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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
Tuesday 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 AMMonday 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 a storied history as a writers' hangout, serving drinks & bar fare. Cash only.- Google
"Although it eventually became a bar, it became one with great literary ties."
"Great place to grab a pint at lunch or after work."
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Not as gritty as McSorleys but almost as old. This pub has been updated and has a modern cross of customers. Serves all kinds beer n liquor. Service is excellent. Watch ur shots - we got doubles.
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Tom Knight
3 months ago
Stumbled across this pub when staying the West Village, completely unaware of it's history, watched the first playoff game for the NBA that year in there while drinking craft ale...nice atmosphere and ironically the least touristy bar I visited during my stay
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Anne Sromek
a year 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.
Daniel Jones
11 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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Daniel Huss
5 months 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 Wallman
3 months ago
The best memories of my youth in NYC took place here- my first real love, warm brown eyes and a face so expressive and grave I could hardly look at her, hamburgers and beer, the Rolling Stones "Wild Horses" on the juke box.
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Tyler Lund
a year 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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David Medford
11 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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