P.D. O'Hurley's Hudson Beach Café

Café / Event Space / Outdoor Activity / Restaurant / Beach Bar
P.D. O'Hurley's Hudson Beach Café A casual dog-friendly hangout tucked discreetly into Riverside Park, the seasonal Hudson Beach Café provides a laid-back oasis for Upper West Siders, young professionals, and nearby Columbia students to kick back with a frozen... New York United States 40.800515 -73.971559
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P.D. O'Hurley's Hudson Beach Café - Café | Event Space | Outdoor Activity | Restaurant | Beach Bar in New York.
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Party Earth Review A casual dog-friendly hangout tucked discreetly into Riverside Park, the seasonal Hudson Beach Café provides a laid-back oasis for Upper West Siders, young professionals, and nearby Columbia students to kick back with... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    1: 103rd Street-Broadway; 1, 2, 3: 96th Street-Broadway

  • Phone:

    917-370-3448

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Upstairs: M–F 4–10pm, Sa–Su 11am–11pm
    Downstairs: same hours F–Su only (April–October)

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth P.D. O'Hurley's Hudson Beach Café Review

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A casual dog-friendly hangout tucked discreetly into Riverside Park, the seasonal Hudson Beach Café provides a laid-back oasis for Upper West Siders, young professionals, and nearby Columbia students to kick back with a frozen...

A casual dog-friendly hangout tucked discreetly into Riverside Park, the seasonal Hudson Beach Café provides a laid-back oasis for Upper West Siders, young professionals, and nearby Columbia students to kick back with a frozen margarita, a burger, and a view of the New Jersey skyline.

Patrons entering at 103rd Street need only walk down a winding leafy path to the concrete patio, where rows of café tables surround a makeshift bar serving a surprising array of tap and bottled beers to a boisterous crowd.

Those looking for a more diverse clientele can head to the more intimate downstairs bar next to the volleyball courts, where groups of locals and European travelers from the nearby hostel settle in for some serious daytime drinking.

Outdoorsy types and pet lovers fresh from the dog run next door wander in and out throughout the day to relax over cocktails as their pets lounge in the shade lapping water from the complimentary bowls provided by the friendly staff.

Lively but rarely rowdy, Hudson Beach Café does pick up some steam on the weekends when the park is packed and the bar hosts special events, but for soaking up the sun in a festive atmosphere, the place is a great option any sunny day.

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Tip from Emma:

The best thing about this place is the view. Show up around 7pm, kick back with a Landshark, and watch the sun set over the Hudson.

  • Crowd

    Young professionals, Columbia University students, European backpackers, and tourists, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live acts beginning around 6pm feature Marty, a local singer/songwriter, on Fridays and Sundays, and Eve, another local singer, on Thursdays and Saturdays. Otherwise, ambient music via iPod playlist.

    Annual Guinness Oyster Festival toward the end of summer. Occasional trivia nights and Columbia University events. Excellent dog run next to café.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Basic American menu including hot dogs, burgers, and sandwiches.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $8–$15, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and entrées $6–$17. Beer $6 or $25/pitcher or $30/bucket, wine $8/glass or $28/bottle, frozen drinks $8/glass or $28/pitcher.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: jeans, t-shirts, bathing suit tops, shorts, flip-flops, baseball caps.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursdays through Sundays for the live music in the evenings. Weekend days for the bigger crowds.

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