"[Our family] was happy to join the Neviuses on a virtual tour of New York City, focusing on its drinking culture from Dutch beer to contemporary cocktails....The family's been meeting weekly since the beginning of the virus lock down, and a tour-by-Zoom with James and Michelle was just the ticket; lots of enthusiasm for a repeat occasion. We look forward to the time we can resume these on foot, but in the meantime, it was a pleasure to enjoy the tour on screen."
Pouring out illegal beer during Prohibition
From the first distillery in the New World to the invention of some of the world's most beloved cocktails, New York's history has been intertwined with drinking.
As we present a lively history of the city as told through it's boozy habits, we'll virtually visit pubs, grand hotels, Tiki lounges, and everything in between where NYC drinking history has been made. In advance of the tour, we'll send you a cocktail list with recipes for a dozen libations* that span everything from the Dutch Colonial era through the 1960s. Everyone can choose their favorites and drink along at home!**
Family or class reunion? Virtual company holiday gathering? Just an excuse to spice up your regular Zoom get-together? Contact us to book this unique tour!
Virtually visit McSorley's Old Ale House * The Ear Inn * St Regis Hotel * the Hawaiian Room at the Hotel Lexington * Fraunces Tavern * the birthplace of American gin * Chumley's speakeasy * and many more...
* we'll give you substitutions for making non-alcoholic versions when possible
** please do not consume all dozen drinks during the duration of the tour; your liver thanks you 😀
Tour pricing is based on the size of your group, the length of the presentation, and (to some extent) the technical demands of the presentation. Small group presentations begin at $150; please contact us with information about your needs and we'll quote you a price.
Stops included in each virtual tour are subject to change.
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