4. You can sit at F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s table of choice

When the Fitzgeralds came to Chumley’s, they always sat at table 26. And since they were regulars, it soon became “their” table. Today, homage is paid with portrait photos of them hanging side by side, along with one of their wedding photos. People still request table 26 — and you can too, if you want to channel the iconic ‘20s couple. The cozy spot is just next to the fireplace. 

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2 thoughts on “The Top 10 Secrets of Chumley’s, the Greenwich Village Speakeasy from 1922

  1. No, Chumley’s DID NOT coin the term “86” (eighty-six). The first known citation (in Walter Winchell’s column) came from California, and was found by me years ago. Before anyone says that Chumley’s coined “86,” shouldn’t there be one piece of documentary evidence presented?

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