All year: MondayDuration
3 hoursStart time
Start time: 7:30pm
Duration: 3 hours
Meet your guide outside the Old Town Bar, 45 East 18th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at McSoreley's Ale House, East 7th Street
Visit New York City's oldest drinking establishments, with their booths, frosted glass and mahogany bars and be transported back to the pre-Prohibition era.
Enjoy the atmosphere of these timeless taverns and hear entertaining stories of the artists, celebrities, politicians and writers who frequented them. Visit the bar where JFK used to drink and where Abraham Lincoln had a drink after giving the famous Copper Union address.
Visit three historic New York pubs, in each you will enjoy a complementary drink and chat with your sociable tour group about the history of the pub. It's a great experience and one you are sure to recommend to your friends!
Sample a classic cultural experience on this New York Pub Crawl. The tour starts from the Old Town Bar, 45 East 18th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South, where your (English-speaking) guide will be waiting outside.
With your guide you will visit three different pubs during the evening and enjoy one complimentary drink at each. You can easily walk from one bar to the other and the distance covered on the tour is about 1 mile (1.6km).
The bars are selected from New York City's oldest drinking establishments and at each venue your guide will tell stories of the artists, politicians, celebrities and sports teams who frequented the place in the past. Typically the pubs visited are the Old Town Bar, Pete’s Tavern and McSorely’s Old Ale House.
Expect to enjoy excellent ales, plenty of atmosphere, old-style booths, frosted glass, beveled mirrors and mahogany bars. In some venues, you may think you've stepped back in time to the early gunslinging days of New York.
There are so many good stories to tell. For example, the writer O. Henry is said to have written some of his best works in one of the bars visited on this tour.
Your tour ends at McSoreley's Ale House, East 7th Street.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the meeting point and time
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. All guests are expected to drink responsibly and in moderation. Drinks provided on the tour are spaced at intervals that allow for responsible consumption of alcohol. This is a cultural tour
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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