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New York City Speakeasy History & Drinking Tour

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    Kick off this booze-themed tour of Midtown Manhattan in the late afternoon at a departure point on West 52nd Street. Over the course of the tour, you’ll fill yourself with tasty drinks at three local bars, plus details about the history of Prohibition in New York.
    Make the first stop of the evening at a speakeasy that first got its start during the 1920s, a period when drinking was outlawed in New York and the United States. Though the cocktails today flow freely at this historic spot, the location continues to maintain its secretive appeal. We can’t tell you online where it is: you’ll have to come on the tour to find out!
    Continue to another historic Victorian bar, learning more from your guide about the various watering holes that once populated Midtown areas like Times Square, Hell’s Kitchen, and Broadway, one of New York’s most famous streets. During this stop, you’ll also enjoy your drink.
    Finish the trip with one final tasting, this time in the setting of a local beer garden. New York might be crowded, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t space to set aside for fun locales like this particular Midtown spot. You’ll finish your trip here, ending your drinking adventure.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    We had a great time on this tour. We visited 3 lovely place with the Best speakers as our guide. I recommend to see and Live this part of New York history with them.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Maxime C
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Thankfully this is a different experience from the standard 'pack em in, drag em round' tours you often get in NYC. Not only do you go to great drinking spots that you would have totally missed (even though they are hidden in plain sight!), You...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank KathrynJF
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The next time we are in NY, my wife and I will definitely book this same tour again. This tour was none stop fun with a great mix of history, NY speakeasy bar scene, great drinks, and lots of fun.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank clukavec
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    My boyfriend and I booked the Speakeasy History and Drinking Tour after reading many reviews for similar tours. We chose Telltale tours because we wanted a smaller tour group and a more authentic experience. This tour definitely delivered. When the power went out in all...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Caramarieb80
    Reviewed 12 July 2019 via mobile

    This tour was the best tour my friend and I have ever done. Rory was a fantastic tour guide. She taught us a lot of interesting history, while showing us a great time. It felt like hanging out with an old friend who knows how...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Elisabeth S
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