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11th Street Bar

Opening Hours
Today: 2pm–4am
Sat:
12pm–4am
Sun:
12pm–2am
Mon:
2pm–2am
Tues:
2pm–2am
Wed:
2pm–2am
Thurs:
2pm–4am
Location
510 East 11th Street

Open to 4:00 a.m. every night - no exceptions - this scantly lit Irish watering hole has everything one could expect from a real neighborhood bar. It is well-stocked with liquor, the beer and wine list is eclectic, the TV's are always broadcasting various sporting events, and the menu is simple with only two choices - Ham and Gruyere or Cheddar and Onion sandwiches. Our bartender called this place a “gentleman’s bar” - no pitchers, no Bud Lite. "It is where the regulars hang out, old timers from along the street or avenues, and a few artists." This is one of those East Village pubs where people come by to rest their elbows on the scuffed bar-top, have a good conversation, and down a pint.

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