Literary Pub Crawl in NYC

- Melanie Zieba,

Beer drinking book lovers have something new to look forward to the next time they are in New York City.

Come rain or shine, every Saturday at 2 p.m. let the local actors of Bakerloo Theater Project take you on an amazing walking tour of several Greenwich Village bars that are rich with literary history. Inside each bar, you’ll have time for a drink and relax while your hosts weave fantastic tales of the history of the establishment and of some of the greatest authors who have written there. Cool!

Tickets are $20 and $15 for students and seniors. For more information and to make a reservation call (212) 613-5796

The tour starts at the White Horse Tavern, 567 Hudson St., at 11 th St. When you visit this tavern, be sure to have a thick skin. Someone once wrote on the bathroom wall “Go home, Jack!” in an attempt to convince the great Jack Kerouac to leave. The White Horse Tavern is also the place where poet Dylan Thomas used to hang out. Thomas died in 1953 after a rumored 18 whiskeys there.

Another pub to check out in NYC is KGB Bar at 85 E. 4th St. At this bar, plastered with Soviet propaganda, almost every night of the week you can enjoy music, strong drinks and readings by great authors such as Paul Steven Stone and Glen David Gold. Go on Monday’s for poetry, Tuesdays for non-fiction and Sundays for fiction readings.

And of course, a great trip to New York City wouldn’t be complete without a comfy bed to end your day with. Here are some perfect NYC hotels for the bookish beer drinkers:

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