Legendary Music Venues and History in Downtown New York City

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Noah
Quality Verified Registered on January 15, 2024

Born and raised New Yorker, Guitarist, Outgoing, Love People of all walks of life, Happy to share my knowledge of the music scene in the city.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Explore Downtown Manhattan's Legendary Music Venues and Scene in less than 2 hours:
Are you curious about the history of music in New York City? Join our special tour designed just for you! We'll show you the important music venues and some hidden gems that make New York City one of the most legendary cities in the world!

What you can expect:
I'm your guide, and I know New York City well. I was born and raised on the Upper West Side, have lived in New York City my whole life, and have played guitar in several notable music venues below.

Places We'll Visit:

  1. Meeting Point: Cellar Dog (75 Christopher Street
    New York, NY 10014) We'll start our adventure here, at this iconic West Village speakeasy including a live jazz band, ping pong, billiards, Shufflepuck, foosball, board games and a bar!
  2. Smalls Jazz Club Next, we'll head to Smalls hosting daily jam sessions with some of the best musicians in the city!
  3. Monster this West Village fixture features a live piano bar and other super talented acts.
  4. Red Lion Next, we'll head to the village where we'll see more live music at The Red Lion!
  5. The Bitter End (Lady Gaga, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder)
  6. Rockwood (Sara Bareilles, Lady Gaga and Elle King)
  7. Arlene's Grocery (Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, The Bravery, Deitre, Tempt, The Stollers and more!)
  8. Piano's (attracts local and national alternative rock groups as well as DJs, including food and full bar!)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    75 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014...
    75 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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    1. Meet at Cellar Dog, (75 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014) 2. I will be holding a Yellow Umbrella!

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    Cellar Dog
  • 2
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    Smalls Jazz Club
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    The Monster
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    Blue Note Jazz Club
  • 5
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    The Red Lion
  • 6
    Outside visit
    The Bitter End
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    Outside visit
    Rockwood Music Hall
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Arlene's Grocery
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    Outside visit

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Nunzia 08 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
Noah is very knowledgeable and loves what it does. He took me to many wonderful bars and clubs and had great fun. He was very accommodating as the starting time of the tour was 5pm but this changed to 7pm as there was a delay with my flight. Thank you Noah for such a memorable evening.
Mike 01 Apr 2024
New York

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
I've done these free tours all over Europe and always been thrilled, so I thought I'd try one in my own hometown, well I still haven't done one. Waited at the meeting point, no guide. Then when I'd already given up hope and was on the train home he called and asked me to come back. I didn't. If he'd called or texted me that he was going to be late ahead of time, I would have waited, but he didn't. Awful customer service.
Mo Nuwwarah 29 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Noah is a great guide with plenty of local tips. Unfortunately it was a pretty rainy night so the experience could have been better, but wasn't any fault of the tour. We came back to a couple of the spots he pointed out, and you get a nice look at several walkable neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan. Noah is also more than happy to communicate with you outside of the tour if you need further tips.
Julia 14 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Die Tour war absolut super ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Selen 12 Mar 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
I throughly enjoyed the tour! Noah was incredibly engaging and made the experience truly memorable. Highly recommended!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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