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Overview
For a pub hopping adventure with a dash of New York City history, don't miss this walking tour where you can drink your way around Midtown's historic bars. From Prohibition-era watering holes to famous speakeasies and even a Victorian-styled bar, you can follow your guide to some of the neighborhood's hidden gems, complete with a few stories along the way.
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You'll start at
21 W 52nd St
21 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019, USA21 Club (outside)
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  • 1
    Times Square
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Flute Bar
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 3
    Manhattan Skyline
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 4
    Empire State Building
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Studio 54
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    Hell's Kitchen
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 7
    Lillie's Victorian Establishment
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 8
    Dear Irving on Hudson
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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You'll end at
Lillie's Victorian Establishment
249 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019, USALillie's Victorian
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Highlights
  • Drink your way around Midtown Manhattan on a guided speakeasy history tour
  • Visit historic New York bars, and sip a drink at a neighborhood beer garden (own expense)
  • Enjoy a more personal experience, with only 15 fellow travelers on the tour
  • Get a great value includes admission at each bar
Important Information
Departure Point
21 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Lillie's Victorian Establishment, 249 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Inclusions
  • Local, professional and licensed guide
  • One complimentary Beverage (Drink Sampler. Some purchase may be required.)
  • Free admission, reserved area and VIP treatment at each location visited
Exclusions
  • Additional alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years old
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • Participants must bring a government issued photo ID or a passport for proof of age
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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RebeccaNH67 wrote a review Mar 2020
Alton, New Hampshire2 contributions
Enjoyed our tour, guide was entertaining. Loved his choices of bars to checkout! We wanted more information, his tidbits about the prohibition times were very interesting. We hit Lilly’s Victorian Bar, Flûte, and a Rooftop bar with a great view from inside and out on the
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Response from brockganeles, General Manager at New York City Speakeasy History & Drinking Tour
Responded 6 Mar 2020
We are glad that you enjoyed the experience and hope that you join us again in the future. Thank you!
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Miller Glover wrote a review Mar 2020
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Outstanding tour. Emily was the best. The bars were very cool and so was the history. Would definitely do it again!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from brockganeles, General Manager at New York City Speakeasy History & Drinking Tour
Responded 6 Mar 2020
We are very happy you enjoyed the experience. Please do join us again!
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LARyan wrote a review Feb 2020
Gaithersburg, Maryland13 contributions3 helpful votes
We are still talking about this tour & will definitely visit these speakeasys again. Teddy was a really good guide, he gave us lots of fun historical facts about the prohibition. A really great evening. There were 5 in our group & we all loved it. Thanks Teddy for a lovely
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Cosmopolitan538240 wrote a review Jan 2020
Orlando, Florida1 contribution
The description of this tour is very misleading!! There are no included drinks with this crawl even though it said "Included drink at each stop" and "sample". What you get is about one ounce of sparkling wine at one stop. Be prepared to spend $90 plus dollars for a couple to
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Didojen wrote a review Jan 2020
Marlboro, New Jersey955 contributions286 helpful votes
As a native New Yorker I found this tour fabulous! Nobody teaches you the real history of speakeasies. I found this tour last minute as myself and a friend were having lunch. We purchased tickets and walked over. Our tour guide was friendly and animated. The places we went
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Aponteje
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NYC SpeakEasy drinks and prohibition toury
Awesome tour! Tim was a very entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide. We visited 3 SpeakEasys. The group ranged
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Irisheyes72
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Very fun tour
We recently did the Speakeasy tour in NYC. It was a nice event to do and we really enjoyed the bars. Two comments
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andraeg2017
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A fun night of Discovery
Even though we live here, this was a fantastic evening out! Rori was a great guide, equipped with tons of fascinat
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kentsW7047NV
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Great history and guide
Rori was an awesome guide, full of great info and enthusiasm. The history of Prohibition and the speakeasy venues w
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528tonyv
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Disappointing
Booked a month in advance only to be informed the day before tour was scheduled as I am at the airport that “due to
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sarahmorgan522
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Awesome Experience!
Loved the Speakeasy Drinks and Prohibition-Era Nightlife Tour! Teddy was our guide and he was fabulous - super enth
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Meander762289
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Fantastic way to start an evening in NYC
This was one of our favorite tours in recent memory. Our guide was so enthusiastic, that she was contagious. We wen
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910milyr
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Super tour
We loved the tour,we saw spectacular places, specially the last two. It was a great experience and it is something
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michaeljw8963
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An Amazing Tour
We had the best time on our tour with our tour guide Teddy! I learned more about the Prohibition and I thought I ha
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christinetX394AX
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Amazing NYC Tour!
History, architecture, mixology, guests from all over the world! Teddy Warren was the BEST tour guide! So charming,
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jeneralpatton
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Drinking and Prohibition Walking Tour
Took this tour with a group of friends. Our tour guide was Teddy, amazing tour and even more amazing tour guide. He
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Elizabeth W
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What a fun time!
Teddy was our tour guide and what a swell guy! He did a great job and was so thorough and fun to watch. I went with
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Trip589826
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A great tour- good drinks and interesting history
Really enjoyed this, the history was told in a fun and informative way, whilst having a drink in places you wouldn’
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madi4443
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Learning made fun!
I am from the city and wanted something to do on a Weekend night, so why not learn more about the city? It was way
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Tylerwright1491
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A must do
Emily was super intentional with all of us during our tour! We had the best time and she had the best energy as she
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