East Village Prohibition Pub Crawl

  • History, Gastronomy, Walking tours

  • 74 USD - Price Per Person

  • 3 Hours Duration

  • Your Private Guide: Aaron Tabackman

  • Guide Language: English

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Do you like drinking? Do you like history? Well, why not combine the two? Think of this tour as cocktails in the classroom. Join us as we explore a neighborhood's bars and learn about Prohibition.

Discover the hidden, booze-filled underbelly of New York City with the East Village Prohibition Pub Crawl. On this three-hour walking tour, you'll visit pubs that once served as speakeasies during Prohibition along with other hidden bars and learn about the fascinating history of the era.

The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, later known as the Volstead Act catapulted the criminal world in New York. Learn about the consequences of the laws.

Step inside a real speakeasy from the days of Prohibition and learn about who some of the famous gangsters were and the power struggles that led them to murder, racketeering and bootlegging. Learn the historical timeline which led to Prohibition, including getting a sense of what a nineteenth-century saloon was like, what the female-led Temperance movement was all about and the climate in New York City during WWI.

Further, learn the role commerce played with the many immigrant beer barons who opposed the moral crusades of the day and became immeasurably wealthy because of it: all this and more on this historic pub crawl.

And, of course, we'll have a good time sipping vintage craft cocktails made by top bartenders. It will be the Bee's Knees!

Read more about your guide: Aaron Tabackman

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