Pre-Prohibition Historic Bar Tour

The Tale of our Taverns

Bus Tour

Pre-Prohibition Historic Bar Tour

Since 1847, Milwaukeeans have been quenching their thirst in Milwaukee’s many historic bars. On this narrated tour, we will dive into some of the most famous historical bars in Milwaukee. Spending about 30 minutes at each location, you’ll relax while learning enjoying some brews, snacks and more while hearing some colorful history through the tales of our taverns.

Adult: $70.00
Masks Required!

Bus Tour

Pre-Prohibition Historic Bar Tour

Milwaukee\'s tavern history pre-dates prohibition in the United States. Dive into Milwaukee’s famous historic bars. Enjoy beer, cocktails and German pretzels with us on this narrated bus tour.

2.5-3 hrs

Tour Details


Select Saturdays at 2:00 pm

Tour Duration

2.5-3 hours

Number of Stops


Max Group Size


Tour Notes

What's Included

Transportation, narration, and four 6-ounce beers, one 6-ounce Old Fashioned, a traditional German pretzel and an assortment of meats and cheeses.


Minimal walking is required. This tour is NOT handicap accessible as attendees will need to go up/down minimal stairs to get on/off the bus multiple times.

Dietary Restrictions

This tour is seafood/shellfish free. We can offer vegetarian options. However, we are not able to accommodate other food allergies, dietary restrictions, or preferences on this tour. This includes gluten, vegan, sugar-free and kosher requests.

Private Tours

Tour can be booked as a private event for groups of 15 or more. We are happy to customize your date, time, location and dietary preferences. Call 414-255-0534 for more details.

Tour FAQs

If you need to cancel, please call (414)-255-0534 x 2 at least 48 hours before the tour. We are happy to give a refund with advance notice. No refunds are provided to no-show attendees or day-of cancellations.

Our tours are conducted rain or shine. If there is severe weather, we will delay the tour or if it needs to be cancelled, will issue refunds and/or reschedule your tour for a later date. 

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to accommodate walk ups. Guarantee yourself a spot on our tour by booking in advance directly at

We offer vegetarian options on all of our food tours. We are unable to accommodate for gluten-free, kosher, sugar-free or vegan on our public tours. We are able to make allergy/preference accommodations on private tours. Contact us at (414) 255-0534 ext. 2.

Our walking tours are handicap and stroller accessible. Check the tour listing for distances. There are plenty of walking breaks and opportunities to sit down along the way.

Our bus tours are not handicap accessible and attendees need to go up/down stairs to get on/off the bus multiple times. Foldable strollers and walkers are welcome.

Yes! All of our tours are available for as private tours. When you arrange for a private tour, you have the flexibility of time, date, number in party, and dietary accommodations. We require 8 or more for a private walking or streetcar tour, or 15 or more for a private bus tour. There is a 25% private tour booking fee which includes: restaurant gratuities, tour guide gratuity, driver gratuity, credit card processing fees, and administrative planning time. Call (414) 255-0534 ext. 2 for more information, or check out our private tour pages on our website.

Let's Get Going!

Meeting Location

Holt Avenue Park and Ride - 500 West Holt Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207

Meeting location is subject to change. Exact meeting location and parking details are sent in the confirmation email. Advanced ticket purchases required.

What Our Guests Are Saying


115+ Reviews


550+ Reviews


320+ Reviews

Pre-Prohibition Bar Tour

"Great hidden bars, amazing stories, a fantastic tour guide that put you at ease. This tour couldn't have been better."

TripAdvisor User

Milwaukee City Tours

Streetcar History Tour

Travel Deliciously

Cigar & Culinary Lover's Cuba

Related Content

a treat just for you

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and birthday club