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New York City Speakeasy History & Drinking Tour

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$40

Sip, Swirl. Taste. Gulp! Take a tipsy journey through the spirit trails of New York's underground watering holes. Your journey will feel like a discovery of hidden escapes from the hustle and bustle of midtown's tourism hub. Sure to be guided by one of the most exciting tour guides today, you'll be captivated by the rich history that has inspired your evening's libations. Complimentary drink sampler included.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum drinking age is 21 years old
- Dress code is smart casual
- A maximum of 16 people per booking
- Participants must bring a government issued photo ID or a passport for proof of age
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Times Square, Broadway, New York City, NY 10036

Visit historic Restaurant Row, NYC's hidden bars and the incredible lights and pageantry of Times Square.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Flute Bar, 205 W 54th St, New York City, NY 10019-5500

Historic, original speakeasy. Sip cocktails as they did in the Prohibition Era.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Theater District, Theater District, New York City, New York

Home to the world's most famous Broadway shows and amazing restaurants. Walk down the famous Restaurant Row.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Manhattan Skyline, New York City, NY

City wide views from one of NYC's highest rooftop bars. Sites include Times Square, the Empire State Building and Hudson Yards.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Empire State Building, 20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10118-0114

Incredible view of the iconic Empire State Building from a near by rooftop bar.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Studio 54, 254 W 54th St, New York City, NY 10019-5516

Site of New York City's most iconic and famous dance club.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hell's Kitchen, Hell's Kitchen, New York City, New York

Recount the great immigration and Prohibition Era stories of this historic and notorious New York City neighborhood.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lillie's Victorian Establishment, 249 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

Victorian style Theater District bar.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Dear Irving on Hudson, 310 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-1404

Highest bar in NYC with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hudson Yards, Hudson Yards, New York City, New York

Fantastic views of the Hudson Yards from the city's highest rooftop louunge.

Duration: 15 minutes

Departure:

Departure point:

21 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019, USA

Departure time:

Duration:

3 hours

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Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Alden B

This was a great tour! We visited three local bars and learned a lot of information about the local speakeasy history.

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Luccia A

Our tour guide, Emily, was absolutely fantastic. She made the experience of learning the history and visiting the sites worthwhile. We had a total blast, each location was unique and exciting. I have already recommended this to everyone I know! 10/10 for sure

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Patrick M

My wife and I had an extra night in Midtown with no specific plans. Instead of finding a favorite Irish pub, we booked this tour. It was great in every regard. Our guide, Tim, was a natural, who helped the others, some from overseas, meld beautifully into a really fun group. The stops are historic and interesting, great for photos to post. All in all, a perfect evening. Highly recommended!

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ALEX N

I totally recommend this tour. The experience was fantastic, the Bars we visited were all classy and high quality but I have to say the last one where the tour ended was the best one and totally worth the tour by itself. Our hosts at the bars were all very friendly, specially in the last one, again.
A special mention I have to say goes to our guide, Emily, who was super nice and professional, very helpful whenever we had any questions and making sure we were having a good time.
Kudos for her and this tour!

10 out of 10 points!

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Donna C

Hats off to Rory, she is why this tour was as fun as it was. Without her vibrant personality this could have just veen a walk between drinking establishments. Would recommend this to anyone who wants to have fun in NYC.

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Aileen M

Our guide was delightful and informative. We had so much fun and this is the second one we did. We will do anther.

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Mikal B

This tour was the perfect blend of walking, learning, and drinking. Our guide made NYC history come alive!

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Julie F

Rory is an awesome historian on prohibition. She was friendly, funny and energetic. I went with my 24 year old son and we both had a great time!

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Rachel D

This was a great tour - cocktails and history! Rory was excellent as she guided us from speakeasy to speakeasy giving us the history behind prohibition and what makes an "official" speakeasy. Although we were at the max size (12) for the tour, we had no problems getting an area in each of the bars so no waiting for drinks. I will return to a couple of the spots in the future.

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Suzanne H

We enjoyed this fast-paced walking tour; once we reached each speakeasy, there was no rush to enjoy the libations and history. Also, everything from beer, wine, and spirits were available. Our guide, Alex, was extremely knowledgeable about the speakeasies, the history of the distilling process of just about every spirit from gin to beer to whiskey. However, we were only to visit 2 of the 3 scheduled locations due to private parties being held for Christmas. Calling ahead for availability should have been done. Despite that, the tour was super fun. He did take us to an unplanned spot - the tiniest bar ever behind a Korean takeout. . The people on the tour were diversified in age and where they were visiting from. We like to meet people from new places - and having the common interest in history and booze created a fun dynamic. We would recommend this to our friends if they visit NYC.


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New York City Speakeasy History & Drinking Tour
Overview:

Sip, Swirl. Taste. Gulp! Take a tipsy journey through the spirit trails of New York's underground watering holes. Your journey will feel like a discovery of hidden escapes from the hustle and bustle of midtown's tourism hub. Sure to be guided by one of the most exciting tour guides today, you'll be captivated by the rich history that has inspired your evening's libations. Complimentary drink sampler included.

From USD

$40

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