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14 Legendary Bars In New York City You Must Visit
Housed in railroad mogul John W. Campbell's former office space from 1923, The Campbell features 25-foot ceilings, a tall stone fireplace, and leaded-glass windows.
The Campbell

The Campbell is located inside Midtown’s Grand Central Terminal. A GG Manhattan with Woodford reserve bourbon, Carpano Antica vermouth, and Angostura bitters will set you back $22.

Bemelmans Bar features murals painted by Ludwig Bemelmans, the creator of the Madeline series, and has a 24-karat gold leaf ceiling, creating an art deco atmosphere.
Bemelmans Bar
Established in 1947 and restored in 2002, Bemelmans Bar is located in The Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East Side. A smart dress code is enforced, and their Gold Fashioned costs $34.
Ear Inn is one of the oldest continuously operating bars in New York City. Its unusual name was derived from altering the "BAR" sign to "EAR."
Ear Inn
The building housing Ear Inn was built in 1770, and became a bar in 1817. It has a dive-y atmosphere and is located in SoHo. Ordering a Speakeasy Dark & Stormy will cost you $15.
Established in 1762, Fraunces Tavern is one of New York City's oldest bars and an icon of the Financial District with live music, themed bars, and a museum.
Fraunces Tavern
Fraunces Tavern hosted a George Washington celebratory dinner in 1783. Today, its menu includes Presidential Punch and Washington’s favorite dish, a Slow Roasted Chicken Pot Pie.
Keens Chophouse, founded in 1885, is known for its A-list clientele, including Teddy Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, Albert Einstein, Herbert Hoover, J.P. Morgan, and John Barrymore.
Located in the Herald Square Theatre District, Keens features a vast bottle collection and food menu, with many old-world recipes and cocktails that knock it out of the park.