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Pete’s Tavern

This Irving Place tavern vies with McSorley’s for the title of New York’s oldest continually operating bar. While McSorley’s easily beats it in terms of character, Pete’s has considerable charm.…

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P.J. Clarke’s

A squat, two-story building nestled among east Midtown’s glass towers, Clarke’s is a holdover from the days when this part of Third Avenue was known for slaughterhouses and the rumbling…

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Old Town Bar

Founded in the 1890s as a German drinking hall and currently under Irish ownership, the Old Town is nonetheless the most democratic of Gotham’s ancient taverns. Patrons range from twenty-…

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Keens

Keens is the sole cultural leftover from the heady days of the late 1800s when Herald Square was the entertainment center of New York. During its heyday, it was the…

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Fraunces Tavern

This lower Manhattan landmark is actually a 1900 facsimile of the much-altered tavern founded by Samuel Fraunces in the 1760s. So you’re not exactly supping where General Washington supped. Still,…

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Ear Inn

This two-story, Revolutionary-era building has been host to a wide variety of drinking establishments over the centuries, including a speakeasy and an unnamed bar known only as The Green Door.…