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East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies

  • Enjoy three cocktails while exploring the East Village nightlife scene
  • Learn about New York history and contemporary drinking culture from a guide
  • Walk a historic Manhattan neighborhood in the company of a small group
East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies
From US$82.00
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East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies
From US$82.00

Taste your way through New York’s thriving cocktail scene with the help of an insider guide. Take a leisurely nighttime walking tour of Manhattan’s storied East Village, sipping drinks at three stops along the way. Enjoy the company of a small group of fewer than a dozen people, learn about classic and innovative cocktails, and get tips on the best places to eat and drink in the area.

What to Expect

Begin your tour at Tompkins Square Park, where you meet up with your guide and small group. Then, stroll with your guide through the streets of the East Village, learning about Manhattan’s cocktail culture from Prohibition to today.

See a water fountain donated to the city by a temperance leader who advocated water over whiskey. Hear about the key figures in the Village’s bar scene, including cutting edge mixologists. Visit former speakeasies and learn about the mobsters and corrupt officials who kept the taps open during an era when alcohol was banned.

Stop into Astor Wines and discover small-batch distillers and local producers. After three cocktail stops, head off on your own armed with recommendations for food and drink from your guide.

Reviews (59)
1 - 5 of 49 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Unique and accommodating

My son and I had a great time with our guide, Jillian! She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of East Village bars/speakeasies and their special drinks. Jillian was very accommodating and warm, making us feel very comfortable at all times. The places we visited...More

Thank Lesley T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome Tour - Highly Recomnend

We don't normal go on tours and prefer to explore on our own. However this tour was excellent, Brian was our guide - he is very knowledgeable, the tour was well organised and the bars were great. The experience was well worth it and we...More

Thank Heine1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Kelly Girls in New York

Thank you Jessie your did a brilliant job. My four sister and I when on this tour last night had a great time really fun meet some lovely people.

Thank karenrG7460EP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Did someone say cocktails?

If you are looking for a low-key, interesting, fun couple hours than this is the tour for you! Our guide, Sheli, was so knowledgeable and took an interest in everyone who was there. She was so excited to share her city with us which really...More

Thank Kristine S
Reviewed 6 October 2018
Great afternoon of cocktails and history.

Jillian did phenomenal job of educating us on the history around prohibition in general and the speakeasies in the East Village specifically. Plus the cocktails are amazing.

Thank pjsyogi
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