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Hudson Bar and Books
Mon, 3pm-3am; Tue-Fri, 3pm-4am; Sat, 2pm-4am; Sun, 2pm-3am
Nearby Subway Stops
A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.
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Hudson's patrons aren't exactly flipping pages. The bar's bookshelves (stocked with everything from Herzog to Madonna's picture book) are part of an haute library mise-en-scene that includes lots of Scottish plaid, aged liquors behind glass, a shiny copper bar-top, a cigar menu, expensive wines and a ruddy bartender in a tie. Thankfully, this set is just a set, and one that's not populated solely by sixty-year-old Johnnie Walker types. The mixed-age, mostly local crowd has been known to include Larry Mullen, Jr., Michael Stipe and James Gandolfini (who drinks Scotch). Be ready to splurge on expertly poured cocktails, like the Lillet-laden Vesper martini.Ladies Night
On Mondays, ladies get a free cigar.
Every Tuesday, all whiskeys get rounded down ($39 becomes,$30, $29 becomes $20, etc.).
Bond movies play continuously on the small TV in the corner.
There's a $5 tobacco charge for those who smoke.
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