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Local West

1 Penn Plz., New York, NY 10119 40.75179 -73.992619
nr. Eighth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-629-7070 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Outdoor Area, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar, Rooftop, Smoking Area
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Sun-Tue, 11:30am-midnight; Wed-Sat, 11:30am-1am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 4pm-7pm; $4 Coors Light, $7 cosmos, $5 Jim Beam Black, $5 Monkey Rum, and daily specials vary

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 34th St.-Penn Station; 1, 2, 3 at 34th St.-Penn Station

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


Located in the shadow of Penn Plaza, Local West is a true Manhattan rarity—a ground-floor, single-story bar with an accessible roof. If not for the close-up views of office towers and the Penn Station taxi queue, the upstairs patio could pass for a neighborly suburban deck. A graceful curved red awning keeps the sun off the horseshoe-shaped bar and its denizens, while fifteen rooftop tables are available for those wanting sun with their suds. The drink selection sticks to the basics: six commonplace beers on tap and a bevy of flavored Absoluts and Stolis. Downstairs in the small main space, tiled walls and dim blue lighting create a cooler feel with big wrap-around windows affording a lively view. The tall, cushy barstools and communal tables are typically crammed with convivial commuters drinking off workaday stress or Garden patrons enjoying a pre- or post-game plate of calamari from the tiny menu of staples.