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Down the Hatch

179 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10014 40.732481 -74.001621
nr. Jones St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-627-9747 Send to Phone

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    8 out of 10


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  • Scene: Bar Food, Brunch, College Bar, Dive Bar, Singles Scene
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Daily, noon-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 11:30pm-8pm; half-price bar
Mon, 8pm-4am; $4 Ketel One, Jameson and Herradura drinks and shots
Tue, 8pm-4am; half-price beer, bombs and shots
Wed, 8pm-4am; $4 whole bar and $10 domestic pitchers (restrictions apply)
Thu, 8pm-4am; $4 domestic bottles, $10 domestic pitchers, $4 shots

Nearby Subway Stops

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

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


The bartenders don’t sell joints to their patrons like they did to Samantha on Sex and the City, but the real Down the Hatch is still just as raucous and almost as grungy as its television portrayal. A legend for its dirt-cheap drink specials, this subterranean dive is a bastion for the young and the shamelessly reckless. Crammed into a small, dank basement, NYUers and wistful post-collegians feel right at home amongst the bar’s Urban Outfitters-inspired décor (year-round Christmas lights particularly evoke that “getting trashed in the dorm room” appeal). Classic rock and nineties grunge blares overhead as binge-drinkers pound cheap drafts and shots—or whatever consistent and effectual happy hour is on call. While having a major should be requisite during the “after school special” and on weekends, when young heteros besiege the bar to get their drink and flirt on, the occasional group of Village denizens come by on weekdays to watch Monday night football and grab a batch of the Hatch’s signature Atomic wings (only the brave will hazard "nuclear"-level hot ones). Word of caution: You haven’t had enough "fun" down the hatch unless you bust ass on the staircase coming back up.

$30 Brunch Special

Sat.-Sun., noon–5 p.m.; all-you-can-eat wings, onion rings, tater tots, fries, mimosas, and draft beer, $30 per person.