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.
Our pub crawl in Hell's Kitchen was exceptional! Dennis, our tour guide, is a native New Yorker. He was funny, unpretentious, and personable. We especially appreciated his knowledge of history and of the area. The tour began on time, moved at a good pace, and was unhurried. Our tour was the first night of our trip to New York it really helped us get our bearings. The 3 pubs and the beer were good, too! We had a fun evening with Dennis and the other 3 guests.
Derek is a very nice guy and he knew a lot, hence making it very much worthwhile. Walking Eastvillage by night is cool. He also led us to some 'secret' locations you wouldn't find if you are not a local. All in all a very interesting tour and I will do it again next time in NYC.
It was fun
Very fun went to places wouldn't normally have seen
Thoroughly enjoyed the evening, Mike was a excellent guide who gave us a real insight into the history of New York while taking us to some great bars to soak up the local atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone visiting, no matter how short their stay
Once again, thanks Mike, you made our stay that little bit more memorable
Highly recommend this tour. The tour guide was informative and took my husband and I to some wonderful spots we never would have went to on our own. This was our third trip to New York so we have done many tours, but nothing like this one. It was a refreshing change and the streets of The Village, that we visited many times during our days there, are even more charming at night. On our next trip to New York we will definitely book another pub crawl!
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
This was a great night,our tour guide took us to a bar were the theatre actors go and we joined in a sing song of all the musicals around a piano,we were only off the plane and a bit tired but i would have stayed longer only i started to flag,great night and the village is beautiful,great tour guide,very informative
Sara and Philip. Stanley and Carol from belfast
An interesting night with some great venue choices. Went to some places we never would have found on our own and loved Marie's Crisis.