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The Vault at Pfaff's

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The Vault at Pfaff's

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Address: 643 Broadway (Bleecker St)
City: New York, NY
Zip: 10012
Phone: (212) 253-5421
Hours: Food served: Tue–Thur 6pm-11pm Fri-Sat 6pm-1am Bar opened: Tue–Thu 6pm-midnight Fri-Sat 6pm-2am
Site: Visit the restaurant site
Map: Map
Cuisine: Eclectic
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Area: Greenwich Village


“The vault at Pfaff’s where the drinkers and laughers eat and drink and carouse.” So wrote Walt Whitman, and so the staff of today's Pfaff's tries to keep it. Originally a beer cellar and Bohemian hangout from 1855, this historically rich cocktail bar hidden away underground on Broadway offers a glimpse into the lives of speakeasy patrons like Whitman and Mark Twain, with the only anachronism the hefty drink prices. The bar boasts a hidden entryway to keep up the speakeasy allure, with a dimly lit, vintage interior complete with old-time newspapers to read. Waitresses dressed in corsets designed by Christian Siriano (of Project Runway) bring such drinks as Leaves of Grass (vodka, 10 year port, homemade honey syrup and lemon) or Twain's Thyme (white rum, homemade falernum, lemon and lime), at $16 each. The food menu is nothing to scoff at, with elevated bar bites like Salmon Tartare (17) and oysters (18), along with heavier choices like Truffled Mac N' Cheese (16) and Wild Boar Cassoulet (15). - Emily Monaco