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Los Angeles Sips of Hollywood: Evening Walking History Tour

  • A 3-hour walking tour of the dive bars and restaurants of Hollywood’s Golden Age
  • Chat with locals over signature cocktails in art deco bars
  • Sample some of Hollywood's best street food
Los Angeles Sips of Hollywood: Evening Walking History Tour
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Los Angeles Sips of Hollywood: Evening Walking History Tour
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Drink in the history of Hollywood during this 3-hour, small-group walking tour to some of the most famous bars, hangouts and speakeasies in Los Angeles. Get an insider’s perspective on the favorite haunts of silver screen legends like Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin and the city’s mobsters, as you sip cocktails at a selection of vintage pubs, historic speakeasies and lounges. You’ll also have plenty of photo ops thanks to the striking art deco interiors and neon signage that decorates these unique watering holes. This small group Hollywood bar crawl, limited to just 12 guests, also includes cocktails and a selection of street food.
What to Expect
Discover the favorite hangouts and drinking dens of Hollywood’s old-school legends during this 3-hour, small-group walking tour. This booze-themed history tour is a great chance to learn about the legendary party culture and celebrity milieu that has characterized Hollywood’s social scene for many decades.

Start your visit in the evening at the Hollywood & Highland Center, following your guide on foot to the world famous Hollywood Boulevard. Listen as your guide share details about the iconic sidewalk stars that make up the “Walk of Fame,” hearing about the film world’s most influential writers, directors and actors. 

Then pop into a number of the renowned bars where various Hollywood stars have socialized, ate and drank over the years. Some of these hotspots of yesteryear still make an occasional cameo in films and on TV. But your guide will also reveal a number of lesser-known anecdotes, featuring the city’s rotating cast of mobsters and a hush-hush “Writer’s Room” that contribute to the unique atmosphere that persists to this day. Along the way you’ll enjoy select drink tastings, and also have a chance to sample the diverse street food found in the neighborhood. You may even spot a celebrity or two during your visit.

In addition to the bars visited on the trip, your guide will also point out iconic local buildings and the hotspots where locals hang out in the present day. It’s a great way to help avoid the tourist traps during the rest of your trip. You’ll finish your walking trip outside of the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard, a great spot to check out the property’s amazing bar and mingle with a few natives. 

Please note: Comfortable shoes for walking are recommended. All participants under 21 years of age will be served select nonalcoholic beverages instead. Children are not permitted on this tour.
Reviews (27)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun way to spend a Saturday evening

We went on the "Sips of Old Hollywood" tour with Tom who was our guide. First off, we had a private tour because our group was bigger then normal. He was great at keeping us all together as some of us tended to linger a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 288tanyak
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile
Sips Tour

Really disappointed. Tour lasted barely two hours; stopped at three bars and had one appetizer. Tour guide was not much of a self-starter conversationalist. Had to ask questions to prompt conversation. Not worth $60+.More

Thank patricianQ6095IT
LAUrbanAdventures, Manager at Los Angeles Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback, Patricia- All feedback, good and bad, helps us improve our business and the experiences we provide our much valued guests. I'm terribly sorry you had such a disappointing experience- The Sips of Old Hollywood tour...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018
A great taste of history

This was a great little tour of places around Hollywood that we've walked past multiple times and never knew the history behind it. My parents were visiting and we all enjoyed learning so much about these quaint spots and how they came to be what...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heather C
LAUrbanAdventures, Manager at Los Angeles Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you so much for sharing this feedback, Heather! We're delighted to learn that you and your parents enjoyed your experience so much, as well as your guide.

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile
Don’t waste your time and money.

3 hour tour was over after 2 hours. Sat down in 3 bars/restaurants, walked through 2 (felt awkward walking through a restaurant) and looked into 2 more while walking by them on the street. Guide didn’t share much history or tie the drinks to the...More

Thank tinos557
LAUrbanAdventures, Manager at Los Angeles Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hi Tino, and thank you very much for your feedback. I'm very sorry you found the experience disappointing, and have done a little research based on your feedback that has been very helpful in tightening up some details on the sales side of things, for...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018
A Great way to tour of Hollywood

My wife and I enjoyed the great walking tour of the Old Sips of Hollywood with Daniel, and we really enjoyed it. We have been living in Southern California for over 4 years, and loved understanding more about Hollywood. Daniel is very knowledgeable about Los...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ming_Travels
LAUrbanAdventures, Manager at Los Angeles Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thanks so much for sharing this feedback with us! Hollywood is indeed full of hidden gems even those of us who have lived here for years aren't aware of, and part of why we love leading these tours is because we get to take people...More

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