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The Dead Poet

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450 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024 40.784831 -73.977132
nr. 82nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-595-5670 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Frat Feel, Bar Food, College Bar, Irish/Pub, Notable Beer Selection, Whiskey Bar
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Official Website

thedeadpoet.com

Hours

Daily, noon-4am

Happy Hour

Mon, 8pm-4am; $4 Brooklyn pints, $5 PBR and a shot
Wed, 8pm-4am; $2 off all two oz. pours
Thu, 8pm-4am; $4 New York beers
Fri, 8pm-4am; $2 off specialty cocktails
Sat-Sun, 10am-8pm; $4 cans of beer
Sun, 10am-8pm; $5 drafts, $5.50 well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 79th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

Nestled in among a strip of boisterous college bars on Amsterdam Avenue, this narrow little nook has big literary ambitions. The owner, Drew Dvorkin, was once an English teacher, and as a nod to his academic past, he's hung framed verses from Dickinson, Donne, and Joyce on the walls. Yet with all due respect to the classics, his clientele is more likely to discuss Bob Dylan than Dylan Thomas despite the lending library on hand. The total space isn't wide—it's barely 10 feet across; getting jostled when you move down the 20-foot bar is unavoidable on crowded nights. But once you've made it to the other side, there's a popcorn machine to reward your efforts. With seventeen respectable beers on tap (Blue Point Lager and Delirium Tremens), and a wide selection of Irish whiskeys, you'll have no need to try specialty drinks like the signature Dead Poet. (The secret recipe uses seven liquors to create something akin to grape soda.)

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