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Beer and beatniks – oh yeah, some pizza, too – on this fun and informative Greenwich Village walking tour. Indulge in some famous New York City pizza, quaff frothy beers, and learn about the neighborhood’s bohemian history. Visit the spots where Dylan Thomas, Jackson Pollock and F. Scott Fitzgerald lived and hung out, as you stroll the tranquil tree-lined lanes of this historic Big Apple neighborhood. And if all that walking builds up a hunger and thirst, enjoy some slices of pizza and pints of beer. 

Highlights

  • Historical walking tour of New York's Greenwich Village including pizza and beer tastings
  • Learn about the rich history and character of this beloved New York neighborhood from your insider guide
  • Hear about legends such as Dylan Thomas, Jackson Pollock and F. Scott Fitzgerald who have lived in this creative mecca
  • Taste three different styles of pizza at local favorites that may include John's Pizza and Bleecker Street Pizza
  • Enjoy beers at Kettle of Fish and White Horse Tavern, two bars famous for their literary connections
  • All tastings are included and add up to a full meal

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Not just another pub crawl or pizza tour, this walking tour explores the character and history of Greenwich Village and makes you feel like a local!

What You Can Expect

Greenwich Village: Beatniks, Beer and Pizza

Enjoy an afternoon in Greenwich Village with pizza, beer and even a little history

Meet your guide on Bleecker Street, the heart of historic Greenwich Village, for this informative and fun walking tour of one of the Big Apple’s best neighborhoods. Stroll the brownstone-flanked streets of the charming district. Learn about the history of the area from the knowledgeable guide and why the streets of the Village are not part of the Manhattan grid system (hint: it existed before the grid was built). And then see where some of the neighborhood’s famous residents have lived, performed and, of course, drank: from Welsh poet Dylan Thomas to painter Jackson Pollock to musician Bob Dylan. 


And then it’s on to the pizza and beer portion of the tour, both of which play an important role in the history and culture of Greenwich Village. Wandering the neighborhood, stop into three well-known by-the-slice pizza spots, learning about what makes New York City pizza so distinctive (and delicious). Sample pizza from Artichoke, Joe’s and John’s of Bleecker Street Pizza. 


You’ll also visit two well-known bars: Kettle of Fish on Christopher Street, a pub that Bob Dylan and beat writer Jack Kerouac frequented back in the day, and the historic White Horse Tavern on Hudson Street, where Welsh poet Dylan Thomas drink himself to death. Soak in the atmosphere of these legendary bars as you indulge in a complimentary beer at each and order additional drinks if you wish, at your own expense. 


By the time your 2-hour walking tour of Greenwich Village draws to a close, you'll have had a fulfilling meal and will be familiar enough with this famous New York neighborhood to come back and explore it further on your own.


Customer Reviews

Antone B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Dante was a great guide and we had a very fun time!
I would definitely recommend this one!
Thanks for the wonderful tour!

joshua w

1 star rating: I do not recommend this October 2015

Not an informative tour if you are interested in the Beatnik era. It's more about pizza and beer. I would not recommend this tour.

Ian M

1 star rating: I do not recommend this February 2015

Simple reason it's rated as it is, the guide never turned up. We was at the meeting place 15 minutes before and left 20 after the meeting time.

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