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" such as Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan and Mary Travers (she of Peter, Paul and Mary fame). To-day's White House Tavern is a must-see for first time visitors to New York and offers a wide variety of pub-grub and a large selection of beers, wines and spirits. A great location on Hudson Street in the trendy West Village together with its history piqued my interest. My sausage sandwich with gravy was excellent and my server, Addison, was outstanding. Great service in a laid-back, professional manner. Incidentally, seating can be either inside outside. As an FYI, please be aware that the Tavern only accepts cash as payment; a trend that seems to growing in the West Village.
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