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The Half King

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505 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011 40.747936 -74.004448
nr. Tenth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-462-4300 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    5 out of 10


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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Brunch, Irish/Pub, Neighborhood Bar, Outdoor Area
Photo by Carmen E. Lopez

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Mon-Fri 11am-4am; Sat-Sun, 9am-4am

Happy Hour

Daily, 5pm-8pm; $5 drafts, $7 house wine, $8 house cocktail

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 23rd St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


Chances are you're not one of the three people unaware that Half King is the pet project of Sebastian Junger, of Perfect Storm renown. But just in case: Yes, this is the pub the author has dumped a chunk of his royalties into, and it looks as if the bar will become as popular as Junger's book and the movie it inspired. Inside, the Half King is divided, with about two thirds devoted to diners, the rest to drinkers, bar-food nibblers and literary types brandishing notebooks. The food is surprisingly good and the mellow bar scene has attracted an amiable neighborhood crowd.