Pete's Tavern

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

Based on 417 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Rich G.
    "where O. Henry penned “Gift of the Magi"(8 Tips)
    Dave C.
    "They're very proud here that they survived prohibition"(4 Tips)
    Young to Publishing
    "... 1864 and was renamed Healy's in 1899. In the early 20th century, O...."(4 Tips)
    "physical bar is considered the oldest bar in NYC"(2 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • o henry
  • beer
  • oldest bar in nyc
  • prohibition
  • wine
  • casual
  • great value
  • jukebox
  • pasta
  • authentic
  • happy hour
  • lasagna
  • lively
  • baked clams
  • lobster tails
  • cozy
  • rib eye steak
  • brunch deals
  • Bloody Marys
  • Subhayan G.

    Take the beer test. Win $500 in drinks! Read more

    Subhayan Guha · 1 week ago
  • Grant H.

    Neighborhood favorite. Low key crowd with above average juke box selection.

    Grant Hewit · 3 weeks ago
  • Ryan B.

    Their food is consistently average, but the atmosphere is a must see

    Ryan Ball · October 20
  • Yvette L.

    Horrible food.... Slow service overpriced for that quality of food

    Yvette Liu · August 26
  • Dana G.

    A classic old NY bar. Their eggnog at Christmas is killer. Burgers are good too.

    Dana G · August 21
  • Kelly A.

    Awesome history! Nice IPA!! Get the burgers, you will thank me later. You're welcome!

    Kelly A · August 12
  • Alfred M.

    great space. you can smell the history. guy walks around with free apps during happy hour

    Alfred M. · July 11
  • Trae F.

    Beer and shots.

    Trae F · June 28
  • Calvin M.

    Nice selection of beers. Great service and atmosphere. Food isn't amazing but good value.

    Calvin Multanen · May 27
  • Kathryn P.

    Amazing Cobb salad. Great brunch deals

  • Dave C.

    They're very proud here that they survived prohibition

    Dave Cummings · May 15
  • 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 · April 19
  • DoubleDeuce

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

    DoubleDeuce · April 4
  • Trevor B.

    Amazing burgers. Great beer. Go for lunch.

    Trevor Bracher · February 21
  • Michael F.

    Great atmosphere solid beer selection, excellent hamburgers and fries

    Michael Fox-Rabinovitz · February 14
  • 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
  • Anuj M.

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

    Anuj Mathur · January 31

    Nothing else but old things. · January 31
  • Cameron W.

    Brunch is great value

    Cameron Worboys · January 3
  • 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
  • Michael D.

    Really cool spot with a great history.

    Michael D'Ambrosio · November 9, 2014
  • 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
  • Meg F.

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

    Meg Farmer · October 17, 2014
  • ℰℓenaᶳᵘ²

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

    ℰℓenaᶳᵘ² · September 1, 2014
  • 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
  • Chris Z.

    My favorite watering hole in the Gramercy Park Area.

    Chris Z · August 7, 2014
  • 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
  • Caitlin C.

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

    Caitlin Clements · July 7, 2014
  • Becks

    Garrett is a dick

    Becks · May 23, 2014
  • John T.

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

    John Thrasher · May 18, 2014
  • 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
  • Joyce M.

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

    Joyce McClure · April 9, 2014
  • Hideka M.

    Great St. Patty"s decorations are up

    Hideka Minami · March 15, 2014
  • Rob B.

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

    Rob Brogan · March 15, 2014
  • Brooke

    Great meat balls!

    Brooke · January 23, 2014
  • ℰℓenaᶳᵘ²

    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

    ℰℓenaᶳᵘ² · December 8, 2013
  • 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
  • JenKudu

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

    JenKudu · September 25, 2013
  • Angela B.

    Amazing service!

    Angela Berger · September 14, 2013
  • Carolina M.

    Lasagna is delicious!!!

    Carolina Mejia · August 16, 2013
  • 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
  • Hayley T.

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

    Hayley Treanor · June 22, 2013
  • 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
  • Adam S.

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

    Adam Swann · June 9, 2013
  • Fiona B.

    Great service + beet goat cheese salad!

    Fiona Baptiste · May 17, 2013
  • 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
  • Ashley H.

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

    Ashley Hughes · February 17, 2013
  • MC

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

    MC · February 17, 2013
  • Caitlin C.

    O. Henry drank here...

    Caitlin Clements · February 10, 2013
  • Jake L.

    Veal Meatball Hero!!

    Jake Long · February 2, 2013

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