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William Barnacle Tavern

) #7,937 of 9,348 Restaurants in New York City
80 St. Marks Place, New York City, NY 1009
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1 week ago
“Run down bar with only hot dogs on the menu!”
24 Jan 2017
“Abstain from Otway's absinthe”
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80 St. Marks Place, New York City, NY 1009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar is billed as a historic tavern, but we just found it run down and totally unattractive. It is downstairs from the Museum of the American Gangsters and we had planned on having lunch here before we toured the museum, but the place was...More

Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Absolutely awful. We stopped in with a friend one afternoon for a glass of absinthe and to enjoy the stories Mr. Otway has been known to bedazzled customers with. Well, we neither got stories or warm welcome. As we entered the establishment, Otway seemed very...More

1  Thank aretemind
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great little bar - very simple but does what it does well. Great absinthe with a real ceremony around the service. The barman was chatty and friendly and had a decent selection of other drinks. This was an original speakeasy and gives a real authentic...More

1  Thank GLWayne
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Went to see the show the Quantum Eye, was not one of the best shows we have seen. At that right next store is the William Barnacle Tavern. What a nice old bar to drink in. We ordered a few Absinthe based drinks which were...More

Thank Jaime O
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Hit the place just as it was opening so got the place all to myself. got chatting to the bar tender and the owner and both helped me with suggestions on my day's wandering of Manhatten.

Thank EnglishmanSA
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Don't take my word for it, but I'm not alone in this assessment. And for good reason! The drinks are great. The staff is awesome and attentive. They have alot of neighborhood meetings here and one of them occurs on Tuesday evenings, and I had...More

Thank doug001
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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Open Hours
13:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 04:00
13:00 - 04:00
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  • Address: 80 St. Marks Place, New York City, NY 1009
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
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