52 Walker St (btwn Broadway & Church St), New York, NY
Nightclub · Tribeca · 57 tips and reviews
Young to Publishing: Stop by at 8 on Wednesday, November 16 for the YPG National Book Award House Party! Open bar, special author appearances, not to be missed. Tickets available soon at http://wwwyoungtopublishing.com.
113 Macdougal St (btwn W 3rd & Bleecker St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 503 tips and reviews
Young to Publishing: Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Eugene O'Neill, E. E. Cummings, Dylan Thomas, and Joe Gould put in time at this 1937 bar notable for its murals of Village sights and scenes covering the inside walls.
59 West 44th Street (btwn 5th & 6th Ave.), New York, NY
Hotel · Midtown East · 54 tips and reviews
Young to Publishing: Beginning in 1919, this Midtown hotel hosted Algonquin Round Table (or "Vicious Circle") meetings to exchange bon mot. Writers incl. Robert Benchley, Jane Grant, George S. Kaufman, and Dorothy Parker.
Young to Publishing: A fairly young institution, KGB Bar opened in 1993 and has since been a staple in the NYC reading series circuit, heavy on cheap drinks and literati. Check out fiction on Sunday or poetry on Monday.
Young to Publishing: Formerly Gas Light Café, this neighborhood bar attracted many counterculture writers, serving as the backdrop for a Kerouac "On the Road" publicity shoot. Come for the dartboards, stay for the Beat.
Young to Publishing: Pete's opened as one of the first NYC bars in 1864, selling liquor throughout prohibition. In the early 20th century, O. Henry frequented the establishment, mentioning it in "The Lost Blend."
Young to Publishing: This former hotel in Gramercy Park opened as a bar in 1864 and was renamed Healy's in 1899. In the early 20th century, O. Henry lived nearby and wrote about the bar in his story "The Lost Blend."
Young to Publishing: Made famous as the alleged spot where Dylan Thomas drank himself to death, this spacious pub near the river was also frequented by Kerouac and Mailer. Stop by for the jukebox and the burgers.