The Prohibition Pub and History Tour in New York is guided walking tour of historic bars from the Prohibition Era replete with all the stories of immigration and the Gilded Age.
If you don’t really know what the Prohibition Era was, it’s ok. I’ll briefly tell you!
In short, it was a 13-year period between 1920 – 1933, where the production, commercialization, distribution and importation of alcoholic beverages was completely banned throughout the United States.
But this did not mean that people stopped drinking or going out! What happened then was that the famous speakeasies started to pop up around the city!
These speakeasy bars were strategically placed in basements, in the back area of butcher shops, and in the most unique locations. It obviously was not advertised, and you only knew about these bars mostly from word-of-mouth.
Today, New York City is still the home of countless speakeasies. While many are quite hard to find, others you can only go in with a special ‘secret password’. Pretty cool, right?
That said, this tour will tell you a bit more about his fascinating history and places.
The tour begins in Midtown at an original speakeasy – the speakeasy of all speakeasies.
The group then enter a Gilded Age bar celebrating the greatest catalyst to Prohibition. Finally, it will end at one of the oldest Irish bars in New York and celebrate the end of Prohibition together!
So, be sure to book your spot and come have fun with us in the Prohibition Pub and History Tour in New York.
- Price: $40 / person
- Time: starts at 4pm
- Duration: 3 hours – 1.5 mile guided tour at a moderate walking pace
- Meeting Location: 21 Club at 21 West 52nd Street
- Dress Code: business casual apparel
- One complimentary drink sampler (based off an original Prohibition-style cocktail)
- Alcoholic/non-alcoholic drink menus available
- Ticket price includes tax and fees. Gratuity not included.
If you enjoyed this tour, be sure to check out other amazing ones through out the city!
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