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White Horse Tavern

££ - £££American, ,
567 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2460
+1 212-989-3956
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good34%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“bratwurst” (3 reviews)
“burgers” (5 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
567 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2460
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31 - 40 of 122 reviews

Reviewed 9 September 2016

Went there because my partners history in the city. Service is typical to NYC bars and make sure to have cash on hand, they won't take CC.

1  Thank Chef O
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I don't know what I expected, maybe a friendly neighborhood pub? The servers could be best described as "indifferent". It's cash only, no tabs. The limited selection of domestic bottles were 6 bucks. It's a place you would have a beer just because it's historic...More

Thank tropicalfan
Reviewed 15 July 2016

My wife coming from Swansea and being a writer - we had to go back to the White Horse Tavern after last visiting Manhattan 12 years ago. No change - a great atmosphere and beer (I loved the IPA) but the food was ordinary. I...More

1  Thank timetachyon
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This great American bar has been in business for 136 years and counting! It opened in 1860 and has attracted many famous patrons including the legendary Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, whose appetite for the bar's whiskey caused his ultimate and untimely death. A well-known gathering...More

Thank james684
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Neat building. Go have a beer. Menu consists of take out of the freezer and nuke. Don't know what I expected. Go into a 100 year old bar in Texas and find much more character.

Thank R6723XPpaula
Reviewed 30 June 2016

There is a science to this. It's a bar. You drink in bars. Food is secondary - purely to soak up the beer. Soakage score for what I ate 5* Decent Guinness. Service - Guinness and food made it to the table. Polite and laid...More

Thank jackfrosthumblepie
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Ate here last week. Daily special of soup and sandwich average. But great price. Hamburgers and bratwurst excellent. Fries tasty. Nice selection of beers. Can be frenetic at night but sitting outdoors under trees with a breeze is great. Indoor bar is so historic with...More

Thank janeaustinNY
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The White Horse Tavern is one of those New York City historical staples that has been around forever. Always fun, ALWAYS GOOD FOOD & DRINK & a place that should not be missed no matter what the season. Casual or dressy, but always down to...More

Reviewed 17 May 2016

You have to stop in for the history but stay for the burgers. Really good. And the staff is interesting to talk with as well.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 12 April 2016

My best friend and I met colleagues from our college days here for lunch. We sat at the table where Dylan Thomas drank 18 whiskys on that fateful night in 1953 and then went to the Chelsea Hotel where he died. The food, beer and...More

Thank StevenLaVigne
West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the
West Village is one of the city’s most coveted
addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and
cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture,
this neighbourhood has a unique old-world feel. You
won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan.
Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to
get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 567 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2460
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-989-3956
The SceneThe literary-minded tourists and the local lushes who haunt this joint on weekends know that Dylan Thomas may have been Welsh but it was the scotch that killed him. At the site of his debauched death, various portraits of the poet hang on the dark-paneled walls while indifferent regulars focus on the task at hand: The White Horse has stayed in operation since 1880 by serving its customers--before Thomas and after--one drink at a time.The FoodIn our health-conscious century, though, we know it's as likely to be the pub grub as the booze that does you in. Nonetheless, White Horse's full-flavored burgers, delectable grilled chicken sandwich and slab-cut fries are worthy of poetic excesses--and perhaps even early death. The appetizer classics, leaning heavily on the common denominator of "fried," range from excellent (amply stuffed potato skins and sharp jalapeno poppers) to uninspired (lukewarm buffalo wings).
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