Before having kids, Kim and I used to go to the historic Old Town Bar (which has been around since 1892) for a drink from time to time. However, we didn’t realize that they served food back then. And when we did find out, we didn’t know that it was supposed to be really good.
A bit later on, I started reading that Old Town Bar served a really good burger. Considering how much I love burgers, I’ve wanted to give it a try for years but the timing was never right.A while back, Kim and I finally gave it a try.I know this isn’t the best photo, but I think you can get an idea of the age of the place from it. According to Wikipedia, “the bar itself is 55 feet long and made of marble and mahogany. The ceiling, made of tin tiles, is 16 feet high.”We knew that we’d be ordering the Cheeseburger but we weren’t sure what else to get.Kim and I decided that since we were dining at a bar, an order of Buffalo Wings ($10.25 for a small) would be the most appropriate other item to order.
It’s hard to tell from the photo, but Old Town Bar serves a very juicy burger (which is a good thing), however Kim and I weren’t huge fans.
The burger seemed to lack flavor, maybe a touch of salt. I’d say that I was a bit disappointed with it.
Kim and I ordered a small and when they arrived, we wondered if the waitress accidentally brought us a large. There was nothing small about the wings- 10 meaty wings for just $10.25, a bargain if you ask me!
Not only were the wings big, they were awesome. Crispy on the outside, meaty and juicy on the inside. Oh, and the blue cheese dressing was outstanding. These are definitely some of the best wings I’ve ever had.
The bathroom looks its age I remember talking about the urinals there years back but I didn’t know much about them.While reading more about Old Town Bar, I found out that these extra wide and bizarre looking urinals date back to 1910. (Thanks Wikipedia!)
Overall, our dining experience at Old Town Bar was a bit uneven. The cheeseburger surprised me in a negative way while the wings were extremely impressive.
I’d like to go back again to give the cheeseburger one more try.
Old Town bar is located at 45 East 18th Street in New York City.
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