Classic Bars in NYC

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Mike Riordan, founder of NYC FitTours, shares his favorite timeless bars of Manhattan that are rich in history, two of which survived the Great Depression and two world wars!

Check out these three classic, revered, and respected bars for enduring drinks and a tasty selection of juicy burgers, steaks, and other American favorites.

  • This NYC landmark is the oldest operating restaurant and bar in the city. Specializing in Italian American cuisine, Pete’s Tavern has been outstandingly serving for over one hundred and forty years. Formerly a hotspot for writers in the 1800 and 1900’s, there is inspiration at every glance in this bar. Don’t miss out on their famous 1864 House Ale!
  • Every New Year’s Eve, after Dick Clark’s Rockin Eve show, Dick would ring in the new year by enjoying one of P.J. Clarke’s delicious burgers. Famous traditions such as this have lured in celebrities such as the late Buddy Holly and Jacqueline Onassis, Johnny Depp, Keith Richards, even Frank Sinatra frequented and sat at table 20. Bask in this magical ambience, rich in history and famous for timeless American drinks and cuisine.
  • With locations in both the East and West side of Manhattan, JG Melon has earned the reputation of most iconic burger in town. What’s their guarded secret recipe formula? We may never know, but one thing’s for sure: These burgers are absolutely delicious.

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