Freemans Sporting Club — Horatio Street

5 Horatio St

Freemans Sporting Club was borne out of a gathering of close friends playing pool, carousing, and drinking whisky above Freemans Restaurant in New York City. The regular meetings led the group to organize trips to camp, shoot, fish, and enjoy time in... more

Freemans Sporting Club was borne out of a gathering of close friends playing pool, carousing, and drinking whisky above Freemans Restaurant in New York City. The regular meetings led the group to organize trips to camp, shoot, fish, and enjoy time in nature outside the concrete canyons of New York. When Taavo Somer, the defacto leader of the troupe, created his menswear line in 2004 it was only natural that the garments be named, F.S.C., after the club, ideals, and activities that inspired them. The entire F.S.C. brand is built around the vanishing trade of handmade clothing. It is built to be durable and made to worn day in and out. In the modern landscape of disposable fashion, F.S.C. strives to create classically styled clothing to stand the test of time and last long enough to be willed to your heirs. The F.S.C. barbershop offers traditional men's grooming services performed by master barbers and stylists. Created by Sam Buffa, the barbershop was meant to offer an alternative to high-end Manhattan salon: a causal place where men can drop by and get a haircut or shave in a traditional setting without the fuss or trouble of making appointments. The F.S.C. Apothecary sell... more

Freemans Sporting Club was borne out of a gathering of close friends playing pool, carousing, and drinking whisky above Freemans Restaurant in New York City. The regular meetings led the group to organize trips to camp, shoot, fish, and enjoy time in nature outside the concrete canyons of New York. When Taavo Somer, the defacto leader of the troupe, created his menswear line in 2004 it was only natural that the garments be named, F.S.C., after the club, ideals, and activities that inspired them.

The entire F.S.C. brand is built around the vanishing trade of handmade clothing. It is built to be durable and made to worn day in and out. In the modern landscape of disposable fashion, F.S.C. strives to create classically styled clothing to stand the test of time and last long enough to be willed to your heirs.

The F.S.C. barbershop offers traditional men's grooming services performed by master barbers and stylists. Created by Sam Buffa, the barbershop was meant to offer an alternative to high-end Manhattan salon: a causal place where men can drop by and get a haircut or shave in a traditional setting without the fuss or trouble of making appointments.

The F.S.C. Apothecary sells a wide range of men's grooming products by classic purveyors such as D.R. Harris, Mason Pearson, Proraso, GEO F Trumper, Marvis tooth paste and shaving kits by Edwin Jaeger. There is even a full news kiosk of magazines to peruse while you shop.


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West Village Description

Freemans Sporting Club — Horatio Street 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.

Info

5 Horatio St
West Village, NY 10014
(212) 929-3917
Website

This Week's Hours

Mon-Fri: 11:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-7:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Editorial Rating

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