Cedar Tavern

Ersatz Artist Mecca

By: - Sep 10, 2014


Cedar Tavern

Spring break the 1960s

Art student in New York

Headed to the Cedar Tavern

82 University Place between 11th and 12th Street

Mecca for artists

Legendary stories

Arguments and brawls

Pollock drunk lifting skirts

De Kooning in a booth

Studio secrets revealed

A week night

Nobody was there

Ordered a beer

Sipped slowly

Hoping to soak up the atmosphere

Just another bar on an off night

No insights resonating then to now

Wandered off into the Village


A cheap place to sleep