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NYC: Speakeasy Drinks and Prohibition History Tour

1. NYC: Speakeasy Drinks and Prohibition History Tour

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. Walk with your guide as you retrace the immigrant progress toward the American Dream during Prohibition. You will be guided to the location of one of New York's original speakeasies and told the tale of the period’s most notorious gangsters and infamous bootleggers. At your second location, you'll explore the catalysts behind Prohibition and focus on the women of the Gilded Age, and the movement that gave rise to an oil king. To round off our journey together, visit one of New York's most iconic bars where you'll hear the tale of the sudden demise of Prohibition.

New York City: Speakeasy And Bar Night Tour

2. New York City: Speakeasy And Bar Night Tour

Drink and socialize while hopping between three of New York City's oldest Midtown bars and speakeasies. Throughout your tour, you will also learn about the city's rich immigrant history, as well as the Prohibition Era. Expertly hosted by local guides, this is an opportunity to meet people from all over the world while getting a taste of the New York City nightlife. The group will receive preferred customer treatment at each location, with expedited entry and accommodation. Between stops on this walking tour, you will see some of the city's most iconic sites, and the many hidden gems which are hiding in plain sight. Join the group for an authentic, local night out experience, while being steeped in the rich cultural legacy of the Big Apple.

NYC: Brooklyn Nightlife Pub Crawl

3. NYC: Brooklyn Nightlife Pub Crawl

The Williamsburg nightlife crawl will take you through the coolest spots in the area, as you discover new places and take in the vibrant Brooklyn nightlife scene. With a local host leading the way, the tour showcases both casual bars and lively party venues.  You’ll meet your group at the first spot, an elegant bar known for its wine and craft cocktails. Then, move to a gastropub with an unbeatable selection of house-brewed and craft beer, before heading to a large bar with a dance floor, outdoor space, and a taco truck.  The tour ends at an underground dance club, known for its house music and international DJs. The entire route has been carefully crafted to showcase the best of the area, with multiple open-air venues to enjoy beautiful NYC.  This after-dark experience is perfect for solo travelers, couples, and groups of all sizes. Best of all, this activity includes deals on entry and drinks at each spot you visit.

NYC: Times Square/Hell's Kitchen Drinks and History Tour

4. NYC: Times Square/Hell's Kitchen Drinks and History Tour

The Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood has a history that is rich with gangsters, ghosts, streetwalkers, speakeasies, mysterious disappearances and gruesome murders. Step back in time and explore the history through its pubs, bars, speakeasies and taverns. The tour begins at an iconic bar just off Times Square for an introductory drink before proceeding on to the Streets to visit the historic firehouses, architecture and gangster hangouts just steps away from Broadway. Experience world-famous Restaurant Row and visit another of the old-style taverns before stopping by a traditional speakeasy dedicated to the man who coined the term "Hell's Kitchen" to aptly describe this incredible neighborhood. The tour will finish at a cozy pub for a final pre-dinner cocktail and socializing before dinner, the theater or night out in New York City.

Rooftop Bar & Lounge Night Tour NYC

5. Rooftop Bar & Lounge Night Tour NYC

Experience the nightlife of Midtown Manhattan on a 3-hour hosted group tour that takes you to four venues, including historic bars/pubs, speakeasys and a majestic rooftop lounge. Enjoy complimentary admission and skip-the-line admission to each venue. Walk with your concierge between venues and get a feel for the unique Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. Enjoy a fun and safe way to party in New York while meeting new people from all over the world. Experience the New York nightlife scene with an insider host, who will ensure that you avoid the common tourist traps and mingle with locals on this unique bar and rooftop lounge tour.

Brooklyn: 3-Hour Private Pizza and Brewery Walking Tour

6. Brooklyn: 3-Hour Private Pizza and Brewery Walking Tour

Pizza and beer, what more could you want? You will join one of our local New York hosts to feast your way around Brooklyn, getting to grips with its traditional and new-age brew culture, and discovering some legendary pizzerias. A practical approach is key when learning new things, so you’ll be doing a lot of eating and drinking. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. You can try innovative craft brews from Williamsburg microbreweries or venture further into the historic neighborhood to discover how its brewing heritage began with German migrants in the 19th century. Sip American Pale Ales and Pilsners, as well as stop by an emerging brewhouse or two which are re-igniting the craft beer scene, as well as a warehouse that was used as a secret brewery during prohibition!  Do not worry, this tour does not forget about the pizza, and there really is nothing like a Brooklyn slice. You could choose to wait in line at one of the borough's most iconic pizzerias. Local hack: pick up a slice from another pizzeria to enjoy while you wait - genius) or choose a brewery where they make their own in-house.  This tour has all your pizza and beer wishes covered, all you need to do is show up. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you will be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do

Nightlife Experience: The Meatpacking District After Dark

7. Nightlife Experience: The Meatpacking District After Dark

Join a like-minded local and get ready to experience the city that never sleeps. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. The Meatpacking District is more than deserving of its reputation as one of the best places in the city to party and you will soon see why! Spend the evening exploring this trendy neighborhood, where old warehouses have been repurposed as hip nightclubs, stylish bars or underground clubs; your local will take you to places that match your style and preferences.  With the first drink included, enjoy a cocktail in a famous bar where the locals are dressed to impress or grab a table at a street side cafe and sip a glass of wine as you watch revelers heading out for the night.  Bar hop through the neighborhood, discover the most popular nightlife spots with your local and get a taste of the district’s party reputation - it doesn’t disappoint!  Get tips and tricks from your local about the best clubs and all late-night bars to continue your night, so you can keep partying like a local (until the sun comes up!).

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Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 99 reviews

So glad I booked this. Good drinks at great places and met really cool people from all over (good sized group). Our host was lovely. Honestly an unexpectedly good bar crawl at places that I wouldn't have ever gone to. Also I think I saved money by booking since we got bonus drinks and free cover (the last place's cover was $20!). Thanks for a good night, I'll be back

What a great activity to do. It was our last night in New York and we enjoyed ourselves enormously. We went to Speakeasy and Prohibition bars that we would not have known about. Had some really nice cocktails and food. The guide was great knowing a lot about the topic and very friendly but also professional. We both a great time

It was an extremely enjoyable experience to visit speakeasy bars in the heart of Times Square with our wonderful guide Jenna. Drinks were great and the bars that we visited were beautiful and full of histories! Definitely a night to remember.

My family had an amazing time Friday with the Tour. Great information at each location and wonderful suggestions for meal and drink. Will definitely book again. Thank you

Jenna was absolutely amazing, definitely recommend this tour to anyone on the fence.