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159 W. 10th St., New York, NY 10014 40.734399 -74.001611
at Waverly Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-243-1928 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, Classic NY, Dive Bar, DJ, Gay Bar, Irish/Pub, Neighborhood Bar, Singles Scene
Photo by Konstantin Sergeyev

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Mon-Sat, 11am-4am; Sun, noon-3am

Happy Hour

Mon-Sat, 4pm-9pm; $6 LITs, Sex on the Beach and lemon drop shots

Nearby Subway Stops

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

Payment Methods

Cash Only


It’s been almost forty years since the Stonewall Riots, but the now-grizzled crowd at Julius around the corner has hardly budged. This weathered West Village tavern is not only New York’s oldest gay bars, but also one of its very oldest barrooms – it’s been in continuous operation since 1864. It’s ridden out Prohibition as a speakeasy, lured Broadway starlets downtown for its famous burgers, and played host to the Sip-In of 1966, when a group of gay men demanded bar service at a time when homosexuals could not legally assemble. Julius is a bit worse for the wear, however, and it doesn’t immediately seem like a gay scene; only a few back-room rainbow scarves set it apart from any other male-heavy, ramshackle sports bar. But the yellowing newspaper clippings and wall of signed head shots recall the bar’s storied past—as does the graying crowd, putting back bottles and six-dollar burgers from the grill in the corner. As trendier gay bars wash over the West Village, Julius soldiers on, unchanged.