- Enjoy craft cocktails at some of NYC’s finest bars
- Learn the best places to drink in the Big Apple
Happy Hour gets an extension with this thirst-quenching New York gift experience, taking you around some of the best drinking holes in the city. First, learn the background to New York’s cocktail culture with a walking tour from Tompkins Square Park, moving into the East Village, once a poor immigrant neighbourhood but now one of the city’s hippest locales. Discover the stories of the Prohibition era, gangsters, liquor runners and speakeasies, and stop at a drinking fountain dedicated by a temperance advocate. And of course, find out how Prohibition eventually came undone - good news for cocktail-lovers!
In between drinks, you’ll see the locations of former famous speakeasies, visit Astor Wines, New York’s premier wine and spirits emporium where your expert guide will help you pick out the perfect boozy souvenir. The shelves here are lined with efforts from local distilleries producing whiskeys, rums, gins and vodkas - for the cocktail enthusiast, new or pro, this is a goldmine. Think of this fun and informative tour as the ideal warm-up for a night on the town. By the time it comes to an end you’ll have made new friends, had plenty of delicious libations, and know exactly where to head next to continue the entertainment.