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.
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.
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.
My boyfriend and I are long-time New Yorkers and we both loved this tour. Learned a lot AND so much fun! Big thanks to our tour guide, Mary Hannah, for an informative and boozy evening (and for the yummy Prohibition Bakery cupcakes)!
I took this tour with a group of 4 and we all had an excellent time. Our guide Sheli was absolutely wonderful- she was SO knowledgeable. She easily kept us interested and engaged the entire time with all the stories and information, and even give...More
We sat in the park ready for the meet and were entertained by a wild hawk flying round the trees looking for a pigeon dinner. What a start. Jessie, the guide, was bang on time and we were given a couple of cocktail cup cakes...More
Thank you to Brian for taking me on this tour, my first ever trip to New York. We took in a variety of bars and his knowledge and enthusiasm even in the wet humid New York evening was fantastic. I came away with memories that...More