- 3 hours
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.
Kendra Dawsey brings her years of experience in both teaching and performance to help create an immersive and engaging tour for you! Kendra received a B.A. in Ethnicity, Race and Migration at Yale in 2014 and then spent the next few years teaching gardening, nutrition, and culinary history to grades K-12. Also, Kendra leads tours in some of New York's most beloved sites like Radio City Music Hall and Central Park. Kendra's academic background and diverse experiences give her the ability to contextualize the history and diversity of New York in a way that is accessible to visitors. Kendra has family roots in New York City and was born just an hour away, allowing for frequently trips to see family and friends. These visits helped her to develop a map and history of the city that never sleeps at a young age. Kendra's love of New York shines through all of her anecdotes and tales about the city. She also is a professional performer and will ensure that you are both educated and entertained.
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