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Escape the tourist trail and visit the night-time venues frequented by locals and New York celebrities past and present. Make new friends over a beer or two as you crawl between dive bars, historic saloons and ale houses on a choice of three entertaining and sociable evening tours of New York City!
- 3.5-hour pub tour of New York City
- West Village, East Village or Hell's Kitchen Pub Crawl
- Tour New York's famous neighborhoods
- Visit Café Wha?, the scene of Jimi Hendrix’s first live performance
- Pubs visited include The Whitehorse Tavern, Kenny’s Castaways, Playwright Celtic Pub, Old Town Bar and McSorley’s Old Ale House
- Learn about the history of the bohemian movement in New York
- Local and professional guide
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What You Can Expect
This tour will take you through Greenwich Village, the district renown for being the bohemian capital of New York City. Your guide will take you to New York’s classic dive bars that have left their mark on folk-rock history. This pub tour will set you right in the heart of where rock legends such as Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan started their careers. For a step back into rock history, you'll visit Bleecker Street and the music venue Café Wha?
Hell’s Kitchen Pub Crawl
Join this tour and enter New York City’s former underworld where gangsters ruled the streets and police feared to tread. You’ll start your evening drinks at a Hell’s Kitchen bar where famous playwrights mixed with gangsters and police. After a couple of drinks, you’ll head into the heart of Hell’s Kitchen for more drinks at the old Westies Gang headquarters. You'll end the night at a quintessential Hell’s Kitchen bar where the booths are held together with duct tape, the beer is cheap and plentiful, and the bar tenders serve free hot dogs with their Hell’s Kitchen attitude.
East Village Pub Crawl
This pub tour will take you on a journey back in time through New York City’s drinking history. The tour begins at an enduring location that has been featured in countless movies, television commercials and music videos. After an introduction to the neighborhood's artistic and music prominence, your guide will escort you to one of New York’s most famous ‘speakeasy’ venues, a favorite spot for John F. Kennedy. For a memorable end to the night, your guide will take you to the bar Abraham Lincoln visited after his famous Cooper Union address.
Great job by this guide. Had a lot of fun.
Michael J, our guide was super informative, friendly and a lovely soul too. This is not your traditional boozy, chug them down aussie pub crawl. Don't get me wrong, you get to drink everywhere you stop, but its sooooo much more than that. After walking this area (greenwich village) with Michael, I felt like we had a more personal level of insight into the village. He spoke also quite abit about the history of NYC AND the buildings, in the early days, which was fascinating. This is a man who clearly enjoys his jobs and loves sharing his city with others. He even escorted me to a pizza shop next door to the pub we had stopped at, so as I could grab a bit to eat before continueing on. Chivalry is not dead. Thanks Michale J for a fab night. Ian and Judy...Australia