Contact us:
Office: (212) 557-5200
or E-mail maureen@urandto.com



Breaking News:

On Monday, June 24, 2014, at a meeting held at Eamonn's Bar & Grill, 9 E. 45th St., New York, NY, new officers were elected and directors named to our Board.

New Officers:


Kathleen Reilly - President
Martin Whelan - Vice President
Terence Tubridy - Treasurer
Brendan Straw - Secretary


Board of Directors:


Our new Board members are:  
Tony Doyle, Denis Reynolds, Mickey Sheridan, Brendan Donohue,
Tony Quinn, Paddy McCarthy, Des O'Brien, Jeff Brosi and Garrett Doyle.


Congratulations to the new officers and Board of Directors.

Upcoming Events:

On July 17, 2014, between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., we plan to meet with Ruairi Twomey, Vice President of Guinness and John Pageler, Sr. Vice President Corporate Communications of Guinness, at Stout: 134 W. 33rd St., New York, NY.  The purpose of this meeting is to give Guinness an opportunity to address their decision not to support the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade and how this decision has affected our owners.


Anyone wishing to attend this meeting, please contact the office at (212) 557-5200




UR&TO Background:

The United Restaurant and Tavern Owners of New York, Inc. is an alliance of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, inns, and hotels which all share the prestige - and the headaches - of operating in the entertainment and attraction center of the world.

From its founding, in 1937, by restaurant and tavern owners, who joined together to negotiate labor contracts and to collectively face other interests, the UR&TO has been devoted to the unique concerns of Manhattan's on-premise licensee.

We are a group of entrepreneurs different from our colleagues in the industry. Our patrons are a collection of the world's most influential citizenry, and by the nature and locations of our businesses, we are ambassadors to the people of many nations. We are part of the reason people vacation and convene in New York.

However, as we embark on our seventh decade of service, the economic, legislative and emotional climate surrounding the serving of alcohol is as disenchanting as ever. Some of our colleagues refer to this era as "the new prohibition".

The on-premise licensee must accept expanded liability, government's failure to protect small business, ever-changing rules, resolutions and fines. In addition, our industry is first looked to by the state and federal government when they seek to grow their tax revenues.

The need for the local business owners in our industry to build and strengthen relationships and understanding with our counterparts in government is clear. It is also important to foster alliances in the industry and in changing public perceptions and media stereotypes.

If we feel very much alone facing a less certain future, it is because we are. But it has been in times of fraternity that our industry has experienced strength. And, it is now, more than ever, a time to come together and draw on our collective resources, strengthen our voices and face our challenges together.


2014 United Restaurant & Tavern Owners of New York, INC