Ear Inn

Ear Inn

Pub, Bar, and American Restaurant
326 Spring St (btwn Greenwich & West), New York, NY 10013, United States
Hours:
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • Noon–4:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

As one of New York's oldest restaurants and bars, we understand the need for good, fresh comfort food and just the right beer to wash it down....

8.8/10

Based on 237 votes

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  • sunday night
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  • good for a late night
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  • Martha

    historic bar. no frills. very local crowd. good beer and food. love it.

    Martha · February 18
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  • Ryan A.

    The burger was good but have to downgrade it slightly because the bar is too old to have any outlets to recharge your phone. They do have a handy crank you can use but the wait is usually long.

    Ryan Ambs · February 5
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  • Allison K.

    Oldest bar in NYC!! Go for the atmosphere and read up on the history! Burger is good and the people are friendly

    Allison Kaminski · January 27
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  • Carolyn

    Classic New York. Hop in here when the weather's nice and drink a beer outside.

    Carolyn · January 19
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  • Emilio V.

    Fantastic jazz music real old world and good eats !

    Emilio Vitolo · January 5
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  • Adam P.

    Nice little bar - they let you draw on the tables!

    Adam Palmer · December 16, 2014
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  • Lauren S.

    Open until 4 AM...dangerous

    Lauren Smith · December 9, 2014
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  • Ethan C.

    Let's draw on the table!! It's the creatives hang out!!

    Ethan C · November 30, 2014
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  • YzAsia L.

    Turkey burger

    YzAsia LadyArcher · November 27, 2014
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  • Meaghan S.

    Great food, don't let the small kitchen and appearance fool you. Get a burger or the chili!

    Meaghan Smith · November 23, 2014
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  • Untapped Cities

    During Prohibition, the townhouse was turned into a speakeasy with the upstairs apartment used as a boarding house, smuggler’s den and brothel. Read more

    Untapped Cities · November 8, 2014
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  • Erin M.

    I heard great things about Ear Inn and wasn't disappointed. I ordered the burger and it was amazing. It's made from Pat LaFrieda beef and was cooked perfectly. I love the old atmosphere - so cozy!

    Erin Murphy · November 4, 2014
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  • Tommy D.

    Great place

    Tommy Dunn · September 28, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Ear Inn as seen on Drinking Made Easy Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 29, 2014
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  • Brad L.

    Actual Irish brewed Guinness on draught.

    Brad Leege · August 22, 2014
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  • Eric V.

    Sit at the bar and have a stuff gin 'n tonic or a guinness. Have the bartender tell you about the old hotel and the history of the bar.

    Eric Venker · August 22, 2014
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  • Abigail A.

    Skip the cocktails.

    Abigail Argersinger · August 11, 2014
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  • Chet M.

    Order beer or wine. Avoid the cocktails--they're not that great compared to the ambiance.

    Chet Mancini · August 7, 2014
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  • Karli S.

    Crayons at the tables - what more could you ask for?

    Karli Scott · July 22, 2014
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  • Miuusic A.

    Mickey the best bartender ever!

    Miuusic Art Catering · June 15, 2014
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  • Owen I.

    My how this place has changed!

    Owen Iverson · June 13, 2014
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  • vivan thi t.

    west vil institution!

    vivan thi tang · May 11, 2014
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  • Brynne C.

    Finbar is here!

    Brynne Clarke · December 22, 2013
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  • Alicia F.

    With these crazy kids.

    Alicia Fairclough · December 14, 2013
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  • Dylan M.

    One of the oldest bars in NYC. Tuesday night is motorcycle night, crazy amount of bikes there. One of few places you can drink on the sidewalk.

    Dylan McKenzie · December 14, 2013
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  • Taylor H.

    Good burger. Skip the bacon.

    Taylor Harvey · October 5, 2013
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  • Compass

    A designated NYC historical landmark, the old-time bar still advertises extinct beers while local bluegrass, jazz, and blues groups perform on the small stage.

    Compass · July 22, 2013
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  • Lisa Yvette L.

    Great place to hang with my ol school homies. I hear there's some new trailer park trash that hangs there now. But, not deep enuff to threaten us regulars. No chance! Don would never let it happen!

    Lisa Yvette L · July 22, 2013
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  • Kevin H.

    I visited for the first time recently and it's already a favorite. The staff is incredible, and if you're looking for a real Irish pub, this is it! Sit on the benches outside - and say hi to Marcus!

    Kevin Hicar · July 20, 2013
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  • Bernadette S.

    Feel like in another century. The staff is friendly and I liked the burger! The cabernet sauvignon is marvelous. Liked the no cell phone area.

    Bernadette Schweihoff · July 10, 2013
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  • Paul F.

    There's a trap door in the mens room for a small animal or fish to escape. It's under a lid and the escape route is filled with water. A good flush will let your "little friend" escape to safety.

    Paul Fort · June 4, 2013
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  • Matteo D.

    Grab a beer and have a good chat with the bartender, funny guy!

    Matteo Depalo · June 2, 2013
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  • Irene L.

    The best burguers that i & my byfriend taste in our lífe

    Irene Leon · May 27, 2013
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  • Greg T.

    Food was pricey and service was not great.

    Greg Thor · May 12, 2013
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  • Geo F.

    Great vibe on this Saturday afternoon. Like being in a London bar.

    Geo Farrell · March 30, 2013
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  • Vicente M.

    great service and old school atmosphere

    Vicente Munoz · January 9, 2013
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  • Brandon M.

    In a building that dates from 1817, the Ear Inn started serving beer and spirits in the mid-19th century, operating without a name until new owners christened it the Ear Inn in 1977. - From Eater NY

    Brandon McGraw · November 27, 2012
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  • Lisa H.

    Cosy, bar in the winter time for ale and comfort food.

    Lisa Hahnel · November 2, 2012
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  • Sean S.

    The B in the neon BAR is partially painted over to read EAR, after the the Ear Magazine that used to be published upstairs

    Sean Salmon · September 20, 2012
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  • Simon M.

    Best try the chicken pot pie

    Simon M · September 19, 2012
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  • Erno T.

    Live jamming was great!

    Erno Tauriainen · August 28, 2012
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  • Matt L.

    an Old Fashioned pairs quite nicely with a bowl of Cowboy Chili here

    Matt L · August 16, 2012
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  • NYHistory

    The Ear Inn, originally built for the African American Revolutionary War veteran and tobacconist James Brown, is one of the few Federal style buildings remaining in New York.

    NYHistory · July 24, 2012
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  • Of a Kind

    Menswear designer, Matt Singer, raved about this local spot in his Soho neighborhood as a must-go! Check out exclusive designs by Matt (like a Giraffe Leather Lighter Cover) @ ofakind.com! Read more

    Of a Kind · July 10, 2012
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  • Tiphany P.

    The Vinho Verde has a delightful sparkle to it.

    Tiphany P. · July 7, 2012
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  • jake f.

    one of the oldest, best bars in NYC. supposedly it's called The Ear because the sides of the "B" in their "Bar" sign out front wore out. ask the bartender if it's fact or myth.

    jake furst · June 16, 2012
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  • Jen L.

    Go on Sunday night for live Jazz!

    Jen Lynch · June 8, 2012
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  • Washington Square Hotel

    A designated Landmark of the City of New York (from 1817) the Ear Inn has been serving history and home cooking since the turn of the century.

    Washington Square Hotel · May 22, 2012
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  • Barker B.

    Steeped in history, this is the quintessential New York Neighborhood bar.

    Barker Black · May 18, 2012
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  • Sam R.

    More hot sauce.

    Sam Rosenberg · May 11, 2012
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