New York City Nightlife & bars

Our most recommended New York City Nightlife & bars

NYC: Speakeasy Drinks and Prohibition History Tour

1. NYC: Speakeasy Drinks and Prohibition History Tour

Take a tipsy journey through the spirit trails of New York's underground watering holes. Your journey will feel like a discovery of hidden escapes from the hustle and bustle of midtown's tourism hub. Walk with your guide as you retrace the immigrant progress toward the American Dream during Prohibition. You will be guided to the location of one of New York's original speakeasies and told the tale of the period’s most notorious gangsters and infamous bootleggers. At your second location, you'll explore the catalysts behind Prohibition and focus on the women of the Gilded Age, and the movement that gave rise to an oil king. To round off our journey together, visit one of New York's most iconic bars where you'll hear the tale of the sudden demise of Prohibition.

New York City: Speakeasy And Bar Night Tour

2. New York City: Speakeasy And Bar Night Tour

Drink and socialize while hopping between three of New York City's oldest Midtown bars and speakeasies. Throughout your tour, you will also learn about the city's rich immigrant history, as well as the Prohibition Era. Expertly hosted by local guides, this is an opportunity to meet people from all over the world while getting a taste of the New York City nightlife. The group will receive preferred customer treatment at each location, with expedited entry and accommodation. Between stops on this walking tour, you will see some of the city's most iconic sites, and the many hidden gems which are hiding in plain sight. Join the group for an authentic, local night out experience, while being steeped in the rich cultural legacy of the Big Apple.

New York City: Harlem Jazz Crawl Tour

3. New York City: Harlem Jazz Crawl Tour

Delve into the Harlem Jazz world on an unforgettable tour through one of New York's most fascinating neighborhoods. Go sightseeing in Harlem's historic jazz district, and learn the history of the area as you move from one club to the next. Meet in a conveniently located Harlem location near the subway line. Visit two neighborhood joints to indulge in great music so you can understand a variety of styles and atmospheres that exist in Harlem today. Want to have dinner or sample local cuisine? No problem, dinner or appetizers can be arranged at the first club you visit. Drinks are available for purchase at each venue. The best has been saved for last: if you're a musician or singer, you can actually perform at one of the clubs you visit! There's nothing more exciting for the group than to have a talented member of the audience get up on stage and jam with the band.

NYC: Brooklyn Nightlife Pub Crawl

4. NYC: Brooklyn Nightlife Pub Crawl

The Williamsburg nightlife crawl will take you through the coolest spots in the area, as you discover new places and take in the vibrant Brooklyn nightlife scene. With a local host leading the way, the tour showcases both casual bars and lively party venues.  You’ll meet your group at the first spot, an elegant bar known for its wine and craft cocktails. Then, move to a gastropub with an unbeatable selection of house-brewed and craft beer, before heading to a large bar with a dance floor, outdoor space, and a taco truck.  The tour ends at an underground dance club, known for its house music and international DJs. The entire route has been carefully crafted to showcase the best of the area, with multiple open-air venues to enjoy beautiful NYC.  This after-dark experience is perfect for solo travelers, couples, and groups of all sizes. Best of all, this activity includes deals on entry and drinks at each spot you visit.

Brooklyn: 3-Hour Private Pizza and Brewery Walking Tour

5. Brooklyn: 3-Hour Private Pizza and Brewery Walking Tour

Pizza and beer, what more could you want? You will join one of our local New York hosts to feast your way around Brooklyn, getting to grips with its traditional and new-age brew culture, and discovering some legendary pizzerias. A practical approach is key when learning new things, so you’ll be doing a lot of eating and drinking. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. You can try innovative craft brews from Williamsburg microbreweries or venture further into the historic neighborhood to discover how its brewing heritage began with German migrants in the 19th century. Sip American Pale Ales and Pilsners, as well as stop by an emerging brewhouse or two which are re-igniting the craft beer scene, as well as a warehouse that was used as a secret brewery during prohibition!  Do not worry, this tour does not forget about the pizza, and there really is nothing like a Brooklyn slice. You could choose to wait in line at one of the borough's most iconic pizzerias. Local hack: pick up a slice from another pizzeria to enjoy while you wait - genius) or choose a brewery where they make their own in-house.  This tour has all your pizza and beer wishes covered, all you need to do is show up. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you will be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do

Nightlife Experience: The Meatpacking District After Dark

6. Nightlife Experience: The Meatpacking District After Dark

Join a like-minded local and get ready to experience the city that never sleeps. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. The Meatpacking District is more than deserving of its reputation as one of the best places in the city to party and you will soon see why! Spend the evening exploring this trendy neighborhood, where old warehouses have been repurposed as hip nightclubs, stylish bars or underground clubs; your local will take you to places that match your style and preferences.  With the first drink included, enjoy a cocktail in a famous bar where the locals are dressed to impress or grab a table at a street side cafe and sip a glass of wine as you watch revelers heading out for the night.  Bar hop through the neighborhood, discover the most popular nightlife spots with your local and get a taste of the district’s party reputation - it doesn’t disappoint!  Get tips and tricks from your local about the best clubs and all late-night bars to continue your night, so you can keep partying like a local (until the sun comes up!).

NYC: Times Square/Hell's Kitchen Drinks and History Tour

7. NYC: Times Square/Hell's Kitchen Drinks and History Tour

The Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood has a history that is rich with gangsters, ghosts, streetwalkers, speakeasies, mysterious disappearances and gruesome murders. Step back in time and explore the history through its pubs, bars, speakeasies and taverns. The tour begins at an iconic bar just off Times Square for an introductory drink before proceeding on to the Streets to visit the historic firehouses, architecture and gangster hangouts just steps away from Broadway. Experience world-famous Restaurant Row and visit another of the old-style taverns before stopping by a traditional speakeasy dedicated to the man who coined the term "Hell's Kitchen" to aptly describe this incredible neighborhood. The tour will finish at a cozy pub for a final pre-dinner cocktail and socializing before dinner, the theater or night out in New York City.

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Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 99 reviews

This was a fantastic tour and one of the highlights from our whole trip. Gordon was knowledgeable, friendly and fun. We got to see two clubs on the trip, one was old school jazz and another was a newer club with a couple different groups playing. We got to experience Harlem in a way you could never do on your own. Do not hesitate to book this tour, its well worth an evening of your trip.

Tim provided us a great tour with history and stories- what a great way to cap off our girls trip to NYC. We loved the walk, the stories and the speak easies we got to experience. I will recommended this tour!

The tour was fantastic! It was a short walk between each bar, packed with historical anecdotes, beautiful environments, and pretty tasty drinks. Highly recommend.

I really had the best time at this tour! our guide ryan was awesome and also our group was fantastic! would definitively book it again! thanks!

We had a fabulous evening with Kate Fray. She was professional, informative, passionate and fun. Would totally recommend this activity.