159 W 10th St
New York, NY 10014-3114
Monday - Saturday: 11 a.m.
Generally close around 2 a.m. on weekdays
and around 4 a.m. on weekends
Happy Hour is Monday through Saturday 4-9 p.m.
Sunday is an all day beer blast with ½ price beer
This structure has been welcoming folks since 1840, first as a grocery store and then, in 1864 as a bar. It was built in 1826 on the corner of Amos Street (West 10th) and Factory Street (Waverly Place).
During Prohbition it was a popular speakeasy and, along with Nick’s at the corner of Seventh Avenue South and the nearby Village Vanguard, was frequented by many of the jazz and literary legends of the era. It started to attract a gay clientele in the 1950s and it is surely the oldest gay bar in the city and the oldest bar in the Village.
Both Boys In The Band and Next Stop Greenwich Village were filmed here.