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White Horse Tavern

$$ - $$$
West Village
American, Bar, Pub
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567 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2460
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Is you like you whiskey Irish and served in good measures then this is your first port of call. Step inside and get a taste of a classic New York bar.

Thank Scribatori
Sunrise, Florida
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 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
Arlington, VA
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188 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 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 and never go back.

Thank tropicalfan
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 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 had the hamburger with cheese and my wife the chicken pie. The photos of Dylan... More 

1 Thank timetachyon
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 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 place for the "beat" writers of the 50s and 60s; it also attracted future "superstars"... More 

Thank james684
Abilene, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 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
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 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 back. Side walk nice to watch Totty! Interior very Withnail Very healthy attitude to SOCCER... More 

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new york
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 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 the Dylan Thomas legend.

Thank janeaustinNY
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 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 earth & comfortable. Go...enjoy!

Atlanta, Georgia
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: 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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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 neighborhood 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 stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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