The East Village of New York was once an immigrant neighborhood, but today is one of the prime nightlife districts of the city, with great restaurants, bars, and theatres — and you're going to discover the best local haunts and hidden corners. You'll visit three of New York's best cocktail bars, where we'll sample drinks, meet the people behind the bars and learn how their craft cocktails are made.
Along the way, you’ll hear stories of how the modern cocktail came to be, how prohibition in America affected the bar scene, and how cocktails are enjoying a resurgence as a result of the craft distilling and cocktail movement. You'll visit a whole host of locations including former speakeasies, micro-distilleries and New York's premier wine and spirits store where your guide can help you pick out the perfect boozy souvenir.
In between stops, you’ll learn all about the East Village, its history and current events, including where to eat, drink and play.