The Ear Inn is located in way, way far west Soho, practically in the Holland Tunnel. But it’s worth diverting over here to drink in this extremely old school spot with an extremely cool history (it used to be the home of an African-American revolutionary war veteran). Open since 1817, it’s arguably the oldest bar in New York - and happens to still be a very good one.
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West-Bourne is an all-day cafe in SoHo where you can eat a great mushroom reuben or a bowl of vegetables that tastes better than it should.
Blue Ribbon Brasserie
The original Blue Ribbon in Soho, in which you can eat bone marrow, fried chicken, and oysters from a white table cloth at 3am. What a world.
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The Randolph at Broome is a cocktail bar in Soho that’s much less pretentious than other places like it in the area.
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