Pete’s Tavern

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EVERY DAY: 11 A.M. – 2:30 A.M.
212.473.7676 | WEBSITE

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. It trades heavily on its connection to the writer O. Henry, who supposedly scribbled out “The Gift of the Magi” in the front booth (when it was called Healey’s Tavern), which happens to be the best seat in the house. But good luck scoring it.

Known For
  • historic
  • full menu
  • day drinking
  • outdoor / patio
What to drink
Nothing fancy. Stick to beer or straight spirits.
Union Square