Pete's Tavern

Pub, Bar, and Italian Restaurant
129 E 18th St (at Irving Pl.), New York, NY 10003, United States
Hours:
Open until 2:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:30 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.9/10

Based on 306 votes

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  • o henry
  • burgers
  • oldest bar in nyc
  • new york bar
  • beer
  • wine
  • pasta
  • lasagna
  • great value
  • happy hour
  • baked clams
  • jukebox
  • hidden gem
  • lobster tails
  • rib eye steak
  • outdoor seating
  • bloody marys
  • french fries
  • authentic
  • soft shell crabs
  • Honghui Y.

    The eggs Benedict and French toast are a delight here. Also, $11.95 for a brunch entrée plus coffee or tea is a great deal!

    Honghui Yu · 1 week ago
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  • DoubleDeuce

    Fairly crowded and mildly pretentious staff. But it's busy almost any night of the week.

    DoubleDeuce · April 4
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  • Trevor B.

    Amazing burgers. Great beer. Go for lunch.

    Trevor Bracher · February 21
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  • Michael F.

    Great atmosphere solid beer selection, excellent hamburgers and fries

    Michael Fox-Rabinovitz · February 14
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  • Daniel B.

    A New York classic and all around great neighborhood spot. The Gramercy burger is particularly good (and all burgers are cooked to perfection).

    Daniel Benkwitt · February 1
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  • Anuj M.

    Even when packed, the bartenders proactively ask you if you want another.

    Anuj Mathur · January 31
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  • dawn.in.newyork

    Nothing else but old things.

    dawn.in.newyork · January 31
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  • Cameron W.

    Brunch is great value

    Cameron Worboys · January 3
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  • Nuri J.

    Very crowed. They have awesome egg nog with brandy. Also looks like a really cool place for group dinner.

    Nuri Jeon · December 7, 2014
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  • Michael D.

    Really cool spot with a great history.

    Michael D'Ambrosio · November 9, 2014
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  • Untapped Cities

    The building itself dates back to 1829, though it was not operated as a bar until 1864. Its large signs claiming to be the oldest bar in the city have been greatly disputed by McSorley’s. Read more

    Untapped Cities · November 8, 2014
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  • Meg F.

    Oldest tavern in Manhattan, good for drinks but skip the food, overpriced and nothing special.

    Meg Farmer · October 17, 2014
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  • Elẹna

    The quality of the food is disappointing. Pastrami sandwich is ok and good meatballs. Great Bloody Mary. Go for the atmosphere, not the food.

    Elẹna · September 1, 2014
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  • Euller B.

    Bar muito tradicional de NY! Não deixe de conferir as fotos de celebridades na parede enquanto desfruta uma cerveja no balcão.

    Euller Barros · August 13, 2014
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  • Public House W.

    A classic that never gets old. Great for a group, a game or a date. A+ for ambience, brews and bar food.

    Public House Wine · August 12, 2014
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  • Chris Z.

    My favorite watering hole in the Gramercy Park Area.

    Chris Z · August 7, 2014
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  • P. D.

    Can't beat the ambience. Thrilled it is still around. Will be a go to in my new nabe. However, it kills me that the food is as bad as it is. Make a run for a top 10 burger...the place screams for it.

    P. D. · July 18, 2014
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  • Caitlin C.

    Monday night pasta special - pasta, salad, and wine for only $12.95!

    Caitlin Clements · July 7, 2014
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  • Becks

    Garrett is a dick

    Becks · May 23, 2014
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  • John T.

    Food is rather bland for the prices but cute outdoor seating in a great location.

    John Thrasher · May 18, 2014
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  • prince of A.

    This place is just fantastic. Excellent beers, great clientele and just a great New York vibe off the place. Pete ale is a great beer!

    prince of Arrogance · May 2, 2014
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  • Joyce M.

    45 yrs in NYC; 1st time @ Pete's. But not the last.

    Joyce McClure · April 9, 2014
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  • Hideka M.

    Great St. Patty"s decorations are up

    Hideka Minami · March 15, 2014
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  • Rob B.

    Stick to the beer. Do NOT eat here. The prices are ridiculous and the quality is too :/

    Rob Brogan · March 15, 2014
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  • Brooke S.

    Great meat balls!

    Brooke S · January 23, 2014
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  • Elẹna

    Very good, classic, New York place. Excellent wait staff. It's such a non-pretentious hidden gem in union square. The food is phenomenal. Try the hot wings,duck, fried mozzarella & bacon cheeseburger

    Elẹna · December 8, 2013
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  • Tom F.

    Don't tell them to hold the lettuce and tomato on your sandwich. They will charge you $1 for each item you don't want on your sandwich.

    Tom Fleetwood · November 15, 2013
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  • Adrian J.

    Great for celebrity spotting

    Adrian Jones · November 3, 2013
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  • Jenifer K.

    Skip the rowdy business crowd and get a table in the back. The lasagna is amazing and enough for leftovers too :)

    Jenifer K · September 25, 2013
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  • Angela B.

    Amazing service!

    Angela Berger · September 14, 2013
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  • Carolina M.

    Lasagna is delicious!!!

    Carolina Mejia · August 16, 2013
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  • Jc P.

    Cualquier lugar es bueno para disfrutar de una excelente pasta (lasagna), hamburguesas y costillas están buenísimas, ambiente muy bueno para disfrutar de una cerveza en la barra.

    Jc Pattgo · July 6, 2013
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  • Peter V.

    Not surprisingly, not only is Pete's one of the oldest bars in America, it has the notoriety for the highest number of alleged "bar babies" from adventurous to-be parents.

    Peter Vigeant · June 28, 2013
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  • Hayley T.

    Don't order a salad, you'll regret it.

    Hayley Treanor · June 22, 2013
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  • Wilson Z.

    This is a mixed sports bar, you can watch game, enjoy food, and have a sip of nice wine

    Wilson Zhou · June 13, 2013
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  • Adam S.

    Monday night steak special: Rib eye & roast potatoes $14

    Adam Swann · June 9, 2013
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  • Fiona B.

    Great service + beet goat cheese salad!

    Fiona Baptiste · May 17, 2013
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  • Igor O.

    Культовое место для поклонников О.Генри (рассказ "Дары волхвов" написан им здесь). Можно заказать блюда из меню 1864 г. Класс!!!

    Igor Obraztsov · March 31, 2013
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  • Brigette K.

    Food was okay, place itself was cool and the waiter was super nice! Booths were small and I kept getting hit as people walked by. Good St Patricks Day place though

    Brigette K. · March 17, 2013
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  • Ashley H.

    Stop in the bar on Sunday afternoons to see Devin. Great and hilarious bartender!

    Ashley Hughes · February 17, 2013
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  • MC

    Corner booth in the sun on a cold winter day. Awesome

    MC · February 17, 2013
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  • Caitlin C.

    O. Henry drank here...

    Caitlin Clements · February 10, 2013
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  • Jake L.

    Veal Meatball Hero!!

    Jake Long · February 2, 2013
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  • Ray F.

    Good food and drinks and a juke box which makes a change

    Ray Fowler · January 16, 2013
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  • Brandon M.

    O Henry was a regular at this Union Sq drinking hole. It opened in 1864, though drinking likely happened in the location before that, becoming Healy's in 1899 & Pete's Tavern later on. - From Eater NY

    Brandon McGraw · November 27, 2012
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  • Nicholas W.

    Nice place. Nice old fashioned wood bar, lots of shenanigans on the walls etc. didn't try the food but the beer selection is wide but no depth.

    Nicholas Wagner · October 15, 2012
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  • jon a.

    O. Henry was a regular at this bar and lived down the street at 55 Irving Place between 1903 to 1907. At the time, Pete's Tavern was called Healy's. O. Henry mentions the bar in "The Lost Blend."

    jon accarrino · September 27, 2012
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  • Zoë

    The crab-stuffed mushrooms are sooo good!

    Zoë · September 4, 2012
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  • Bob M.

    Friendly staff, friendly patrons, great house beer on tap!

    Bob Merski · September 2, 2012
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  • Glenn D.

    Try the Fried Soft Shell Crab

    Glenn D · June 30, 2012
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