Julius 159 W. 10th St. (@ Waverly Pl.)
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While it's all the rage these days to open up a Prohibition-era-styled bar, there are only a few bars in New York that actually existed during the prohibition—and one of them is Greenwich Village bar Julius. No fancy-schmancy cocktails will be served at what is likely the oldest gay bar in the entire country, and Julius' afternoon clientele also vie for the oldest happy-hour crowd in the world. But judge not this historic haunt; a stop inside will fill you with not only a rich helping of the village's gay right's history—Julius was the site of the movement's 1966 "sip-ins"—but with a cheap helping of good drafts and juicy burgers. When the afternoon crowd tucks themselves in for the night, a more youthful, raucous scene takes its place. Check out the monthly Mattachine dance party to catch a feel for the Village's glittering glory days.