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

1. Algonquin Hotel, Autograph Collection

7.8
59 West 44th Street (btwn 5th & 6th Ave.), New York, NY
Hotel · Midtown East · 57 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

8.2
45 E 18th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave S), New York, NY
Bar · Union Square · 162 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 · 108 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

8.3
10 Central Park S (at 5th Ave), New York, NY
Hotel Bar · Midtown East · 70 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 · 130 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

8.0
234 W 44th St (btwn Broadway & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Theater District · 79 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

7.2
505 W 23rd St (btwn 10th & 11th Ave.), New York, NY
Bar · Chelsea · 172 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

8.0
59 Christopher St (at 7th Ave S.), New York, NY
Bar · West Village · 75 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

9.2
15 E 7th St (btwn Cooper Sq & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Pub · East Village · 409 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)