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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
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East Village Walking Tour: Craft Cocktails and Speakeasies

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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Reviewed 1 week ago
Best layover ever!!

When our flights to Quebec were cancelled and we ended up with an "extended layover" in Newark...I was devastated. But so glad when we ended up on this tour with Sheli!! Fantastic tour filled with interesting facts, fun drinks, and new friends. Sheli's personality is...More

Thank 4JFarms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun and Interesting Tour for Cocktail and History Enthusiasts!

If you want to meet fellow travelers over tasty drinks, this is a fun and interesting tour! We took the craft cocktail tour by New York Urban Adventures a few weeks ago and had Jillian as our guide (who's very knowledgable and enthusiastic about what...More

Thank Wanderlust_Marriage
Reviewed 26 June 2018
Sheli is the BEST

Sheli has knowledge that flows so naturally! It ended up just being us 2 on the tour and it was the most fun I had in NYC, the cocktails were amazing and I didn't even know what speakeasy' were until she told me. I could...More

Thank stephhrose
Reviewed 18 June 2018
Fantastic Tours

We have never used Urban Adventures before but booked 2 trips via our travel agent in the UK. We were on the Tenaments and Tastings and the Cocktail Tour. Both left us entertained and informed for their duration and the guides Elena and Jessie were...More

Thank Ian111England
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile
Great way to experience a piece of NYC history!

My daughter and I went on a girls trip to New York and decided to do the craft cocktails and speakeasy tour. So glad we did!! Our tour guide, Jillian, was amazing! Her knowledge of the area, the buildings, the people and the history of...More

2  Thank AliciaK3813
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