White Horse Tavern

567 Hudson St (at 11th St), New York, NY 10014, United States
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Dinner, Happy Hour
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  • dylan
  • thomas
  • jack kerouac
  • jukebox
  • burgers
  • beer
  • outdoor seating
  • whiskey
  • french fries
  • landmarks
  • casual
  • spacious
  • happy hour
  • good for groups
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  • Marc Jacobs Intl

    Get over to the Whitehorse Tavern and try a burger with cajun curly fries! It's a perfect place to meet friends after work!! A NYC mainstay!

    Marc Jacobs Intl · April 20, 2011
  • Perry Ellis

    This is THE iconic American bar in New York City. We think you’ll enjoy stopping in for a drink.

    Perry Ellis · October 21, 2010
  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: Tony and Emmy award winning actor Gregory Hines stops in for a drink in this pic from 1989, at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · November 24, 2010
  • The Corcoran Group

    Come and relax with a beer and a whiskey in this old haunt of Dylan Thomas and Jack Kerouac…you might see Dylan Thomas’ ghost!

    The Corcoran Group · October 29, 2010
  • Rich G.

    Stop in for a drink at this watering hole where many great literarary minds, including Dylan Thomas & Jack Kerouac, have patronized.

    Rich Gallagher · September 6, 2011
  • Lucy G.

    Apparently this is the second oldest bar in New York, and Dylan Thomas died here. You know you want to go.

    Lucy Goldstein · May 3, 2010
  • amNewYork

    HauntedNYC: Dylan Thomas died here after taking 18 shots of whiskey at his favorite table. Now, as legend has it, his ghost rotates the table.

    amNewYork · November 21, 2011
  • Peter W.

    Best glory hole in the city

    Peter W · February 27, 2013
  • Anthony L.

    Guinness on draft. Def.come w/friends and sit on multi-wooded tables, bar, seats. Enjoy writerly memorabilia, 3 rms, megawindows & a couple dozen sidewalk tables. Come early, hog table.

    Anthony LaRusso · May 14, 2010
  • David S.

    Nice outsidey bit for summer

    David Stopforth · May 4, 2010
  • John D.

    Even the bathrooms are rude.

    John Duffy · February 27, 2013
  • Brooke L.

    Rudest people ever

    Brooke Lonegan · February 27, 2013
  • Tim F.

    The most passive aggressive bar I've been to in NYC.

    Tim Fogarty · February 27, 2013
  • IWalked Audio Tours

    Replaced restaurant formerly called James Dean Oyster House. Best known as where Dylan Thomas drank himself to death. Dan Akroyd bought drinks here night John Belushi died More site history here<LINK> Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · May 8, 2012
  • Guillermo Y.

    Most awkward bathroom ever.

    Guillermo Younger · January 14, 2012
  • Linds P.

    This was a famous spot for Bohemian period artists, writers, and musicians in the 50s and 60s.

    Linds Panther · December 28, 2011
  • Greg H.

    try the bud light. I meet my boyfriend here...hes cute

    Greg Hay · September 11, 2009
  • Swen G.

    This bar dates back to 1880 and was a favorite of Hunter S. Thompson.

    Swen Graham · September 4, 2014
  • Ashley S.

    Doesnt take credit cards and guys have cute pick up lines

    Ashley Singleton · February 9, 2014
  • Karl H.

    Great bar - great beer - great juke box... Hopefully you won't get table service from Taylor... Horrendously miserable individual...

    Karl Hudson · May 3, 2012
  • Young to Publishing

    Made famous as the alleged spot where Dylan Thomas drank himself to death, this spacious pub near the river was also frequented by Kerouac and Mailer. Stop by for the jukebox and the burgers.

    Young to Publishing · August 31, 2011
  • Louis F.

    Boozey bruch and food for $25! Read more

    Louis Filosa · June 21, 2011
  • Bachelor10

    Look towards Magnolia Bakery a block away. Gorgeous girls devouring cupcakes the size of their heads, crowing about how Samantha from Sex and the City loves vanilla frosting flock here. Read more

    Bachelor10 · April 7, 2011
  • Rebecca B.

    A simply cool casual bar with good sidewalk seating. Cash only, but ATM on site

    Rebecca Bain · February 20, 2011
  • Suzy C.

    The best grilled cheese and fries, ask for well-done fries, oh don't forget the pint of beer.

    Suzy Chase Osborne · November 30, 2009
  • Lindsay D.

    Beer. Good.

    Lindsay Deak Friedman · July 27, 2013
  • Brandon K.

    Service is pretty nonexistent

    Brandon Keene · May 12, 2013
  • Catherine M.

    Classic bar. Sometimes I hate it, but mostly I love it. Avoid on weekends.

    Catherine Mietek · April 23, 2013
  • Nicholas B.

    It's most noteworthy drinker remains Dylan Thomas. The Welsh poet slammed his last whiskey here—allegedly his 18th of the night—before passing away a few days later.

    Nicholas Beck · December 17, 2012
  • 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)

    Tamara H · June 11, 2012
  • SmartBarCrawls

    Do not go gentle into that good night.... Why does this poetic line "haunt" The Whitehorse? Which famous SNL actors use to lock the doors and buy everyone in the bar a drink? Answers on the link! Read more

    SmartBarCrawls · April 7, 2012
  • ThePurplePassport.com

    Come for the history, of course. Besides the Dylan Thomas lore, the architectural history is cool, too: this late 1800s structure is one of the few remaining wood frame structures in Manhattan. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · January 12, 2012
  • lomography

    Take a trip back in time when you visit this famous landmark where some of the great literary minds ate and drank! Make sure to get a photo of the cool sign!

    lomography · July 26, 2011
  • Adam S.

    50 yrs ago my uncle was an 18yo cab driver in the city and this was his favorite bar

    Adam Sirois · June 24, 2011
  • Demian S.

    Make sure you sit at all times. The bouncers and wait staff will make it clear that you must sit. Also, it's cash only.

    Demian Szyld · November 21, 2010
  • Garry G.

    Nice outdoor spot... service is a little short tempered

    Garry Golden · October 9, 2010
  • Amanda L.

    Terrible, slow service

    Amanda Lyking · September 18, 2010
  • Kim S.

    The male host who organizes the outdoor seating is awful and mean. I may never go back.

    Kim Stolz · May 20, 2010
  • melissa H.

    Cash only but you can always get a seat

    melissa Hochman · 2 days ago
  • Dave C.

    It has beer. And the burgers ain't bad.

    Dave Cummings · 2 weeks ago
  • Martha

    excellent historic place popular with locals.

    Martha · February 9
  • TAMMY G.

    Awesome hamburgers!!!!!!

    TAMMY GIA · January 2
  • Nuri J.

    What's special here except the fact that it is old.

    Nuri Jeon · December 30, 2014
  • Anthony P.

    Cash only. Three rooms + outdoor seating means you can usually get a table here if you want it.

    Anthony Popeo · December 26, 2014
  • Patrick W.

    Try the kielbasa, and say hi to Jennifer. She is the best.

    Patrick Walsh · December 15, 2014
  • Meg F.

    Total dive. Staff is pretty rude to the patrons.

    Meg Farmer · October 6, 2014
  • Tom M.

    Top-notch burger🍔🍔🍔🍔🍔

    Tom Mansfield · September 7, 2014
  • Josef P.

    Write some poetry and drink yourself to death.

    Josef Pfeiffer · September 4, 2014
  • Jean-Louis H.

    Worst place EVER. Service is awful, food disgusting ...

    Jean-Louis H. · August 29, 2014
  • Angie P.

    Outdoor seating, unfriendly bouncer, terrible bathrooms

    Angie P · August 26, 2014

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