The Thirsty Scholar established in 1999, has been with the same owner for 20 years.  Originally called the Jolly Rodger, the bar has been a staple in the East Village for over 20 years. Its sub-level/basement gives it a unique feel and a great vibe of the Lower East Village. Being essentially an Irish Pub, we have put great attention not to veer too far from the roots of the New York City Irish Pub. We offer 5 flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and a 30 foot copper top bar, a great selection of cocktails, wine and beer. We keep up with seasonal beer selections; have some great daily drink specials and one of the best Happy Hours in NYC (As voted by Time Out New York; March 2010).

In 2012, The Thirsty Scholar opened a second location in Pleasantville, NY.