Connect with fellow travelers and locals on a tour of New York City’s oldest classic neighborhood bars that cling fiercely to their traditions. Have a drink where New York’s greatest artists, politicians, celebrities, and sports figures have gathered.
What to Expect
Connect with travelers and locals on a journey back in time through New York City's drinking history. In the heart of the East Village, learn how these bars survived prohibition and endured to become legends on the New York City social scene. Bond with fellow travelers over conversation and local ale where our nation’s greatest artists, politicians, celebrities, and sports figures have gathered to revel in the spirit of these timeless taverns.
This classic old bar tour begins at an enduring fixture in American culture that has been featured in countless movies, television commercials, and music videos. From there, walk through New York City's Prohibition-Era politics to one of the most famous speakeasies, which later became the favorite venue of countless authors and celebrities, including John F. Kennedy and his son, who spent countless hours in the bar reconnecting with the father he never knew before his own tragic death.
Finally, travel back in time to the days of Abraham Lincoln and visit the bar where he had a drink after his famous Cooper Union address, which historians tend to agree propelled him into the presidential campaign that led to his election and the beginning of the U.S. Civil War.
- Professional guide
- Three (3) free drinks
Outside Old Town Bar, 45 East 18th St btwn Broadway & Park Ave S.
Know Before You Go
6 printed 5 x 7 photos of your choice from the tour taken by an Uncle Sam's New York photographer
Please note all participants must be 21 years of age or older and must present valid photo ID to the tour leader at the start of the tour.
Multilingual guides available on special request at private tour rates.