Meet up with party-loving travelers and take a 3-hour night walk on the wild side to Manhattan’s infamous Hell’s Kitchen. Discover where the city’s most famous stars and playwrights rubbed elbows with notorious gangsters and underworld figures.
What to Expect
Join a group of fellow travelers for an evening stroll around the infamous Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York on a 3-hour pub crawl to 3 different venues.
Before Prosecuting Attorney - and later Mayor Rudy Giuliani - took control of the city, a neighborhood existed where gang leaders, playwrights, bootleggers and other notorious characters rubbed shoulders. The crime-ridden cauldron was known as "Hell’s Kitchen."
Located just beyond the lights of Broadway and Times Square, today the area is a trendy upscale neighborhood for young professionals, although it still retains the working class character and traditions that make it one of New York City’s most colorful and happening neighborhoods.
Start at a Hell’s Kitchen bar where famous playwrights mixed with gangsters and police. Then, move to the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, where the NYPD once feared to tread. Drink at the old Westies Gang headquarters, scene of a string of murders, including the broad daylight slaying of the head of the Westies Gang.
Finally, end at a quintessential Hell’s Kitchen bar where the booths are still held together with duct tape. The beer is cheap and plentiful, and the bar tenders serve free hot dogs along with their Hell’s Kitchen attitude!
Know Before You Go
• 6 printed 5 x 7 photos of your choice from the tour taken by an Uncle Sam's New York photographer will be provided
• Please note that all participants must be 21 years of age or older and must present valid photo ID to the tour leader at the start of the tour