Bridge Cafe, New York City

279 Water Street
New York, NY 10038
(212) 227-3344
http://www.bridgecafenyc.com

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Food: Yes
Live Music: No
Hours: Monday, Sunday 11:45am-10pm, Tuesday—Thursday 11:45-11pm, Friday 11:45am-12am, Saturday 5pm-12am
Type of Bar: Pub
What to Drink: Old Fashioned
Why You Should Go: Oldest continuously serving bar in New York City, great cocktails and food, colorful history.

Bridge Cage is the oldest continuously serving drinking establishment in New York. The building was completed in 1792 and has featured a porter house and beer-serving grocers, as well as a brothel upstairs.

Over the years it's served pirates and sailors from the nearby marina (hence the brothel upstairs) and is filled with history and culture.

They serve great beer, a huge selection of whiskey and gourmet food. Also a haunted bar.

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Fraunces Tavern, New York City

54 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10004
(212) 968-1776
http://www.frauncestavernmuseum.org

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Food: Yes
Live Music: Yes
Hours: (Museum) Monday—Sunday 12pm-5pm, (bar) Monday—Sunday 11am-4am
Type of Bar: Tavern
What to Drink: Craft beer or an Irish whiskey
Why You Should Go: One of the oldest bars in America, where George Washington partied when the British left
New York.

Opened originally as the Queen's Head Tavern in 1760, Fraunces Tavern is one of the oldest and historical taverns left in the United States. It's served notable patriots such as George Washington and others, and has been featured in many stories from our nation's past.

Most notably, it was a one of the meeting places for the Sons of Liberty in New York before the American Revolution, and so was a place for planning the uprising and plotting against Britain.

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McSorley's Old Ale House, New York City

15 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 474-9148
http://www.mcsorleysnewyork.com/

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Food: Yes
Live Music: No
Hours: Monday—Saturday 11am–1am, Sunday 1pm–1am
Type of Bar: Pub
What to Drink: McSorley’s Ale
Why You Should Go: Sheer history, artifacts lining the walls, little changed in 150 years.

McSorley's Old Ale internet poker House in New York City is not only one of the most historical bars in the United States, it's practically a museum. In operation since 1854 (some controversy there, though).

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