American Politics & Debate on Capitol Hill


Get a taste for DC's political scene and beer scene on the Politics & Pints Capitol Hill Tour! This DC walking tour meanders through the historic Cap Hill neighborhood as we discuss America's political founding, current policies, an engage in a friendly democratic debate! We then stop in a favorite bar for a drink.

American Buildings and Bills Tour Highlights

  • Learn about the U.S. government and its frequently controversial politicians and policies
  • Engage in some friendly debate on American politics and issues
  • Discover the origins of the nation’s capital
  • Wander through the beautiful, historic Capitol Hill neighborhood and discover local shops and restaurants
  • Grab a drink in the oldest commercial district in the city

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide.

Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting point: In front of the Capitol Building at the corner of First St NE and East Capitol St NE
  • Starting time: 3.00 PM
  • Ending point: Molly Malones, 713 8th St SE, Washington, DC
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  • Washington, DC is the center of American government and politics – and this tour lets you experience all the political action and participate in the debate! Our guides 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 still end the tour at a bar where the drinks  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 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, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress.

    Next, we 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 pass by 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 check out the oldest commercial district in the city, Barrack’s Row. There, your local guide points 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.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide.

    Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please dress comfortably and appropriate for the weather, as much of the tour takes place outside.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point.  Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of six are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing any children under six years of age. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +1 202 810 1700
    Email address: [email protected]

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  • Mr. Kori T. from USA traveled on 03 Apr 2017:

    Sophia was great!