Explore the best that Brooklyn has to offer while tasting, learning some fun history and getting an inside look at these artisanal crafts.
With excellent food, sight-seeing, history and story telling throughout.
See two great Brooklyn neighborhoods while experiencing it “like a local” with food and beer stops to refuel us on our walk!
Duration: 3 Hours
Tour Includes: 2 brewery visits, BBQ, snacks & dessert, experienced tour guide.
Tour Availability: Very flexible- Contact us to schedule!
Stroll through Park Slope, the city’s most livable neighborhood, according to New York magazine, as well as Gowanus, an unconventional neighborhood where old meets new, heavy industry meets artistic creativity and decay meets surprising beauty.
This tour features sightseeing, history, storytelling, popular local spots as well as food and beverages!
FAMOUS PARK SLOPE RESIDENTS: Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Patrick Stewart, Peter Sarsgaard & Maggie Gyllenhall, NY Senator Chuck Schumer and NYC Mayor Bill DiBlasio.
TOTAL WALK: 2.5 miles over 3 hours.
BEFORE THE TOUR: Brooklyn Botanic or walk through Prospect ParkAlso, Brooklyn Museum nearby and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).
Suggested starting location: Brooklyn Public Library/Grand Army Plaza
- Great tour before seeing a show or sporting event at Barclays Center!
- Two popular and unique breweries with food
- Morgan’s BBQ and Ample Hills Creamery
- Experience Park Slope and the Gowanus Canal and hear great stories along the way
- If open, Royal Palms Shuffleboard and Kick Axe (axe throwing!)
- Incredible stories and cultural anecdotes
“Gowanus cuts its own distinctive path, much like the mile-plus-long canal of the same name that helps define the neighborhood. Industrial in look, it manages to feel small scale: filled with intimate rock clubs, upstart breweries, hip restaurants and, of course, a shuffleboard hangout. Art studios, galleries and green businesses dot the streets, while a walk near the banks of the Gowanus itself has an undeniable rough-hewn charm.” — nycgo.com
Did you know? The Gowanus Canal was also an alleged Mafia dumping ground.
“If Williamsburg is the face of the “new” hipster Brooklyn, Park Slope is the leading light of the borough’s classic incarnation—the brownstone-populated, tree-lined version. The neighborhood’s residents give it a literary, socially conscious feel. They shop at their own food co-op. They patronize independent book and record shops and sip coffee at local java joints. And the constant stream of strollers on the sidewalks makes it clear that this is a place where many choose to raise families. It’s those features that keep landing Park Slope on lists of the “best” neighborhoods in New York City, even the nation.” —Jonathan Zeller
Prospect Park is the green space that is the park in Park Slope. Prospect Park was designed by the same Olmsted and Vaux team behind Manhattan’s Central Park.