Literary Bars in Manhattan
The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection is one of Literary Bars in Manhattan.

1. The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection

8.0
59 West 44th Street (btwn 5th & 6th Ave.), New York, NY
Hotel · Midtown East · 58 tips and reviews

Tamara H.Tamara H: "The regulars met almost daily at the bar and included the likes of Dorothy Parker, George S. Kauffman, Robert Benchley, Heywood Broun and New Yorker mag founder Harold Ross." (via @ShelfAwareness)

Old Town Bar is one of Literary Bars in Manhattan.

2. Old Town Bar

8.3
45 E 18th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave S), New York, NY
Bar · Union Square · 171 tips and reviews

Tamara H.Tamara H: "Old Town Bar boasts a modern list of literary heavies as its customers including Frank McCourt, Seamus Heaney, Nick Hornby and Billy Collins." (via @ShelfAwareness)

Bemelmans Bar is one of Literary Bars in Manhattan.

3. Bemelmans Bar

9.2
35 E 76th St (at Madison Ave), New York, NY
Hotel Bar · Upper East Side · 118 tips and reviews

Tamara H.Tamara H: An Art Deco cocktail lounge "named after the author and illustrator of the Madeline children's books" (via @ShelfAwareness)

The Oak Room at The Plaza Hotel is one of Literary Bars in Manhattan.

4. The Oak Room at The Plaza Hotel

7.5
10 Central Park S (at 5th Ave), New York, NY
Hotel Bar · Midtown East · 69 tips and reviews

Tamara H.Tamara H: "Relive the Thompson & Knight Eloise stories. And for a more adult experience, scoot into the hotel's classic Oak Bar at the Oak Room, a favorite of F. Scott Fitzgerald" (via @ShelfAwareness)

White Horse Tavern is one of Literary Bars in Manhattan.

5. White Horse Tavern

6.6
567 Hudson St (at 11th St), New York, NY
Pub · West Village · 134 tips and reviews

Tamara H.Tamara H: "Where Dylan Thomas drank right before he died...also patronized by another Dylan (the one named Bob)...Anais Nin, Norman Mailer, Hunter S. Thompson and Jack Kerouac." (via @ShelfAwareness)

Sardi's is one of Literary Bars in Manhattan.

6. Sardi's

8.2
234 W 44th St (btwn Broadway & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Theater District · 87 tips and reviews

Tamara H.Tamara H: "Heywood Broun...was a member of Sardi's "Cheese Club," a group of journalists, critics and agents including Walter Winchell, Ward Morehouse and Ring Lardner." (via @ShelfAwareness)

The Half King is one of Literary Bars in Manhattan.

7. The Half King

7.0
505 W 23rd St (btwn 10th & 11th Ave.), New York, NY
Bar · Chelsea · 179 tips and reviews

Tamara H.Tamara H: "Owned by Sebastian Junger, Nanette Burstein and Scott Anderson, the Half King has created a successful hybrid between a comfy pub and candlelit writer's hideaway." (via @ShelfAwareness)

Kettle of Fish is one of Literary Bars in Manhattan.

8. Kettle of Fish

7.9
59 Christopher St (at 7th Ave S.), New York, NY
Bar · West Village · 77 tips and reviews

Tamara H.Tamara H: "Opened in 1950...and it picked up some interesting clientele (Dylan, Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson). Today it's a dive, sports, gay, boho literary bar all in one cozy cellar." (via @ShelfAwareness)

McSorley's Old Ale House is one of Literary Bars in Manhattan.

9. McSorley's Old Ale House

9.1
15 E 7th St (btwn Cooper Sq & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Pub · East Village · 434 tips and reviews

Tamara H.Tamara H: "Notable patrons such as Joseph Mitchell, e.e. cummings and Brendan Behan, not to mention two presidents (Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt), also got two mugs of ale." (via @ShelfAwareness)