Skip the fake haunted house this halloween and join us for a historical journey into Portland’s wicked past. You’ll meet the real ghosts of Old Town, hear first-hand accounts of paranormal encounters and journey into the Shanghai Tunnels– all while sampling 6 local beers! This is a special halloween edition of our year round haunted pub tour. For 2019 we’ve added special under 21 “Family Tours” where parents can taste beer while there kids drink non alcoholic beverages.
In addition to the paranormal, this tour will also uncover Old Town’s wicked and lawless past. Lively with restaurants and nightlife today, 100 years ago Old Town was home to many of Portland’s less savory characters – gangsters, murderers, prostitutes and opium fiends. Our expert tour guides regale you with stores about these criminals and the ghost’s they’ve left behind. Most guests find this tour only slightly scary.
In the 1800’s, locals avoided Portland’s North End because it was notoriously dangerous and a hotbed for kidnapping. Unknowing sailors were ruthlessly abducted and whisked away through an underground labyrinth known as the Shanghai Tunnels.
This tour includes an exclusive 20-minute visit underground into one of Portland’s original Shanghai Tunnels. Please note you will encounter dirt/mud floors and a dark, enclosed space during this brief underground experience. This eerie tunnel system has been featured on the TV show “Ghost Adventures” and is known as one of Portland’s most haunted places.
The Haunted Pub Tour is roughly 2.5 hours. The tour stops at 2 local pubs and includes 6 local craft beer samples.
A perennial favorite with the locals, as well as one of the best places in town to watch soccer. Beers sampled have included Irish Red, “Irish Pale Ale” IPA, and Irish Stout (Nitro), among others.www.kellsportland.com
Voted “One of the Best Pizzeria Brewpubs” by Thrillist, Old Town Pizza is housed in the former Merchant Hotel, known as Portland’s most haunted building (highlighted on an episode of the Travel Channels’ “Ghost Adventures”). Beers sampled have included award-winning Sun-Dazed Kölsch, Paulie’s Not Irish Red, and “Shanghai’d” IPA, among a rotating selection. www.oldtownpizza.com