History of Drag Pub Crawl with a Drag Performer


Free cancellation

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than a day before the activity start time.

Duration2 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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Enjoy a boozy night out in Washington D.C. with a celebrated local drag performer during this special drag-focused small-group pub crawl. Learn about the city’s drag history as you follow a two-hour itinerary throughout the historic Marine Barracks District. Sample D.C.’s finest spirits and beers in three different locally beloved establishments: as you are, Lola’s, and Crazy Aunt Helen’s.


A small-group 2-hour History of Drag pub crawl in Washington D.C.
Get an insider’s look into the city’s vibrant drag scene with a local performer
Learn about the city’s drag heritage as you sample local spirits and beer
Tours are capped at 10 people and drinks are included


At as you are, the pub crawl with begin with an introduction to the art of drag and then continue with a history of drag from the end of the Civil War to the end of Prohibition.
At Lola's, drag history and drinks will continue with a look at the police crackdown against drag in the 1930s and 1940s and the ultimate rebellion against the police at Stonewall in 1969.
At Crazy Aunt Helen's, drag begins to go mainstream in the 1970s, blows through Wigstock in the 1980s, and highlights Paris is Burning in 1990. The pub crawl ends with a look at RuPaul and the mainstreaming of drag in the 21st century. To close out the night, your drag artist guide may perform a number or two.


Professional Guide


Transportation to/from the bars
Hotel pick up/drop off

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than a day before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than a day before the activity start time.