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1702 Second Ave., New York, NY 10128 40.77926 -73.950667
at 88th St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-369-7361 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Brunch, DJ, Live Music, Neighborhood Bar, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar
Photo by Patrick Siggins

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Daily, noon-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, noon-7pm; Beer: $3 domestic, $4 imported and draft; well drinks: $4.

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


Originally opened by the legendary British actor Basil Rathbone—he played Sherlock Holmes fourteen times from 1939 to 1946—Rathbones has been going strong since 1976. It’s a casual neighborhood bar through and through, from the checkered tablecloths to the hand-painted window art to the sawdust-laden floor. Wooden booths run into the dining area, one complete with a stage for live music; decorative stained-glass windows pay homage to Holmes as well as the local teams. 11 flat-screens and a large pull-down projector make for proper game-night viewings, while a dangling disco ball serves as a reminder that Friday and Saturday nights mean a D.J. and dance party.