Tippler's Tour

Purchase Your Tickets to This Colonial Pub Crawl!

Tippler's Tour: Colonial Pub Crawl

Now known as one of the best beer drinking cities in the nation, Philadelphia didn’t earn this reputation overnight. From the brewing of the first American Porter to the tavern traditions of days gone by, learn the history behind Philadelphia’s storied beer drinking past on the famous Tippler's Tour Colonial Pub Crawl!

This weekly tour takes visitors on an adventure into the heart of Colonial Philadelphia’s pub culture with stops at modern-day watering holes and a Colonial tavern. Along the way, visitors will indulge in a sip of history while enjoying drinks and snacks at Victoria Freehouse, National Mechanics, plus the historic City Tavern. Now complete with three seasonal flavors, there is always something new to discover on the Tippler’s Tour.


See a preview of the 2017 Tippler's Tour here!

Tickets Now on Sale for Yuletide Cheers & Beers

It’s the most wonderful time for a beer…or is it? It’s the winter of 1777, and the British are occupying Philadelphia. A Red Coat soldier provides a unique perspective on this tumultuous time as the tour seeks the comfort of hearty snacks and warming draughts at four cozy pubs.



  • November 16 - December 28: 5:30 pm, Thursdays


  • Tours depart from the Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street.


  • Tours last approximately 2 hours.

Group Tours

  • To plan a private Tippler's Tour for a group of 20 or more, contact Jannah Abdul-Aziz, Group Sales Coordinator, by email at jaziz@historicphiladelphia.org or call 215.629.5801 x213.