White Horse Tavern

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SUNDAY – THURSDAY: 11 A.M. – 2 A.M. | FRIDAY – SATURDAY: 11 A.M. – 4 A.M.
212.989.3956 | WEBSITE

The last bastion of plain, blue-collar drinking in the posh West Village, the White Horse—named after a once-popular brand of Scotch—has lived many lives over its 130-plus years. It has been home to longshoreman, radicals and folk singers at various points of the 20th century. But it gained its lasting reputation during the ’50s and ’60 as the watering hole of earnest poets, journalists and novelists, most famously Dylan Thomas, who drained his last glass here.

Known For
  • historic
  • full menu
  • day drinking
What to drink
A beer or a whiskey. The no-nonsense bartenders will eye you suspiciously if you ask for anything beyond a Martini.
West Village
This is not a sports bar, but—unbeknownst to many—there is one television mounted in the corner for sports fans to perch beneath when a big game is on.