Peter McManus Café

Bars , Pubs Chelsea
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Photograph: Jonathan Aprea
Peter McManus
Photograph: Jonathan Aprea
Peter McManus
Photograph: Jonathan Aprea
Peter McManus
Photograph: Jonathan Aprea
Peter McManus
Photograph: Jonathan Aprea
Peter McManus
Photograph: Jonathan Aprea
Peter McManus

Irish pubs are a dime a dozen, but very few possess a history as star-studded as this one. The family-owned saloon, among the city’s oldest, has been at its present location since 1936 and appeared on classic NYC shows like Seinfeld and Law & Order. Sidle up to the oak bar for a few shots chased with the house’s own McManus Ale; if you get lonesome, slip into one of the two old-school telephone booths and drunk-dial.

Venue name: Peter McManus Café
Address: 152 Seventh Ave
New York
Cross street: at 19th St
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 10am–4am; Sun noon–4am
Transport: Subway: 1 to 18th St
Price: Average drink: $5. Cash only
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Average User Rating

3.3 / 5

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Josh P

One of the best neighborhood bars, Irish pubs, and historic haunts in New York. All the food is solid (especially the wings, chili, tater tots, cheeseburger, steak-um sandwich, and turkey club), and the bartenders really know how to handle a crowded bar while making every customer feel important.

Terence M

Absolutely love this place. The bartenders are heavy handed and the food is no frills kinds of delicious. Can't find a better Irish dive to run into a famous comedian or super model trying to keep it on the down low.

Jeffrey S

 Are you joking?  The burger at this shithole is perhaps the worst I've ever had in my life!  The bun is stale, the burger is flavorless and overcooked, and the "fries" are mushy and bland.  I live just three blocks away and I avoid this place like the plague!  To get a great burger in the vicinity, go to Corner Bistro