Seattle Vice Tour: Review

By Nick Tolley
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 11:27 AM

Have you heard the news? There’s a new tour in town and it’s one hell of a good time for the 21+ crowd. Show Me Seattle Tours new Seattle Vice Tour takes you on a journey through Seattle’s modern vices and a fascinating oral history on the depravity of old. So, step aboard the educational party bus and explore the city’s vibrant and sinful underbelly!

Perhaps you came to the city of Seattle to partake in a specific vice that you could not elsewhere? Well, this tour would be a great place to start. There are three stops in the tour and all three offer something unique and different. All three stops also offer a significant discount to Seattle Vice Tour riders looking to take the tour home with them!

Our tour guide, Dave, picked us up from our various hotels and immediately kicked off the tour before we had arrived at any specific stop. He began telling us tales of the original Denny Party and the founding of what we now call Seattle. As the we made our way through the city, Dave’s humorous and factual timeline progressed as well. Did you know, Wyatt Earp moved to Seattle soon after the shootout at the O.K. Corral and opened a bar on 3rd avenue? Or that decades ago, 1st avenue was referred to as “flesh avenue” because of all the adult entertainment on that particular street?

The first stop on the tour is the Copperworks Tasting Room & Distillery just off the Seattle Waterfront. Here you’ll get an immersive look at the distilling process and learn how the Copperworks team turns beer into vodka, whiskey, and gin using their custom Scottish still. Of course, after your education, you get to sample some of their award-winning spirits in their tasting room and talk with one of the founders of Copperworks.

Back on the bus, the tour continues with some of Dave’s fascinating and hilarious details of Seattle’s lurid past. I don’t want to give away the joke, but if you happen to take this tour, you just might hear a zinger about a certain Seattle Mayor. Ha!

The tour wraps up as it should, at the Estates Wine Room in Pioneer Square for a tasting experience that’s a bit more like a wine and cheese party! The entire tour lasts a little over three hours and it’s truly a great time for all. I was surprised to find just how educational the tour was, while still retaining a fun, party bus vibe. If you’re interested in experiencing the Seattle Vice Tour or any of the Show Me Seattle Tours, visit their website at


Blog Categories

  • Attractions
    Read stories and reviews about Seattle attractions including entertainment activites, museums, zoos, and other things to do in Seattle.
  • Day Trips
    Get itineraries and ideas for Seattle day trips and tours of the Puget Sound before you take your next Washington State vacation.
  • Dining
    Get information regarding the best restaurants near Seattle airport and Southcenter Mall.
  • Family
    Find things to do with children in Seattle near SeaTac airport and Southcenter Mall.
  • General News
    Get news and information regarding happenings around Seattle and the Puget Sound.
  • Meetings
    Tips for Meeting Planners on how to plan the best meeting for attendees.
  • Recipe of the Month
    Every month we will feature a recipe from a local Seattle Southside restaurant.
  • Sports Event Planners
    Tips for Sporting Event Planners on how to plan the best event.
  • Tips & Tricks
    Find travel tips and vacation tricks for your next trip to Seattle and Washington State.


Be the first to comment on this post!

Add Your Comment!


Upcoming Events

Seattle Mariners Baseball May 31 - Jun 28, 2017. Seattle's baseball team plays at Safeco Field!

Recent Blog Posts

Seattle Vice Tour: Review What would virtues be without vice? This brand new tour by Show Me Seattle Tours explores Seattle...
Summer Festivals and Events We’ve got a fun-filled summer on the horizon! Here are just a few of the local events that you wo...