We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New York City Speakeasy History & Drinking Tour

Select Date and Travellers
From
US$35.00
Date
2 travellers
Highlights
    What to Expect
    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.
    Show More
    Reviews (24)
    Filter reviews
    18 results
    Traveller rating
    17
    1
    0
    0
    0
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    LanguageEnglish
    Traveller rating
    17
    1
    0
    0
    0
    Show reviews that mention
    All reviews an amazing tour guide lots of fun small group new york rory prohibition spots tours nyc
    Selected filters
    FilterEnglish
    Updating list...
    1 - 5 of 18 reviews
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Rory was an amazing, charismatic, knowledgeable tour guide. It was a total blast, and extremely interesting. I highly recommend this tour!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Lacey21399
    Reviewed 4 days ago 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 July 15, 2019

    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
    View more reviews
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from New York City Speakeasy History & Drinking Tour staff and past visitors.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Submit
    Posting guidelines
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: