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Farmers & Brewers Tour

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 7 reviews.Washington, United States

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Experience hosted by April

3.5 hours
Includes transport
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

A taste of DC-area brews, spirits, foods, history & culture

On this tour from Dupont to Shaw, two of Northwest DC's liveliest and tastiest neighborhoods, you'll get a taste of the city's vibrant local food movement, literally and figuratively, as well as experience a bit of DC culture and history.

German brewmaster Christian Heurich drank a beer a day and lived to be 103. He also made a fortune on it and built a beautiful castle in DC. We'll start at the Heurich House for a quick tour of the exterior, before moving onto the Dupont's Farmer's Market, one of the few in the area to operate year-round. We'll have a chance to chat with farmers, cheesemakers, brewers and distillers, and sample and purchase their wares. We'll make a stop at the fountain at Dupont Circle, and share information about DC lore & culture, while you enjoy a snack.

Next, we'll take a public bus to the LeDroit/Shaw area, a historic African American neighborhood, stopping at a no-name corner known for pumping go go beats, DC's unique homegrown sound. We'll walk a few blocks to visit the historic Howard Theater and murals before our final stop, Right Proper Brewery, a neighborhood brewpub to sample tasty yeast-focused beers and artisanal cheeses. Bon appetit!
A taste of DC-area brews, spirits, foods, history & culture

On this tour from Dupont to Shaw, two of Northwest DC's liveliest and tastiest neighborhoods, you'll get a taste of the city's vibrant local food movement, literally and figuratively, as well as experience a bit of DC culture and history.

German brewmaster Christian Heurich drank a beer a day and lived to be 103. He also made a fortune on it and built a beautiful castle in DC. We'll start at the Heurich House for a quick tour of the exterior, before moving onto the Dupont's Farmer's Market, one of the few in the area to operate year-round. We…

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What's included

  • Transport
    Bus from Dupont to Shaw
From £28
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, April

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a freelance writer, community gardener, wild food forager and artist/performer who has lived in DC for 15 years. I'm passionate about the locavore movement and DC's eclectic food/cultural scene, and sharing it with travelers and locals alike. By day I manage a global knowledge sharing platform on agriculture and food security. Learn more about me at aprilwrites.com.
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Where you'll be

-Heurich House: historic home of the city's most notable brewer
-Dupont Farmer's Market: free samples of locally made kombucha, vinegar, spirits, cheeses, yogurt, beer, fruit and more
-Made in DC: a new retail location for all things made, baked and brewed in DC
-Dupont Fountain: historic landmark
-Howard Theater: since 1910, launching the careers of greats like Ella Fitzgerald
-Right Proper Brewpub: tasty yeasty local brews and artisanal cheese

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Hannah
March 2019
April's experience was excellent. She was communicative, professional, knowledgeable, and, most importantly, a really neat human being to spend an afternoon with. Highly recommended.
Shawn
February 2019
Great tour of wonderful year round open air market and nearby neighborhood, both places we wouldn't have seen if we hadn't gone on the tour. April is knowledgeable and articulate and her love of food shows.
Vura
February 2019
April is a great tour guide because she has lived in the city for a long long time and therefore has some insider insight that you can’t really find anywhere else. She is also well travelled and has a unique way of comparing and contrasting DC with other global cities. My favorite part of the tour were the farmers market and the murals near the Howard Theater. Great tour and well worth the money.
April is a great tour guide because she has lived in the city for a long long time and therefore has some insider insight that you can’t really find anywhere else. She is also well…
Christa
August 2018
April's Farmers & Brewers tour is a great way to experience some of the special treats that Washington DC has to offer. April guided us through a wonderful farmers market, where we were able to sample many of the delicous foods and drinks. Everything from Kambucha, cheeses, fruits, beers and liquores. Before we ended the tour at a brewery, we strolled through one of the city's historic districts where April explained the history and pointed out many of the murals and special landmarks of the area. It was fun and educational. We highly recommend this tour! Christa & Brian
April's Farmers & Brewers tour is a great way to experience some of the special treats that Washington DC has to offer. April guided us through a wonderful farmers market, where…
Lyric
July 2018
Chatty and fun. Good taste in bars and restaurants. She was really into talking about the history of the neighborhoods we walked through, which was a nice change in pace. One suggestion- maybe she could take people on a tour to a place like Heurich House, when it's open? Thanks April!
Chatty and fun. Good taste in bars and restaurants. She was really into talking about the history of the neighborhoods we walked through, which was a nice change in pace. One sugge…
Bobbi
July 2018
April went out of her way to accommodate me on my tour. Due to delays in my travel, April rescheduled a private tour to two nice local breweries or tasting rooms. The food at the Cider House was amazing. Other than the lack of parking availability in the area in which our tour began and the end of the tour being at another side of the city, it was nice and refreshing. I appreciate April for going out of her way to show me around. I had a great experience.
April went out of her way to accommodate me on my tour. Due to delays in my travel, April rescheduled a private tour to two nice local breweries or tasting rooms. The food at the C…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Note that we will end in a different location than the start, about 1.5 miles away. Bring cash/credit card to cover any food & beverage you choose to purchase.

What to bring

Cash/credit card for purchases

ID if you plan to purchase alcoholic beverages