Urban Oyster

Urban Oyster


A nice little love letter from #NYC guide Urban Oyster We didn't get to 111 years old without some devoted fans, whom we love.
Get in touch with the tasty culture of NYC on a New York food tour that is a pleasure for both the body and the mind! On this historical tour of New York, make your way in a loop around the NYC LES, visiting 100-year old bakeries, churches, markets, and historic sites. The tour kicks off at Fulton Stall Market! One day only -- December 8th -- alongside the Deck the Stalls Holiday Market in the Seaport.

Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/33WvpsU

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Thank you Josh and Urban Oyster...great day on Arthur Avenue today!! Delicious and informative, as usual!!👍🥖🧀🍪

Our small group, food and drink tours of NYC immerse our guests in NYC culture, history, cuisine and people. With food and beverage themed tours we focus on the small, local (and usually hole-in-the-wall) spots that you never would've noticed on your own.

Our local guides will introduce you to local shop owners, bakers, brewers, and more as we show you the places where we like to hang out. Big bus tours might cover a lot of ground, but you're missing so much in between! New York City is a walking city, the best way to experience it is wandering around it's many diverse neighborhoods, and with small groups, you'll feel more like you're hanging out w

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Don't miss out on a chance to win a bar tab from on the best local cocktail bars in the LES Subject NYC and a cookbook from boozy bakery Prohibition Bakery

*CONTEST* Win a $60 bar tab at Subject NYC + a cookbook from Prohibition Bakery To enter: follow @nycurbanadventures, @subjectles and @prohibitionbakery on Instagram and then tag a friend in the comments.
Winner will be announced 1/23 at 8 pm EST during our NYC Social Club Happy Hour, for details head to our link in bio and RSVP today. See you there!


Ask the Locals: Best Cocktail Bar in NYC

Our guides give you some great ideas for where to enjoy the city's great craft cocktail scene.. check out these bar recommendations in NYC
Little Branch the Press Lounge Clover Club Quarter Bar Dutch Kills Amor y Amargo

New York is lucky enough to have one of the best cocktail scenes in the world - from destination-worthy mixology dens to old iconic hotel speakeasies to loca...


NYC Holiday Sights & Markets

This is the last week to check out our seasonal Holiday Sights & Markets tour. Last day is December 23.

Use the code UANYC for 10% off and get all your holiday shopping done.

Check out the video for a sneak peek...

Come join us on the Holiday Sights & Markets tour for a spirited and cultural journey where you can shop from local merchants and soak up all the seasonal ch...

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NYC Holiday Sites and Market Tour

Our Holiday Markets tour is launching again for the season this week. Come have a blast, get your holiday shopping done, and share a cheers to the holiday season

urbanoyster.com Let us show you how New Yorkers do the holiday season! See NYC’s iconic holiday sites, then head downtown for local shops and drinks. You’ll have the opportunity to shop for holiday gifts and...

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#MustDo in NYC: Expand Your Mind and Stay Warm (Nov. 5-11)

Our blog has moved over to New York City Urban Adventures - check out the latest #MustDo Events this week

newyorkcityurbanadventures.com It’s getting chilly in NYC which means that most of us are hunkered indoors sipping our favorite hot beverages. Take advantage of the cold as a way to expand your mind by discovering indoor…


New York City Urban Adventures

From a lesson on spicy Chinese food to an architectural tour to a Happy Hour with us, these are the things you want to do this week in NYC
Loreley Beer Garden Brooklyn Brainery Green-Wood Cemetery Grimm Artisanal Ales


New York City Urban Adventures

One of our absolute favorite vendors in Chelsea Market is Seed + Mill who makes unique high quality sesame seed products like tahini, halvah, and soft serve

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New York City Craft Beer Harbor Sail

Our craft beer harbor sails are back!!! This time you can sail, sip, and catch the sunset as we will do it on select evenings throughout the summer...



New York City Urban Adventures

Get ready for some hot events this week from a Homebrew book release from Joshua M. Bernstein, a food event supporting No Kid Hungry NY, an exposé of chopsticks MOFAD - Museum of Food and Drink, and a literal hot event - the NYC Hot Sauce Expo


New York City Urban Adventures

Tickets are now available for our winery excursions this spring in the Hudson River Valley with EscapeMaker.com - just outside the city - join us for wine, views, and adventure....


New York City Urban Adventures

We know it doesn't look like it outside but spring is coming and here are some activities in NYC to prove it....
Astor Center The New York Botanical Garden Historic Richmond Town The Bloody Mary Festival - NYC

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#CurrentObsessions: Danny's Pizza

We've been obsessed with Danny's Pizzeria & Cafe' since we started giving tours 10 years ago - they're a staple stop on our Brewed in Brooklyn tour

urbanoyster.com The Who: When Danny Durante immigrated to New York, the neighborhood of Williamsburg was very different than it is today. Danny came from a small town outside of Naples and arrived here in 1976. He...

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#CurrentObsessions: The Former Landmark Sunshine Building

We will surely miss the old Landmark Sunshine building that has seen all the changes on the Lower East Side. The building will be demolished this month to make way for a modern office/retail building....

urbanoyster.com The Who: The people of the Lower East Side have had strong connections to the building at 143 East Houston Street since the early days. Starting in 2001, this building was home to the well-loved...


New York City Urban Adventures

Wondering where to go out for a trendy and delicious bite to eat this weekend? Our local guides share their picks for the best breakfast and brunch in NYC

The Butcher's Daughter Two Hands Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company Clover Club The Farm on Adderley Southside Coffee


New York City Urban Adventures

When we want old school classic Italian food, we head up to Arthur Avenue and have a fine meal at the fifth generation run Mario's Restaurant and Catering

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#MustDo in NYC: February 12-18, 2018

Here are some ideas for what to do this week with your sweetheart
Brooklyn Winery Rooftop Reds

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#MonthlyPearl: Subject

We're giving lots of love to one of our favorite neighborhood bars Subject NYC - this is a fun, warm hangout in the Lower East Side with incredible craft cocktails....

urbanoyster.com The Who: In 2017, Brian Grummert and Leslie Feinberg joined forces to take over the neighborhood bar Subject . Brian had worked at the bar under the previous owner Matthew Rush and lived in the...


New York City Urban Adventures

If you've never tried a knish, then this is the place to do it. Yonah Shimmel's Knish Bakery has been selling these potato pillow for over 100 years on the old Jewish Lower East Side....


New York City Urban Adventures

The newest brewery in Long Island City is one to keep an eye on - Fifth Hammer Brewing Company marches to their own drum...


New York City Urban Adventures

Here's how to ring in the New Year the local way in NYC....


New York City Urban Adventures

Go early or late to avoid the crowds but don't miss this winter wonderland in Bryant Park
Winter Village At Bryant Park Ice Rink


Mother of Pearl

Urban Oyster lets you know why we are one of their #currentobsessions. Thank you for a insightful review of our space, #plantbased food and cocktail drinks! #nyc #eastvillage #craftcocktails

We would like to remind you that we're still taking spots for our exciting New Year's Eve "Stranger Drinks" event! Spot are filling up fast, so reserve your spot now at www.resy.com/?venue_id=566&date=2017-12-31 (direct reservation link). More info on the reservation page.

Today is Monday, so head over to our sister bar Cienfuegos for some Live Latin Music as they bring in Urban Latin Jazz Ensemble every Monday from 7pm - 10pm!

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#CurrentObsessions: Artists & Fleas

We love checking out the rotating artists, designers, vintage collectors, and entrepreneurs at the cool community marketplace Artists & Fleas - not just during the holidays but all year long #currentobsessions

urbanoyster.com The Who: The original Artists & Fleas marketplace was founded in 2003 by husband and wife team Amy Abrams and Ronen Gilmer in an empty warehouse in Williamsburg. They both grew up collecting and...


Ask the Locals: Best Place to Shop for NYC Gifts

Still shopping for the holidays? Our guides have some suggestions on where to go for unique NYC gifts
The Brass Owl Stinky Bklyn Katz's Delicatessen Kings County Distillery Artists & Fleas Saks Fifth Avenue Industry City Store by Wanted Design

Whether it's for a birthday or a holiday, gifts are always something to warm the heart. But we think the best way to shop for a gift is to support the local ...

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Gift Certificates - Give the Gift of an amazing New York experience

We know there's someone on your list (probably many people) who would like to experience a local off-the-beatn path food, drink, or history tour around NYC.

Good news - we have gift certificates available in amount or by the tour...


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Gift Certificates - Give the Gift of an amazing New York experience

It's that time of year when you have to figure out something unique and memorable to buy your loved ones for the holidays.

We have the perfect solution... gift certificates that are available for all of our beer, food, cocktails, history, or shopping tours. There is really something for everyone.

Available by tour or for a specific amount.

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New York City Urban Adventures

You don't have to wait until the holidays to find some festive and memorable events in NYC... check out our picks for things to do this week (including a George Washington reenactment at Fraunces Tavern® Museum and a local tree lighting - 18th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square


New York City Urban Adventures

Warm up this week with these hot things to do like a lesson on shochu Japan Society, a lecture at Green-Wood Cemetery, Thanksgiving recipes Cook Space BK, and a movie drink-along Videology Bar & Cinema with The Brooklyn Brewery

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#MustDo in NYC: November 6-12, 2017

Tomorrow will be a perfect day to taste and learn about New York Whiskey - the past, present, and future - head over to The Welll for NY Craft Beverage Week

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New York City Urban Adventures

The oldest chocolate shop in NYC is still making addictive small batch chocolate by hand - see them do it out in Industry City Li-Lac Chocolates


New York City Urban Adventures

We can't think of a better gift to give someone than chocolates from NYC's oldest chocolate shop Li-Lac Chocolates...


New York City Urban Adventures

Plan your week of things to do in NYC with our weekly guide.. celebrate Dia de los Mu***os (MOFAD - Museum of Food and Drink), rye in New York state (Heritage Radio Network), the opening of a new local design store (Industry City Store by Wanted Design), and whiskey distilling (The Well)....


New York City Urban Adventures

On Halloween, our favorite candy are international unique goodies like the Asian delicacies you find in Chinatown at Aji Ichiban


New York City Urban Adventures

Our picks for spooky, charitable, and tasty events this week
6th Annual Momo Crawl 2017 Food Loves Tech Threes Brewing The Well


New York City Urban Adventures

Our locals continue to give recommendations on the most interesting places to visit NYC on our #AsktheLocals series.

This month, we tell you about our favorite museums to visit in the city - and they are not the ones you might expect... South Street Seaport Museum New York Transit Museum Whitney Museum of American Art Museum of the Moving Image The Tenement Museum

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Meet Brian, one of our talented tour guides, & the ultimate Foodie.
Epic dancing from @curiousontz! #tanzania @curious_On_tanzania @nytravfest #nytf #dance

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00