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White Horse Tavern
Today 11:00 am – 1:30 am
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567 Hudson St New York, NY 10014
567 Hudson StreetUSNew YorkNew York10014
$$Bar, American RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 1:30 am
Monday 11:00 am – 1:30 amTuesday 11:00 am – 1:30 amWednesday 11:00 am – 1:30 amThursday 11:00 am – 1:30 amFriday 11:00 am – 3:30 amSaturday 11:00 am – 3:30 amSunday 11:00 am – 1:30 am

Established in 1880, The White Horse Tavern is the 2nd oldest continuously run tavern in New York. Originally a longshoreman’s bar serving the men working the piers lining the Hudson river “The Horse” became popular with writers and artists in the early 1950’s, the most renowned being Dylan Thomas who found the tavern reminiscent of his favorite haunts in his home country of Wales. Kerouac and the Beat poets along with many other literary giants soon followed along with some of the most influential people in jazz and the newly burgeoning folk and rock music scene. The bar retains much of its original wood work and tin ceiling and is a Landmarked site. We hope you enjoy your time here!

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Circa-1880 bar with outdoor tables was once a writers' haunt; today it draws history & beer buffs.- Google
"It was packed but I was able to find standing space at the bar."
"History, Dylan Thomas, Norman Mailer, the Village Voice was started here."
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Daniel Huss
a month ago
It's too bad that there are a few really bad staff members, otherwise this place would live up to its legend. You can expect a fun place, but don't be surprised when they're rude.
David Medford
7 months ago
Spring day, Sunshine, Great cold beer selection and People watching with friends...good times is what it is! Not for those looking for a mixologist or deconstructed what it is and what it is is great and has a history to match!
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Anne Sromek
12 months ago
I came here one night after a show and had a drink. The bartenders were nice and the vibe is low-key. Cash only. The night after, we came for a late-night bite. The food was just ok (hence the three stars). But if you're just coming for beer in a vintage place, you're golden.
Aaron Barnes
a year ago
Not good, I'm afraid. Me - 'bottle of Coney Island IPA please and a small cider...' Barman interrupts rudely 'We only do pints' (I order a pint instead and wonder how I am supposed to know that this is the only pub in the world that does pints and nothing else). Later: Staff Member - 'We've got a party of eleven coming, we need this table' (gestures towards a table that can easily fit 15'). 'There is plenty of room for them to sit down here, we don't mind'. Barman gestures and walks away in a sulk (I wonder if I have ever been asked to move from an unreserved table when there are plenty of seats available). It also turns out that a third member of staff had been rude to my wife earlier. I also witnessed the barman give three dollar bills in change to someone by dumping it in a patch of spilled drink on the bar. The punter had to pick up the soaked notes and shake them dry. A very obnoxious place. Avoid, unless you like an argument. This is no way to run a 'pub'. The 'pint' was short a good inch as well. Go to the Old Pony Bar instead.
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Daniel Jones
7 months ago
Always try and visit whenever I'm in NYC because of its Welsh ties, although the service is always bad. The final straw was my most recent visit on boxing day. Had to ask the busboy for a drink after waiting 30 minutes for service. Gave a generous tip of 18% before being given a condescending lecture by the waitress about how you must always tip in the US, until she realised she had counted the money we left incorrectly.
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Tyler Lund
11 months ago
I'd say the service ruined it, but there wasn't much else great to really be ruined. The outdoor seating on the sidewalk is nice with great weird people watching in this area. The service is abysmal though. We waited an hour before having to go up to the bar to order our second round of drinks. We had to get ourselves water and menus from the bar as well. Others were also overheard wondering where the waiters were. The beer list is also pathetic and overpriced. $7 for a small can of beer is ridiculous. The selection is also tiny. Add to it all, that their patio doesn't allow dogs and I think I'll skip it next time.
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Laura Prepon
a year ago
Great Pub food, burgers, etc. Sit outside on a beautiful day -- great for people watching. Close to the Hudson River Park and also Bleecker St. Shops. Great Draft Beer (so I've heard, although I don't drink!). I love sitting outside here and just relaxing. It's great.
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John Vejarano
6 months ago
I was here with friends and the service was bad. Waitress overcharged us 20 dollars which went to her tip. You're better off going to the next bar.


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