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NYC East Village: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies Walking Tour (Small Group)

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This happy hour tour is taking you to the centre of New York’s booming cocktail culture as we visit some of the best bars in the city. Along the way, we’ll sample delicious libations, swap tales of speakeasies and gangsters, shop for new locally produced spirits, get tips on how to make your own craft cocktails, and discover some of the best places to grab a drink in the Big Apple.
  • 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
  • Learn about local spirits, with the option to buy a bottle to take home
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.
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Departure Point
131 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA
Departure Time
6:00 PM
2h 30m
Return Details
East Houston Street, E Houston St, New York, NY, USA
  • 3 craft cocktails
  • Professional Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Bottles of spirits
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years (ID required)
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sheli was our tour guide for the evening and I can only say that she did a fabulous job with creating a memorable experience for our entire group. Her warm and friendly personality was a perfect combination for this very informal yet informative tour. Understanding...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did this tour with my mum and sister and cannot sing Sheli's praises enough! She is a true local with wonderful passion for her city and her job! She brought the city to life and gave a great insight into what it was like...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Josh was enthusiastic, informative and entertaining. He clearly wanted us to have the best Cocktail experience possible. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun filled, very entertaining and informative. Brian our guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. The alcohol laced cupcakes were a great little touch! Loved the tour and highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great, fun, and excellent tour dude. Totally worth it. You will see parts of NY that you will never be able to appreciate. Do it!

Date of experience: September 2019
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