Ear Inn

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EVERY DAY: 12 P.M. – 4 A.M.
212.226.9060 | WEBSITE

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. Owing to its near-waterfront location on far-west Spring Street, it has traditionally catered to a more working-class clientele, and retains a low-key, roughhewn charm. Tourists are few and cell phones are frowned upon. The odd name is derived from the intentional obscuring of part of the “B” in the neon “BAR” sign.

Known For
  • historic bar
  • full menu
  • live music
  • day drinking
What to drink
A beer and a whiskey.
The Ear Inn often hosts jazz ensembles and musicians. Stop by on a Sunday night for a cheeseburger, a beer and the regular band.