Experience the last Italian strangle-hold of Brooklyn...where little old Italian ladies sit outside their houses after dinner. Your guide, Big Rick has lived in the area for 50 yrs and his family is on the same block for 120 yrs!
- Explore an area that dates back to Prohibition
- Visit Al Capone's childhood home
- See the Glory Social Club...one of the few still existing and active social clubs, Big Rick is a member.
- Stop in for a drink at the Canal Bar...once a candy store called Benny's, this was the drop spot for all the number runners in the neighborhood and where Benny himself sat and collected numbers.
- See the site of Otto's Club where bodies were found in the basement in 1974.
- See Monte's Venetian Room...Brooklyn's oldest Italian restaurant, once a speak easy during Prohibition, and where Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack hung out after performing in Manhattan.
- Walk across the Carroll Street Bridge...the oldest retractable bridge in America, and 1 of only 4 remaining in the U.S.
- Cross the Gowanus Canal which used to be a dumping ground for bodies
- Stop for a drink at Brooklyn Social...once an active social club, its interior was kept intact and it's now one of downtown Brooklyn's coolest bars!
- Hear what it was like growing up in a tough neighborhood
- Visit the oldest bar in Brooklyn, which opened in 1874. Where Al Capone used the basement to still beer.
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South Brooklyn Bar Crawl Tour
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