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Hudson Bar and Books

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636 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014 40.7387 -74.005461
nr. Horatio St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-229-2642 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10


    4 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: Quiet Conversation, Bar Food, Cigar Bar, Hot Spot, Romantic, Swank, Whiskey Bar
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Mon-Thu, 5pm-4am; Fri, 3pm-4am; Sat, 1pm-4am; Sun, 1pm-3am

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


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.

Whiskey Night
Every Tuesday, all whiskeys get rounded down ($39 becomes,$30, $29 becomes $20, etc.).

James Bond
Bond movies play continuously on the small TV in the corner.

There's a $5 tobacco charge for those who smoke.