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NYC Speakeasy Walking Tour

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Discover New York City's most secretive speakeasies on this guided, 3-hour, small-group walking tour in Lower Manhattan and Greenwich Village. Take a friendly stroll to discover six or seven of the most secretive speakeasies, hidden behind unmarked doors, coffee shops, restaurant kitchens, and more. Skip the lines with reserved tables, sip craft cocktails, and turn back the clock to the roaring 20s while the tour guide details the history of Prohibition and the causes and effects that led to pass and enforce the 18th amendment.
  • Learn about the history of speakeasies in Prohibition-era New York
  • Discover hidden entrances that are difficult to find on your own
  • Skip long lines and savor award-winning, vintage-inspired cocktails
  • Small group size ensures an intimate experience
What to Expect
Meet your guide in downtown Manhattan for a brief introduction to Prohibition-era New York. At the first speakeasy of the tour, you'll enjoy a craft cocktail (own expense) as you listen to the history of the city’s clandestine bars and breweries. This tour guarantees you breeze past long lines to make the most of the evening. Going with a local guide is a necessity, as most speakeasy entrances are hidden or unmarked as they would have been in the 1920s. Follow the guide to bars that even locals can’t find, in back alleys, through phone booths, behind a psychic shop, or past doors marked “No Entrance.” By the end of the tour, leave feeling more in the know than most New Yorkers.
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Departure Point
New York City (specific location will vary depending on the neighborhood chosen at checkout, address of meeting point provided on voucher)
  • Local, professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Special treatment at the speakeasies
  • List of all the visited speakeasies (only after the tour)
  • Highly accurate and documented history facts
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So last night my partner and I went on the Lower East Side tour. We met Alex in a ball park, and initially we wondered what we'd signed up to... Another party that were supposed to join us had cancelled, so it was just my...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to go on this tour last minute with my mom while visiting the city. Couldn't of found a better tour guide. He was so knowledgeable about all that went on during prohibition and the speakeasy scene. It made our trip , can't wait to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jaminkeith
Reviewed 2 August 2019

Alex was a great ultra knowledgable guide, but. The speakeasy are not original, we would have had no issue with this IF we had known pre the trip. But to find out at the end that non are original is a bit of a letdown....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank alisabinhope
Reviewed 8 July 2019

Had a great time on this tour. Small group, VIP treatment and great guide. Even as a Manhattan resident, it's a worthwhile, must-do tour.

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank newspindoc
Reviewed 28 June 2019

From the description, I was expecting more historical speakeasy locations. We went to 5 locations, only 1 dated back to prohibition and we didn’t get to go in at that location. The other locations where we went in were new. They were well hidden and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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17 September 2019|
Response from Voyage537984 | Reviewed this property |
Hello! It was by Alex Tours. Just fyi I believe there is a Groupon for this. Enjoy!
20 August 2019|
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Response from MelCooke | Reviewed this property |
You are closest to upper east side but all 3 tours are nearby and an easy uber ride away. You won't be disappointed with which ever tour you chose... Alex is amazing and you will learn so much! We did lower east side tour... More
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30 July 2019|
Response from sandyc17 | Reviewed this property |
Hi the speakeasy tour of the East Village starts at Tompkins Square Park which is only about 5/6 blocks from E Houston and finishes in same vicinity.
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