P.J. Clarke’s

“Beer is proof that God loves us,
and wants us to be happy.”
– Benjamin Franklin
“P.J. Clarke's is what a lot of us
came to New York looking for.”
– Departures Magazine

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Welcome since 1884

Year after year, decade after decade, P.J.’s has always been, quite simply: The place.

If you live in New York, P.J. Clarke’s needs no introduction. That’s because it’s not only one of the oldest bars in the city, it is also perhaps the most legendary. Decade after decade, through two World Wars, the Depression, Prohibition, and the city’s many ups and downs, P.J.’s has soldiered on virtually unchanged. Not as a throwback, but as testament to the timeless values of friendly service, great atmosphere, a neighborhood vibe. And of course, the best burgers in the city.

This is the place where Jackie Kennedy brought John Jr. and Caroline for

lunch on Saturdays. This is where Buddy Holly proposed to his wife before a stunned crowd, where Frank Sinatra ended his nights on the town, where singer Johnny Mercer penned the hit song “One for My Baby,” and where Nat King Cole famously bit into a cheeseburger and declared it “The Cadillac of burgers,” establishing what would become P.J. Clarke’s signature dish.

Today you can experience P.J.’s in six locations throughout New York and beyond. At each, you’ll find the same local flavor, classic vibe, masterful bartenders, and great food as the original. Read More >

“The Vatican of Saloons.”