Midtown Manhattan's Best Bars & Local Legends
Prohibition and the Cocktail Craft
Enjoy A Nightcap
Our tour begins near the intersection of 52nd St and 3rd Ave. It will conclude in the vicinity of Rockefeller Center.
Why isn't this tour available on weekends?
Because these famous bars become so crowded on Friday and Saturday evenings, we do not operate this tour at those times. Additionally, several of the bars we visit on this itinerary are closed on Sundays.
Does this tour involve any venues besides the bars?
Yes, while they will be viewed from their exteriors, your expert will share with you the ties between the New York cocktail narrative with the history connected to various landmarks throughout your tour, such as St. Patricks's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center.
What does the tasting fee include?
This can vary depending on your expert, typically you'll have some half-pours as well as a full cocktail to finish the tour. We recommend you have something to eat prior to your tour to ensure you can enjoy the tastings throughout the 3-hour cocktail tour experience.
A former Latin teacher, Diana traded in the classical world for classic cocktails after she earned a master’s degree from NYU in Food Studies. She is the co-founder of Night Owl Hospitality, a cocktail catering company on the Jersey Shore, where she also runs a whiskey club. Diana has returned to NYU to teach a graduate class on the history, culture, and politics of drinking. An avid traveler, Diana fulfilled her goal of visiting a total of 50 different countries by the time she turned 50.
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