The recently released film Kill Your Darlings delves into the story of the three most famous Beat Generation writers: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, who were involved in a murder at Columbia University. Based on Bill Morgan’s book Beat Generation in New York: a Walking Tour of Jack Kerouac’s City and New York University’s printable walking tour, we’ve put together a list of the best authentic Beat Generation spots to grab a drink so you can join in the history of these literary greats.
7. Caffe Reggio – 119 MacDougal Street
Sure, the Beat writers spent a lot of time in Caffe Reggio, but the restaurant actually prides itself on one other pretty neat historical detail about their establishment. Their crown jewel is the “Original Capuccino.” According to them, they were the first place to bring the now-famous caffeine drink from Italy to New York City. Caffe Reggio also made our list of the Top 10 coffee shops in Manhattan for design buffs.