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Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl provided by Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl

Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl

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Overview
Discover the artistic side of Greenwich Village that made it so famous on this literary pub crawl. Follow your guide through ‘The Village’ and learn where the famous writers, poets, and playwrights lived and hung out. Learn the history of the neighborhood and stop along they way to delve deeper into the lives of some of the city’s most famous minds.
Highlights
  • Explore Greenwich Village from the mind of a writer on this pub crawl
  • Learn about the famous writers, poets, and playwrights who lived here
  • Uncover the rich history of this artistic neighborhood with your guide
  • Get into a literary mindset with a few cold brews throughout the tour (own expense)
What to Expect
Begin your walking tour of the famous Greenwich Village with your literary tour guide. Step inside a number of local bars that are old haunts of famous writers, poets, and playwrights. Sip a beer (own expense) while listening to informative commentary from your guide about the stories and legends that surround each place. This area was home to a number of movements, civil and women’s rights activists, jazz and blues music, and a number of art scenes over the last 100 years. Visit establishments where literary giants lived, wrote, and partied and made ‘The Village’ the eclectic neighborhood that it is today.
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Important Information
Departure Point
567 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
New York, NY 10014, USA
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Greenwich Village
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Many pubs are cash only.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lpoko258 wrote a review Feb 2020
Long Island, NY130 contributions35 helpful votes
This was a fun tour walking around the village and hearing stories of authors known, and unknown. The guides were a comic duo who played off of each other well. Their stories were full of information, and I learned a lot about a part of the city with which I thought I was
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Eric C, Owner at Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl
Responded 8 Feb 2020
Thanks for the great feedback. We appreciate your coming along. Hit us up next time you are around and we’ll get you discounts on one of our other tours. Thanks and keep reading!
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DCDrayer wrote a review Dec 2019
Erie, Pennsylvania3 contributions1 helpful vote
I loved the relaxed, easy atmosphere of the tour; the stories and poems and history unfolded naturally. Jillian was a lot of fun and did a fantastic job of showing us a good time and helping us all become fast friends.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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NinaNYC wrote a review Nov 2019
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Great time! Our tour guide Kurt was very knowledgeable, friendly and lots of fun! Eric was also super responsive even when I texted on a weekend to double check timing. Would highly recommend this to anyone even remotely interested in literature or the fun history of
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Date of experience: October 2019
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WendyTomes wrote a review Oct 2019
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom178 contributions218 helpful votes
We were told to be there by 2pm arrived to be greeted with we are a very large group today and won’t leave until 2.20 We left at 3pm Info was interesting but far too slow . At 4pm we were in second pub and all crammed in - too many of us to sit together Guides were
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Eric C, Owner at Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl
Responded 13 Oct 2019
We appreciate the feedback, thanks for sharing, and are sorry to hear it was disappointing. It appears that probably this product was not the right fit for the patrons. Based on the review, they would probably have preferred on of our shorter walking tours, rather than our literary pub crawl. Our selling point, and what makes us unique, is while you relax over a drink at each pub, we share stories, legends and performances. This has been our model for the 21 years we've done this. People gather at 2pm, buy drinks, we allow a little time for train delays (New Yorkers are used to frequent subway delays) and then we begin. We were fairly close to being on schedule for our 3 hour/3 pub tour and ended on time at our last stop. We did have a larger than usual group, and sadly this is rare. It's also very rare for our second pub to be as busy as it was. Regrettably the bars have high overhead in rents and can't turn business away just for us. Bad timing that both our tour and the second bar were so popular that day. I do think one of our walking tours/non pub crawls would have been more in line with what the reviewer would have preferred. Wendy, we'd be happy to refund your tickets, or offer you comps onto one of our non pub crawl tours. This should have been suggested to you onsite and I apologize this did not happen. Email me with your confirmation email and I'll set it up. Thanks!
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Rea wrote a review Jul 2019
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We loved the tour, learned a lot and heard many stories of writers and other cultural persons. Our tour was quite small with just six people. Great pubs and beer, and especially awesome guide! Highly recommended to dive into Greenwich Village!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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douggreenwood
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An excellent afternoon.
My wife and I had a great experience on the Times Square pub crawl. Our guide, Anna, was knowledgeable and friendl
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Anna d
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Fun and interesting tour!
We really enjoyed this tour, which had a lot of fun anecdotes. Due to the enthousiasm of the tour guide, we could s
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Pioneer19974105886
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Learning can be fun!
One of the best ways to spend a Saturday. I loved our tour guides. They were knowledgeable and played off each othe
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Odyssey61742813230
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A Total Blast!!!
The Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl is the perfect combination of educational and fun! Each of the stops along
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MA250
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Not much to learn
Our guides were very personable and pleasant. Unfortunately the material lacked substance and interest. So much m
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fsstang
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Literary Pub Crawl (Greenwich Village)
This is our second time as a group on this pub crawl, and both times were excellent! Very knowledgeable tour guide
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miamidudeinswitz
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Nice Way to Learn about GW
My daughter had just moved to Greenwich Village, and I wanted her to learn the literary background of her new home.
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plpalisades
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You must go on this tour!
This tour will take you to parts of Greenwich Village you would not find on your own. Learn the history and see th
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Alysse W
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Good time but bour guides needed to be more in sync
This was my second trip to the Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl, and I plan to go again next time I have family
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douggreenwood
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Thoroughly enjoyable
Had an excellent time. The tour guide was knowledgeable, funny and polite with us. We've done this before and we'
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Justin P
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Great tour!
Had a wonderful time. Great way to see the city, have a beer or three and learn about some famous authors' watering
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Robert B
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NYC Literary Pub Crawl
I had a blast! Very knowledgeable tour guides and great locations! I would recommend it to anyone (old enough to
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Lyndsay N
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Not the Times Square tour you think you know
This was a fun alternative to a lot of the tourist-centric offerings of Times Square. We ventured in and out of sid
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will712
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Terrible Anniversary Experience
Booked the trip for our anniversary and traveled into NYC just for this tour. The tour guide never showed up and th
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Jtme
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Definetly Pub and Literary history
This was an enjoyable way to see the west village. The tour guides were well versed with the literary history and a
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  • Duration: 3h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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