There is no mistaking the theme at this Upper West Side bar: Framed literary verses and portraits of writing greats hang from exposed-brick walls. Specialty cocktails bear names like the Edgar Allan Poe (vodka, triple sec and lemon) and the Jack Kerouac (tequila, blue curaçao, fresh lemon and lime), while Guinness—poured with a shamrock carefully drawn into its foam—anchors the 13 taps and an extensive Irish whiskey selection that would make any heavy-drinking writer proud. Grab a classic from the small in-house library to skim before the rowdier night crowd arrives.
The Dead Poet
|Venue name:||The Dead Poet||Contact:|
450 Amsterdam Ave
|Cross street:||between 81st and 82nd Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11am–4am, Sun noon–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 79th St|
|Price:||Average drink: $7. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|