What You'll Get
This experiential small-group tour weaves through Bushwick's past and present, as you gain an understanding about the neighborhood's wealthy foundation as a US beer hub pre-Prohibition and how the area has changed over time. Dive into historic architecture, photographing 19th century breweries before heading into a local coffee shop for a "make your own cappuccino" lesson.
From there, walk up one of Bushwick's main thoroughfares, Myrtle Avenue, strolling under the elevated train and immersing yourself in urban creativity mixed with Latin flare. Soon you'll arrive at the neighborhood's quirkiest building, a luxury apartment complex that's also a standing work of art crafted from recycled bicycles, car parts and steel. Snap a photo of the spray painted 3-D metal signs spray and the odd colorful ladders dangling from the building's facade and continue walking, seeing how street art goes beyond murals to also include teddy bears strung up from trees and beer signs with Barbies planted in the ground.
You'll soon enter NYC's largest outdoor art gallery, The Bushwick Collective, with 15+ blocks of amazing murals. This is hot spot for comment-worthy Instagram photos. We'll talk about how this colorful attraction came to be and the reaction of different community groups to its existence.
Hungry? It's now time for some delicious education through beer and meat pairing. Sip some New York beer, learn the science behind matching it with food, pick the local purveyor's brain and browse the many tasty Brooklyn-sourced products. Recommendation: If you want to buy a souvenir from your day, pick up a block of one of their homestead cheeses or opt for their cheese-making kit to craft your own at home!
Wander through more street art -- Bushwick has way more painted walls than bare ones -- before entering a raw chocolate factory to sample some terrior-focused treats laced with sea salt, ginger, coconut and other delicious natural ingredients. Learn the local chocolatier's story, taking his product from something he made in his small Brooklyn loft to delivering it by bike to local businesses to finally having his own warehouse-turned-factory space. You'll even be able to see the chocolate being made in the small open factory.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children under 15 should be accompanied by an adult
- This tour is not suitable for infants and small children
- This tour can be made wheelchair-accessible as a private tour
- Minimum drinking age is 21
- Tastings: beer and meat pairing (or cheese and meat for non-drinkers and those younger than 21); cappuccino; raw chocolate
- Knowledgeable guide
- High resolution images of the day sent via downloadable file after the tour
- Rum tasting/distillery tour (Saturdays only)
- MetroCard swipe (you'll need at least $2.75 on your card)
- Gratuities (optional, but appreciated)
Central location in Brooklyn (specific address provided on voucher)
3 hours 30 minutes
Near the Montrose L subway and Morgan L subway stop
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