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Horseshoe Bar-East Village-Alphabet City-NYC-7th Street-Avenue B-Godfather-Crocodile Dundee-004Five Corners, Angel Heart, and The Verdict, and the Sex and the City movie also filmed scenes in this establishment

On the outside it looks like an ordinary bar, you would never guess it is place where the Rosato brothers try (and fail) to strangle Frank Pentangelli in the Godfather Part II. The bar is also the the backdrop of a gunfight that takes place right on the corner of 7th Street and Avenue B. Vazac’s Horseshoe Bar, also know as 7B and the Horseshoe Bar is a favorite of the residents of Alphabet City. The structure has been around since the 1935, when it was built as a Polish catering hall. Its Tudor windows look out onto an original advertisement with the original phone number: OR4-2568

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The bar was also featured in the movie Crocodile Dundee:

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vazac's horseshoe bar-crocodile dundee-film locations-NYCSource for above two images: On the set of New York

The bar is rumored to have also made appearances on Law & Order. The 7B of today is a dimly lit dive bar with a jukebox and a Pinball machine, which provides the crowds with cheap drinks until the wee hours of the night. 7B was called “wonderfully grimy” by Time Out New York.

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Horseshoe Bar-East Village-Alphabet City-NYC-7th Street-Avenue B-Godfather-Crocodile Dundee-008Vazac’s Horseshoe Bar is actually shaped like a horseshoe, like the original bar nearby at the Museum of the American Gangster

See more from our Film Locations column. All photos by Brian Orce of The Warpaint Agency.

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