White Horse Tavern

★★★☆☆
Drop by the West Village's most historical neighborhood bar and restaurant!
  • 567 Hudson St

    New York, NY 10014

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  • 212-989-3956

About White Horse Tavern

Hours
Sun-Thurs 11am-2am; Fri-Sat 11am-4am

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I went for a company outing the other night for some simple drinks and food. We were coming from The Upholstery Store which is a beautiful bar, so I originally thought I was being a bit unfair to White Horse Tavern as it didn't quite hold up in comparison. However, I thought it over and realized it's true, this place sucks big sausage. \n\nFirst, our waitress. Her hair alone was offensive. Awful roots, split ends and a hot mess the whole way between. She comes over, ""What can I get you?"" My coworker orders a cocktail and fries. ""Woah! Let's just start with drinks. I don't even have a pad on me."" Thus explaining the awful odor but not the tude. Less then a minute later while still taking our drink order. ""Final call for food!"" Soon after, another waitress passed us by and I catch her shooting an awful look at a coworker and then to the bouncer. At first thought a bug flew up her nose or she had a flashback to when she first moved to NY 10 with big aspirations. But no, the bouncer comes by and asks my coworker to scoot his chair in. Eventually the bill came while still in the middle of our food and she asked us 3 times within the next 10 minutes to pay because her shift was soon to be over. \n\nIn all fairness, what they lacked in charm they certainly made up for in luxury and decor. Lovely handcrafted picnic benches, beautiful paper plates, delicious microwaved chicken nuggets and the finest art on the walls with cute little sayings like ""Nobody permitted under the age of 25"" or ""$30 charge if caught eating outside food.""\n\nI don't understand this place. Why is everyone so miserable? Why does the food look like its from the frozen food section at Gristedes? And is everyone really that ugly or is it simply their perma constipated face glare?

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★☆☆☆☆

I went for a company outing the other night for some simple drinks and food. We were coming from The Upholstery Store which is a beautiful bar, so I originally thought I was being a bit unfair to White Horse Tavern as it didn't quite hold up in comparison. However, I thought it over and realized it's true, this place sucks big sausage. \n\nFirst, our waitress. Her hair alone was offensive. Awful roots, split ends and a hot mess the whole way between. She comes over, ""What can I get you?"" My coworker orders a cocktail and fries. ""Woah! Let's just start with drinks. I don't even have a pad on me."" Thus explaining the awful odor but not the tude. Less then a minute later while still taking our drink order. ""Final call for food!"" Soon after, another waitress passed us by and I catch her shooting an awful look at a coworker and then to the bouncer. At first thought a bug flew up her nose or she had a flashback to when she first moved to NY 10 with big aspirations. But no, the bouncer comes by and asks my coworker to scoot his chair in. Eventually the bill came while still in the middle of our food and she asked us 3 times within the next 10 minutes to pay because her shift was soon to be over. \n\nIn all fairness, what they lacked in charm they certainly made up for in luxury and decor. Lovely handcrafted picnic benches, beautiful paper plates, delicious microwaved chicken nuggets and the finest art on the walls with cute little sayings like ""Nobody permitted under the age of 25"" or ""$30 charge if caught eating outside food.""\n\nI don't understand this place. Why is everyone so miserable? Why does the food look like its from the frozen food section at Gristedes? And is everyone really that ugly or is it simply their perma constipated face glare?

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The White Horse came recommended as a famous pub. However, the experience is poor. We went there last night. It's packed in the main bar, everyone barging into you. You get told (rudely) you cannot stand in the side room because you can only buy drinks from the waitresses. You can't be outside with more than 3 friends (""a big group"" according to the surly bouncer) or you get asked to leave. If you mistakenly buy a drink at the bar and take it outside, the waitresses, who only care about their lousy tips, tell you off. Terrible customer service all round. Not worth going, even for the name.

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★☆☆☆☆

The White Horse came recommended as a famous pub. However, the experience is poor. We went there last night. It's packed in the main bar, everyone barging into you. You get told (rudely) you cannot stand in the side room because you can only buy drinks from the waitresses. You can't be outside with more than 3 friends (""a big group"" according to the surly bouncer) or you get asked to leave. If you mistakenly buy a drink at the bar and take it outside, the waitresses, who only care about their lousy tips, tell you off. Terrible customer service all round. Not worth going, even for the name.

Cons: Terrible customer service

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This the only remaining Greenwich Village writer's bar. Chumley's (where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, womanized and got his picture on the wall) closed ""for renovations"" a few years back. It's still closed. The Lion's Head, Edgar Allen Poe's old haunt, used to be the only het bar on Christopher Street. Ironically, it disappeared during the de-gayzation of the West Village. So now we only have The Whitehorse, where Dylan Thomas wrote, and slowly drank his liver into pat. For that reason alone, it deserves a visit. But I do mean ""for that reason alone.""\r\n There are pictures and memorabilia inside, but place has lost its aura. Service is efficient, and not hostile, but also not special. There are a TON of ""rules"" (No posting paper anywhere-- even if it's just for a few minutes, no smoking inside the iron gates, no eating outside after midnight). This is not exactly conducive to the wordsmith mentality. And, the bouncer keeps a constant check to make sure the RULES ARE FOLLOWED.\r\n The menu has the usual bar foods and drink. Anchor on tap is a big plus. The food is pretty ordinary, although the wings are slightly better than the usual bland stuff of other bars. The outside space is nice, while you're allowed to sit there, but all-in-all, this special place is nothing special. --Drink Club is a roving group of NYC drinkers

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★★★☆☆

This the only remaining Greenwich Village writer's bar. Chumley's (where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, womanized and got his picture on the wall) closed ""for renovations"" a few years back. It's still closed. The Lion's Head, Edgar Allen Poe's old haunt, used to be the only het bar on Christopher Street. Ironically, it disappeared during the de-gayzation of the West Village. So now we only have The Whitehorse, where Dylan Thomas wrote, and slowly drank his liver into pat. For that reason alone, it deserves a visit. But I do mean ""for that reason alone.""\r\n There are pictures and memorabilia inside, but place has lost its aura. Service is efficient, and not hostile, but also not special. There are a TON of ""rules"" (No posting paper anywhere-- even if it's just for a few minutes, no smoking inside the iron gates, no eating outside after midnight). This is not exactly conducive to the wordsmith mentality. And, the bouncer keeps a constant check to make sure the RULES ARE FOLLOWED.\r\n The menu has the usual bar foods and drink. Anchor on tap is a big plus. The food is pretty ordinary, although the wings are slightly better than the usual bland stuff of other bars. The outside space is nice, while you're allowed to sit there, but all-in-all, this special place is nothing special. --Drink Club is a roving group of NYC drinkers

Pros: History

Cons: Rules and Rules

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The White Horse tavern is most famous as the bar where Welsh writer Dylan Thomas drank himself to death (at least that's what legend says). One room is like a shrine to him, with portraits, pictures of his home, etc.
The menu is fairly standard bar food - good burgers and sandwiches at reasonable (especially for the Village) prices. The choices of beer are also standard. The back rooms are fairly quiet.

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★★★☆☆

The White Horse tavern is most famous as the bar where Welsh writer Dylan Thomas drank himself to death (at least that's what legend says). One room is like a shrine to him, with portraits, pictures of his home, etc.
The menu is fairly standard bar food - good burgers and sandwiches at reasonable (especially for the Village) prices. The choices of beer are also standard. The back rooms are fairly quiet.

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This bar is one of the best places to go on a hot, summer night! They have a great set of tables outside and a good menu, I especially enjoyed their grilled cheese sandwiches while tossing back a few pints of cider! Enjoy!

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★★★★☆

This bar is one of the best places to go on a hot, summer night! They have a great set of tables outside and a good menu, I especially enjoyed their grilled cheese sandwiches while tossing back a few pints of cider! Enjoy!

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Besides being a great bar with great staff and patrons, upon leaving the gentleman that seated us came after me to return my wallet which had a lot of cash, ATM card, credit card, corporate card, license...saved my hide! Still floored by the honesty and character of that man! Thank you!!!!

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★★★★★

Besides being a great bar with great staff and patrons, upon leaving the gentleman that seated us came after me to return my wallet which had a lot of cash, ATM card, credit card, corporate card, license...saved my hide! Still floored by the honesty and character of that man! Thank you!!!!

Pros: Honest staff, great go-to bar

Cons: bathrooms are a bit small

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I think this place has a great historical feature to it.. and its just a chill bar you can hang out at and not be bothered

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★★★★☆

I think this place has a great historical feature to it.. and its just a chill bar you can hang out at and not be bothered

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if I could give ZERO stars, I would. lame has-been dive bar with an extremely RUDE bouncer wannabe (i.e. his job is to check IDs but he thinks he works the door at 1Oak) who gives attitude to and yells at women half his size. the only people who wait to get inside are tourists and bridge and tunnel. a wait with an attitude at this place?!? \r\n\r\nthere are so many bars with better atmospheres and the same prices near here with nice people - don't waste your time here.

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★☆☆☆☆

if I could give ZERO stars, I would. lame has-been dive bar with an extremely RUDE bouncer wannabe (i.e. his job is to check IDs but he thinks he works the door at 1Oak) who gives attitude to and yells at women half his size. the only people who wait to get inside are tourists and bridge and tunnel. a wait with an attitude at this place?!? \r\n\r\nthere are so many bars with better atmospheres and the same prices near here with nice people - don't waste your time here.

Cons: rude door workers

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Count the change that the bartender gives you back. He tried to pass off a 1 for a 10 last night. Wtf! The economy must be really bad. They'll take it whichever way it comes.

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★☆☆☆☆

Count the change that the bartender gives you back. He tried to pass off a 1 for a 10 last night. Wtf! The economy must be really bad. They'll take it whichever way it comes.

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I've never posted a revew on this site, however, I feel compelled to write something about my experience last night at the White Horse Tavern. I was joining some colleagues for drinks after work. The staff corralled our group into the back room. There was no room to sit so I stood with several of my friends. I did not see a waitstaff so I ventured to the bar to buy some drinks. I was intercepted at the bar by the ""host"" and told to go back to the room and order from a waitress. I mentioned there wasn't a waitress to be found so I headed to the bar. I felt silly pleading with the man - cash in hand - to buy a drink. In a bar. I eventually headed back to the back room - sans drink. 15 minutes later we finally tracked down a waitress and ordered a drink. Between the time the drinks were ordered and the arrival of our cocktails, a second ""host"" told us we couldn't stand in the back room because it blocked a clear path to the ladies room. He said we would have to stand at the bar and order our drinks there. Unbelieveable. When we informed him that we were told not to order from the bar he looked confused.....then said he had just come on and he was enforcing the rules. It felt like the twilight zone. I will never, ever step foot in this dump again. Thankfully, we ended our night at the White Horse right after the silliness and headed to Dublin's down the street. We couldn't have been happier with the service we received at Dublins.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've never posted a revew on this site, however, I feel compelled to write something about my experience last night at the White Horse Tavern. I was joining some colleagues for drinks after work. The staff corralled our group into the back room. There was no room to sit so I stood with several of my friends. I did not see a waitstaff so I ventured to the bar to buy some drinks. I was intercepted at the bar by the ""host"" and told to go back to the room and order from a waitress. I mentioned there wasn't a waitress to be found so I headed to the bar. I felt silly pleading with the man - cash in hand - to buy a drink. In a bar. I eventually headed back to the back room - sans drink. 15 minutes later we finally tracked down a waitress and ordered a drink. Between the time the drinks were ordered and the arrival of our cocktails, a second ""host"" told us we couldn't stand in the back room because it blocked a clear path to the ladies room. He said we would have to stand at the bar and order our drinks there. Unbelieveable. When we informed him that we were told not to order from the bar he looked confused.....then said he had just come on and he was enforcing the rules. It felt like the twilight zone. I will never, ever step foot in this dump again. Thankfully, we ended our night at the White Horse right after the silliness and headed to Dublin's down the street. We couldn't have been happier with the service we received at Dublins.

Pros: Lots of great bars in neighborhood after you are fed up here

Cons: Rude idiotic staff

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On 12/20/07, I entered the White Horse for much needed food with my service animal. I was refused service because of my ""dog."" They would not believe she was a service dog because she was ""not a German Shepherd."" I handed them a copy of the ADA laws concerning service animals and no one would even take it from me to read! They asked me to go elsewhere. Of course I had no desire to patronize them after this humiliating confrontation so I left, telling them (and everyone in the place) that they had just violated a federal law. I am filing a complaint with the Dept of Justice this week. I hope this place gets closed down for good. DO NOT PATRONIZE ESTABLISHMENTS THAT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST PEOPLE WITH HIDDEN DISABILITIES. Please tell all your friends and neighbors to do the same! Thank you.

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★☆☆☆☆

On 12/20/07, I entered the White Horse for much needed food with my service animal. I was refused service because of my ""dog."" They would not believe she was a service dog because she was ""not a German Shepherd."" I handed them a copy of the ADA laws concerning service animals and no one would even take it from me to read! They asked me to go elsewhere. Of course I had no desire to patronize them after this humiliating confrontation so I left, telling them (and everyone in the place) that they had just violated a federal law. I am filing a complaint with the Dept of Justice this week. I hope this place gets closed down for good. DO NOT PATRONIZE ESTABLISHMENTS THAT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST PEOPLE WITH HIDDEN DISABILITIES. Please tell all your friends and neighbors to do the same! Thank you.

Cons: This establishment DISCRIMINATES against people with disabilities!

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A few things about this wretched cave of hell.\r\n\r\n1) It smells like an explosion of flatulence mingled with a dirty keg tap and several decomposing animals. At every turn I was punched in the face with a flatulence-bomb so potent I nearly lost my life.\r\n2) There was an aged cougar man-child in a skateboarder's uniform who ""bought"" us shots. How LUCKY we were, you might be thinking. You are wrong. We were not lucky. Instead of ""buying"" the shots, he ordered them and then attempted to leave us with the bill. And his breath smelled like cat excrement, which was a real kick in the bombz.\r\n3) Upon leaving, we politely asked the bouncer why he wouldn't let any of our friends in. By way of response he asked my friend why she was such a ""lil' trick."" \r\n\r\nThat about sums it up. Do not ever set foot in this horrid flatulence house if you can help it. I would rather eat dingleberry pie than return to this hell hole. Kisses! -Dame Judie Dench

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★☆☆☆☆

A few things about this wretched cave of hell.\r\n\r\n1) It smells like an explosion of flatulence mingled with a dirty keg tap and several decomposing animals. At every turn I was punched in the face with a flatulence-bomb so potent I nearly lost my life.\r\n2) There was an aged cougar man-child in a skateboarder's uniform who ""bought"" us shots. How LUCKY we were, you might be thinking. You are wrong. We were not lucky. Instead of ""buying"" the shots, he ordered them and then attempted to leave us with the bill. And his breath smelled like cat excrement, which was a real kick in the bombz.\r\n3) Upon leaving, we politely asked the bouncer why he wouldn't let any of our friends in. By way of response he asked my friend why she was such a ""lil' trick."" \r\n\r\nThat about sums it up. Do not ever set foot in this horrid flatulence house if you can help it. I would rather eat dingleberry pie than return to this hell hole. Kisses! -Dame Judie Dench

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There are very few places to have drinks after work in the Financial District so we end up coming here a reasonable amount. Unfortunately, so does everybody else, so on weekday evenings this place is unreasonably crowded. It's really nothing special. I wouldn't go here at all except there's really no other choice. Just your average Financial District pub. Two floors, but that doesn't help to thin out the crowd.

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★★☆☆☆

There are very few places to have drinks after work in the Financial District so we end up coming here a reasonable amount. Unfortunately, so does everybody else, so on weekday evenings this place is unreasonably crowded. It's really nothing special. I wouldn't go here at all except there's really no other choice. Just your average Financial District pub. Two floors, but that doesn't help to thin out the crowd.

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I had a couple of friends visiting the states and made the mistake of bringing them here. I am no stranger to bars or even rude service - I work in the beer business and have lived in NYC all my life. I have to say this was the worst treatment I have ever experienced. The bartender knows little about beer and actually attempted to reduce one of my friends to tears because she tried to take a picture of us. How can you relax and enjoy a beer with friends when there are so many rules that appear to made up on the spot. I could care less who used to frequent this establishment - the drunk middle-aged men at the bar were enough of a clue as to what kind of place this is. With boring draft selections like White Horse Ale (which is actually just Red Hook ESB) and New Castle it's definitely not worth the visit. Try Ear Inn on Spring or Blind Tiger - the staff at both are friendly and knowledgeable.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had a couple of friends visiting the states and made the mistake of bringing them here. I am no stranger to bars or even rude service - I work in the beer business and have lived in NYC all my life. I have to say this was the worst treatment I have ever experienced. The bartender knows little about beer and actually attempted to reduce one of my friends to tears because she tried to take a picture of us. How can you relax and enjoy a beer with friends when there are so many rules that appear to made up on the spot. I could care less who used to frequent this establishment - the drunk middle-aged men at the bar were enough of a clue as to what kind of place this is. With boring draft selections like White Horse Ale (which is actually just Red Hook ESB) and New Castle it's definitely not worth the visit. Try Ear Inn on Spring or Blind Tiger - the staff at both are friendly and knowledgeable.

Pros: You aren't overwhelmed by a huge selection

Cons: Incredibly rude, 5 draft lines, terrible smell, across from a police precinct

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My friend and I tried to go here tonight. The surly waitress said to sit anywhere we wanted, but as we tried to take an outside bench that was being vacated, a man who appeared to be in charge told us that those tables were only for four people. When we politely pointed out that there were plenty of other couples of 2 seated at the benches, he said that this was his only table for 4, so we couldn't sit there, and that was that. I mentioned that I found it interesting that he wouldn't permit us, 2 men, to sit there, while he allowed all the other couples, who consisted of a man and a woman, to sit there. He then laughed in my face as we left to take our business elsewhere. I thought we were beyond this in the West Village. I guess not.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I tried to go here tonight. The surly waitress said to sit anywhere we wanted, but as we tried to take an outside bench that was being vacated, a man who appeared to be in charge told us that those tables were only for four people. When we politely pointed out that there were plenty of other couples of 2 seated at the benches, he said that this was his only table for 4, so we couldn't sit there, and that was that. I mentioned that I found it interesting that he wouldn't permit us, 2 men, to sit there, while he allowed all the other couples, who consisted of a man and a woman, to sit there. He then laughed in my face as we left to take our business elsewhere. I thought we were beyond this in the West Village. I guess not.

Pros: none that I can think of

Cons: wait staff, management

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They serve typical bar food; nachos, french fries, burgers, etc. Have typical beers on tap and bottled, not a huge variety. The service is lacking, our waitress didn't smile once. I wasn't impressed. Plenty of other spots in the West Village to choose from.

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★★★☆☆

They serve typical bar food; nachos, french fries, burgers, etc. Have typical beers on tap and bottled, not a huge variety. The service is lacking, our waitress didn't smile once. I wasn't impressed. Plenty of other spots in the West Village to choose from.

Pros: Outdoor Seating Area

Cons: Service

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Love this place. After a long day of working there is nothing more that I like than to go to this place and sit back with my girlfriends sippin a cosmo. The Outdoor seating makes the wait time less and the food is quite good while easy on the wallet. The bar scene is consistent and does not get loud or noisy at any time even though it is completely packed.\r\n\r\na+

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★★★★☆

Love this place. After a long day of working there is nothing more that I like than to go to this place and sit back with my girlfriends sippin a cosmo. The Outdoor seating makes the wait time less and the food is quite good while easy on the wallet. The bar scene is consistent and does not get loud or noisy at any time even though it is completely packed.\r\n\r\na+

Pros: Great value for a great bar

Cons: Wait time for a table

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Can't ask for more. Great burgers and a Guiness. A perfect place to grab a drink or a bite to eat.

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★★★☆☆

Can't ask for more. Great burgers and a Guiness. A perfect place to grab a drink or a bite to eat.

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I have to say White Horse management has been the best in Manhattan and they have super staff . Food is exellent and service super, Kaisa Tissari

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★★★☆☆

I have to say White Horse management has been the best in Manhattan and they have super staff . Food is exellent and service super, Kaisa Tissari

Pros: Great spot even outdoors

Cons: bysy

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I never post reviews, but the treament I received here on my b-day was so bad I was moved to warn others away from this place. I invited about 20 people (30-something professionals, not at all rowdy people) to this bar for a party, thinking we could sit outside. When we arrived they had closed the outside for no reason. The place was crowded and once we finally got a table we were yelled at everytime newcomers came over to wish me a happy b-day. The ""bouncer"" kept yelling at me that he was just doing his job. finally I said, ""I understand, but a third of the people in this bar are here because I brought them, and you could try to help us figure out a solution -like opening the outside- instead of yelling at us."" He continued browbeating me and said he couldn't do anything or make any decisions on his own becauase the owner was at home, asleep (this was 10:30 p.m.) Finally I said, ""Okay, I get it, we'll tell people they have to move, let's just stop talking about this, okay?"" At this point he went ballistic and told the waitress not to serve us anymore because I had disrespected him. Then, they added drinks to our bill that we never ordered. Not wanting a fight, I paid they bill, left a tip so as not to punish the waitress, and even tried to apologize the the bouncer on the way out to clear the air. He was having none of it and said he didn't accept the apology. Then he shouted after me that he made more money than I could ever dream of. (huh?) \r\n\r\nLuckily we moved the party over to Kettle of Fish where no one harassed us or shouted about how much money they made. I'm sure it's hard being a bouncer and you have to deal with plenty of rude folks, but the staff at White Horse, with the exception of one waitress, was incredible hostile and ""looking for a fight."" That's no way to run a business and they certainly won't get my business anymore.

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★☆☆☆☆

I never post reviews, but the treament I received here on my b-day was so bad I was moved to warn others away from this place. I invited about 20 people (30-something professionals, not at all rowdy people) to this bar for a party, thinking we could sit outside. When we arrived they had closed the outside for no reason. The place was crowded and once we finally got a table we were yelled at everytime newcomers came over to wish me a happy b-day. The ""bouncer"" kept yelling at me that he was just doing his job. finally I said, ""I understand, but a third of the people in this bar are here because I brought them, and you could try to help us figure out a solution -like opening the outside- instead of yelling at us."" He continued browbeating me and said he couldn't do anything or make any decisions on his own becauase the owner was at home, asleep (this was 10:30 p.m.) Finally I said, ""Okay, I get it, we'll tell people they have to move, let's just stop talking about this, okay?"" At this point he went ballistic and told the waitress not to serve us anymore because I had disrespected him. Then, they added drinks to our bill that we never ordered. Not wanting a fight, I paid they bill, left a tip so as not to punish the waitress, and even tried to apologize the the bouncer on the way out to clear the air. He was having none of it and said he didn't accept the apology. Then he shouted after me that he made more money than I could ever dream of. (huh?) \r\n\r\nLuckily we moved the party over to Kettle of Fish where no one harassed us or shouted about how much money they made. I'm sure it's hard being a bouncer and you have to deal with plenty of rude folks, but the staff at White Horse, with the exception of one waitress, was incredible hostile and ""looking for a fight."" That's no way to run a business and they certainly won't get my business anymore.

Pros: Location

Cons: Staff people with bad personalities

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I decided to have a gathering at White Horse on an empty Tuesday night. I called them and was told not to worry about it so we went and sat outside. The waitresses were a JOKE - they acted as if they were too busy to wait and refused service unless we were all sitting down. ??? We tried to eat some birthday cake outside and were told that we HAD to stop or risk a $30 fine each??? We spent a lot of money there but were treated very poorly AVOID this place. I'm sure Thomas would.

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★☆☆☆☆

I decided to have a gathering at White Horse on an empty Tuesday night. I called them and was told not to worry about it so we went and sat outside. The waitresses were a JOKE - they acted as if they were too busy to wait and refused service unless we were all sitting down. ??? We tried to eat some birthday cake outside and were told that we HAD to stop or risk a $30 fine each??? We spent a lot of money there but were treated very poorly AVOID this place. I'm sure Thomas would.

Pros: big

Cons: service service service

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Went here for some beers with some buddies and we were ""greeted"" by an obnoxious doorman. Got our beers and sat down at one of the many free tables and were quickly approached by a cranky waitress that yiped ""these are only table service tables and you need to order you beers from me"" I'm telling you, I can't stand when waitstaff acts like they're doing you a favor. You can get so much more with a pleasant attitude, unfortunately you only get stuck up service staff that acts like they are running the premier place to be in the village. What a joke.

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★★☆☆☆

Went here for some beers with some buddies and we were ""greeted"" by an obnoxious doorman. Got our beers and sat down at one of the many free tables and were quickly approached by a cranky waitress that yiped ""these are only table service tables and you need to order you beers from me"" I'm telling you, I can't stand when waitstaff acts like they're doing you a favor. You can get so much more with a pleasant attitude, unfortunately you only get stuck up service staff that acts like they are running the premier place to be in the village. What a joke.

Cons: Customer service

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Not much decor at this old-time drinking establishment. There's a nice outside seating area, a small bar area with 2 tv's and an internet jukebox and 2 small separate rooms for dining inside. The food menu is somewhat limited, but inexpensive. Beers are reasonably priced, $4.50 for a bottle of Coors Light. Only cash is accepted. The bar area can get crowded very quick since it's not a large room. Not a bad place

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★★★★☆

Not much decor at this old-time drinking establishment. There's a nice outside seating area, a small bar area with 2 tv's and an internet jukebox and 2 small separate rooms for dining inside. The food menu is somewhat limited, but inexpensive. Beers are reasonably priced, $4.50 for a bottle of Coors Light. Only cash is accepted. The bar area can get crowded very quick since it's not a large room. Not a bad place

Pros: Service, Food Prices

Cons: Small, loud

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A year or so ago I was here and I do have to say the service was pretty rude and not very service oriented. I happend to unexpectedly be there on a Monday during the day and I had the best experience. The bartender was really nice and the waitress was the best I have seen there. She also took her time to talk to us and made sure we were happy. The food has always been good and it still is. They have added a few new sandwiches to the menu as well. I had the roast beef and it was awesome. I will definately be there on a Monday very soon.

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★★★★☆

A year or so ago I was here and I do have to say the service was pretty rude and not very service oriented. I happend to unexpectedly be there on a Monday during the day and I had the best experience. The bartender was really nice and the waitress was the best I have seen there. She also took her time to talk to us and made sure we were happy. The food has always been good and it still is. They have added a few new sandwiches to the menu as well. I had the roast beef and it was awesome. I will definately be there on a Monday very soon.

Pros: cheap food/beers, outdoor sitting, location

Cons: night time attitude, unfriendly doorman

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We came here after work and were not just told, but obnoxiously yelled at by the staff that we couldn't be in the back room unless we were sitting, yet there were no more chairs. The main room was too cramped to fit anymore people anyway. The people that were sitting were forced to order their drinks at the table instead of at the bar. ""That's how we do it in NYC,"" one employee rudely told my friend who is from NY. This wouldn't bother me as much if it were a posh hot spot, but this is a crappy, cramped, nothing special pub with RUDE employees. I honestly would rather go to a whole in the wall in the middle of no where than ever come here again!

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★☆☆☆☆

We came here after work and were not just told, but obnoxiously yelled at by the staff that we couldn't be in the back room unless we were sitting, yet there were no more chairs. The main room was too cramped to fit anymore people anyway. The people that were sitting were forced to order their drinks at the table instead of at the bar. ""That's how we do it in NYC,"" one employee rudely told my friend who is from NY. This wouldn't bother me as much if it were a posh hot spot, but this is a crappy, cramped, nothing special pub with RUDE employees. I honestly would rather go to a whole in the wall in the middle of no where than ever come here again!

Pros: good beers on tap.

Cons: everything else.

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whhhhhy must the staff always be so rude?!? the beer selection is good, the food cheap and decent, the outside seating great, and yet the staff acts aggressive before you even step foot inside. i dont get it.

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★★★★☆

whhhhhy must the staff always be so rude?!? the beer selection is good, the food cheap and decent, the outside seating great, and yet the staff acts aggressive before you even step foot inside. i dont get it.

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It's truly amazing that so many people come to this place and act like they've never been out before. As a longtime neighborhood resident I can say I love this Place and its staff.If you carry yourself in a responsible manner (no howling, sidewalk drinking or trying to discreetly sneak a cigarette at the outside tables) there shouldn't be a problem with the doorman. Informing you of the rules is not rude. I personally don't like drunken loud people standing over me in the dining room.

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★★★★★

It's truly amazing that so many people come to this place and act like they've never been out before. As a longtime neighborhood resident I can say I love this Place and its staff.If you carry yourself in a responsible manner (no howling, sidewalk drinking or trying to discreetly sneak a cigarette at the outside tables) there shouldn't be a problem with the doorman. Informing you of the rules is not rude. I personally don't like drunken loud people standing over me in the dining room.

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Whitehorse may be one of the least expensive bars with outdoor seating downtown. They have standard bar food at great prices...burgers around $5. Be sure to try their White Horse Pale Ale.

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★★★★☆

Whitehorse may be one of the least expensive bars with outdoor seating downtown. They have standard bar food at great prices...burgers around $5. Be sure to try their White Horse Pale Ale.

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There is nothing better than sitting at the White Horse bar on a weekend afternoon and letting the world come to you. Here are the locals and here too are tour groups who are coming to take a piece of New York home with them.\n\nA great juke box, a fine selection of beers and some nice conversation make for a great time.

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★★★★★

There is nothing better than sitting at the White Horse bar on a weekend afternoon and letting the world come to you. Here are the locals and here too are tour groups who are coming to take a piece of New York home with them.\n\nA great juke box, a fine selection of beers and some nice conversation make for a great time.

Pros: history, White Horse Ale

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Service with an attitude. Management without any consideration for the paying customer. The waitress tells me 'You'd better have cash becasue we don't take credit cards'. The bar is silent unless you put $ in the jukebox (as I did). When I couldn't hear any of my selections in the dining room, the manager told me that the broken speakers in were 'not his fault'. Finally, the manager had the audacity to lock the doors, presumably to prevent us from skipping out on the bill, while one of our friends went to an ATM to get cash. They got the cash that night, but I will NEVER return. Skip the White Horse Tavern. There are a bevy of better places right nearby!

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★★☆☆☆

Service with an attitude. Management without any consideration for the paying customer. The waitress tells me 'You'd better have cash becasue we don't take credit cards'. The bar is silent unless you put $ in the jukebox (as I did). When I couldn't hear any of my selections in the dining room, the manager told me that the broken speakers in were 'not his fault'. Finally, the manager had the audacity to lock the doors, presumably to prevent us from skipping out on the bill, while one of our friends went to an ATM to get cash. They got the cash that night, but I will NEVER return. Skip the White Horse Tavern. There are a bevy of better places right nearby!

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I am not exaggerating when I say this is TRULY the WORST experience I have ever had with restaurant service. After ordering a couple beers from the pleasant bartender, my date and I took a seat at one of MANY vacant tables next to the bar (The bar stools were full). An waitress snottily informed us that the tables were only for those ordering food. Her animosity was undeterred by the many empty tables (not to mention the fact that we had just paid $20 for beer). I asked her where exactly she'd like me to go? ""Thats your problem, not mine"". When we didn't immediately jump to her orders, she had the malice to send the bouncer over to harass us! Absolutely disgusting! Unless you enjoy paying for harassment, GO ANYWHERE BUT THE WHITE HORSE TAVERN.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am not exaggerating when I say this is TRULY the WORST experience I have ever had with restaurant service. After ordering a couple beers from the pleasant bartender, my date and I took a seat at one of MANY vacant tables next to the bar (The bar stools were full). An waitress snottily informed us that the tables were only for those ordering food. Her animosity was undeterred by the many empty tables (not to mention the fact that we had just paid $20 for beer). I asked her where exactly she'd like me to go? ""Thats your problem, not mine"". When we didn't immediately jump to her orders, she had the malice to send the bouncer over to harass us! Absolutely disgusting! Unless you enjoy paying for harassment, GO ANYWHERE BUT THE WHITE HORSE TAVERN.

Cons: Horrible Service, Service

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While the food, the beer, and the overall feeling of the place is great, the owner needs to do some serious training with his staff. I like to go to a pub to relax, not to be told where to stand, or to get a dirty look when I ask for ketchup. The food and beer make up for it, but it would be nice if the staff weren't such buzz kills!

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★★★★☆

While the food, the beer, and the overall feeling of the place is great, the owner needs to do some serious training with his staff. I like to go to a pub to relax, not to be told where to stand, or to get a dirty look when I ask for ketchup. The food and beer make up for it, but it would be nice if the staff weren't such buzz kills!

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while not a juicy as the corner bistro a couple blocks north, the white horse burger is still top notch, and there usually isn't the wait. it seems cleaner and the staff is nicer, too.

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★★★★☆

while not a juicy as the corner bistro a couple blocks north, the white horse burger is still top notch, and there usually isn't the wait. it seems cleaner and the staff is nicer, too.

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On a night when you'd rather leave the Prada at home, jeans and t-shirts fit right in to this rambling wooden bar. You will seldom set down an empty beer before another pint is layed beside it, and the dark corners in the back are perfect nooks for card playing and....other distractions. The jukebox is also one of the best in town (I've played many) and the burgers n' such are no frills but prompt...and soooo good.

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★★★★★

On a night when you'd rather leave the Prada at home, jeans and t-shirts fit right in to this rambling wooden bar. You will seldom set down an empty beer before another pint is layed beside it, and the dark corners in the back are perfect nooks for card playing and....other distractions. The jukebox is also one of the best in town (I've played many) and the burgers n' such are no frills but prompt...and soooo good.

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Great place for burgers and beer. Perfect after work hangout. Happy hour is only $2 for pints, so bring your thirst and a wad of cash. It's the worthy it!

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★★★★☆

Great place for burgers and beer. Perfect after work hangout. Happy hour is only $2 for pints, so bring your thirst and a wad of cash. It's the worthy it!

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White Horse Burgers are great and with the addition of a beer outside, it makes for a great afternoon

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★★★★★

White Horse Burgers are great and with the addition of a beer outside, it makes for a great afternoon

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Crowded

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I love this place during football season. 2 TVs at the bar and a decent selection of beers.\nGreat place to dine alone. I suggest a burger or chicken cutlet sandwich (both are among the best in NYC) with a White Horse Ale at the bar watching the tube.\nOutside is great but it gets real crowded real early.\navoid Friday nights if you aren't amused by Frat boys.

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★★★★☆

I love this place during football season. 2 TVs at the bar and a decent selection of beers.\nGreat place to dine alone. I suggest a burger or chicken cutlet sandwich (both are among the best in NYC) with a White Horse Ale at the bar watching the tube.\nOutside is great but it gets real crowded real early.\navoid Friday nights if you aren't amused by Frat boys.

Pros: beer selection, great burgers, great bartenders

Cons: crowded outside

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Not your fancy bar/club but it does the trick if you are looking for a neighborhood bar. Good selection of beers, reasonable priced liquor and the service is decent. Bartenders are good and get to you pretty quick but the waitresses are hit and miss. Some days you get good service and other days you don't. The food is typical bar food. Not bad but don't expect anything from a 5 star menu.

2
★★★★☆

Not your fancy bar/club but it does the trick if you are looking for a neighborhood bar. Good selection of beers, reasonable priced liquor and the service is decent. Bartenders are good and get to you pretty quick but the waitresses are hit and miss. Some days you get good service and other days you don't. The food is typical bar food. Not bad but don't expect anything from a 5 star menu.

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Never go with more than 4 people to sit outside! the seats just aren't flexible. The staff turns angry if you ask about adding a chair or even standing next to the table.

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★☆☆☆☆

Never go with more than 4 people to sit outside! the seats just aren't flexible. The staff turns angry if you ask about adding a chair or even standing next to the table.

Pros: inexpensive food

Cons: unflexible, unfriendly doorman, crowded

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Maybe it had more charm back in the day, but the only reason I can come up with for why Dylan Thomas chose to drink himself into oblivion at this place is that he was too drunk to drag himself someplace better. The beer is fine, but the food is mediocre, and you may well have time to drink yourself to death before you get a table on a summer night.

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★★★☆☆

Maybe it had more charm back in the day, but the only reason I can come up with for why Dylan Thomas chose to drink himself into oblivion at this place is that he was too drunk to drag himself someplace better. The beer is fine, but the food is mediocre, and you may well have time to drink yourself to death before you get a table on a summer night.

Pros: Good beer

Cons: Crowded

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Dylan Thomas drank himself to death here and it's not hard to see why. With its picnic benches and gloomy interior, the White Horse begs for the visual enhancement provided by a good stiff drink. Maybe if the Welsh poet had sobered up, he would have paid more attention to the delicious burgers and jalapeno poppers, not just the endless pints of beer--served by an efficient crew. In his wake, the back room has been spruced up somewhat by various portraits of the man who gave us ""Under Milk Wood,"" ""Adventures in the Skin Trade"" and ""A Child's Christmas in Wales."" Aspiring poets would do well to avoid the weekend crowds. Friday and Saturday nights, no one wants to hear your slurred free verse.

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★★★☆☆

Dylan Thomas drank himself to death here and it's not hard to see why. With its picnic benches and gloomy interior, the White Horse begs for the visual enhancement provided by a good stiff drink. Maybe if the Welsh poet had sobered up, he would have paid more attention to the delicious burgers and jalapeno poppers, not just the endless pints of beer--served by an efficient crew. In his wake, the back room has been spruced up somewhat by various portraits of the man who gave us ""Under Milk Wood,"" ""Adventures in the Skin Trade"" and ""A Child's Christmas in Wales."" Aspiring poets would do well to avoid the weekend crowds. Friday and Saturday nights, no one wants to hear your slurred free verse.

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White Horse is far and awy the best option in the neighborhood for a quick brew an dburger--far better than the overhyped, overcrowded Corner Bistro. Cheap suds and good grub -- and yeah, there's that Dylan Thomas cachet for those who need a literary justification for satisfying their baser appetites.

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★★★★★

White Horse is far and awy the best option in the neighborhood for a quick brew an dburger--far better than the overhyped, overcrowded Corner Bistro. Cheap suds and good grub -- and yeah, there's that Dylan Thomas cachet for those who need a literary justification for satisfying their baser appetites.

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This vintage bar has quenched the thirsts of such luminaries as Dylan Thomas---by far its most notorious regular---Jack Kerouac and Bob Dylan. In the afternoon, you still can find yourself in the company of writers, actors and musicians…

 

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