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Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl

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Discover the artistic side of Greenwich Village that made it so famous on this literary pub crawl. Follow your guide through ‘The Village’ and learn where the famous writers, poets, and playwrights lived and hung out. Learn the history of the neighborhood and stop along they way to delve deeper into the lives of some of the city’s most famous minds.
  • Explore Greenwich Village from the mind of a writer on this pub crawl
  • Learn about the famous writers, poets, and playwrights who lived here
  • Uncover the rich history of this artistic neighborhood with your guide
  • Get into a literary mindset with a few cold brews throughout the tour (own expense)
What to Expect
Begin your walking tour of the famous Greenwich Village with your literary tour guide. Step inside a number of local bars that are old haunts of famous writers, poets, and playwrights. Sip a beer (own expense) while listening to informative commentary from your guide about the stories and legends that surround each place. This area was home to a number of movements, civil and women’s rights activists, jazz and blues music, and a number of art scenes over the last 100 years. Visit establishments where literary giants lived, wrote, and partied and made ‘The Village’ the eclectic neighborhood that it is today.
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Important Information
Departure Point
567 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014, USA
Return Details
New York, NY 10014, USA
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Greenwich Village
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Many pubs are cash only.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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NinaNYC wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Great time! Our tour guide Kurt was very knowledgeable, friendly and lots of fun! Eric was also super responsive even when I texted on a weekend to double check timing. Would highly recommend this to anyone even remotely interested in literature or the fun history of
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Date of experience: October 2019
WendyTomes wrote a review Oct 2019
181 contributions218 helpful votes
We were told to be there by 2pm arrived to be greeted with we are a very large group today and won’t leave until 2.20 We left at 3pm Info was interesting but far too slow . At 4pm we were in second pub and all crammed in - too many of us to sit together Guides were
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Eric C, Owner at Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl
Responded 13 Oct 2019
We appreciate the feedback, thanks for sharing, and are sorry to hear it was disappointing. It appears that probably this product was not the right fit for the patrons. Based on the review, they would probably have preferred on of our shorter walking tours, rather than our literary pub crawl. Our selling point, and what makes us unique, is while you relax over a drink at each pub, we share stories, legends and performances. This has been our model for the 21 years we've done this. People gather at 2pm, buy drinks, we allow a little time for train delays (New Yorkers are used to frequent subway delays) and then we begin. We were fairly close to being on schedule for our 3 hour/3 pub tour and ended on time at our last stop. We did have a larger than usual group, and sadly this is rare. It's also very rare for our second pub to be as busy as it was. Regrettably the bars have high overhead in rents and can't turn business away just for us. Bad timing that both our tour and the second bar were so popular that day. I do think one of our walking tours/non pub crawls would have been more in line with what the reviewer would have preferred. Wendy, we'd be happy to refund your tickets, or offer you comps onto one of our non pub crawl tours. This should have been suggested to you onsite and I apologize this did not happen. Email me with your confirmation email and I'll set it up. Thanks!
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Rea wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
We loved the tour, learned a lot and heard many stories of writers and other cultural persons. Our tour was quite small with just six people. Great pubs and beer, and especially awesome guide! Highly recommended to dive into Greenwich Village!
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Date of experience: June 2019
jennyjohannsen wrote a review Apr 2019
2 contributions
I thoughly enjoyed this tour and also meeting people with the same curiosity of such a historical area. Slot of fun!
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Date of experience: January 2019
gkennym wrote a review Apr 2019
5 contributions
this was a "gift" experience for my sister and brother in-law. We really enjoyed the content of the tour and that bars were well-chosen. Didn't realize how cool it would be to walk down certain Greenwich side streets and get context and facts - literary and otherwise - that I
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Date of experience: March 2019
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  • Greenwich Village, Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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