The AOA Historic Bad Boys, Broads and Bootleggers Tour 2

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Update 12:45 pm: Sold out!

Back in August we held the first Bad Boys, Broads and Bootleggers Tour. And everyone had a good time. Well, everyone who got to go, that is.

The tour sold out in a matter of hours, and lots of people asked us to try to put it together again.

So, we did.

On Saturday, October 5, AOA is hosting the Bad Boys, Broads and Bootleggers Tour 2. Because the first tour sold out so quickly -- before many people had a chance to see that it was happening -- we're giving everyone the heads up before tickets on go sale. So ask around, coordinate, whatever you have to do. ***The tickets will go on sale this Thursday, September 19 at noon.***

For the sequel: Duncan Crary and veteran Capital Region guide/history buff Paul Nooney will lead you on a raucous tour through our region's infamous illicit past and share stories your history teachers didn't want to tell you.

In addition to tales of characters such gangster Jack "Legs" Diamond, political boss Dan O'Connell, and Troy madam Mame Faye, we'll stop for tours and tastings at:

+ The speakeasy at City Beer Hall

+ Smith's in Cohoes, a historic haunt for political figures and home to the bar from Tammany Hall

+ The new Malt Room at Brown's in Troy (it just opened this week)

+ There will also be a tasting of whiskey from Albany Distilling Company, swag, and surprises along the way.

The tour will both start and end in the parking lot behind Brown's in Troy. The trolleys will depart at 2 pm and return around 5 pm.

Tickets are $25 -- here's how to buy them.

Trolleys for the the AOA Bad Boys, Broads, and Bootleggers Tour II will be provided by Advantage Transportation. The event is sponsored by Choose Cohoes, and Brown's Brewing.


Scheduling fail: that's the same day as Oktoberfest!

I'm really sad to be missing this one! But I will be there in spirit.

Scheduling success: that's the same day as Oktoberfest!

Also the same day as Tour de Donut! Not sure I could make it back to Albany by 2 PM.

lol @Colleen EXACTLY my first thought =(

also the day i'm taking my dog for her exorcism/blessing for the Feast of St. Francis at Siena College. never thought I'd say my dog's soul is more important than me sampling libations. ;-)

Not exactly a conflict...might just attract a different audience (aka me since I'm not a heavy beer drinker :P)

Oh no! Out of town that day! Here's hoping for a Bad Boys, Broads and Bootleggers Tour *3*

Sold out in less than an hour.

Out of state for a wedding that day. I am looking forward to tour number 3 as well. Maybe this should be regular event, to attract not only interested locals but tourists as well.

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