Employees Only

510 Hudson Street
Great West Village location and terrific food without attitude make Employees Only a favorite.

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West Village Description

Employees Only is located in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. The western slice of Greenwich Village—although some will tell you it's a separate neighborhood altogether; don't listen to them—the West Village is a somewhat sleepier version of its larger neighborhood, with many tree-lined streets populated by residential buildings and punctuated ever-so-lightly with restaurants and bars. The locals have fought notoriously hard throughout the years to keep raucous bars and clubs from staying open—or even opening at all—to preserve the relative quiet of their neighborhood.

The West Village stretches east from the Hudson River to 6th Avenue, and north from Houston Street to West 14th. It's northwestern corner is chewed off by the Meatpacking District, where the very sorts of restaurants and bars West Village residents try to keep out of their 'hood flourish. The majority of Bleecker Street's dining, shopping, and drinking options exist on the West Village's end of the street, with a small shopping mecca surrounding the intersection of 7th Avenue, where many high-end retailers have stores, like Brooks Brothers' Black Fleece, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, and a whole lot more.

There's plenty of history here, and the bars are no exception—Dylan Thomas famously stumbled out of the White Horse Tavern heavy with whiskey on the night he expired at the Hotel Chelsea. For those aiming to avoid the thumping, throbbing nightclubs of the Meatpacking District, jazz can be had at Fat Cat, the legendary Village Vanguard, and smaller, quieter establishments like 55 Bar. If you'd like a more structured day of drinking, the folks at the Literary Pub Crawl put on a fantastic and informative tour.

The sophisticated residents of the West Village have led a number of excellent restaurants to open in the neighborhood, from Italian favorite Sant Ambroeus, April Bloomfield's game-changing gastropub The Spotted Pig, Yerba Buena, and Perry St.. Of course, if you're not in the mood for high-end cuisine in mood-inducing settings, there's pizza on offer at John's of Bleecker Street, but you'd be better served by walking a little further east and feasting one our favorite New York slice at Joe's. And if it's a burger you're looking for, the city's first Umami Burger is lurking over on 6th Avenue, while perennial favorite Corner Bistro is on 7th.

While the West Village is low on museums, it has two of the best independent cinemas in the city between Film Forum and neighborhood landmark IFC Center.


510 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

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This Week's Hours

Mon-Fri: 6:00pm-4:00am
Sat-Sun: 11:00am-4:00am


Come celebrate Independence Day with us. Open all weekend long. July 03, 2019

How do we celebrate the launch of our new EO-exclusive Mancino vermouth? By asking our friends from Norway to join us for a guest shift last Monday. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Thank you to Himkok bar's Carl Himan and Maros Dzurus, who brought their hospitality along with some killer cocktails. ⁣ April 10, 2019

Employees Only would like to thank you all for an extraordinary 2018!! And we look forward to sharing another extraordinary year with you and yours in 2019!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! January 01, 2019

Good afternoon. This evening Employees Only will be hosting a private event from 6pm-9pm. We will open to the...
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