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Urban Oyster Tours

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Address: 154 Grand St, New York City, NY 10013-3141
Phone Number: 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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Tenements, Tales & Tastes Tour Description

If you love food, if you are curious about history, if you enjoy a good story- just go to that tour. Brian, our guide, was so nice, had a lot of knowledge and passion, and really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love food, if you are curious about history, if you enjoy a good story- just go to that tour. Brian, our guide, was so nice, had a lot of knowledge and passion, and really knew how to tell the stories right. we have really learned a lot and enjoyed a very nice 3 hours that just passed to... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was fun and interesting, full of info about the history of Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill, as well as the stories off the particular places we visited. The food was all good, but this is not a tour for foodies, much more a taste of the neighborhood, places locals would frequent but not destination eateries. If you want... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour, great historical knowledge of the area, interesting stories, great food and a wonderful friendly funny guide. One of our favourite parts of our trip to NYC

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Key West, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joe, our guide, was great. We walked around the historic area (3 neighborhoods) in South Brooklyn and all the while sampling delights from eating establishments that are trying to encompass the local food philosophy. Some of the places, like Damascus deli, D'Amico coffee shop have been around for decades and some are newer but have been lovingly restored and turned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure of taking the amazing walking brewed in Brooklyn tour with Brian. It was incredible way to spend the day learning more about the roots of Williamsburg while also learning a ton about the beer culture and tasting some great pizza. We cannot say enough about Brian, incredibly knowledgeable as well as friendly! He... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Tour was great, Tour guide Joe was very knowledgeable and took his time to answer all our questions. Would definitely recommend this tour especially with Joe. Thanks for a great experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We loved our tour with the very knowledgeable Alison learning so much about the area (3 neighborhoods) and food! It's great to be on foot to see this bustling part of Brooklyn. We tasted some unique things. It was a fun way to spend a sunny day, and I highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Took the Craft Beer Crawl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Had a really great time. Fab range of craft beers and venues. Astrid Cook was a super host: knowledgeable; enthusiastic; and professional. She even flexed the final stop so we could take in a bean-to-bar, artisinal chocolate maker as well as the beer garden next door. Excellent afternoon in a cool neighbourhood.... More 

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Hauppauge, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We had a wonderful time in Brooklyn walking, eating and talking. Our guide Josh was knowledgable and went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and well taken care of. I loved walking through the different neighborhoods and experiencing the different flavors and cultures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

My wife, two adult daughters, and I took the Brooklyn Brownstone Eats tour. It was an enjoyable experience. Urban Oyster booked the tour for us on Labor Day (which was super considerate) and our guide, Brian, was knowledgable, experienced, and a good conversationalist. All of the tour stops were fun, interesting places, with delicious food samples and drinks. Brian shared... More 

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