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- $20 for one ticket to the Bootlegger’s Ball Historic and Haunted Pub Crawl ($39.99 value)
- $39 for two tickets to the Bootlegger’s Ball Historic and Haunted Pub Crawl ($79.98 value)
- $79 for four tickets to the Bootlegger’s Ball Historic and Haunted Pub Crawl ($159.96 value)
The Bootlegger’s Ball begins with a tour of significant brewing spots throughout the city, detailing the drinking habits of early Philadelphians, then veers into the arms of a series of bartenders. Each watering hole visited treats guests to beer, moonshine, or another elixir, which they’ll use to toast the spirits of Prohibition-era gangsters Al Capone, Mickey Duffy, Waxy Gordon, and Leo Lanzetti, among other figures discussed by the guide. Tours run from 6p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday–Saturday, meeting at Independence Visitor Center.
Though Philadelphia has ceded its place as the capital of the United States to Washington, DC, it remains a bustling metropolis rich with American history. Grim Philly's tour guides—all of whom have at least a bachelor's degree in history—dredge up past centuries' landmark events, scandals, ghosts, and colonial pirates, on walking tours that have made the Philly Hot List four years in a row. Tour-goers can witness the sites where Benjamin Franklin conducted his electrical experiments, or see the film set where _National Treasure_'s Benjamin Franklin Gates orchestrated one of the great fictional heists in American history. The guides' narration illuminates the flip side of American history by blending historical facts and local insight while making stops at shadowy spots such as a theater that was once a mecca for ladies of the night, the site of the city's first bank robbery, or historic watering holes.