Fraunces Tavern

Bar, Whisky Bar, and Gastropub$$$$
Financial District, New York
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  • george washington
  • whiskey
  • beer
  • authentic
  • museums
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 10, 2013
    If this place was George Washington's favorite, then it's ok in our book! While it's known for its whiskey selection, the extensive beer list is not to be ignored. We usually go for the beer flights.
  • Umair Z.
    Umair ZiaJanuary 3
    Been here 5+ times
    This is just the coolest bar to take visiting friends too. Just avoid it like the plague around happy hour. Any other time, great beer, food and a cool whiskey room
  • @juliefogg F.
    @juliefogg FoggDecember 9, 2015
    Chicken Pot Pie has been on the menu since George Washington ate here. It was the most savory dish I've enjoyed. Make sure you have 1.5 hours for this place. Hard to get in & out, fast.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkSeptember 15, 2013
    Highlights include the Long Room, where George Washington gave his final speech to his officers. Bonus: the museum is connected to an excellent old-school tavern and restaurant.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BrandonJune 29, 2016
    Had the filet however they ran out of stones... Great anyway! Mushrooms and asparagus as sides and a Cabernet followed by Blantons bourbon... This place is a bucket list destination!
  • Erin M.
    Erin MurphyOctober 15, 2014
    Really great authentic and old NYC bar. There are tons of tables and seating. Can get a little crowded at times. Definitely check it out! They have tons of beers including some they make themselves.
  • Sunaina S.
    Sunaina SwaminathanDecember 18, 2014
    Love love love this place. There are so many hidden spots here. Love the decor and lighting. Perfect for a large group of friends.I can't wait to come back again. Foods great too.
  • Heather C.
    Heather CallawaySeptember 20, 2014
    The food and beer were delicious, and there was a great live band playing. Be sure to check out the museum upstairs! As a history nerd, this place was a great experience.
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EickJune 29
    I'm a big history buff, so visiting a bar that's been around since the 1760s was pretty awesome. Didn't get a chance to try the beers, but they looked good, and the whiskey selection was great.
  • Hernán G.
    Hernán GonzálezOctober 2, 2014
    Excellent food!! The building doesn't look like much and might drive you off at first glance but just go along with the whole 'this is a historic building' idea and enjoy the food.
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinOctober 2, 2016
    Really cool decor and spot to grab a drink, quite big restaurant with plenty of comfy nooks to catch up with a friend, live music on some days is a nice touch
  • Travis M.
    Travis McFetridgeAugust 18, 2013
    Great restaurant with incredible old world atmosphere and charm! Plus a historical museum where George Washington stepped down from the Continental Army after the Revolutionary War.
  • Sal
    SalAugust 25
    Super authentic tavern, with good food and live music! I read that the chicken pot was the one Washington originally ordered! I didn't know, but you should try!
  • Wayne B.
    Wayne BennettFebruary 21
    Great Fish n Chips, , Salmon Chowder and Chicken Pot pie. Tried a 2 oz shot of Knobs Creek limited Bourbon. I sat on toilet that George Washington used. History wow!
  • Jacobo G.
    Amazing historic building from 1719. Inside is a maze of rooms with cozy bars, liv music and great beer selection.
  • Michael N.
    Michael NataleSeptember 6, 2016
    Grab a seat at the pub. There's tons of whiskeys and a great selection of beer. Try the famous chicken pot pie or the gouda mac and cheese with bacon.
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon McGrawNovember 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A whole lot of beer gets poured at Fraunces Tavern, established in 1762, but it's also a gathering spot for several cocktail and whiskey clubs. - From Eater NY
    TenantKing.comJuly 25, 2014
    This bar is as classy as they come. They have a whiskey tasting room, a formal dining area, and a large assortment of beer. There's even a small museum upstairs!
  • Loni F.
    Loni FrenchApril 9, 2016
    Lots of separate rooms and bars make you feel like your in you're living room. Each room is different; some with couches and more comfortable chairs.
  • Bradley A.
    Bradley AnhouseJuly 25, 2013
    Absolutely delicious. Strip steak is one of the best I've had. Ask to replace the onions and get the spinach then mix it with the potatoes
  • Landmarks Preservation Commission
    Opened as the Queen’s Head Tavern by Samuel Fraunces, it was the site of Washington’s farewell to his officers in 1783. It's one of the few notable 18th c. buildings in Manhattan. Landmarked 1965. Read more
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 31, 2013
    This Revolutionary-era tavern was the site of George Washington's farewell address to his army officers, a murder/suicide, and a bombing. Footsteps and unexplained noises have been reported here. Read more
  • Kouros M.
    Kouros MohitDecember 7, 2014
    Great quick bite to get back to business. Get a free pass to go upstairs to see George Washington's visit there. Amazing artifacts and paintings.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattySeptember 17, 2015
    Large selection of beer and lots of seating. This place is huge. The bar on the east side of the building is the best spot
  • Sean O.
    Sean ONeillJuly 21, 2013
    4 visits and the food has never disappointed. Cheese board, muscles and Chardonnay. Tomato bisque and pan seared salmon. Candle lit tavern where Washington used to hang doesn't hurt.
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FinnJanuary 3, 2016
    Great place with a feel of the old sod. Had a quaint room with a gas fireplace you can warm up to on a cold winter day,
  • Michael A.
    Michael AdlerSeptember 5, 2013
    I've been here several times before and after the renovation. The history, the whiskey, the food is not bad either. Great if you want to host a party if about 100 people!
  • loran j.
    loran jonakSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is pretty cool with its revolutionary history and great beer selection. Also has a whiskey bar and good food
  • Kate C.
    Kate ConnorDecember 20, 2016
    Love this place in the winter. Mold wine, old fashions, and a fireplace to keep you warm.
  • Alida Rose
    Alida RoseApril 25, 2014
    Literally you feel like you are in another world and in another time. Nothing like some good beer and an ambiance that takes you on an adventure.
  • Carli D.
    Carli DJune 21, 2016
    Great food, a bit pricey. Excellent beer selection. Love the historic environment.
  • Bridget W.
    Transport yourself out of the hustle and bustle of modern New York by grabbing a pint at Fraunces. Live music on Saturdays!
  • Sophia S.
    Sophia ShumJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    My new fav happy hour spot in FiDi. Great atmosphere/service. Yummy hot wings. Great cocktails for happy hour.
  • Eli B.
    Eli BurkeJuly 7, 2013
    Museum way better than expected. If you have a ny pass definitely check it out and have a pot pie, Washington's fav meal.
  • Ross B.
    Ross BaltimoreOctober 19, 2016
    Huge place, great selection of scotch and interesting cocktails. It's a bit crowded but go to the whiskey room if there's room
  • Angelica
    AngelicaAugust 9, 2015
    Beer straight from ireland, great crowd/bar tenders and live music sayurday ! Nothing better than that
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhFebruary 22, 2015
    Fraunces Tavern is an establishment full of history dating back to the Revolutionary era. Glad the place is still standing!
  • Emily
    EmilyJuly 11, 2016
    Drinks are great and I hear the food is too. The only downside was out waitress didn't seem to pay attention to is once she heard we were just drinking. 🙄
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MNovember 10, 2013
    Great restaurant, one of the coolest bars in NYC, and a separate whiskey bar for a nightcap. What's not to like?
  • Tarek P.
    Generally speaking, it's the atmosphere that sells me every time. Everything I'd love to have in a historic restaurant / pub.
  • Ben G.
    Bar and museum! Get drunk and talk to broom handles like your forefathers. Burger with egg on top is delicious
  • Kristyn U.
    Kristyn UlandayDecember 29, 2015
    Amazing historic spot in downtown NYC...Washington came here with the continental army during the Revolution!
  • Sonia .
    Sonia 💋August 14, 2014
    History and good food, can't be beat. Oldest establishment in Manhattan. Great, attentive service.
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IMay 10, 2016
    Touristy, sure.. But still well worth it. Linger on a Sunday afternoon with live music and pretend George Washington is there too.
  • Deb
    DebJune 28, 2016
    Great bar (and huge!) BTW - George Washington used to drink here. There is a museum upstairs
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BatchelderAugust 4, 2016
    It's a little sold out given it's the oldest bar in NYC, but the tavern is well kept and has a nice drink selection.
  • Karina L.
    Karina LinardyDecember 17, 2013
    Gouda mac n cheese with bacon bits is amazing. Came on a Monday night, service sucked eventhough it was a super slow night. No excuse for that.
  • Colin B.
    Colin BurnsJuly 26, 2013
    George Washington used to drink whiskey here. Happy hour seasonal brews and party platters are nice.
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾December 5, 2014
    So cute and cozy. They have over 300 kinds of whiskey. and delicious cocktails.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniOctober 27, 2014
    It was good enough for George Washington. Amazing beer menu. Feels like a Colonial Williamsburg without the old timey costumes.
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