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Phil Hughes

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1682 First Ave., New York, NY 10128 40.77782 -73.948617
nr. 88th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
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  • Scene: Billiards, Classic NY, Dive Bar, Neighborhood Bar, Sports Bar
Photo by Patrick Siggins

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Daily, 10am-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


So what if its tangled mini-blinds and pay phones invoke a jury-duty waiting room? So what if it trades in staple domestics instead of potent microbrews? For over four decades, Hughes Bar has drowned its regulars’ sorrows in a steady stream of affordable drinks—bottles of Bud and Coors Light top out at $3.50 a pop. The vibe is old-school and insular, but not quite uninviting. Couples and workaday stiffs pull taped-together chairs up to chipped Formica tabletops under the glow of 11 flat-screens playing sports. The old-fashioned jukebox has been replaced with a digital one and the musty upright piano has disappeared from its corner spot. Manhattan can continue manufacturing one hot scene after another—Hughes and its weary roadhouse bonhomie will outlive them all.