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East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies

Highlights
  • 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
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East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies
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East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies
From US$82.00
Overview

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.

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1 - 5 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fantastic Tours

We have never used Urban Adventures before but booked 2 trips via our travel agent in the UK. We were on the Tenaments and Tastings and the Cocktail Tour. Both left us entertained and informed for their duration and the guides Elena and Jessie were...More

Thank Ian111England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to experience a piece of NYC history!

My daughter and I went on a girls trip to New York and decided to do the craft cocktails and speakeasy tour. So glad we did!! Our tour guide, Jillian, was amazing! Her knowledge of the area, the buildings, the people and the history of...More

2  Thank AliciaK3813
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic

A must do when your in NY! Olivia was fantastic and her knowledge outstanding. Whilst I expected drinking cocktails to be fun, the different venues and story’s along the way exceeded my expectations- and delicious cocktails too.

Thank Ashlyn85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very Fun Evening!

The Craft Cocktail and Speakeasies tour was a very fun evening. Mary Hannah was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the locations and gave a lot of local color. She was fun and engaged and helped us out with other local recommendations beyond the tour....More

Thank Kathryn94901
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile
Cocktail Tour

I would definitely recommend this company if you would like to do a cocktail tour. This tour involves trying cocktail and learning about the great history. My friend and I had Sheli as our guide and she was amazing. She was so lovely and gave...More

1  Thank beck94
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