to be the people we are today. On the other, I need a beer. What? You haven't had that internal tussle? Could I possibly be the only one?
Well, in the off chance that I'm not, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society has nicely solved our problems. Next month, on August 5th, Steve Livengood of the Historical Society will lead a pub crawl through the House Side of Capitol Hill.
From the Capitol Historical Society:
Join fellow history buffs for a tour of Capitol Hill Watering Holes for beverages spiced with history.
The United States Capitol Historical Society will take you on a guided tour exploring several watering holes and relaying great local stories about the pubs, the neighborhood and the folks who have lived 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. Hear about a mysterious murder, the riots of 1968, where the pig farm was, who Jenkins was, and why Jenkins’ Hill is a misnomer.
Ages 21 and up only. Drink purchases are not included in the tour price. Drink specials and pub snacks will be made available at participating locations.
Date: Wednesday, August 5
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Fee: $15 by August 4th.
First 5 registrants only $12 each!
For more information or to place your reservations call (202) 543-8919 x20. Space is limited
So, if you plan to be in town, or live around here, I hope you show up for this one. In fact, I kind of need you to, as I'll be out of town and I need it to be a success so that they'll do it again.