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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
+1 212-989-3956
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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been a bartender, I have ample sympathy for the work of bartenders and waiting staff, but a recent trip there was remarkably negative. I ordered an Old Fashioned and my girlfriend had a margarita. Mine tasted like watered down bourbon ($14) and hers was basically a mediocre tequila soda ($11). It was busy at the time, but it's really... More 

Thank kdranger15
Northampton, Massachusetts
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269 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Famous, old school tavern. Cheap drinks and legendary history of writers who came there to get smashed. Manhattan cost me $10 and was not shaken.

Thank PFandtheFlyers
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

It's a good bar but has gassy craft beer, they could do with a proper hand pump. I don't understand why they seem to be trying for a good beer yet fail to serve it properly. This seems to be standard for all the bars I went to in New York. They should have fewer beers but try looking after... More 

Thank Whiskydram
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

I called into this place as a solo traveller exploring NYC. I can't speak for the food, but my experience here was unfriendly and unwelcoming to say the least. A pint of Brooklyn Lager was $7, which was expected, and the music was good. However, the door staff and bartender were very short and unpleasant to deal with. I hope... More 

1 Thank spottedradiator
Hicksville, New York
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171 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a cold March Saturday night with friends. The place was reasonably crowded as we walked in. We were quickly greeted by a stereotypical Irish/Yew York bartender - somewhat loud/somewhat rude/somewhat friendly. While myself and my party of fellow lifelong New Yorkers and Boston transplants found this refreshing and comical, I can see how some could find it... More 

1 Thank Measuretwice8
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Couldn't visit NYC without visiting the White Horse Tavern. It was incredible to think that Dylan is stilll remembered after so many years! Apart from the Dylan connection it is a "tidy" pub ( as we say in Wales). Good beer , good food and the welcome was great. Thanks to Nollaig for the "Craic". We even got to sing... More 

Thank Iwan W
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

Hipster place - loosely trading on Dylan Thomas legacy. Food was edible , until the waiter brought the check - $97 for a bar lunch!!! The server was also loud and Irish - swearing a lot and a total wannabe...not very professional at all. Top tip - don`t go in here - go to somewhere authentic for a better meal... More 

Thank Gogboy
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Just average - drinks were ok priced, service was ok, food looked ok (we didn't eat), and bar area was ok. So in summary .. just ok!

Thank Debbie W
Hoboken, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed February 8, 2017

We had a great time at White Horse Tavern. It was downtown near Wall St which was nice. It was a Friday night when we went so it was very lively. The atmosphere was great and the customers and employees were all friendly. Someone greeted us at the door and welcomed us in. The food was also great and the... More 

Thank Nate_N668
Kings Park, New York
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

we were a large group (20 people) that arrived a little early for a guided tour. But they were quite accommodating and the food was great

Thank Marie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
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: +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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