Walking Ghosts & Cocktails Tour

Phantoms of the Prohibition: Ghosts, Cocktails, & Bites Tour

Venture out with us and explore the hidden stories of Louisville’s haunted past. As you eat and drink your way down Whiskey Row, you’ll meet the resident ghosts of Louisville’s historic downtown, trace the footsteps of bourbon magnates and mobsters, see Al Capone’s secret getaway, discover hidden speakeasies in the belly of Whiskey Row, and learn the shocking truth about Prohibition.

What to Expect

This tour includes 5 stops for libations, as well as an assortment of small bites. Here’s what else to expect:

Bourbon, Cocktails & Beer

This is a boozy tour, y’all.

Audio Headset​

To help you hear us from a distance.

Small Group

Our tours max out at 12 people.


1-1.5 Miles. Wear comfy shoes!

Explore Whiskey Row

Distilleries. Speakeasies. Saloons. In the mid-1800’s, this stretch of Main Street was filled to the brim with bourbon barrels – which would soon be considered contraband. While this area nearly crumbled to disrepair, today the historic facades house bourbon distilleries, bars, restaurants and hotels.


Meet at 112 W Washington St, Louisville, KY 


Wednesday – Friday, 5-8 PM

Cocktails at a speakeasy on the Phantoms of Prohibition cocktail tour in Louisville KY

What’s This Tour All About?

Wondering what you’re getting yourself into? Over the 3 hours you’ll spend with us, you’ll get …

  • 4 Prohibition-era cocktails
  • Bourbon tasting on the Urban Bourbon Trail
  • Beer, in multiple forms
  • Delicious bites and snacks
  • Meet downtown Louisville’s resident ghosts
  • The true story of Prohibition
  • Audio headset so you can hear your knowledgeable guide

Tour Reviews

Read some of our many 5-star reviews from guests.

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I don’t usually do tours, and I don’t normally write reviews, but this food tour was easily the most entertaining, enjoyable, interesting and yummy thing I did in Louisville. Jeremy was charming, knowledgeable and genuinely loves this city and it’s food, culture and history. You cannot help but love it too. Book the tour. I promise you it will be worth it
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Loved all the history that was presented on the tour. Definitely enough food to fill you up. Don’t eat before you go!

FAQ’s About This Tour

Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions about the Phantoms of Prohibition tour:

You’ll be eating almost a full meal: an appetizer portion, entree portion, and dessert. However, you won’t leave stuffed and you’ll have room for dinner before or after your tour.

This is primarily a drinking tour! In total, you will be drinking 2 small pours of bourbon, a full glass of beer, and 4 half cocktails.

Yes! We offer a discounted rate for non-drinkers since drinks are such a big part of this tour. But don’t worry: you’ll still be eating yummy food and enjoying lots of fascinating history and ghost stories.

You’ll end about a 15 minute walk from where the tour begins. Because you’ll be drinking quite a bit, we intentionally planned the tour to start and end in different spots to discourage driving. We encourage you to take an UBER or Lyft to and from this tour!

Our tour pricing is based on a healthy operating margin that fairly compensates our tour guides, pays full menu price for our local restaurant partners, and includes gratuities for the staff at the bars and restaurants we visit.

While all of our tours have both food and drinks, the Phantoms of the Prohibition tour is more of a drinks tour than a food tour – and alcohol simply costs a lot more than food. In addition, since this is an evening tour, we’re visiting places that are more expensive during the dinner hours than our typical lunchtime tours.

That said, we do offer a discounted rate for non-drinkers on this tour. If you’re joining the tour with a group, maybe check and see if anyone might be willing to split their drinks with you to lower the cost of the tour!

Because we’ll be visiting some of Louisville’s most popular bars and restaurants, our tour starts at 5pm to ensure there’s plenty of room for us at every stop.

And here’s the thing: in winter, 5pm is dark as midnight. But in summer, 5pm might as well be midday. In fact, if you’re taking our tour in the middle of July, there’s a chance it won’t even be twilight by the time your tour finishes at 8pm.

Luckily, we’ll be leaving you at an absolutely stunning place to catch the sunset!

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