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Thirsty Scholar

Map & Directions 155 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10003
  • Sun, Wed-Sat 3pm-4am, Mon-Tue 3pm-2am


Village Voice's Description

In name alone, the Thirsty Scholar is a good reminder that some of our greatest writers--James Joyce and Ernest Hemingway come to mind--loved alcohol. Aside from the mounds of sawdust covering the floor, the Thirsty Scholar promotes its erudite sensibility by decorating the bronze walls with antique photos of distinguished and furry-faced men: Mark Twain, say. Plus, on a ledge just above the entrance is a Madame Tussauds-styled recreation of Albert Einstein chilling out, just another pint or three from cracking the theory of relativity. At the bar down below, the liquor is poured with a generous hand and happy hour lasts until 8 p.m.--enough time to knock back a few yourself, for inspiration's sake, of course.

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  • Time Out New York on 03/30/10

    Knock back $4 well drinks from 5 to 8pm Monday through Wednesday (and 2 to 8pm Thursday through Sunday).

  • Cheapism on 03/01/11

    Need a bargain to get your buzz on? Come in between 2pm-8pm, any day of the week for happy hour prices: <$4 beers, $4 cosmos & $5 martinis.

  • Cynthia R. on 01/06/10

    Go to the Thirsty Scholar and order a Gin and Tonic. Make friends with the bartenders.

  • DJ R. on 04/26/12

    The bartender, Pete is the best bartender in New York City.

  • Sara O. on 08/15/12

    I go to world class clubs in miami, nyc and LA! I stepped in this place cause I was desperate. Never in my life has anyone been so rude for no apparent reason. Bar tender is trailer park trash queer

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