On this 2-hour walking tour of Downtown Denver, you’ll find out about Whisky, History, and Outlaws! What do those three have to do with Denver? Denver was truly the Wild West, where dreams and fortunes were made, won, and lost. Gun fights, gambling, high stakes poker games, prostitution, Denver had it all.
Along the way you’ll find out how and where Denver REALLY began, you’ll sip a beer in the oldest brewery in Colorado, hear tales of the gun fighters, pioneers, con men, kingpins of the underworld, and the bootleggers, smugglers and crime families that made Denver what it is today!
Along the way you’ll taste (if you choose) craft beer, expertly made cocktails, and finish with a whisky/bourbon tasting at the finest modern saloon Denver has to offer.
Fun for friends, families, bachelor parties, or if you just want to learn more about Denver, this tour is for you.
Whisky, History, and Outlaws Tour
When: 2pm every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Meet: Tivoli Brewing Company
End: The Indigo Hotel
Duration: ~ 2 hours
Distance: ~ Walk about 1.5 miles
Price: From$29.99 per person*
Expert experience creator (Aka local guide)
3 drinks included in drink package (beer flight, craft cocktail, whisky/bourbon tasting)
An expert Experience Creator/AKA Local Guide will walk you through history! You’ll see historic blocks, hear tales from the west and the unique and obscure wars that have occurred here before Denver was even a city. See some of Denver’s iconic landmarks, art installations, and learn about the hidden history of some of Colorado’s oldest buildings.
Do you enjoy adult beverages? Choose the drink package and enjoy a beer flight, a delicious cocktail, and finish with a Whisky/Bourbon tasting. *Drink package is $30 tax and tips included **Please allow 30 extra minutes if you choose this option.
What to Expect?
You will meet your experience creator (aka local guide) near the Tivoli Brewery. After a brief introduction, we dive into the histories and stories of where, when and how Denver and the historic Brewery were started. You will walk about 1.5 miles throughout downtown. Along the way, you will visit major landmarks and become captivated as we weave in stories of our past to show how these people and events changed the very fabric of the Mile High City.
You will end the tour at Hearth and Dram inside the Indigo Hotel. Stick around for 30 minutes after the tour for a Whisky/Bourbon tasting!
16th Street Mall
+ What is an Outlaw?
Definition of outlaw
1 : a person excluded from the benefit or protection of the law
2 : a lawless person or a fugitive from the law
3 : one that is unconventional or rebellious
+ What will I learn on the tour?
From 1849 to the present day, you will hear the history and stories of the gun fighters, pioneers, con men, kingpins of the underworld, and the bootleggers, smugglers and crime families that made Denver what it is today!
+ Is this tour only for men and adults?
No, not at all! This tour is for everyone who would like learn more about the history, origins, and outlaws of Denver. All genders, races, and people of different backgrounds shaped Denver into the city it is today. We encourage everyone to join. For those that do not drink, drinks are optional, however,if you have those in your party that are under 21, please let us know.
+ Where does the tour start/end?
Start: Outside the Tivoli Brewery
End: The Indigo Hotel
+ Where do I park?
There are many public parking lots and parking garages downtown. We encourage people to take uber/lyft, public transportation or bike downtown. We also like the parking app "Spot Hero." You can find some great parking deals.
+ Do you provide transportation on the tour?
At this time all of our tours are walking tours. The majority of the tours are about 1 mile in length with stops along with way.
+ How big are your tour groups?
Our tours are small groups with 15 guests maximum per tour. *Please note a minimum of 2 guests are required to start the tour.
+ Are tour guide gratuities included in the price?
We are often asked — is it appropriate to tip our guide at the end of the tour and what a reasonable amount might be? While we have considered including such gratuities in the overall ticket price, we always come back to the belief that recognizing excellent service is a personal matter. Gratuities are welcomed and appreciated which typically range between 15-20%.
+ Do you allow children?
Children are more than welcome on our walking tours. Please see contact us before booking this particular tour. It's a fun experience for the whole family.
+ Are the walking tours still held in bad weather?
Rain, snow, or shine our tours take place everyday of the week. Good thing Denver experiences over 300 days of sunshine. Just be sure to check the weather and dress appropriately.
+ What should I bring?
Please prepare, we make evert effort to avoid direct sun, but it is not always possible. Please wear sunscreen, bring an umbrella if the weather calls for it, a refillable water bottle if possible (staying hydrated is a good thing). Please make sure that you bring a valid I.D. if you choose the drink package.
+ I am a Local, should I take the tour?
Absolutely! Denver is a rapidly growing city where new things pop up everyday. We love to be a tourist in our own town and so should you!
+ Can I book a private group tour?
Yes, we do offer private tours. Please email us directly for more information on pricing.