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Horseshoe Bar

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108 Ave. B, New York, NY 10009 40.725047 -73.981385
at 7th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-677-6742 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10


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  • Scene: After Work, Dive Bar, Neighborhood Bar, Notable Beer Selection
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Daily, noon-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, noon-7pm; $3.50-$6 drafts, $6 well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.; L at First Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


With its large multi-paned tudor window and arched castle-like entry door, Horseshoe Bar (also known as 7B after the corner it's on and Vazac's after the 1930s catering hall that it replaced a few decades ago) looks like the type of place Model T Fords would be parked outside of. The rough-hewn, dark-wood interior fixtures include a U-shaped bar enclosing a towering wall of booze that has appeared in movies like The Godfather II and Crocodile Dundee. The bar itself is the size of a moat, long enough for 31 taps of beer (the bottle selection is also extensive, spanning PBR to Leffe, a great Belgian blonde). Several of the daytime patrons are as old and weathered as the graffitied woodwork, and certainly didn’t come of age to the tunes on the punk-heavy jukebox. During the weekends the fake-ID set fills the rickety booths and packs the aisles solid, but when the kids aren’t banging on the Walking Dead pinball machine or documenting their makeout sessions in the old-time photo booth, 7B is the place to kick back, watch the game, and relax—if power chords are relaxing.