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.
The Ear Inn
|Venue name:||The Ear Inn||Contact:|
326 Spring St
|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|