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Group Red Hook Brooklyn: A Boozy Food & Chocolate Tour

History, culture, art, wine, craft distilleries, chocolate and magnificent views of Lady Liberty.

Tour Info

Location: Brooklyn

Duration: 3 Hours

Tour Includes: Food at Hometown BBQ, Steve’s Key Lime Pie, and Raaka chocolate tasting + Wine tasting & Distillery tasting. Price includes all food & alcohol per person!

Tour Availability: 6 days a week (Hometown BBQ is closed Mondays). We STRONGLY recommend to start at Noon to avoid a wait time at Hometown BBQ.

Red Hook is located on a peninsula in southwestern Brooklyn and is known for its diverse community, rich history, and unique geography. It’s one of the only places in Brooklyn with a clear view of the Statue of Liberty. In fact, Red Hook offers the only frontal views of the Statue of Liberty in NYC.

Red Hook was one of the first areas of Brooklyn to be settled. The Dutch established the village of Red Hook (Roode Hoek) in 1636. It was named Red Hook for the red clay soil as well as the hook shape of its geographical footprint. In the 1850s, Red Hook was one of the busiest ports in the country. Red Hook is home to the largest concentration of Civil War-era warehouses in the city.

Much of the reason Red Hook has been left unchanged is because of its relatively isolated location. Over the last two decades, new residents have been drawn to the neighborhood because of the old world charm and incredible water views.

The Official Guide to NYC says, “The occasional cobblestone street and an industrial vibe (a holdover from when it was one of the country’s busiest shipping centers). It’s the big city infused with a touch of New England, and its residents include artisans, musicians, gardeners and a host of other creative and entrepreneurial types.”

Tour includes: Hometown BBQ (NYC’s #1 food critic rated BBQ joint), Red Hook Winery, Steve’s Key Lime Pies, Raaka Chocolate, Van Brunt Stillhouse. Option to upgrade to enough food for lunch with a stop to Defonte’s Sandwich stop for their famous giant hero sandwiches!

Plus arrive or depart by ferry (the “IKEA” ferry) for even better views of Lady Liberty and Governor’s Island.

Loved our tour of Red Hook!

We loved our private food tour in Red Hook! Janet our tour guide was awesome, She made our tour fun and delicious. It was a pleasure to work with the Like a Local Team, they helped and suggested to make sure our tour was memorable to us. We all want to come back to Red Hook again.

– Andrea, Private Group 2023