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86 Bedford St., New York, NY 10014 40.732011 -74.005168
at Barrow St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-675-4449 Send to Phone

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A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; 1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.

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The walls of this onetime Village speakeasy are cluttered with dog-eared photos of famous writers and the jackets of their most influential tomes. Stop in and check out the distressed-wood décor before 6pm or after midnight, and it's not hard to imagine Hemingway and Fitzgerald bickering in a back corner over a few too many whiskeys; during prime drinking time, however, the crowd is more J. Crew than T. S. Eliot, making the place feel like a fraternity reunion. But you've got to check it out at least once. It's saturated with history, the drinks are cheap, the food's pretty decent and, in winter, there's a working fireplace.


If you want the full Chumley's experience, try finding the secret Barrow Street entrance.