Peter McManus Cafe

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MONDAY: 11 A.M. - 4 A.M. | TUESDAY - FRIDAY: 9 A.M. - 4 A.M. | SATURDAY: 10 A.M. - 4 A.M. | SUNDAY: 12 P.M. - 4 A.M.
212.929.9691 | WEBSITE

Perhaps because it’s not as bewhiskered as the other bars on this list (founded only in 1936!), the Chelsea bar doesn’t get as much attention as some. But it’s a sturdy, dependable establishment with all the trappings of a bar from another time (including a pair of wooden phone booths), as well as the oldest bar in New York still run by the same family.

Known For
  • day drinking
  • historic
  • full menu
What to drink
Go for simple and strong.