The Cellar Bar is one of the few traditional local pubs left in an area full of restaurants. Seven days a week this bar draws a lively night crowd ranging in age from 25 to 40. Cheer on your local sports teams as you watch the game on the big screen satellite televisions. Bargoers can listen to their favorite rock n' roll music on weekdays or enjoy the live music Cellar Bar has to offer on Saturday nights. They even have live traditional Irish music once a month.
Friendliest Bar (2012)
The Cellar Bar, just across from the Larchmont Metro-North station and four steps below street level, is one of the friendliest bars around. Not fake-and-saccharine friendly, or even cliquey friendly—just friendly friendly. “I’m fifty-seven, and I shoot the breeze with friends of mine who are twenty-eight,” Manager Gary Bisonette says. “Everybody knows everybody, and if you don’t know everybody, you’re going to by the second time you come in.” The crowd runs the gamut from post-work commuters to young professionals to local au pairs who eventually go back to homes in places like New Zealand and Amsterdam, proudly wearing their The Cellar Bar T-shirts. And the décor is part wood-lined Irish pub and part Caribbean parrot-figurines. (The owner, says Bisonette, is a huge Jimmy Buffett fan.) The bar stays open until 4 am 365 days a year, so, while the patrons do have a wide age range, they do skew younger later in the night. They’re so friendly, you can even call the bar a dive, and they won’t mind. “A dive is a good thing now,” Bisonette says.