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Cocktails: From Prohibition to Art!

Victoria, Canada

Experiență organizată de Robert

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Până la 5 persoane
Include: băuturi

Ce vei face

In these COVID times, everything is prone to change, right? Your plans, travel restrictions (tours opening up), lounge capacities, distancing, masking, vaccinations - the list is endless. But let’s try to make this work - It’s ok to PLAN AHEAD, and cancel/reschedule if you/we need to.

A Master story teller here, with a helluva good cocktail story to tell! I’ll enthusiastically show you my love of Victoria and how our current lounge scene has roots deep into our shady cellars and past. We're headed to 3 or 4 cocktail bars where mixologists will be waiting to show off their inventive twists. At the same time I'll show you the waterfront sites of our boozy history: The startling Gold Rush (startling because 40,000 miners showed up in one week) when beds were scarce so the bars had to stay open 24/7. After the gold rush went bust PROHIBITION of alcohol took shape. Imagine the scandalous and hirtherto (!) unheard of corruption and greed from the LEADER of prohibition in BC; and how sly rum runners lay low amongst the rocks and then skipped across the sea to the USA selling prohibited booze.

**************** DATES on my calendar show as UNAVAILABLE so click on the CONTACT HOST button and then REQUEST A SPECIFIC DATE and send me your request. I'll do my very best to make it happen for you ******************************
In these COVID times, everything is prone to change, right? Your plans, travel restrictions (tours opening up), lounge capacities, distancing, masking, vaccinations - the list is endless. But let’s try to make this work - It’s ok to PLAN AHEAD, and cancel/reschedule if you/we need to.

A Master story teller here, with a helluva good cocktail story to tell! I’ll enthusiastically show you my love of Victoria and how our current lounge sc…

Ce este inclus

  • Băuturi
    I’ll buy the cocktails. Not taster or sip size, but about half of a regular...

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Organizează experiențe pe Airbnb din 2015
  • 11 recenzii
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I love to wander about! We’ll meet in central DT Victoria and walk along the waterfront, stopping and picturing our unseemly past (murder mayhem, shootouts etc.) and visit cool places to eat and drink where we will experience a super cool cocktail in each place. I’ll buy the cocktails for you at each location. Not taster or sip size, but about half of a regular pour (more and you’d be stumbling home and that wouldn’t be cool). The pre-selected drinks are to showcase skill and talent and inventiveness of the mixologists. YOU’LL leave the tips so I will be asking you for one $20 amount to cover those. NONE of that goes to me - ALL to bar staff (details in my welcome email).

DATES on my calendar show as UNAVAILABLE so click on the CONTACT HOST button and then REQUEST A SPECIFIC DATE and send me your request. I'll do my very best!
I love to wander about! We’ll meet in central DT Victoria and walk along the waterfront, stopping and picturing our unseemly past (murder mayhem, shootouts etc.) and visit cool places to eat and drink where we will experience a super cool cocktail in each place. I’ll buy the cocktails for you at each location. Not taster or sip size, but about half of a regular pour (more and you’d be stumbling home and that wouldn’t be cool). The pre-selected drinks are to showcase skill and talent and inventi…
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De la lei 369
/persoană
sâm., 5 iun.
lei 369 de persoană
14:00 - 17:30
lei 369 de persoană

Unde vei fi

From the start, our 1.7 k (1 mi) walk is in oldest Victoria! Non-stop stories and 4 secret cocktail venues. Highly skilled staff will talk about their creations and you'll from me you'll hear about Victoria’s past born out of 24/7 saloons, corruption, greed, and murder!
DATES on my calendar show as UNAVAIL. so click on the CONTACT HOST button and then REQUEST A SPECIFIC DATE and send me your request. Ill do my best!

Evaluată la 4,91 din 5 în 11 recenzii. 

Nishat
august 2019
Can’t beat being read “The Cremation of Sam McGee” while drinking “Poetic justice”. The cocktails were amazing and the company even better! What a treat!
Kelsey
august 2019
It was a very historical tour. We learned a lot about Victoria and their prohibition. The cocktails were lovely and all so unique. Very talented bartenders who created each one. Robert picked a great mix of cocktails to have us try!
Tess
august 2019
The places we were taken to on this tour were awesome! My friends and I would not have found them on our own! Would have liked to spend a bit more time in the establishments for the story sharing portion and given the opportunity to order an additional drink while we listened. Robert was kind and knowledgeable. Enjoyed the stories he told us especially the portion that incorporated the history of the establishment too! The cocktails were very sophisticated. Loved when the mixologists presented the cocktails with the ingredients, name, and story behind its creation. Could be shortened to 2 hours.
The places we were taken to on this tour were awesome! My friends and I would not have found them on our own! Would have liked to spend a bit more time in the establishments for…
Dani
august 2019
Robert is great! You can tell he has a passion for what he does. The stories he told our group were fun and very interesting! I left the experience feeling like I have gained new knowledge and now I have really cool stories to tell about the history of prohibition in Victoria! Thank you so much Robert!
Robert is great! You can tell he has a passion for what he does. The stories he told our group were fun and very interesting! I left the experience feeling like I have gained new k…
Jenny
august 2019
We went on Robert’s cocktail tour this week and seriously had the best time. This is a new passion project for Robert, and we had him all to ourselves and got to really chat. Robert works full time and just does these tours on a Monday and Tuesday, his days off, because he loves and is passionate about the Victoria cocktail scene and history. He took us to 4 different amazing establishments (I imagine these change up - but we went to an incredible pub with a ton of history, a trendy new spot, a place that has won a lot of accolades for their inventive creations, and a speakeasy). The value of this tour is incredible, and I could really see the price increasing as it becomes more established and gains in popularity. We tried to compensate a bit for the incredible value with an extra tip. But for $54 American we got 2.5 hours of time with a completely engaged and passionate host, and 4 amazing cocktails (cocktails at the places we went to ranged from $12-15 Canadian each, plus tip, which Robert handles). We tried things we would have never ordered on our own. During the walking between establishments, Robert would guide us to picturesque and shady courtyards. He told local folklore stories about rivalries between bar owners, and murder. It was just an all around great day. I thought before booking... maybe I’m missing something, this seems too good to be true? It’s not! Sign up, you’ll have a great time! Thank you Robert!
We went on Robert’s cocktail tour this week and seriously had the best time. This is a new passion project for Robert, and we had him all to ourselves and got to really chat. Rob…
Alison /Alo
iunie 2019
So great! Each cocktail was fantastic and introduced by an enthusiastic bar tender that obviously cared about the art and enjoyed sharing details, the history and visiting with us. The pace of the whole tour was perfect, never rushed or boring and Robert was knowledgeable and willing to take questions throughout. He was also incredibly helpful in helping me get my cousins in on the tour after AirBnB's Experience reservation modification time had passed. Take this tour! If I should get to visit Victoria again, I will absolutely repeat. Like a good spirit, I'm positive it will only improve with time ;) Cheers!
So great! Each cocktail was fantastic and introduced by an enthusiastic bar tender that obviously cared about the art and enjoyed sharing details, the history and visiting with us.…

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  • sâm., 5 iun.
    14:00 - 17:30
    lei 369 de persoană

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Alcool

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Ce să aduci cu tine

4 locations x $5 tips = $20 in total tips for the bar staff. Details in my welcome letter.

DATES on my calendar show as UNAVAILABLE so click on the CONTACT HOST button and then REQUEST A SPECIFIC DATE and send me your request. I'll do my very best to make it happen for you