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500 W. 43rd St. , New York, NY 10036 40.760275 -73.995604
nr. Tenth Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-594-6399 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, Game Nights, Wine Bar

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Mon-Thurs, 5pm-4am; Fri-Sun, noon-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Thu, 5pm-8pm; half-price on all drinks
Fri, noon-8pm; half-price on all drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

River lies at the edge of a high-traffic strip just north of the peep-show district swamped with gritty after-work dives. Flatscreens and a generally subdued atmosphere elevate it slightly above its rowdier neighbors, but it’s little more than a studio-sized space outfitted with neon logos, elevated ceilings, and a giant ornamental wine rack. Dusty floorboards and scuffed tabletops recall an older, hard-bitten Hell’s Kitchen, the walls still papered with antique newspaper ads. A traditional diner-style menu, and round-the-clock sports coverage occupy solitary drinkers.