Rudy's bar opened in 1933 by the Rudy family. It was one of the first liquor licenses issued in New York City after prohibition ended. The present owner, Jack, started drinking in Rudy's in 1943 when he was 16; back when Hell's Kitchen was really Hell's Kitchen! Rudy's may be the most well known bar in N.Y.C., with a long and colorful history. The stories Jack can tell. Rudy's still has the original wood door from the day it opened. When you walk through it the feel of the old neighborhood saloon is still there with cheap beer, free hot dogs, and great people!