Brewing New York History -  Bars
Old Town Bar is one of Brewing New York History -  Bars.

1. Old Town Bar

45 E 18th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave S), New York, NY
Bar · Flatiron District · 182 tips and reviews

NYHistoryNYHistory: Founded in 1892, The Old Town Bar was run as a speak-easy by Tammany Hall during Prohibition. It is also home to New York's oldest active dumbwaiters!

McSorley's Old Ale House is one of Brewing New York History -  Bars.

2. McSorley's Old Ale House

15 E 7th St (btwn Cooper Sq & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Pub · East Village · 467 tips and reviews

NYHistoryNYHistory: It is said that Abraham Lincoln visited this bar with Peter Cooper after his Cooper Union Address. Operating for over 150 years, this "men only" club opened its doors to women in 1970.

Stonewall Inn is one of Brewing New York History -  Bars.

3. Stonewall Inn

53 Christopher St (at 7th Ave), New York, NY
Gay Bar · West Village · 127 tips and reviews

NYHistoryNYHistory: The site of the 1969 Stonewall riots, this Greenwich Village bar became the birthplace of the modern Gay Rights Movement and is a National Historic Landmark.

Fraunces Tavern Museum is one of Brewing New York History -  Bars.

4. Fraunces Tavern Museum

54 Pearl St (Broad St), New York, NY
History Museum · Financial District · 29 tips and reviews

NYHistoryNYHistory: Established in 1719, Fraunces Tavern was the site of initial meetings of the Chamber of Commerce and Sons of Liberty in 1768. It is also where George Washington bade farewell to his officers in 1783.

Ear Inn is one of Brewing New York History -  Bars.

5. Ear Inn

326 Spring St (btwn Greenwich & West), New York, NY
Pub · Hudson Square · 148 tips and reviews

NYHistoryNYHistory: 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.

21 Club is one of Brewing New York History -  Bars.

6. 21 Club

21 W 52nd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Midtown East · 129 tips and reviews

NYHistoryNYHistory: In June of 1932, "21" Club was raided by federal Prohibition agents in search of liquor. Agents failed to find the two thousand cases of wine hidden in 21 Club's secret wine cellar vault...

Lenox Lounge is one of Brewing New York History -  Bars.

7. Lenox Lounge

288 Malcolm X Blvd (btwn 124th & 125th St), New York, NY
Lounge · Central Harlem · 26 tips and reviews

NYHistoryNYHistory: The Lenox Lounge was established in 1939 during the midst of the Harlem Renaissance and hosted a range of talents from Frank Sinatra to James Baldwin.

Bridge Cafe is one of Brewing New York History -  Bars.

8. Bridge Cafe

279 Water St (at Dover St.), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Financial District · 37 tips and reviews

NYHistoryNYHistory: The Bridge Café building was constructed in 1794 along downtown’s East River. During Prohibition, Bridge Café sold “cider,” although bootleg beer was secretly available.

White Horse Tavern is one of Brewing New York History -  Bars.

9. White Horse Tavern

567 Hudson St (at 11th St), New York, NY
Pub · West Village · 140 tips and reviews

NYHistoryNYHistory: This designated landmark, built in 1880, was a speak-easy throughout Prohibition and a seaman's bar until the late 1940s. During the 1950s, it became a popular meeting place for artists and writers.

Landmark Tavern is one of Brewing New York History -  Bars.

10. Landmark Tavern

626 11th Ave (at W 46th St), New York, NY
Pub · Hell's Kitchen · 70 tips and reviews

NYHistoryNYHistory: Landmark Tavern opened in 1868 under the ownership of Patrick Henry Carley. At this time, the bar doubled as a pub and as Carley's family home until it was converted to a speakeasy during Prohibition.

P.J. Clarke's is one of Brewing New York History -  Bars.

11. P.J. Clarke's

915 3rd Ave (at E 55th St), New York, NY
Pub · Midtown East · 316 tips and reviews

NYHistoryNYHistory: Named after the Irish emigrant, Patrick J. Clarke, P.J. Clarke's was established in 1884. Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and the Kennedys were all said to be regulars at this bar.