Mon-Fri, 11am-4am; Sat-Sun, 9am-4am
C, E at 23rd St.
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When adventure journo Sebastian Junger and his partners introduced this pubby addition to the lonely corner of 23rd and Tenth, the hope was that it would become a writers' hangout. Whether that destiny has been fulfilled is questionable, but Half King does feature a Monday reading series and monthly photo-journalism exhibits, above-average pub food, a garden, and a friendlier, cooler vibe than a lot of neighborhood saloons or "writer's" hangouts, for that matter. Don't miss the classic shepherd's pie.Brunch
Sat.–Sun., 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Kitchen closes at 2 a.m.
Fish and chips, $18; shepherd's pie, $17; Mexican burger, $14