The Ear Inn

Photograph: Donald Yip
Ear Inn
Downtown

When it opened in 1830, the historic Ear Inn was popular with colorful characters ambling in from the docks of the Hudson. The basic decor (dark-wood bar, wobbly tables and chairs, lots of retro ephemera) hasn’t changed much since, but locals continue to pack the place thanks to its relaxed vibe and historical charm. Free snacks such as fried chicken and sausages can be had weeknights from 4 to 7pm, mitigating any wallet damage wreaked by a few $6 pints of Guinness.

Venue name: The Ear Inn
Contact:
Address: 326 Spring St
New York
10013
Cross street: between Greenwich and Washington Sts
Opening hours: Daily noon–4am
Transport: Subway: C, E to Spring St; 1 to Houston St
Price: Average drink: $6. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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