Old Town Bar
Vintage saloon open since 1892
Bar · Flatiron · $$
The Zagat Review
It's "been here forever" (since 1892), so expect "no glitz or fanfare" at this "old-timey" Flatiron saloon, a "sanctuary for the pre-entitlement crowd" looking to "have a cold one" courtesy of "real bartenders -- not mixologists" ; while it's strictly "no-frills" , the "funky appeal" has fans pleading "don't change a thing."
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hours Open Today · 1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
1:00 PM - 12:00 AM
location 45 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003, USA phone +1 212-529-6732 website www.oldtownbar.com directions Get Directions
Known For
After-work crowds
People watching
Zagat Mentions of Old Town Bar
Google Reviews
The food is simple but good. The atmosphere is pleasant. No loud music. The place is ancient, which has its charms although is does smell a little sour, like maybe decades of old beer or something. But I do recommend it.
Michael Roth · March 15, 2018
Old Town Bar is a cool looking, historic bar. It has a dumbwaiter- that pulley elevator thing that transports trays and plates to and from the basement to the ground floor. It has high ceilings and old fashioned wooden furnishings. But tables are also sticky and the place overall is sort of dingy. If the place had a major cleaning, it would be so, so much nicer- at least for someone like me who's a bit of a germ person. All in all though, a solid, historical NYC bar with no major complaints.
Dimitrios D · February 10, 2018
I am not the type to write reviews on restaurants but the service and food was shockingly horrible that I have no choice but to warn others not to waste their time! I've had bad food before at this restaurant (I don't know why I came back) but this time the chicken was uncooked and bleeding! After complaining to the server AND manger they did not accommodate my meal and expected me to still pay. Besides the bleeding chicken the overall service was cold and unwelcoming. The older white lady clearly was not fond to serving my friends and I. She asked "what did we want" instead of asking politely and after only giving us one drink she never asked if we wanted something else or if we wanted a refill. I was surprise to see that the chicken was under-cooked because it took over 1.5 hours for the server to bring it to us! If your the type of conservative, racist, Trump supporting bigot than OLD TOWN BAR is the place for you!
Paricia Benson · February 10, 2018