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Meet your guide in downtown Manhattan for a brief introduction to Prohibition-era New York. At the first speakeasy of the tour, you'll enjoy a craft cocktail (own expense) as you listen to the history of the city’s clandestine bars and breweries.

This tour guarantees you breeze past long lines to make the most of the evening. Going with a local guide is a necessity, as most speakeasy entrances are hidden or unmarked as they would have been in the 1920s.

Follow the guide to bars that even locals can’t find, in back alleys, through phone booths, behind a psychic shop, or past doors marked “No Entrance.” By the end of the tour, leave feeling more in the know than most New Yorkers.

Locations visited
Lower Manhattan
Alex's Tours
Overview
Discover the speakeasies of 1920s New York on a leisurely evening walking tour. Skip long lines as your guide brings you through hidden entrances that are nearly impossible to find on your own. While you sip on 2-3 specialty cocktails over the course of the evening, you'll learn about the history of Prohibition-era New York.
Highlights
  • Learn about the history of speakeasies in Prohibition-era New York
  • Discover hidden entrances that are difficult to find on your own
  • Skip long lines and savor award-winning, vintage-inspired cocktails
  • Small group size ensures an intimate experience
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Reviewed 26 June 2018
A must do!

Well organised but casual relaxed vibe, while being very informative at the same time. We went to four different speakeasies... all different but cool in their own way and saw some nice parts of town in between. This was at the end of a long...More

4  Thank Clareymacagram
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile
Really great inexpensive way to see places you wouldnt otherwise even see!

We did the lower east side (LES) tour with Tony. He was great. Remember there are 4 different tours so some reviews may be for different areas and with different guides. The places we went to were awesome and Tony was knowledgeable. The bars are...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 31 January 2018
Poorly run; doesn't go to speakeasies

1) This tour doesn't go to actual speakeasies; it goes to newly opened bars that are 1920s themed. 3) Our guide - Alex - wasn't very effective at leading the group. He was very soft-spoken, so we couldn't hear what he was saying. We waited...More

14  Thank WonderingCanadian416
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile
Lower East Side Speakeasy Tour

We had a great time. We're all native New Yorkers but never have been to the bars we visited. Our tour guide Tony is very knowledgeable about prohibition and had some great insights to what was going on during the period. The cocktails were awesome....More

Thank jlgrealtysolutions
Reviewed 10 January 2018
A great way to entertain out of town guests

I bought tickets for my husband and I, and our 2 good friends visiting from Ireland. We could only attend on a Sunday, so we did the West Village tour. It was a really fun way to experience that neighborhood, and Brent (?) our guide,...More

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From memory they go from four areas in Manhattan island and we did the west village. Either way they are all in “main” areas of the city and easy to get to by subway. Hope that helps.
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