Old Grapevine

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The Old Grapevine was a tavern in the Greenwich Village neighborbood of New York City at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 11th Street.[1] The tavern was located in a three-story roadhouse built in the 18th century and was originally called the Hawthorne. It was later named after a grapevine that grew on one of its walls.[1] It was a hangout for artists, actors, businessmen, lawyers, Confederate spies, and Union officers.[2] The nearby Jefferson Market Courthouse attracted many politicians including US President Chester A. Arthur who visited the tavern many times.[3] It was demolished in 1915.


  1. ^ a b "Village Landmarks - The Old Grapevine Tavern". New York Public Library. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Greenwich Village’s legendary Grapevine Tavern". Ephemeral New York. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "PASSING OF THE OLD GRAPEVINE". New York Times. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

Coordinates: 40°44′07″N 73°59′54″W / 40.73536°N 73.99832°W / 40.73536; -73.99832