Old Town Bar

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MONDAY – FRIDAY: 11:30 A.M. – 1 A.M. | SATURDAY: 12 P.M. – 2 A.M. | SUNDAY: 1 P.M. – 12 A.M.
(212) 529-6732 | WEBSITE

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- to eightysomethings, bohemian to businessman, locals to out-of-towners. The space is old-world grandeur itself, with 17-foot-high tin ceilings (stained tobacco-brown), a row of roomy booths opposite the bar, touches of stained glass, a working dumb waiter and, in the men’s room, majestic, century-old Hinsdale urinals. Conversation is unusually lively and the food hearty and satisfying.

Known For
  • historic
  • full menu
  • day drinking
What to drink
A cheap, cold beer.
If you prefer a quieter scene, head upstairs to the "Ladies and Gentlemen's Dining Room."