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Hudson Bar & Books

West Village
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Address: 636 Hudson St, New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 212-229-2642
15:00 - 04:00
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Mon - Thu 15:00 - 04:00
Fri - Sun 14:00 - 04:00

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One of the rare spots in NYC where one can enjoy a drink AND a cigar. They have an excellent selection of both. The service is spot on. Its located in the trendiest neighborhood... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
Bill J
New York City, New York
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This little bar is so fun- it feels like an old library, and you can smoke cigars. We used to spend a lot of time here during college.

Thank Marie J
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

One of the rare spots in NYC where one can enjoy a drink AND a cigar. They have an excellent selection of both. The service is spot on. Its located in the trendiest neighborhood in the city, yet it is quiet and unassuming

Thank Bill J
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Great cigar bar with cocktails. Good selection of cigars, but it can get very smoke-filled (duh, I know). I love smoking cigars so always make sure I stay nearby.

Thank Terry H
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

The list for both items is endless and very well stocked, If you want to smoke your own cigars or cigarettes there is a fee which the guy sitting next to us thought was fair and I agree.. there are not many places to go these days ..indoors ( and with such a huge list of malts to enjoy the... More 

Thank melsawyer
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Surprised by the Cigar "uncorking" fee I sat down to write this review. Arriving late in NYC I decided to find a place close to my hotel to smoke a cigar. I took my cigar case and headed out (thanks to yelp). I came to this place and immediately took out my cigar and asked for a menu. I told... More 

Thank in_the_know044
Florence, Italy
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

A vast and impressive selection of scotches from around the world , from the major to the almost unheard of distilleries,along with wines and cocktails all in a " British gentleman's club" atmosphere whilst enjoying a cigar either on the kerbside tables or inside. I am afraid one would be rather disappointed with the 'books'!

Thank 954WilliamG
Helsinki, Finland
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152 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

After sightseeing we just needed drinks and saw this place with tempting name. It was afternoon so there were only few people in smoking big fat cigars. My husband smokes cigars so we were pleased to find this kind of place. They have a nice selection whisky.

Thank Tiiti
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80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

If you are looking in New York for a good place for whiskey or cocktail this is the place. Super service, right price and very nice built bar. Soft music, rare today. I whish we had the same in Antwerp

Thank armand g
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

I was recently introduced to this place and I fell in love with its decoration and the staff friendliness. It's a small place, so you might have to sit at the bar after all if there are no tables available, but it definitely has great ambiance! I will try my best to pay a visit each time I go to... More 

Thank luisdanielmc
Cheshire, Connecticut
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

The Bar & Books is, as its name implies, a dark cozy bar in a library. They have an enormous selection of single malts and offer various flights, starting at $40, that allow you to taste six at a time. Atmosphere is cozy and friendly and SMOKY!! It is also a cigar bar, so if you don't like the smell... More 

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