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Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl

New York City, NY, USA
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About Greenwich Village Literary Pub Crawl
Local actors take you on a fascinating tour of Greenwich Village bars rich with literary history. While you relax over a drink, they'll weave tales of the pubs, the neighborhood, and the writers who helped shape it. With in depth and ongoing research we've dispelled much of the misinformation shared by other tours. We're the oldest and most accurate in Greenwich. And the most fun. And the cutest. Passionate recitations, charmingly dashing guides, and a buttload* of wit - (*is an actual form of measurement for alcohol. 1 butt load = 126 gallons or 2 hogshead)
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Lpoko258 wrote a review Feb 2020
Long Island, NY130 contributions36 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 really familiar. The stops along the way were iconic. We had enough time to get a drink and hear some tales. Definitely a fun afternoon out!
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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 Feb 9, 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 Greenwich Village.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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WendyTomes wrote a review Oct 2019
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom181 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 interesting but need a smaller group and less hanging around
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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 Oct 14, 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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