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Hudson Bar and Books

Map & Directions 636 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
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212-229-2642
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The "Bar and Books" angle is a strange one, engendering some kind of idea of "sophisticated" that usually manifests itself in $10 beers and $20 cigars, and a coordinate air of pretensionathe social-club library, the Trillings' study. Hudson Bar and Books (636 Hudson Street, 212-229-2642), however, does it right, offering no more than the appearance of class apropos to high literary-politico dispersions, and that's enough. A classically tiled floor, reading-lamp counterfeits on deep cherry-wood-paneled walls, a copper-topped bar tended by amiable well-dressed men and women, Funk and Wagnall's on the shelves, and a fake fire make a surprisingly ingratiating, intimate experience. Not cheap at $7 a beer, but (despite the available cigars) it's mostly a cigarette crowd, good peopleagood citizensawho haven't forgotten that a whiskey in one hand leaves the other hand free.

 
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  • Ben T. on 05/08/10

    Leave work a little early and head on over to Hudson Bar & Books. Sip some scotch. Enjoy a cigar. You worked hard all week. You deserve it.

  • Serge K. on 11/06/10

    Hands down the best cigar and scotch bar in nyc. All the others are overrated because this one actually has girls that also go. Plus you have to love the red velvet.

  • MetroSeeker.com on 08/19/11

    A library inspired theme makes this place a natural choice to enjoy a cigar and excellent scotch. If you're not into scotch however, try a Dark and Stormy.

  • Alexis B. on 04/24/11

    I love this place. Great nightcap spot. I usually have amaretto or vino, and a couple puffs. The atmosphere is fantastic.

  • Leigh F. on 12/28/11

    laphroiag triple wood!

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