10. Mulberry Street Bar (1908)

Mulberry Street bar

This Little Italy haunt was established over a hundred years ago, as a small bar called Mare Chiaro. Its rich history as one of the oldest bars in NYC remains in its original subway tile floor, wooden bar, and pressed-tin ceiling. The bar stayed in the same family for a couple of generations, before being purchased in 2003 by current owner Ed Welsh. His updates have made the bar good for sports fans and karaoke lovers alike, but nothing beats the juke box stocked with Connie Francis, Frank Sinatra, and Four Tops. It has been the site of many films, including Donnie Brasco, Men of Honor, and The Godfather Part III.

Trying to pay with a credit card? Fuhgeddaboudit‎. They only take cash.

Additional reporting by Laura Itzkowitz and Cybele Mayes-Osterman.

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