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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, Gay Bar, Irish/Pub, Neighborhood Bar, Singles Scene
Photo by Konstantin Sergeyev

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Mon-Thu, 11am-2am; Fri-Sat, 11am-4am; Sun, noon-2am

Happy Hour

Mon-Sat, 4pm-9pm; half price beers and well drinks
Sun, noon-2am; all beer half price

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 bar, but 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 five-dollar burgers from the grill in the corner. As trendier gay bars wash over the West Village, Julius soldiers on, unchanged.