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Waterfront Ale House

540 Second Ave., New York, NY 10016 40.742192 -73.977702
at 30th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-696-4104 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Hamburgers
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri, 11:30am-midnight; Sat, noon-midnight; Sun, noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 28th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted


This cozy Kips Bay bar and restaurant has outlasted lots of other microbrew pubs, and the American food—fish and chips, house-smoked barbecue ribs, venison-and-black-bean chili—is the best accompaniment to the house beverage.

Happy Hour

Mon.–Fri., 4 p.m.–7 p.m.; $1 or $2 off beer and all other drinks.

Recommended Dishes

Venison-and-black-bean chili, $16.95; four-onion-and-porter soup, $6.95; Southwestern chicken salad, $10.95; ale-battered fish and chips, $14.95; barbecued spare ribs, $25.95 for full rack, $16.95 for half rack; chicken fin du monde, $15.95