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East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies

  • 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
East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies
From US$89.00
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East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies
From US$89.00

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.

Reviews (70)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Excellent experience, even for New York locals!

We were given the East Village cocktail tour as a present from a friend - neither us realised how much fun we'd have learning about the history of the area! Despite having moved to New York earlier this year we'd never been to any of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KirstinJamieson
Reviewed 1 week ago
NYC walking bar/speakeasy tour!

Josh was fantastic and very knowledgeable. I wonder time was had by all. Totally recommend it, something different.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christine A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
One of the coolest tours I have done

Josh is an excellent guide, what a way to learn some history about NYC, over a few delicious cocktails. I loved the history, plus this is my fave area in NYC to go out. Josh picked really cool spots to stop at and we met...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank novatretravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cocktail tour of some very cool bars I would have never found on my own.

So much fun!!!!!! Amazing, friendly and entertaining guide. She made sure everyone had a great time!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kb1448
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Highlight of our Trip

This was one of the highlights of our trip to NYC. First and foremost I think we all know that the guide can make or break a tour like this. Our guide, Jillian, was absolutely awesome! She was not only knowledgeable but hilariously funny and...More

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