Little Italy Prohibition Pub Crawl
Come relive the past in Little Italy on this three hour exciting Gangster Prohibition Pub Crawl Tour. In 1920, the United States created the 18th amendment to the Constitution which banned liquor production, public consumption and the selling of anything alcoholic. This catapulted the criminal world and helped the gangsters monopolize and grow their illegal business of alcohol. It made some of the most vicious gangsters gain fortune and fame. Illegal bars known as speakeasies opened by the tens of thousands all over the country and served bootleg liquor to the thirsty public. When something is illegal it creates an underworld that will stop at nothing. As Al Capone said "All I do is supply a public demand."
On this tour you will walk in the footsteps of the gangsters and visit some of the watering holes that served illegal liquor during Prohibition. There you can sip a craft cocktail served by some of the top bartenders in New York.
While sipping on your now "legal" alcoholic beverage you will hear stories of the Mafia and how it infiltrated into society. We will stop at three to four pubs which were “speakeasies”. By the end of the tour you will be a "wiseguy" about Prohibition and the mob.