We provide our guests with a truly unique experience.

At Tanner Smith’s, we strive to provide our guests with a unique experience in a warm setting. The Main bar area is styled as an early 20 th century New York drinking house. Artfully created cocktails along with our rotating craft beer selection and wine list are accompanied by thoughtful food selections served with a twist

Who Was Tanner Smith?

  • 1887
  • 1887-July 26


    Tanner worked on the Hudson docks as a boss stevedore. This career, along with his gang affiliations, helped develop a character well versed in the illicit underground antics of New York. Smith’s actions paved the way for the likes of Owney Madden and many other bootleggers throughout the Prohibition era . He was closely associated with Owney Madden, owner of the famous Cotton Club.Tanner and Madden operated the Winona Club together for a period of time, which was located at West 47th street on 10th avenue before they were closed down by the local authorities.

Social Buzz

The Word on Tanner Smiths

Check out what people have to say about us!

  • Great new bar in NYC,super atmosphere and the cocktail list is amazing. Not to mention the bartenders who are of the best in New York. This bar is a must see for both residents and tourists!!!

    Graham O' Reilly

  • Al rocks! We stumbled on this place and it is a goldmine. As a former New Yorker, go here.

    Marlon Hall

  • Amazing cocktail bar. The smoked cocktails add a new dimension to classic cocktails. Fantastic service. Great space to accomdate all groups. A keeper and great addition for the area

    Abi Areas

  • Go order a Winona and be ready for your life to change... A much needed break from reality. Keep my barstool warm lads.

    Zia Nita

  • A lovely, well appointed pub with friendly service. It was a perfect spot for drinks after a Carnegie Hall concert.

    Sue Uhlig

Calendar Events

  • Thursday 27 July 2016 All Day

    - DJ Paul C
    in the Main Bar
    8pm – 2am

  • Friday 28 July 2016 All Day

    - DJ Jay
    upstairs in the main bar
    8pm - 3am

  • Saturday 29 July 2016 All Day

    Tipsy Tea Brunch
    Live Jazz
    by Tara O'Grady & Her Band
    12pm – 3pm

    - Live Jazz & Swing
    by Fleur Seule
    10pm– Midnight

  • Sunday 30 July 2016 All Day

    Tipsy Tea Brunch
    Live Jazz
    Fleur Seule
    11.30 – 2.30pm

    - Alyson Faith & Her Band
    in the Main Bar
    9pm – 12am

Cocktail Bar

Relax and sip on one of our handcrafted cocktails in a unique setting.

Nestled below the main level of Tanner Smith’s is a subterranean, constantly evolving experimental bar with an expansive cocktail program. The lower space celebrates a history dating back to the 1900’s with whimsical decor from centuries gone. It offers private nooks and corners tucked away within stone walls for occasions of all types..

  • How to make The Swizzle  -  (29 sec video) Tanner Smith's
  • How to make The Midnight Moonshine Cocktail  -  Tanner Smith's
  • How to make The Hudson Duster Cocktail  -  Tanner Smith's
  • How to make The Winona  -  Tanner Smith's
  • How to make The Marginal Cocktail  -  Tanner Smith's
  • How to make The Mayor Gaynor's Tipple - Tanner Smith's
  • Tanner Smith's Construction Timelapse
  • How to make The Footloose - (39 sec video) Tanner Smith's
  • How to make The Brown Eyed Girl - (33 sec video) Tanner Smith's
  • How to make The Call Me Over - (34 sec video) Tanner Smith's
  • How to make The Drop Kick Mule - (34 sec video) Tanner Smith's


Private Events

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Tanner Smith's is available for private functions of all sizes such as corporate meetings and events, weddings, birthdays, graduations and engagements. It's the perfect space for any event that requires an elegant or casual cocktail. We're happy to provide flexible arrangements throughout to create special occasions, from smaller gatherings all the way up to a full venue buy-out.

Our establishment is equipped with the latest audio and visual equipment to enhance any event, with microphones, HDTV's, a full DJ booth and HDMI ready inputs for video presentations.


We recommend that you make a reservation for parties of 6 or more who wish to be seated.
To discuss a customized event, or to schedule a meeting to view the venue with one of our team, please contact us to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the link below:

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Get In Touch

Mon : 4pm - 4am
Tue - Sun: 11am - 4am
204 West 55th Street, New York NY 10019
Trains: N Q R to 57 St. - 7 Ave
P. 646.590.2034 | f. 646.590.1453
[email protected]

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