State Street in Downtown Ithaca in 1876.

Ithaca Heritage Tasting and Cocktail Tour

Duration: 2.5 hours

Location: Downtown Ithaca

Ticket Price:


Guests must be 21+ to drink alcohol. Bartenders at each location reserve the right to request ID.

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Explore the rich heritage of Downtown Ithaca during this "pub crawl" of four bars located in notable historic buildings and/or sites.

  • Only one date: April 13th, 2:30pm to 5:00pm.
  • To benefit the heritage tourism initiatives of local non-profits The History Center & Historic Ithaca.
  • Architectural and historical insight provided by Ithaca Heritage.
  • 4 light tastings and 4 mini cocktails - wet your appetite for dinner downtown - arranged by us!

This tour will take place rain, snow, or shine.

Route length varies depending on starting location, but between .6 - .7 miles.

What to Expect

Join us on April 13th for a laid-back afternoon of cocktails, tastings, and history in Downtown Ithaca in partnership with Ithaca Heritage! Four “teams” of 20 will rotate between our tasting locations, with ample time at each for you to relax, connect with other guests, and enjoy the ambiance.

Ithaca Heritage is an initiative of The History Center of Tompkins County and Historic Ithaca. Both organizations will lend their insight to guests by sharing stories and images conveying the history of each building and establishment. Additional points of interest will be discussed while traveling between locations.

Tickets include one food tasting and one drink at each location. As a guest you will choose your drinks from two alcoholic and one non-alcoholic options when you arrive at each location.

Bickering Twins

Latin American cuisine with a focus on simple but classic ingredients and flavors, tucked away below the street in historic Clinton Hall.

Moosewood Restaurant

World-famous natural foods restaurant renowned for their cookbooks. An original tenant of the DeWitt Mall - a former high school revitalized as a downtown mall.

Monks on the Commons

Soulful food and sinful cocktails prepared for all to enjoy and served in an elegant communal dining space inside the Ithaca Marriott Downtown on The Commons.

Bar Argos

Located inside the boutique Argos Inn, Bar Argos offers classic cocktails and housemade inventions which range from colloquially familiar to delightfully unusual.

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

In addition to a healthy appetite, please bring along your e-ticket (electronic form is fine) or a photo ID to show to your tour guide at the tour starting point.

In terms of clothing, we suggest that you wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. When it’s really hot out, we recommend that you wear sun protection i.e. sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, etc. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear an extra layer of clothing, a jacket, and consider bringing gloves and a scarf. If it looks like rain, an umbrella or poncho is recommended.

Water will be provided at several of our tasting locations throughout the tour to help keep you hydrated. However, you might also like to bring your own bottle of water with you.

We also suggest you bring a camera to capture the memories you’ll create during the tour! And lastly: gratuity for your tour guide if they impress you.


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