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Puffy's Tavern

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81 Hudson St., New York, NY 10013 40.71853 -74.00887
nr. Harrison St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-227-3912 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, Classic NY, Neighborhood Bar, Private Party Space
Photo by Justin Beck

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Mon-Wed, 11:30am-2am; Thu-Fri, 11:30am-4am; Sat, noon-4am; Sun, noon-10pm

Happy Hour

Daily, 4pm-8pm; $5 pints, $6 well drinks, $5 glasses of wine
Daily, 11:30am-4pm; $3 domestic beer, $4 imported beer, $5 wine by the glass and $6 well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Franklin St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


From the weathered wooden bench outside to the window seating inside, Puffy's offers a comfortably frayed melange of bar amenities woven into one big blue-collar welcome mat. While its TriBeCa neighbors price or concept themselves into self-parody, this dark shot-and-a-beer parlor is so low-key it even makes nearby Riverrun seem hoity-toity. Film Center meeting-takers, real estate buccaneers, cable installers, UPS guys and sanitation engineers alike drink with equal respect for the dreamy, Runyonesque lack of pretension of this otherworldly throwback to thirstier times.


Puffy's eight taps and varying beer selection runs a close second to their small but extremely well-chosen list of wines.