We have lost some truly iconic bars over the past few years, way too many to name them all, but longtime New Yorkers all have a bar or ten that they will always miss. As classic New York turns into banks, drug stores and frozen yogurt shops, there are a few staples that give us hope for humanity. One of those spots is Tavern on Jane in the West Village.
This cozy spot has been around for 21 years and was opened by Michael Stewart who moved to New York in 1985 to pursue acting. After working various gigs at bars and restaurants, Stewart opened Tavern on Jane in 1995 and, luckily for us, he hasn’t changed it much over the years.
Every aspect of Tavern on Jane feels like you have time traveled back to a time when things were simple, cozy decor, friendly service, and solid, straightforward food and drinks. The cocktail menu is comprised entirely of classics and the bartenders make them so strong, only a New Yorker can handle them.
The wine list is impressive for the space yet reasonably priced. Of course, there is a solid beer and whiskey list as well which feels right in this spot. This is the quintessential neighborhood spot where everybody, including the owner, knows your name and they’re always glad you came.
What to Drink at Tavern on Jane
They have quite a selection of Whiskeys and Ryes, while not the biggest, it is a solid selection for a neighborhood bar.
Rosé + Oysters
Tavern on Jane serves lunch, dinner and a brunch on the weekend, that serves a $22 pre fixe menu. They also have raspberry habañero buffalo chicken wings that are amazing. They are hot and they are a little messy but definitely worth it.
Tavern on Jane Details31 8th Ave, New York, NY 10014
Hours of Operation
- Monday 12PM–4AM
- Tuesday 12PM–4AM
- Wednesday 12PM–4AM
- Thursday 12PM–4AM
- Friday 12PM–4AM
- Saturday 11AM–4AM
- Sunday 11AM–4AM
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