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The Shakespeare

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The Shakespeare


24 East 39th Street
(between Madison & Park)
New York  NY  10016


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646-837-6779 (voice)


Short Profile

Sophisticated 'Pub Grub' in an authentic tavern setting



An English man by the name of Jason Hicks, who was born and bred in the birthplace of William Shakespeare (Stratford-upon-Avon), and attended the very school which Shakespeare attended, wished to create a British style pub in NYC called The Shakespeare. He identified the basement of the Williams Club in Murray Hill as the perfect location…

In the same vein as Jason’s successful Jones Wood Foundry, The Shakespeare offers well kept beers, friendly attentive service, in a casual no-frills environment serving a more sophisticated form of ‘Pub Grub’. This, coupled with a setting reminiscent of a 14th century tavern in Stratford-upon-Avon, creates the perfect place to have a ‘pint’ and grab a bite to eat.


At The Shakespeare you can find some of the finest iterations of English brewing tradition. Whether it be a complex and quaffable Young's of London Ale, or a malty pint of real ale drawn straight from our casks. To complement our stellar UK tradition, we tip our hat to beers of all kinds, from all corners, and will offer you an interesting pint - not always easily found elsewhere. These brews are carefully selected by a meeting of the "beer-minds". We encourage you to visit often to see what we're featuring.

Opening hours:

Monday-Saturday 11am-LATE

Sunday 11:00am-6pm

Happy Hour:

Monday-Sunday 4pm-6pm at the bar $5 drafts | $6 house wine

Shakespeare at The Shakespeare:

Hamlet Isn't Dead performances on Monday evenings at 7pm. Shakespeare performed fast and funny!


Each of The Shakespeare’s unique spaces are available to hire for your special event; individually or in any combination. Based on cocktail parties, our rooms can accommodate the following: Abingdon Room: 30 people; Pub: 80 people.

Please contact us at and we’ll be happy to help you plan an event tailored to your specific needs.

To view more event spaces at The Shakespeare or The Peacock, visit


The Abingdon Room is The Shakespeare’s bar room. Named after a village just outside of Oxford, England, the village of Abingdon was where the famous MG sports car was manufactured. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MG factory, a beer called ‘Old Speckled Hen’ was brewed. Old Speckled Hen is now part of the portfolio of Greene King whom we are proud to partner with.



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The Shakespeare offers discounts to The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association members!


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