Julius’ has a rich history since its opening in 1864. Not only is it considered to be the oldest bar in the West Village, but it is the oldest gay bar in New York. In their day, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams and Rudolf Nureyev could be found hanging out here. The hamburgers have gained a reputation for being among the best. Today, Julius’ has a “beer blast” each Sunday during which customers can get two dollars off featured beer.