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The Half King

505 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011 40.74775 -74.004224
at Tenth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-462-4300 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, American Traditional, Irish/English
  • Price Range: $$

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    6 out of 10


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

Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 23rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar




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.


Sat.–Sun., 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Kitchen closes at 2 a.m.

Recommended Dishes

Fish and chips, $18; shepherd's pie, $17; Mexican burger, $14