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Urban Oyster Tours

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Address: 154 Grand St, New York City, NY 10013-3141
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+1 347-618-8687
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Urban Oyster offers a wide variety of neighborhood and culinary themed...

Urban Oyster offers a wide variety of neighborhood and culinary themed tours that are enjoyed by native New Yorkers and tourists alike and that aim to promote a deeper sense of appreciation for local business, history, diversity, and sustainability in communities.

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Craft-Beer Crawl of Brooklyn
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Brewery and Beer-Tasting Tour in Brooklyn

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Tenements, Tales & Tastes/Midtown Sights & Bites

In the past three months my husband and I participated in each of the above walking tours, the first with Dave in early November and the second with Brian on 1/2/17. We thoroughly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the past three months my husband and I participated in each of the above walking tours, the first with Dave in early November and the second with Brian on 1/2/17. We thoroughly enjoyed each! They were so informative and fun, even though it rained on our Midtown walk on 1/2/17. We especially loved the small groups. Both Dave's and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Josh was the perfect host and guide for our Brewery Tour. He was very personable and had loads of information to share about the start of breweries in NY. We had a lot of fun on this unique tour and will definitely do it again!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great tour, we lucked out as there were only two of us on the tour, but having said that Josh our guide was as we say in English the bees knees. He's a great guide giving just enough info to not sound like a teacher and always talking at you, but any question you had he knew... More 

Thank Peter S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I did 2 different tours while on a weekend trip to NY. We did the Brooklyn Brownstone tour and the Manhattan cocktail tour. First I'll talk a little about the Brownstone tour. One of the common themes on both tours was the absolute fantastic tour guide we had - Brian Hoffman. I just can't say enough about... More 

Thank Jarrod F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our tour leader Brian was wonderful. He guided us thru Chinatown and the few remaining Jewish restaurants. His knowledge of the history of the immigration to this area was fascinating. He also took us to several Chinese shops and restaurants we would never have entered on our own. Have you ever eaten fresh Chinese jerkey - we had seconds. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

I took a NYC Cocktail Tour with a private group. Brian was our tour leader. Brian was super enthusiastic and a fun guide with great historical knowledge of the St. Marks area we were touring. He made all the stops feel special and took very good care of the whole group. I would definitely do this tour again and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

I took the NY Craft Cocktail Tour with Brian last year with a group of clients and had such a great time that I booked it again as a private event with a larger group of clients. We all had such a great experience, its the perfect mix of learning, drinking and exploring the city in new ways than our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Fun tour! We visited a number of bars, tried a handful of beers at each stop and learned interesting tidbits about craft beer and the brewing scene in Brooklyn. Our tour guide Alex was knowledgeable and engaging. He also gave us some really good recommendations on where to eat after. A definite must if you like craft beer and are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We took the Brooklyn eats tour and we loved it. History and food intertwined in a very engaging and tasteful way. Highly recommended!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We were so fortunate to have Josh as our tour guide for the Brownstone Neighborhood Eats Tour. He was interesting and funny and handled the various personalities of our tour group very well. We went to a variety (9?) of local eateries, some around for generations and some new establishments - all serving samples of excellent fare. I will definitely... More 

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