The Half King Turns Ten


Congrats to Sebastian Junger, Scott Anderson, and Nanette Burstein (director of Going the Distance): Their bar the Half King celebrates its tenth anniversary tomorrow. If you’re like us, you’ve seen everyone from Brando Skyhorse to Bret Easton Ellis to New York’s own Michael Idov read here. Over the past decade, other literary pubs have been forced out of Manhattan (and across the way, the Empire Diner recently closed thanks to a rent hike), so let’s raise our pints high and hope for another ten. Knock on 200-year-old Pennsylvania barnwood.