Julius' Bar

4.9
28 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Julius is a bar that has a lot of history. This structure has been welcoming folks since 1840, first as a grocery store, and then, in 1864 as a bar. It was built in 1826 on the corner of Amos Street (West 10th) and Factory Street (Waverly Place). Since then, we;ve started a variety of traditions at our bar.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 28 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.9
service
4.9
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4.9
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vipDrewAC1
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Julius is an institution for one of the best burgers in town, as well as the oldest gay bar in the city. Staff are friendly, and the laid back atmosphere lends for a casual afternoon with friends.

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vipBishbam
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are so outgoing, always concerned about your experience and feedback. The staff work very hard to provide a great experience during this surreal pandemic. And the food is great too!!!

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I have been coming to Julius' for years. Although like all, they have to deal with our trying times, here it is done with humor and warmth. The staff is dedicated to your needs and are friendly. The food is simple fair but excellent: buggers, fries, grilled cheese and the like. Going is great fun. My only mild criticism is I miss the jukebox that allowed the guests to play things more to their liking... Go, relax and have fun.

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance and service was great! Food and drinks came quick.

JR
vipJoseRicardoR
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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RodThomas
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, I love the staff. The entire team are just so fabulous and always so friendly, and go out of their way to make you feel appreciated and welcome.

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Dickie
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As a Deaf queer man, it's always an enjoyable experience to come in, not to mention the staff is welcoming. It's essentially another home for queer folx with disabilities like myself! Plus the LGBTQ history is rich, considering it's the oldest gay bar in NYC. Plus their burgers are great.

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Edmund
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julius’ never disappoints. Helen and her team always do a great job!

OB
vipOwenB
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the best bar on earth.

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Bridgette
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this bar. Great drinks and excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing!!!! We had a great time

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Timmy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place for a dirty marti in NYC. Thanks so much, we missed you!

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ForrestG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a fun place. The burgers are always delicious, the staff is very friendly and the historic nature of the setting makes it a wonderfully unique experience.

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EricaC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julius's is the best gay bar in NYC! The food is good and cheap and the bartenders are wonderful.

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Edthe
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julius’ is an amazing piece of living history. The drinks are strong and inexpensive. The food is sublime bar food. That burger is a must have.

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Greg
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I'm new to New York City and all I've wanted to do since my relocation is to sit in the great big window at Julius. I was so happy to get an indoor spot (the door was open, social distancing guidelines in place were excellent!) before indoor dining closed again. Great place. I always look forward to going back.

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PatrickS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. Great service. Historic venue. Lucky it’s open!

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AnthonyB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a fun and friendly place to have a drink and a bite to eat......

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octaviusn
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burgers and chicken fingers are rad!
Great service!

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vipZeke
Sydney
28 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Wow. Was really surprised how badly we were treated this evening. I’ve been a patron of Julius for years and could not believe how bad everything was this evening. The service was the worst I’ve had during the pandemic anywhere. I think either everyone was hungover.... or maybe they are doing so well that they just don’t need business. Either way, I can’t go back until the pandemic is over.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Good for drinks

JW
JustinW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best bars in New York City! Friendly environment, amazing staff and the best burger you will find in the city.

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RodThomas
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Julius' Bar is my favourite bar in NYC. Even in this really difficult time they've made every guest feel so welcome and so valued. I can't stress enough how lovely the staff are, and have been amazing in the face of a really stressful year.

The food is so delicious, drinks are reasonable, and the bar is such a treasure trove of LGBTQ+ history. Love it.

TC
TomC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for a Guinness and to see friendly staff.

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Edmund
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Julius' was terrific. It's a great place to meet up with friends, and to make new ones.

LK
LarryK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a comfort to go to my favorite gay bar and have it feel just like it always did, even nw, during these otherwise uncomfortable times. Friendly service by the familiar (masked) faces of their wonderful staff, great burgers & onion rings, cold beer (of course), and responsible treatment of safety measures and social distancing!

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DavidC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the burgers and love the staff. Still one of the best joints in NYC.

DG
DennisG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Julius' is a treasure. Steeped in history and a perfect meet up spot for today.

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CameronS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, low key, historic gay bar in the West Village. Excellent, affordable drinks and bar food.

FAQs

Julius' Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (877) 746-0528.

Julius' Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.