Mad Men Cocktail Tour

Pierre Hotel or Grand Central Terminal

If watching ‘Mad Men’ makes you nostalgic for the sophisticated 1960s style of Madison Avenue, you’ll love this walking tour of Manhattan hot spots depicted on the show! Channel your inner Betty or Don Draper while your guide shares interesting clips... more

If watching ‘Mad Men’ makes you nostalgic for the sophisticated 1960s style of Madison Avenue, you’ll love this walking tour of Manhattan hot spots depicted on the show! Channel your inner Betty or Don Draper while your guide shares interesting clips from the AMC drama. Select a 2-hour afternoon tour or a 3-hour evening tour (with extra drinks), then meander no more than a mile past city skyscrapers. You'll sip cocktails from featured establishments as you learn about the history of NYC’s ad industry. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people. Do you ever yearn for the good old days at the office, sipping a Bloody Mary in the boardroom or taking your clients for cocktail-hour martinis at the swankiest spot in town? Now’s your chance to relive the chain-smoking, booze-soaked debauchery of Madison Avenue’s ad men and women. Travel back in time to the ‘60s as your knowledgeable guide accompanies your small group on a walking tour of Mad Men show locations in New York City. Choose from two options: a 2-hour afternoon tour that includes a ‘60s-style cocktail, or a 3-hour evening tour with three complimentary drinks at Mad Men establishments plus a... more

If watching ‘Mad Men’ makes you nostalgic for the sophisticated 1960s style of Madison Avenue, you’ll love this walking tour of Manhattan hot spots depicted on the show! Channel your inner Betty or Don Draper while your guide shares interesting clips from the AMC drama. Select a 2-hour afternoon tour or a 3-hour evening tour (with extra drinks), then meander no more than a mile past city skyscrapers. You'll sip cocktails from featured establishments as you learn about the history of NYC’s ad industry. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.

Do you ever yearn for the good old days at the office, sipping a Bloody Mary in the boardroom or taking your clients for cocktail-hour martinis at the swankiest spot in town? Now’s your chance to relive the chain-smoking, booze-soaked debauchery of Madison Avenue’s ad men and women. Travel back in time to the ‘60s as your knowledgeable guide accompanies your small group on a walking tour of Mad Men show locations in New York City.

Choose from two options: a 2-hour afternoon tour that includes a ‘60s-style cocktail, or a 3-hour evening tour with three complimentary drinks at Mad Men establishments plus a package of vintage-style pictures of you and your date.


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Upper East Side Description

Mad Men Cocktail Tour is located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. How best to describe one of the most famous neighborhoods in the United States? Aside from the extreme concentration of the rich and the famous, their opulent dwellings, and the army of doormen, butlers and chauffeurs who serve them, the Upper East Side is also a showcase for some of America’s finest cultural establishments.

Walk along Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile which features a veritable plethora of artistic and cultural institutions. For some of the best contemporary art collections, visit the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and the recently renovated cylindrical wonder that is the Guggenheim. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim has always prided itself on being home to innovative and at times controversial works of art since its inception in 1959. There’s also the Jewish Museum, one of the world's largest and most important institutions devoted to exploring the remarkable scope and diversity of Jewish culture.

Of course, no visit to Museum Mile would be complete without to the city’s crown jewel, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Many special exhibits complement the permanent displays at the Met, yet the collection is so vast that the huge storage areas under Central Park are bursting with pictures, sculptures and other objects d’art. From rare, ancient Egyptian relics to medieval coats of armor to a costume gallery that spans seven centuries it’s almost impossible to see everything in one visit, so multiple trips may be necessary. In addition, visit the nearby Whitney Museum of American Art and see thousands of works of art including collections by seminal artists such as Edward Hopper, Alexander Calder and Reginald Marsh. The Asia Society Museum, and Frick Collection are also nearby.

The official residence of New York City’s mayor, Gracie Mansion, is at the northern end of Carl Schurz Park on 89th Street. The main floor of the mansion is open to the public and is a showcase for art and antiques created by New York designers, cabinetmakers, painters and sculptors. Tours must be reserved in advance however.

From glamorous Fifth and Park Avenues to the fashionable townhouses in the East Sixties, Seventies and Eighties, there are too many noteworthy addresses to list, but a veritable Who’s Who of American society can be found here and if you’re lucky, you might even get a glimpse of it. For your best bet, try dinner at Elaine’s. While the food is essentially secondary to the patronage, it remains a great spot for celeb-spotting. Named after its famed, cantankerous owner who can still be spotted their nearly every night attending to customers, the casual bistro is a frequented by a high celebrity clientele and counts Woody Allen, Michael Caine and Jackie Onassis among its devotees. Good luck getting a reservation. If it's fresh seafood you're craving try Atlantic Grill. Sample the daily selection of oysters and clams on the half shell from the raw bar. Or try their unique take on sushi and sashimi. Restaurant Daniel is another great dining option renowned for its award-winning French cuisine and elegant atmosphere.

The Upper East Side is also home to some of the most luxurious hotels in New York. There's the classic Carlyle, which has been called home by leaders in world affairs, business, society, entertainment and the arts since its debut in 1930. The Carlyle remains a landmark of elegance and refined taste. Other prestigious hotels in the area include The Mark, which has been cited as one of the top 100 U.S. and Canada hotels in a Travel + Leisure's readers' poll and the sophisticated Lowell. A bit further south at the southeastern corner of Central Park, of course there's the most legendary hotel of them all, The Plaza, which set the standard for luxury when it opened over a century ago. The tradition continues following a recently completed $400 million, two-year renovation. The passion and uncompromising service, which made the hotel a legend, has returned with a new and contemporary spirit.

Info

Pierre Hotel or Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY

Editorial Rating

Tour Admission Cost

From $150 per person

Tour Duration And Additional Info

2-3 hours
Inclusions
* Walking tour
* Professional guide
* One cocktail (afternoon tour) or three cocktails (evening tour)
* Vintage-style photographs of your party (evening tour only)

Exclusions
* Hotel pick and drop-off
* Additional food and drinks
* Gratuities (optional)

Additional Information
* Confirmation will be received at time of booking
* Wheelchair accessible
* Comfortable shoes are recommended
* Tours run rain or shine
* Please advise any specific dietary restrictions at time of booking
* Must be 21 years or older with valid photo ID to consume alcoholic beverages. Non-alcoholic beverages may be substituted
1960s dress is encouraged but not required

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