The West End (Bar)

2911 Broadway, Morningside Heights, New York

A regular hangout for Kerouac and the other Beats in the mid- to end 1940’s, and quite a few stories to be told taking place in here. Kerouac getting into fights, being rolled down Broadway in a barrel by Lucien Carr (presumably after having one too many drinks in here), and Allen Ginsberg meeting Neal and LuAnne Cassady for the first time.

(Facts provided by Bill Morgan’s ‘The Beat Generation in New York’)


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