Prohibition History and Pub Tour NYC in New York, NY

21 West 52nd StreetNew York, NY 10019
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Discover New York’s underground speakeasies, bars, and pubs on this 3-hour walking tour. As you roam the streets of New York City, you’ll learn about the area’s rich history during the Prohibition, notorious speakeasies, and the women of the Gilded Age. Sample your favorite libations as you visit some of New York’s oldest bars and listen to the stories of days past from your tour guide.

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Good To Know

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  • Drinks and transportation are NOT included in the tour price.
  • Tour duration: approximately 3 hours long, 1.5 miles of walking.
  • Wear business casual apparel.
  • An original sample of a Prohibition-style cocktail will be handed out at the first location.


from Prohibition History and Pub Tour NYC
Take a tipsy journey through the spirit trails of New York's underground watering holes. Your journey will feel like a discovery of hidden escapes from the hustle and bustle of midtown's tourism hub. Sure to be guided by one of the most exciting tour guides today, you'll be captivated by the rich history that has inspired your evening's libations.

Walk with us as we retrace the immigrant progress toward the American Dream during Prohibition. We will guide you into one of New York's last-standing 1920s speakeasies and tell the tale of the period’s most notorious gangsters and infamous bootleggers. At our second location, we’ll explore the catalysts behind Prohibition and focus on the women of the Gilded Age, and the movement that gave rise to an oil king. To round off our journey together, we’ll take you to one of New York's oldest bars and former speakeasies where we’ll discuss both the sudden demise of Prohibition.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Prohibition History and Pub Tour NYC

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 3 hours long.

How much walking do we do?
Guests should be prepared to walk approximately 1.5 miles at a moderate pace.

What should I wear?
Please wear business casual apparel, along with comfortable walking shoes. Depending on the weather forecast, you may also want to bring a jacket.

Do I need to be 21 to go on the tour?
Yes. All tour guests must be ages 21 and up and provide proof of a valid photo ID.

Are drinks included in the tour?
One sample cocktail is available at the first location, but drinks at other locations along the tour are not included.

Can I be picked up at my hotel?
No. Hotel transportation is not included.

Where is the tour pick-up location?
The tour meets at 21 Club at 21 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019.