New York Craft Cocktail Tour in New York, NY

New York City Urban Adventures120 Avenue ANew York, NY 10009
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Overview

Explore the booming cocktail scene in New York City with Urban Adventures! Visit three of the most renowned bars in the city, and learn how these delicious drinks are made from experienced bartenders. Along the way, discover the history of cocktail culture in NYC, and how prohibition influenced the rise of these specialty beverages. If you enjoy socializing, great drinks, and history, this tour is for you!

Good To Know

  • Tour duration: 2.5 hours.
  • Food is not included in the price of the tour.
  • Includes samples of delicious craft cocktails.
  • Travelers under 21 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Description

from New York Craft Cocktail Tour
Your NYC cocktail tour starts in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village, a site that’s famed for being the gathering place for political radicals and socialists, as well as the city’s immigrant poor — an appropriate place to begin since so much of NYC’s cocktail culture was invented by these very same people.
The East Village of New York was once an immigrant neighborhood, but today is one of the prime nightlife districts of the city, with great restaurants, bars, and theatres — and we’re taking you to discover the best local haunts and hidden corners.

We’ll start out at a drinking fountain dedicated by a temperance advocate who extolled the virtues of water over whiskey. But don’t worry, we’re not going to listen to him. Instead, we’re taking you to visit three of New York City’s best cocktail bars, where we’ll sample drinks, meet the people behind the bars, and learn how their craft cocktails are made.

Along the way, you’ll hear stories of how the modern cocktail came to be, how prohibition in America affected the bar scene, and how cocktails are enjoying a resurgence as a result of the craft distilling and cocktail movement. We’ll keep the discussion going with visits to the sites of former speakeasies (hidden illegal bars that operated during the prohibition era) and share tales of the gangsters and politicians that kept the liquor flowing despite the 18th Amendment.
We’ll also swing by New York’s premier wine and spirits store, Astor Wines, where our expert guides can help you pick out the perfect boozy souvenir to take home with you after the tour.

We’ll show you what to look for when buying different spirits and will highlight the new local micro-distillers that have opened up over the last several years and are producing delicious whiskeys, rums, vodkas, and gins. In between stops you’ll learn all about the East Village, its history, and what is happening there today, including where to eat, drink, and play.
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Frequently Asked Questions about New York Craft Cocktail Tour

What are the hours of operation?
Monday – Sunday at 6:00 PM.

What should I wear? 
Dress standard: Casual. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

Where is it located? 
Meeting Point: Corner of Avenue A and St. Mark’s Place at the entrance to Tompkins Square Park. Meet on the park side of the intersection (east side). You must bring government-issued photo ID as proof of age. Passports and/or driver’s licenses are acceptable. Ending Point: At a bar near the intersection of East Houston and Bowery.

Is the tour appropriate for children?
No. Travelers under 21 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.

Can I bring my camera? 
Yes, great photo opportunities!

How long is the tour?
The tour is 2.5 hours long.

Can I bring my own food/beverages? 
No.

Can I bring my pet?
No.

What’s included in my ticket/experience? 

  • Taste delicious craft cocktails at some of New York’s best bars.
  • Learn how prohibition shaped NYC, and the speakeasies and gangsters who influenced the city’s cocktail culture.
  • Discover new spirits from local micro-distilleries.
  • Find the best tucked-away places to grab a drink in New York’s East Village.
  • Learn how bartenders are revolutionizing cocktails in America with fresh, artisanal ingredients.