Come journey back to a time of extravagance and temptation, a time when sophistication met a hint of reckless abandon. Oscar Wilde, a new bar opening August 16th, transports us back to the Victorian and Prohibition eras. This lushly decorated, historical bar is the perfect homage to the infamous Irish writer who once said, “I can resist everything except temptation.”
Every detail of Oscar Wilde brings you into the iconic and infamous era when Wilde frequented our area and stayed nearby at Gilsey House at 29th and Broadway. Not only does Oscar Wilde boast the longest continuous bar in New York City (118.5 feet) but at the bar are dozens of tufted Victoriana stools from which to admire the hand-selected antiques from all over the world. In fact, there are such intricate and extravagant details, you’ll need multiple visits to take in everything, from the 1840’s French fireplace towering over you to the many clocks set to 1:50, the time of Wilde’s death.
Brought to you by the creators of Lille’s in Times Square and Union Square, Oscar Wilde has a champagne-focused drink menu Wilde would have loved, along with 300 whiskeys and 32 beers on tap. Share a bench outside with a recreation of Oscar Wilde himself while imagining life as an Old New York socialite, absorb the culture of the Gilded Age, and relish drinks on the very spot where Prohibition Enforcement Headquarters once stood — an organization that made sure no one drank.
You deserve a taste of what the bar has dubbed, “Wilde abandon.”
45 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001