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New York: 3-Hour Prohibition Bars Tour

1. New York: 3-Hour Prohibition Bars Tour

Learn the story of Prohibition in the United States, and hear about the nationwide ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages between 1920 and 1933. Led by rural Protestants and social Progressives in the Democratic and Republican parties, the dry movement was coordinated by the Anti-Saloon League and mandated under the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution. Many Americans resisted the move, and in cities such as New York, secret bars continued to operate, hidden from public view. Your guide will take you to some of the best-preserved of the 1920s hotspots, taking you back in time to the era of the Roaring '20s. Learn about the Volstead Act that defined the types of alcoholic beverages prohibited, and the local laws that were sometimes even more strict. Hear about the ratification of the 21st Amendment that repealed the 18th Amendment, and brought an end to Prohibition in December 1933.

New York City: Pub Crawl Tour of Historic Stone Street

2. New York City: Pub Crawl Tour of Historic Stone Street

Meet your local guide and fellow travelers along Manhattan's original shoreline and follow in the footsteps of American patriots, such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, as you stroll along historic Stone Street. Walk down quaint cobblestone streets and admire the imposing architecture of the buildings that surround you as you visit 4 vibrant taverns. At each tavern, enjoy delicious craft beer whilst listening to your guide share fascinating insight into the unsung role that New York City played in the Revolutionary War. You’ll also learn about Manhattan’s past as a small Dutch trading village, as well as the many spies, battles, and celebrations that have passed through the streets of the city. Group sizes are capped at 12 people to ensure that you get to mingle with all of your fellow pub-crawlers and personally interact with your guide. Each crawl lasts approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, with the majority of the time spent in the taverns themselves meaning more time to drink, socialize, immerse yourself in local culture, and learn about New York’s rich history.

New York: City Lights Cruise

3. New York: City Lights Cruise

Climb aboard a tall ship replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that drove America's industry more than a century ago. Clipper City was built in the mid-1980s using plans purchased from the Smithsonian. Explore the spacious and comfortable decks with ample seating, a full bar, and a raised quarter deck that allows for unparalleled views of the city and its harbor. Order a drink from the full on-deck bar, sit back and relax, or help the crew raise the sails and take a turn at the helm on this idyllic cruise. This tour is the perfect way to begin or enhance any weekend and enjoy drinks out on the water at night. Feel the beat of the live DJ as you see the world's most famous skyline light up the night.

Nightlife Experience: The Meatpacking District After Dark

4. Nightlife Experience: The Meatpacking District After Dark

Join a like-minded local and get ready to experience the city that never sleeps. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. The Meatpacking District is more than deserving of its reputation as one of the best places in the city to party and you will soon see why! Spend the evening exploring this trendy neighborhood, where old warehouses have been repurposed as hip nightclubs, stylish bars or underground clubs; your local will take you to places that match your style and preferences.  With the first drink included, enjoy a cocktail in a famous bar where the locals are dressed to impress or grab a table at a street side cafe and sip a glass of wine as you watch revelers heading out for the night.  Bar hop through the neighborhood, discover the most popular nightlife spots with your local and get a taste of the district’s party reputation - it doesn’t disappoint!  Get tips and tricks from your local about the best clubs and all late-night bars to continue your night, so you can keep partying like a local (until the sun comes up!).

Brooklyn: 3-Hour Private Pizza and Brewery Walking Tour

5. Brooklyn: 3-Hour Private Pizza and Brewery Walking Tour

Pizza and beer, what more could you want? You will join one of our local New York hosts to feast your way around Brooklyn, getting to grips with its traditional and new-age brew culture, and discovering some legendary pizzerias. A practical approach is key when learning new things, so you’ll be doing a lot of eating and drinking. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. You can try innovative craft brews from Williamsburg microbreweries or venture further into the historic neighborhood to discover how its brewing heritage began with German migrants in the 19th century. Sip American Pale Ales and Pilsners, as well as stop by an emerging brewhouse or two which are re-igniting the craft beer scene, as well as a warehouse that was used as a secret brewery during prohibition!  Do not worry, this tour does not forget about the pizza, and there really is nothing like a Brooklyn slice. You could choose to wait in line at one of the borough's most iconic pizzerias. Local hack: pick up a slice from another pizzeria to enjoy while you wait - genius) or choose a brewery where they make their own in-house.  This tour has all your pizza and beer wishes covered, all you need to do is show up. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you will be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do

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What people are saying about New York City

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 181 reviews

My husband and I had a fantastic time on the NYC Crawling Pub Crawl tour. It was such a fun way to get out of the house and learn some local history. We also got a chance to taste some delicious beer that we wouldn't typically have tried. We would definitely recommend the tour to locals looking to learn something new and to tourists looking for a way to dive deeper into the history of NYC. Thank you, NYC Crawling!

This is such a fun tour that's different than anything else you'll do in the city. It's both fun and informational - I've done it multiple times and always learn something new! The guides are knowledgeable on both the history and the beer, and have great relationships with the bars. I highly recommend this for tourists and native New Yorkers alike!

Super tour of unusual pubs

The tour was very nice. We visited 4 pubs / bars and we certainly would not have found 2 of them on our own. Our guide, Daniel, knew a lot to tell and it was very entertaining. The tour is really recommended.

We had so much fun on our crawl! We learned so much and the beer recommendations were great. Would definitely recommend!

Kamilla was very well prepared and showed us great locations that we would never have found. Super. Any time