For $15, today's side deal gets you one admission to an Ale & Arts Walking Adventure tour (a $30 value), which is provided by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. The tour takes place every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. until September 9 and departs from a different location each week, including the Field House bar.
As the Ale & Arts Walking Adventure tour ambles among famous Philadelphia bars such as McGillin's Olde Ale House and Dirty Frank's Bar, you'll get to drink in the history and cultural significance of 10 distinctive murals, as well as the establishments where they are located. You'll also get to drink in several locally brewed beers served throughout the fact-filled tour. The Mural Arts Program was created to enlighten the public on the collaborative process of how murals transform public spaces and unite artists with the local community. Develop a new appreciation for public art and discover the history behind your favorite local bar with today's side deal.
Four Citysearchers give the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program five perfect stars, as do three Yelpers. Four Nickelodeon Parents Connect reviewers also give it a five-star flush, and Table Matters recommends it:
- My tour was a great experience that taught me about the importance artwork has on Philadelphia's culture. The Mural arts program also had exceptionally gifted tour guides. They were extremely informative and enthusiastic. As we passed historic buildings, the tour guides even gave us history lessons! – Bizz, Citysearch
- As a native of Philly, I would recommend this tour to visitors and residents alike. The guide was great and told some very inspirational stories about the development of the neighborhoods and Mural Arts' impact. – cpr328, Citysearch
- I just went on a Mural Tour with my father and found it a great new way to view the city. It gave me a new look at the city and cultures living in the different sections of the city. – Sarah, Nickelodeon Parents Connect
- Making our way to McGillin's Olde Ale House, [tour guide] Tishe spotted a few muralists at work on scaffolding in the alley on 13th and Ludlow. The unscheduled stop offered an impromptu lesson on the evolution of the mural process. – Trevor Dye, Table Matters
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