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White Horse Tavern

567 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2460 (Manhattan)
212-989-3956
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Ranked #7,433 of 11,666 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Neighborhood:
West Village
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Description: 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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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very disappointing if I'm honest. No evidence if Dylan Thomas or any of the pubs other heritage/frequenters of old; it's as if they have tried to erase all trace of it's history! And that large portrait of Dylan by the grandfather clock? Not there. Or at least it wasn't this evening when we were there. It's just full of screens... More

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Hull, Yorkshire
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We visited here after reading that it was a regular haunt for Dylan Thomas. A good variety of craft beers were available including a nice Mermaid beer from Coney Island. Service was fine, regulars were friendly and it is definitely worth a visit as it is different to other New York bars.

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NYC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This service at this place is consistently nasty and incompetent. They were particularly nasty to soccer fans during the World Cup 2014. Do not go gentle into that bar!

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A decent choice for a simple American diner lunch and a beer when in the downtown Manhattan district. Nothing special but hearty food, good service and, by NYC standards, quite cheap.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I live a few blocks from this bar, and have been coming here on and off since the late 1970s. It was always a special place. It's full of history. It was a place locals could go for a beer and some great bar food without having to trip over tourists. Lately the place has lost its touch. The service... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Went to toast the poet Dylan Thomas in his old haunt. Full of photos of the Man & suspect this is all the place has to trade on because it was dirty, full of young trendy types who probably were not all over 21 & probably don't know who Dylan was never mind where he originated from but worst of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Went last night after reading about it before visiting NY. Over priced, over run by people haveing shouted conversations and the staff seem to revel in being as rude and aggressive as possible to customers. It trades on the name of Dylan Thomas but I suspected it has become a place he wouldn't be seen dead in.

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Dallas, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This bar has real ambience and great decor, but the barman clearly did not know the finer points of his trade. I am a bit too old for the rude New Yorker b******t. Maybe with some staff trained in the basics of customer service this could be a really great bar.

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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563 reviews 563 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I'd say the service ruined it, but there wasn't much else great to really be ruined. The outdoor seating on the sidewalk is nice with great weird people watching in this area. The service is abysmal though. We waited an hour before having to go up to the bar to order our second round of drinks. We had to get... More

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South Wales
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155 reviews 155 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This bar doesn't look as if it has changed from the day Dylan Thomas has his famous whiskies here! Since we were from South Wales and it is the centennial of his birth we just had to visit. We called in the afternoon and it was very quiet. No particular emphasis, other than a few photos, was placed on it's... More

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Additional Information about White Horse Tavern

Address: 567 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2460
Phone Number: 212-989-3956
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

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