NYC Speakeasy and Prohibition History Tour

Step back to the Roaring '20s as you sip cocktails in New York’s coolest hidden pubs and bars

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 5 Reviews · 3.00h · New York, United States

Looking for a unique way to begin your night in New York City? Then get your glad rags on and travel back to the iconic 1920s Prohibition era to discover the secret watering holes that kept the New York social scene kicking. Your fun local guide knows all the city’s best hidden spots. And they’ll describe life in 1920s New York while you sip expertly crafted cocktails in three Manhattan pubs and speakeasies that still keep this famous period in history alive!

  • NYC's best speakeasies
  • Discover NYC's coolest hidden bars
  • Learn about 1920s Prohibition
  • Incredible cocktails in amazing settings
  • Manhattan skyline views
  • Make friends on your night out

After meeting your friendly guide for the evening just a few blocks from Times Square, you'll set off on a Manhattan walking tour that's a cut above the rest. As you stroll through the city streets, you'll stop in at three historic bars, pubs, and speakeasies.

As a VIP, you'll bypass any lines at these historic landmarks of New York history. Listen to your guide share stories of the vibrant immigration and Prohibition era history of New York as you visit iconic locations from the 1920s and early 1930s. At each venue, you can purchase premium cocktails from world-class mixologists—the perfect way to start your night in New York City!

Most locations have dress requirements, so please wear something upscale casual. Minimum age is 21.

New York Speakeasy Cocktail Tour Description

Your 3-hour evening tour includes:

  • Prohibition history walking tour of Manhattan

  • Visits to three unique pubs and speakeasies (drinks on your own)

  • Privileged entry and reserved seating areas

  • Friendly NYC guide

  • Maximum group size of 16

Start Your Evening at Worldwide Plaza

You'll meet your host between 49th and 50th street before traversing through Midtown on your small group evening tour. Your guide will paint a picture of life in New York during the famous Prohibition era of the 1920s and early 1930s, when alcohol was outlawed and an underbelly of hidden bars formed all over the city. Throughout the evening you will visit historic locations, such as the now-closed 21 Club, a speakeasy that was first opened in 1922!

Shaken, Not Stirred

During the 3-hour tour you'll have ample time at three different pubs, speakeasies, and bars to try premium cocktails mixed especially for you! (Drinks purchased on your own.) You'll also enjoy VIP treatment at each stop with no waiting in line and reserved seating for the whole group. It's a Prohibition night to remember in New York City!

What you get with this tour
Prohibition history walking tour of Manhattan
Visits to three unique pubs and speakeasies (drinks on your own)
Privileged entry and reserved seating areas
Friendly NYC guide
Maximum group size of 16
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Lovely tour!
13 April 2023
Reviewed by
Dawn Stanley

My girlfriends and I absolutely loved the tour! It was so fun and the bars (speakeasy) we visited were awesome! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for something laid back and fun. Our guide was awesome and so friendly. I would definitely do the tour again with others when I'm in the City again. We were so thankful to have found this tour and company online! ❤️

Best way to spend a night in NYC
17 February 2023
Reviewed by
Yoko Suzuki

We hopped into three bars - the oldest speakeasy in the city, a modern speakeasy with seasonal decoration and a rooftop speakeasy. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Enjoyed the experience very much with a great group of people.

Amazing tour!
15 February 2023
Reviewed by
Tiffany Chang

Had lots of fun at this tour! I live in nyc, but it’s definitely great to learn more about the City’s history (while getting drunk!) highly recommend.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Just some ID, comfortable shoes, and money for drinks. Many of the stops have dress requirements, so please wear something 'upscale casual'.

What ID should I bring?

You'll need official photo ID such as a driver's license or passport. Passport is recommended for non-US citizens.

How old do I have to be for this tour?

You must be at least 21 years old to join this tour.

What to bring?

Just some ID, comfortable shoes, and money for drinks. Many of the stops have dress requirements, so please wear something 'upscale casual'.

Are drinks included?

Drinks aren't included in the price of the tour, but you'll have time to enjoy a delicious cocktail at each stop. Your guide can give you some excellent recommendations too.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in New York.

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