Old Town Bar

$ $
45 E 18th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave S)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 529-6732
11:30am - 1:00am
11:30am - 1:00am
11:30am - 1:00am
11:30am - 1:00am
11:30am - 1:00am
12:00pm - 1:00am
1:00pm - 12:00am



  • Today, I was here to discuss the impacts of the 2003 Smoke-Free Air Act on its 10th anniversary: http://bit.ly/YDjLQB
  • In a city known for hot dogs, the hefty all-beef Sabrett at Old Town Bar reigns supreme. Its one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011.
  • This place was a speakeasy during Prohibition called Craig's Restaurant. Want proof? Check out the booths that have seats that lift up in case you need to hide your booze quickly from the authorities.
  • One of our top 10 Manhattan bars- Good beer, great burger, no sawdust, and urinals that make you look forward to breaking the seal.
  • the century club: since 1892. you've got to go with a burger.
  • In 2010 they threw a party for their hundred year old urinals. Use them!
  • Order hot dog. Drink beer.
  • Established 1892 and continuously operated. Most of the furnishings and decor are original, including New York's oldest dumbwaiter and iconic urinals. The original menu was German influenced.
  • It survived Prohibition by becoming a speakeasy under the name Craigs Restaurant. During this stage in the bars history, patrons could hide their alcohol in a compartment underneath their seats.
  • Founded in 1892, The Old Town Bar was run as a speak-easy by Tammany Hall during Prohibition. It is also home to New York's oldest active dumbwaiters!
  • "Old Town Bar boasts a modern list of literary heavies as its customers including Frank McCourt, Seamus Heaney, Nick Hornby and Billy Collins." (via @ShelfAwareness)
  • order a guiness & some wingsdon't forget to pee - the urinals are magnificent
  • Check out the autographed VHS box on the wall, for the film "Q&A" starring NICK NOLTE, TIMOTHY HUTTON & ARMAND ASSANTE. "When the questions are dangerous, the answers can be deadly"
  • The urinals -- definitely did not live up to the hype.
  • Dudes only
  • The only essential tip here is: urinals.
  • Apparently House of Pain recorded the video for Jump Around here + the serve Glenmorangie
  • Gossip Girl: Serena gets serious with Ben (Episode 415)
  • Winner of Best Wings in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Wings done right, served in a dark Victorian bar - where no one can see the sauce on your face.
  • Great burgers.

Nearby places

129 E 18th St (at Irving Pl)
890 Broadway (at E 19th St)
35 E 18th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave S)