Tuesday, January 19, 2016
New York City, NY Edition: White Horse Tavern
My good friend Ben asked me if I had been to the White Horse Tavern. No? I thought. What's that? He explained how it is a famous literary hangout that has seen the likes of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, James Baldwin, Norman Mailer, Anais Nin, James Laughlin, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac.
The first thing I loved about this area was that it wasn't crazy busy. It seemed to slow down a bit here. There weren't people cramming the sidewalks, and I felt like I could take a breath.
Inside, it was fairly empty (though it filled up afterward), and we found a table with the much-coveted electrical outlet so we could charge our phones. It's cash only, so keep that in mind. I ordered a Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner.
To be honest, it wasn't my absolute favorite beer. I thought it was an OK beer, but I could've spent hours at this place. It just felt comfortable, and I was hoping to soak in some of the literary greatness from people past.