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The Black Sheep Bar

583 Third Ave., New York, NY 10016 40.747992 -73.975923
nr. 38th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-599-3476 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, Irish/Pub, Restaurant & Bar
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Mon-Fri, 5pm-4am; Sat-Sun, noon-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 4pm-7pm; $2 off draft, $3 select domestic bottles

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


In 1848, lore has it a number of Irish men were caught stealing Great Britain's only healthy black sheep. Queen Victoria ordered the men punished for treason, but following one man's wise promise to "never get caught again," the men were released, and one of them moved to the U.S. and opened a bar called Black Sheep. Now, content young urbanites who know nothing of animal slaughter outside of PETA ads trek from all over Manhattan, Long Island and Jersey to this bi-level bar for after-work drinks or some robust bar food as part of their Saturday night pub crawl. The bar's brass-and-copper ceilings lend a cozy feel which continues upstairs with exposed brick and a nonfunctioning fireplace lit up by a cozy simu-fire. While calm predominates for most dinner and happy hours, the bar gets packed with a livelier, badder dancing crowd.