City Spotlight:: Raise a Glass to Literary Greenwich Village
The most notorious patron of the White Horse was poet and writer Dylan Thomas, who initially discovered this haunt. Essentially taking up residence at the tavern, Thomas was often found downing shots of whiskey while vehemently debating poetry and politics of the day. In 1953, it is said that Thomas's voracity went a bit too far and he consumed 18 shots of whiskey, dying two days later. Whether White Horse whiskey did the poet in or not, one can still find a plaque above the bar commemorating Thomas's final drink there.