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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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Reviews (64)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
My Best Night in NYC

Fantastic to spend time in this part of the city. My guide Jillian was awesome , full of history and fun. Will definitely be recommending this tour and Jillian to others.

1  Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Super fun tour with great guide

We really loved this tour in general but Jillian is what really made it fantastic! It was kind of rainy but she made you forget all about it with her enthusiasm and storytelling!! We went to places we definitely would have never seen or known...More

1  Thank ChrisInSC311
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Time hop back to Prohibition days

Highly recommend this fun and very informative history lesson and enjoy some tipples along the way. Our guide Jillian was just fantastic, she is knowledgeable and fun and fit into our group like we were old friends. Alphabet city, lower east side is where this...More

1  Thank deeP918
Reviewed 1 week ago
Cool vibes

Great small neighbourhood bars we never would have found by ourselves. Jillian was a bubbly, informative guide that brought the speakeasies to life with delicious cocktails.

Thank amigosglobal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great little tour!

Jessica's tour skills were top notch and I will definitely recommend this experience to my family and friends. Tour started with boozy cupcakes in the park. Then we had delicious cocktails from places I never knew existed and cant wait to revisit in the east...More

Thank svess10
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