New York Craft Cocktail Tour in New York, NY

New York City Urban Adventures120 Avenue ANew York, NY 10009
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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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SilkeWL
"Tenements, Tales and Tastes Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 04, 2019 NEW
We enjoyed our tour with Josh very much. He was such a knowledgeable and friendly guide! We learned a lot about the different neighborhoods, history, food trends, recommendations for things to do after the tour. Thanks Josh. We had a great time! Highly recommend!!
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Sarahjoy888
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"Delhi - the secret mystique beyond the crazy Facade"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2019 NEW
Day one in Delhi on my first trip to India as a solo female traveller. I booked the NY urban adventures at the recommendation of my flight centre travel agent in Sydney. We both agreed this tour sounded a bit more cultural and more than just temples. It was well worth every cent. My tour guide, Punita was so friendly, informative and shared so much knowledge about the complicated political and religious history of Delhi. I sampled an awful lot in 4 hours. It’s a great intro to riding the metro, it’s simpler than Sydney. Riding a Rickshaw, meandering the maze of lanes in the old city, the architecture is stunning. This particular NY tour is about the only way you will get to glimpse inside an Haveli and comprehend what it looks like behind all the ancient doors of the laneway maze. And the bonus is kite flying and a traditional Indian high tea...to me it was actually a feast of food. No dinner required after this for sure. And there’s more.., the Jama Masjid Mosque at sunset and Stop off at Asia’s largest spice market on the way home. My tour guide was a gem and I’m booking again in 12 days for another Urban Adventures tour when I return back to Delhi. Fabulous
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Tarzini
Corrimal, Australia
"Great fun, great guide!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2019 NEW
We had a fun afternoon with Sasha wandering around the Brownstones and the Brooklyn area trying some tasty treats along the way.
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wscha87395aolcom
"Amazing Speakeasy Tour with Josh Rogol !!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019 NEW
Josh Rogol gave us such a fun & interesting Speakeasy tour in NYC's Village area! Josh "mixed" the coolest Speakeasies, NY history & fantastic cocktails for a memorable experience that we highly recommend! Make sure Josh includes Blue Quarter & William Barnacle Tavern.
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cs o
"The Undiscovered Lower East Side with Bruce Northam"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019 NEW
What a terrific experience! Bruce's enthusiasm is infectious and we loved learning the history of the Lower East Side. His knowledge and energy kept our rowdy, reunioning group of 23 ladies entertained.
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