Old Town Bar

Union Square, New York
  • Village Voice
    "... no sawdust, and urinals that make you look forward to breaking the..."(13 Tips)
    Price P.
    "Great place for classic bar food and a good beer"(66 Tips)
    "It is also home to New York's oldest active dumbwaiters!"(4 Tips)
    Michael B.
    "easy during prohibition times."(5 Tips)
164 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • urine
  • chicken wings
  • casual
  • hot dogs
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  • Caroline R.
    Caroline RubinOctober 23
    Great classic wings. Nachos are good too.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Tom I.
    Tom IgoeSeptember 23
    Been here 5+ times
    A New York classic.
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangSeptember 11
    No nonsense old skool bar and great burgers. I like mine medium rare with a side of slaw. Bartenders are all mad chill.
  • T B.
    T BJuly 13
    Great bar food
  • Zachary H.
    Literally the worst service I have ever experienced- bartender completely ignored me. I'm sorry, do I look a little younger than your clientele? Left as fast as possible
  • Peter ☎💺📈
    This is a great bar. Busy on weekends with decent bar food.
  • Mary C.
    Mary CrosseJune 11
    Been here 5+ times
    Booths only fit 4 people. Get a whiskey!
  • Brad L.
    Ignore any tips about an award for best wings in 2011. In 2016, their wings are terrible. The chicken was dry, the skin was not crispy and the sauce was thick and gloppy. PASS.
  • Ryan W.
    Skip it!!! unless youre into waiting 20 mins for one beer and paying $12 for jager shots. They might have the most salty staff in NYC.
  • Brendan
    BrendanMay 1
    Hot dogs are the best
  • Ryan W.
    Worst bar in NYC. $11 get the hell outta here old man. Service blows.
  • Brendan
    BrendanMarch 23
    Authentic design, really cool piece of history by union square
  • Arpi T.
    Arpi TandonMarch 18
    Lamb burger is good
  • Sebastian G.
    Sebastian GFebruary 25
    This place is a real gem. Very old school, nice staff, very authentic and best burger I've had in New York!
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDJanuary 22
    A fantastic classic New York bar. PS burgers are pretty swell
  • Philipp Z.
    Philipp ZJanuary 21
    Perfect for a beer or two and good America style food.
  • Leanne Z.
    Leanne ZickJanuary 7
    Solid wings! Idk about "best" though.
  • Leanne Z.
    Leanne ZickJanuary 7
    Wings and craft beers. Solid dependable spot.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SpectorJanuary 1
    Classic no-frills pre-Prohibition bar. A solid NYC original not trying too hard to impress. Grab a pint.
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaDecember 31, 2015
    Great iconic old NY bar. Perfect for a low key evening.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HantzDecember 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask the bartender Fitz for his opinion on the Islanders, Kennedys and old Chinese women.
  • Renae M.
    Renae MasonNovember 22, 2015
    Step back in time to a classic NYC pub. Liked the Pumpkin Ale.
  • 💎T
    💎TNovember 16, 2015
    Very popular after work spot so good luck getting a booth!
  • Marty M.
    Marty MonacoNovember 14, 2015
    Wings are perfectly sauced and pretty large. Could always be hotter but I am usually happy when I leave
  • Michael H.
    Michael HOctober 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good after work place.
  • jamie m.
    jamie mccullaghOctober 26, 2015
    Good after work spot.
  • Patrick K.
    Patrick KanaleySeptember 12, 2015
    Solid burgers in a classic bar atmosphere.
  • Tim B.
    Tim BackusSeptember 4, 2015
    Classic New York City feel with good food and good beer
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Don’t leave without visiting the restroom on the ground floor. Trust us, you’ll be very impressed. Read more
  • Montse S.
    Montse SolarAugust 10, 2015
    Best wings ever!!
  • John P.
    John PaterakisJuly 13, 2015
    Juicy turkey burger!
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FurgasonMay 9, 2015
    Finally some reasonably priced beers in the city! Great spot for a casual hang out
  • Renee T.
    Renee TMay 6, 2015
    Love it! It's conveniently located at Union Square, and there is plenty of room for large groups. We ate some fantastic turkey burgers (juicy!) and really great BLTs
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerApril 26, 2015
    Try the vegan burger. It's amazing. HA! Fooled you. Reward yourself after the crap day you've had with a bona fide whiskey. It'll help you come to grips with your pathetic existence.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceApril 4, 2015
    You can hide things under your seat in the booths. The women's bathroom is inconvenient to get to. It's very clear that Men were top of the list when this place was designed. Old, warm vibe.
  • f7o
    f7oMarch 16, 2015
    Looks like nothing changed for decades
  • Janine P.
    Janine PerryMarch 7, 2015
    This place is super authentic, you can tell it's really old. Very chill and comfortable, and a good bar good menu.
  • Manasi G.
    Manasi GandotraMarch 1, 2015
    Such a cosy bar! And everything is so well priced, also the staff is so friendly!!
  • Sabrina W.
    Sabrina WangFebruary 20, 2015
    old fashioned nostalgia interior. I like the typewriter style check out machine at the bar.
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BatchelderFebruary 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The bathrooms are like taking a p#ss back in the late 1800's. The wings are amazing.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CheskinFebruary 13, 2015
    A real throwback with great bar food. Try a burger, you won't be disappointed!
  • Martha
    MarthaFebruary 9, 2015
    classic historic bar. love stopping in here from time to time.
  • Trae F.
    Trae FJanuary 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is so old school and I love it.
  • al v.
    al viciedoJanuary 9, 2015
    The Old Town Burger is a no-frills, diner style burger with a savory griddle grease finish to it. Not the best burger, I would go elsewhere. Read the full review at: http://bit.ly/14A2Zp6.
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FisherDecember 15, 2014
    Old school. One of the better bars around Union Square
  • Brendan L.
    Brendan LewisDecember 4, 2014
    I'd fight a pack of wolves in the middle of the woods during a blizzard for the chicken wings here
  • Albert T.
    Albert TongNovember 25, 2014
    Get their wings. Very good flavor without being insanely spicy.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaNovember 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Dark, old and hospitable. Say hi to the cat that lives upstairs!
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesNovember 8, 2014
    It survived Prohibition by becoming a speakeasy under the name Craig’s Restaurant. During this stage in the bar’s history, patrons could hide their alcohol in a compartment underneath their seats. Read more
  • Janine V.
    Janine VeazueNovember 2, 2014
    Friendliest bartenders in the city. Also, coolest dumb waiter. A must for experiencing true New York bar history.
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