Guided tour

NYC: Speakeasy Drinks and Prohibition History Tour

Activity provider: NiteTables Experiences

NYC: Speakeasy Drinks and Prohibition History Tour

Activity provider: NiteTables Experiences
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From US$ 36 per person

Likely to sell out

Visit New York City's underground and hidden bars while learning about the rich, Prohibition-era history. Enjoy drinks and soak in the culture off the beaten path from typical tourist experiences.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Join an expertly hosted walking history tour of NYC
  • Visit three historical bars and pubs including one original speakeasy
  • Immerse yourself in the history of the Gilded Age and Prohibiton-era in America
Full description
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. Walk with your guide as you retrace the immigrant progress toward the American Dream during Prohibition. You will be guided to the location of one of New York's original speakeasies and told the tale of the period’s most notorious gangsters and infamous bootleggers. At your second location, you'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, visit one of New York's most iconic bars where you'll hear the tale of the sudden demise of Prohibition.
  • Admission and express entry to all venues
  • Guide
  • Visit to three iconic venues
  • Drinks and food available for purchase at the venues
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet outside the front doorway to the Cravath, Swaine & Moore office building on 8th Avenue between 49th Street and 50th Street. There is a Citibike rack in front of the building on 8th Avenue and a large American flag hanging from the building. GPS and online maps may guide you to a side street, but the tour meets on 8th Avenue.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Driver's license

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Ripped clothing

Know before you go

  • Guests must be 21 and over
  • Participants are required to show a valid ID (passport for non-U.S. citizens)
  • Participants must be able to walk at a moderate pace in classy attire
  • Drinks are not included but are available at the bars/pubs visited during the tour. Some purchase is required. Please expect beer pricing from $10-14 and wine/cocktails from $18-25
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 110 reviews

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What a great activity to do. It was our last night in New York and we enjoyed ourselves enormously. We went to Speakeasy and Prohibition bars that we would not have known about. Had some really nice cocktails and food. The guide was great knowing a lot about the topic and very friendly but also professional. We both a great time

January 2, 2023

Best activity I did in NYC! Went to 3 different speakeasy’s, with a great group of people. Ryan, our guide, was excellent, learnt loads about the prohibition times and he was really fun. Great night, especially as a way to meet people and see the nightlife as a solo traveller

November 7, 2022

I'm Japanese, so I had a hard time translating it. I didn't understand even half of it. However, I was able to enjoy the atmosphere of the bar and New York at cocktail night. Those who participated this time were treated well by the guide. Thank you very much. Everyone in Japan, even if you can't speak English, be brave and participate. People in New York are very kind.

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October 30, 2022

Product ID: 201391