John Tebeau Art

john tebeau art

Original Art, Prints, and Commissions

Urban Art of Favorite Places

Bars, Taverns, and Dives New Yorkers Love

"YOU'LL READ IT AND YOU'LL LIKE IT TOO." So they say at the famed Strand bookstore in Manhattan. I wrote and illustrated this book for lovers. Lovers of exploration, lovers of conversation. Lovers of drinking, eating, and lollygagging. Lovers of stories and history and trivia and humanity. You'll find all that and a hundred more reasons to love the bars of New York all in this lovely—yet modest—little book.

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One of the finest, most thoughtful gifts you can give to someone — or to yourself — is original art. And I am more than happy to assist.

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Upcoming Events

December 8, 10am–12pm


45 East 18th Street, New York

Join me at the Old Town for the annual Christmas party where the tree will be officially flicked on, warm cider will flow, and I will read a little from "Bars, Taverns, and Dives" and talk about the importance of wonderful neighborhood places like...

the Old Town!

“Bars, Taverns and Dives New Yorkers Love” Reviews

I’ve never been able to look at one of John’s fine, jaunty bar drawings without wanting to walk right in and order a drink. But it turns out he writes about bars just as lovingly, and amusingly, as he draws them.

– David Wondrich, author of “Imbibe”

John Tebeau, a master draughtsman who knows bars from both sides, here catalogues for our delectation an idiosyncratically curated compendium of the most vibrant drinking holes in New York City; don’t leave home without it.

– Toby Cecchini, a writer and bartender who lives in Brooklyn