East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails And Speakeasies - New York City

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Take an evening walking tour with an in-the-know guide through the heart of Manhattans booming cocktail scene. Youll visit an eclectic collection of bars in the East Village, listening to tales of speakeasies and gangsters along the way. Sample three delicious libations with light snacks, and learn how to make craft cocktails yourself while discovering some of the best places to grab a drink in New York City. Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, providing a more personalized experience.


  • Free drinks included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Small-group tour

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Meet your guide in Tompkins Square Park, where youll start your East Village cocktail tour at a drinking fountain gifted to the city by a temperance advocate who extolled the virtues of water over whiskey an appropriate landmark for discussing the Prohibition era and New York Citys resurgent cocktail culture.
Then set off through the neighborhood, visiting three cocktail bars to sample a drink, meet expert bartenders and mixologists, and learn how they make their craft cocktails. Check out sites of former speakeasies (hidden, illegal bars that operated during Prohibition), and hear tales of the gangsters and politicians that kept the liquor flowing despite the 18th Amendment.
Swing by Astor Wines, Manhattans premier wine and spirits shop, and learn what to look for when purchasing different spirits. Your guide will highlight local microdistillers who produce delicious whiskeys, rums, vodkas and gins, and help you pick out the perfect boozy souvenir to take home with you (own expense).
In between stops, learn about the craft-distilling and cocktail movement, and hear all about the East Village and its history, including the best tucked-away places to grab a drink or a bite to eat.

Inclusions for East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails And Speakeasies

  • 3 cocktails
  • Light snack
  • Professional Local guide

Exclusions for East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails And Speakeasies

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Additional food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 21 years (ID required)

Dress code is smart casual

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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8 Traveler Reviews

  • Josh was a great guide and we enjoyed the tour. At this point I would warn people who book through Viator to be careful if they change the date. Poor josh waited for us on a very cold Thursday night and when we were a no show was unable to contact us as Viator dont release our details to tour operators. This meant when we turned up on the very cold Monday night there was no tour for us and the number we were given went to voice mail. Once we were home with an email address the problem was rectified and we had the tour the next night but this meant we missed other potential things to do on our last night in NYC. Fortunately I had kept all correspondence from Viator so there wasnt a problem proving I had changed the date but very inconvenient for Josh and us!

  • Had a great time on this tour. My wife and I joined a group of 1 and another of 4. We met our guide Jillian at the entrance to the park and we proceeded traipse about the East Village, listening to a history lesson while we stopped at three speakeasy locations along the way. This was a really fun time and I would recommend this tour and tour company to help show you around and have a good time.

  • Amazing. It was just the two of us and our guide. Very friendly and professional

  • Excellent tour. Our guide Jessie was terrific. We learned a lot about the history of NYC speakeasies as well as had some great cocktails and snacks.

  • Our guide josh was great! He was very knowledgable it was fun and educational for all .
    Would definitely do again

  • The third bar was so-so. I recommend finding a more interesting venue.

  • This was a great tour and our guide Josh was very friendly and knowledgeable.. We learned a lot about speakeasies and gangsters, saw some interesting places and tasted some tasty drinks. Would definitely recommend and I would do this one again!

  • The tour was very interesting and you learn a lot about the history of the speakeasies. I think I actually expected more from this tour. The drinks are about half of a typical drink at each establishment. Our tour guide Brian Hoffman was excellent. The first speakeasy on the tour was the best one of the tour. You walk through a working barber shop to get access to the bar.

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