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The Town Tavern

134 W. 3rd St., New York, NY 10012 40.730542 -74.000423
nr. MacDougal St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-253-6955 Send to Phone

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    10 out of 10


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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, DJ, Game Nights, Neighborhood Bar, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar, Sports Bar
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; 1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.

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This venue is closed.

With plenty of drink specials, games with prizes, and plasma TVs, this two-story tavern is a neighborhood spot, college hangout, and sports bar rolled into one. Across the street from Village institution the Blue Note and next door to the swankier Fat Black Pussycat, the Town Tavern has a laid-back, homey feel, with its beaten-leather couch, kitschy vintage signs, photos of partying patrons, and comfort-food menu. The long bar is lined with locals by day, and NYU grad students and young Upper East Side professionals by night. A D.J. revs things up on weekends, but events like beer pong, karaoke, trivia competitions, and guest-bartending nights make weekdays even livelier (if not more grating as well). Philadelphia Eagles fans pack the lower level on game nights, while the more open area upstairs—with a bar, mahogany tables, and wall of full-length windows—hosts many a birthday party and even charity events.