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 www.showmeseattle.com

 

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