Other Bars Like White Horse Tavern?
This coming weekend, my parents (aged late 50s) and sister (29) will be coming to visit me in the city. During their last visit, I received an almost uncomfortable amount of praise after bringing them to the White Horse Tavern. They loved it. Be it the storied history, the picturesque West Village setting, or the Anchor on tap, I can't exactly say. Regardless, I'd like to try and repeat that experience.
We may very well end up at White Horse again, but I'd like to poll the collective expertise of this board and ask what other bars/taverns fill that same niche? We'd like it to be laid back venue, with a good cross-section of people and (relatively) inexpensive beers on tap. Bonus point if the place is an institution and/or culturally significant.
Two that would fit the bill are Walker's and the Old Town Bar. Each has that old well worn ambiance you're looking for although both of them are a lot cleaner than the White Horse. The burgers at both are very good and Walker's has a wider menu of good pub food.
Pete's is another historic bar that would be worth a visit. The food, however, is sub par.
16 N Moore St, New York, NY 10013
Old Town Bar & Restaurant
45 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003
129 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003
re: Bob Martinez
Old Town has one of the best burgers in NYC. Forget the expensive Spotted Pigs and crowded Corner Bistros of the burger world. Good burger and pickles plus great beers on tap-- Brooklyn Ale to Blue Point every time I have been there.
331 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014
662 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036
Was it the "vibe" or "Dylan Thomas" aspect that wow-ed your parents;-
Was it the "vibe" or "Dylan Thomas" apect that wow-ed your parents;-) ?