The West Village Prohibition Pub Crawl

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  • 2.5 hr

It should come as no surprise that New York City was a rather rebellious place when it came to respecting the laws of the Eighteenth Amendment. We will explore this Greenwich Village neighborhood that certainly was also at the vanguard of so many radical changes in American society in the Roaring Twenties. We’ll learn about some of the stars who frequented the speakeasies. The actors, writers, poets and the playwrights of the era and other bohemians. And we’ll also learn about some of the club owners and entertainers who earned in some cases millions of dollars and how they kept the alcohol flowing and the parties rolling right under the authorities noses. We’ll visit some unusual not so unusual haunts on this tour including a place more associated with literary greatness where the Village Voice newspaper was founded and perhaps the most famous speakeasy of them all that once had two entrances—one for patrons and one for the police.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: White Horse Tavern

Visit the spot where the famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas drank himself to death. Learn about the history of this 19th century tavern and the famous people who drank there.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: West Village

Walk through one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in all of Manhattan. Enjoy the gorgeous tree-lined streets nestled amongst the handsome 19th century brownstones and winding streets.

Stop At: The Stonewall Inn

Pass through the location where the modern gay rights movement began and the National Park in honor of it.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Gay Street

This is a charming little street with some beautiful townhouses. We will stop at the most famous one.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Jefferson Market Library

Named one of America's prettiest buildings of the nineteenth century, this architectural gem is a sight to behold and is an ideal photo op.
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