New York City, NY Edition: White Horse Tavern

By Candace Nelson - 10:00 AM

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.

White Horse TavernThe 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.

White Horse TavernInside, 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.

White Horse TavernTo 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.

White Horse TavernGrade: A
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