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Take the plunge into New York’s booming cocktail culture on the Urban Oyster New York Craft Cocktail Tour with tickets from The tour bounces between happy hours all over the city to bring you to some of the best cocktail bars Manhattan has to offer. Sample classic concoctions and brand new drinks prepared by master mixologists. You’ll be regaled with tales of prohibition secrets, speakeasies, and gangsters, and learn how all these things shaped the history of New York. Plus, learn how to make specialty cocktails yourself, and get introduced to your new favorite drink.

The Urban Oyster New York Craft Cocktail Tour is a two and a half hour journey through Manhattan’s East Village, visiting many bars and sampling more cocktails, all while hearing a vast repertoire of tales, history, and anecdotes from an expert guide. You’ll find the best tucked-away places in the village. Plus, take a bit of the tour home with you with a shopping trip to Astor Wines, where you can find spirits from local micro-distilleries. It’s a great way to start an epic night out in the city that never sleeps.

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A jaunt through the heart of New York City’s booming cocktail scene where you visit some of the best bars in the East Village

Learn the history of New York through its bars and booze! Find out how prohibition and the 18th Amendment shaped Manhattan, both culturally and architecturally, see how the gangsters operated and visit the speakeasies they lurked in. Discover what micro-distilleries are making and why they’re becoming the talk of the town. Then you’ll see how this history is kept alive today, learning how bartenders are both using classic ingredients in new ways, and new ingredients in classic ways. Tourists will have a great time in the hidden drinking spots of the East Village. And locals will finally find those spots you always heard existed, but never knew for sure.

There’s really something for everyone, no matter your experience with the City, and it’s one of the very best ways to end a day. Or even start a night.

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Daily at 6 p.m.  


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