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Boss Tweed's Saloon

115 Essex St., New York, NY 10002 40.719456 -73.987882
nr. Rivington St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-475-9997 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10


    4 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: After Work, Billiards, Irish/Pub, Live Music, Outdoor Area, Private Party Space, Smoking Area, Sports Bar
Photo by Robert K. Chin

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Daily, noon-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 8th St.-NYU; F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.

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This venue is closed.

Infamous Tammany Hall bigwig William Maeger “Boss” Tweed was quite the tawdry reveler back in his day, so it's sad to see his legacy imprinted on this pub where the lighting is a bit too bright and the entire Metallica oeuvre is on constant rotation. Sure, the Boss's top hat hangs behind the bar, and some photos of olde New York hang on the walls along with the occasional Bud promo posters, but this saloon is too fresh and shiny for its own good. The crowd, when it arrives, consists of rowdy birthday groups doing Jäger shots and straight-from-work young’ins taking advantage of the generous happy hours. They come to escape the surrounding LES scene: where else in the neighborhood can they play pool, throw darts, and smoke in a fenced-in back patio in relative privacy? Still, the ghost of Boss Tweed is turning over on his bar stool.