5. Dylan Thomas’s White Horse Tavern

White Horse Tavern

This tavern in Greenwich Village was where Dylan Thomas drank himself into oblivion and where Hunter S. Thompson began to write his novel “The Rum Diary.” Other writers including Anais Nin gathered there, as well as Beat writers Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, and New York School poets John Ashbery and Frank O’Hara have all indulged in its woozy atmosphere of alcohol and dim fluorescent lighting.

The White Horse Tavern can be found at 567 Hudson Street, between West 11th Street and Perry Street.