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West Village Pub Crawl, New York

  • When does it run?
    Saturday
  • Start time
    7:30pm
  • Duration
    3 hours 30 minutes
Inclusions
  • English-speaking guide
  • 3 free drinks - choice of beer or wine
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Drink from the well that inspired so many great artists!
  • See where Jimi Hendrix played his first live show
  • Find out where and why the Stonewall Riot took place
  • Enjoy three complementary drinks as part of the tour

Overview

Follow the trail of the Beat generation and 1960s folk-rock history as you bar hop along some of the city’s most famous watering holes in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Enjoy the bohemian atmosphere of this vibrant part of town, and visit the bars which inspired generations of artists, writers, musicians and politicians to challenge comfortable conservative conventions.

About the Supplier

Uncle Sam's New York is one of the most popular travel and entertainment services providers in New York City and offer the best that the city has to offer. The tours are led by experienced New Yorkers who believe in providing an authentic NY experience to tourists visiting the city.

Here's the plan...

With your guide, you will visit three different pubs during the evening and enjoy one complimentary drink at each. You can easily walk from one bar to the other and the distance covered on the tour is about 1.4 miles (2.3 km).

In the first half of the 20th century, cheap rents in Greenwich Village drew an eclectic mix of students, immigrants and struggling artists to the area. It's here you find the bars frequented by the Beat generation of the 1940s and 50s and immortalized by writer Jack Kerouac in his famous novel 'On the Road'.

You will follow the trail of the beat generation to visit the venues where Kerouac and friends such as Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady and William Burroughs read poetry, drank and talked all night. Have a drink in the bohemian ‘White Horse Tavern,’ and hear the tragic story of Dylan Thomas’ death.

Visit the eclectic Kettle of Fish, an authentic Greenwich Village neighborhood bar where the likes of Bob Dylan and the beat artists used to hang out.

You can also experience one of New York City’s classic dive bars with an original jukebox, and relive folk-rock history on world-famous Bleecker Street. Enjoy a drink in the ambient Café Wha where the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen began their musical careers.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Saturday

  • Duration

    3 hours 30 minutes

  • Start time

    7:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    Outside the White Horse Tavern, 567 Hudson Street at W. 11th Street.
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early.

  • Ending Point

    Kenny's Castaway, Bleecker Street

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • 3 free drinks - choice of beer or wine

Please note

Voucher Type: Mobile (if you'd rather print a copy - that's fine too!)

Age Restrictions: Those below the age of 21 have to sit this one out.

Always keep a photo ID handy for security checks.

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