Hudson Bar and Books

Hudson Bar and Books

Whisky Bar, Cocktail Bar, and Bar · West Village
636 Hudson St (btwn Jane St & Horatio St), New York, NY 10014, United States
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 3:00 PM–4:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

The West Village's First and Best Cigar Lounge and Cocktail Bar. The most refreshingly civilized place to meet. Smoke. Sip. Savor.


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  • What you need to know
    Joe M.
    "Enjoy a low-key setting with cigars and fancy cocktails."(24 Tips)
    TeeJay V.
    "Always a Bond movie playing... What else do you need to know?"(3 Tips)
    "A cozy library cigar bar with a wonderful scotch selection."(13 Tips)
    Serge K.
    "Hands down the best cigar and scotch bar in nyc."(2 Tips)
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  • cigars
  • scotch
  • bond movie
  • bar in nyc
  • fancy cocktails
  • bourbon
  • books
  • dressy
  • intimate
  • cozy
  • Campari
  • good for dates
  • good service
  • background music
  • martinis
  • lively
  • wine
  • good for a late night
  • authentic
  • rum
  • Michael P.

    Great Cigars

    Michael Peralta · June 20
  • Lulu P.

    They do an excellent dirty vodka martini

    Lulu Phongmany · June 12
  • Jason N.

    Very smokey, but that's to be expected. Excellent whiskey flights and cool decor.

    Jason Newberg · April 17
  • Frank D.

    Make sure you at least look like you know what you're doing

    Frank Diebold · March 28
  • Lydia D.

    Cozy old-school ambience, if you don't mind cigar smoke

    Lydia Damon · March 7
  • Steffanie C.

    Cigars! Old fashioned place with great ambiance. Choose your whiskey and your cigar!

    Steffanie Camilo · February 15
  • Jan G.

    Have a cigar! Just do!:-)

    Jan Gemrich · February 7
  • Kevin G.

    Bring your own stog and pay the $5 cutting fee.

    Kevin Green · December 20, 2014
  • Melissa

    Starting the birthday night out right with cigars and scotch!

    Melissa · November 15, 2014
  • Dana F.

    Great old fashions

    Dana Flynn · November 10, 2014
  • Austin S.

    Excellent atmosphere. Scotch selection also excellent.

    Austin Sipes · October 23, 2014
  • Neel B.

    Scotch; hotel quality wait staff

    Neel Bhargava · October 4, 2014
  • Sydney S.

    Bourbon, scotch, and cigars

    Sydney Snider · September 11, 2014
  • Joe M.

    Enjoy a low-key setting with cigars and fancy cocktails. While it is expensive, the atmosphere is worth it.

    Joe M. · August 10, 2014
  • Jason N.

    House band cigars are surprisingly good. Very solid Scotch/Whiskey/Bourbon list as well.

    Jason Nash · July 22, 2014
  • Tribeca

    In honor of the Tribeca Film Festival, try the "Blush Blush", a light, bubbly blend of BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin, St-Germain™ Liqueur, Campari®, citrus foam, and club soda.

    Tribeca · April 7, 2014
  • Guiseppe

    Bring your own sticks as the ones available are hugely overpriced. A Davidoff Millennium Lonsdale is $75.00. The cutting fee is only $5.00

    Guiseppe · October 14, 2013
  • Davis A.

    One of the last bastions of freedom in the city where you can relax with a cigar, a scotch, and a Bond movie playing silently in the background.

    Davis Anderson III · October 9, 2013
  • Compass

    The West Village outpost of Bar and Books has a posh selection of literature, an astute whiskey menu, and a long list of cigars. Celebrities stop in from time to time to enjoy a 60-year-old scotch.

    Compass · July 24, 2013
  • TeeJay V.

    Always a Bond movie playing... What else do you need to know?

    TeeJay V · April 8, 2013
  • Henrik O.

    British library style bar, with a bartender that looks like Steve Van Zandt's character in the Sopranos. Whiskey+ cigars, what more do you need?

    Henrik Oscarsson · March 24, 2013
  • Lulu P.

    Dirty martinis. The best here.

    Lulu Phongmany · March 19, 2013
  • Robert S.

    Great atmosphere, good conservations, subtle background music, cigar selection is decent, but scotch, rum & bourbon pairing make it a great venue. Alex and Julie are the bet wait staff.Get there early

    Robert Stevenson · February 13, 2013
  • Jaime S.

    Great place for cigars and drinks.

    Jaime Scatena · January 6, 2013
  • Patrick A.

    Get a Bar&Books stogie and ask the bartender for a scotch/whiskey recommendation. Hands down best cigar lounge in NYC, and vintage Bond movies seals the deal.

    Patrick Agahigian · October 23, 2012
  • Mike S.

    This place blows, they make you take off your hat (but apparently visors are ok!?!)

    Mike Singleton · July 29, 2012
  • Aricson D.

    Best cigar bar hands down. Great cigars, good selection in booze, and thee waitresses are good talent. Good guys night out spot.

    Aricson Dechavez · July 6, 2012
  • Joe J.

    I wish I smoked. Cool bar, but a tad smoky if that makes sense.

    Joe Juntereal · June 30, 2012
  • Brian W.

    Hands down best bar in NYC

    Brian Wasiak · April 28, 2012
  • Bansri B.

    This place is great if you're meeting a friend or flying solo. Cozy and intimate!

    Bansri Bhatt · December 31, 2011
  • John P.

    Ask for a Purity Vodka on the rocks. Divine.

    John Pomeroy · December 29, 2011
  • Leigh F.

    laphroiag triple wood!

    Leigh Ferreira · December 29, 2011
  • Macelleria

    A cozy library cigar bar with a wonderful scotch selection. The only smoking permitted venue in the neighborhood!

    Macelleria · December 20, 2011
  • Amanda K.

    Suggest this for a date- whiskey flights and cigars are sure to make you the look like the baddest chic around town.

    Amanda Kopman · November 3, 2011
  • Donald K.

    A conversation on cool...

    Donald Koroh · October 22, 2011
  • Robin C.

    Try the Basil Hayden on the rocks. Smooth.

    Robin Capili · October 12, 2011
  • Matthew L.

    Go to the far back...VIP is great!

    Matthew Lenahan · August 21, 2011

    A library inspired theme makes this place a natural choice to enjoy a cigar and excellent scotch. If you're not into scotch however, try a Dark and Stormy. · August 20, 2011
  • Alexis B.

    I love this place. Great nightcap spot. I usually have amaretto or vino, and a couple puffs. The atmosphere is fantastic.

    Alexis Brill · April 25, 2011
  • Roland

    This place is glorious. Do not drink the water. It is for extinguishing.

    Roland · March 18, 2011
  • David L.

    Great dry rye manhattan. Everytime.

    David Lelong · March 12, 2011
  • Dale S.

    The hand-rolled, Bar & Books Robusto is excellent.

    Dale Sorenson · December 21, 2010
  • Serge K.

    Hands down the best cigar and scotch bar in nyc. All the others are overrated because this one actually has girls that also go. Plus you have to love the red velvet.

    Serge Kassardjian · November 6, 2010
  • C.J. G.

    The whisky selection is superb and not overly priced. the cigar selection is weak and extremely overpriced. Save your money, bring your own and pay the 5 dollars. Its worth it.

    C.J. Gerukos · October 28, 2010
  • Ben T.

    Leave work a little early and head on over to Hudson Bar & Books. Sip some scotch. Enjoy a cigar. You worked hard all week. You deserve it.

    Ben Tannenbaum · May 8, 2010
  • Tilman H.

    Lets see how real this is. I'd love to find a decent place where I could smoke a cigar and sip a drink from time to time.

    Tilman Hampl · February 3, 2010
  • Drew J.

    Bad news: you can smoke inside. Good news: you can smoke inside.

    Drew Jennings · November 21, 2009
  • Sergey E.

    Единственное место в NYC где можно курить

    Sergey Ekaterinin · December 29, 2013
  • Tilman H.

    Uuuuu mein neues zuhause:)

    Tilman Hampl · February 8, 2010

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