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“An iconic pub that has hardly changed.”
Review of White Horse Tavern

White Horse Tavern
Ranked #4,149 of 16,559 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
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).
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 Thomas and the small, dark areas to sit and eat make it special. Definitely a place to visit in the West Village.

Date of visit: July 2016
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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" 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.

Date of visit: July 2016
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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.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank R6723XPpaula
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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 fans. Ban them!

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank jackfrosthumblepie
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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.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank janeaustinNY
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