People Lounge

★★★★☆
Upscale, attitude-free drinking den woos Lower East Side singles.
  • 163 Allen St

    New York, NY 10002

    Cross street: Between Rivington Street and Stanton Street

    Map & Directions
  • 212-254-2668

About People Lounge

Hours
Mon-Thu 6pm-1am Fri 6pm-4am Sat 8pm-4am Sun 8pm-1am

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Place is awesome and friendly. Got thier early and bouncers were rude, but went outside to smoke and bouncer was great. He explained he comes out at 1am. Suggest you go after midnight. Great food and drinks. Well definately go back after

3
★★★★★

Place is awesome and friendly. Got thier early and bouncers were rude, but went outside to smoke and bouncer was great. He explained he comes out at 1am. Suggest you go after midnight. Great food and drinks. Well definately go back after

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I run a trivia night here monthly and the owner and management have been so easy to work with. I've only been on week nights so I can't speak for the weekend crowd, but everyone always seems to have a good time. The drinks are reasonably priced and the food is too. I like the upstairs set up because it allows for some privacy and feels a little more cozy but still fits a lot of people.

I recommend this place for events/parties/whatever just because of how accommodating they are.

2
★★★★★

I run a trivia night here monthly and the owner and management have been so easy to work with. I've only been on week nights so I can't speak for the weekend crowd, but everyone always seems to have a good time. The drinks are reasonably priced and the food is too. I like the upstairs set up because it allows for some privacy and feels a little more cozy but still fits a lot of people.

I recommend this place for events/parties/whatever just because of how accommodating they are.

Pros: cost, bar tenders, food, happy hour

Cons: location

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I just had an event at People's Lounge and everything was perfect, the food, the cocktails and the service. This is a great little spot for dinner with friends, cocktails and definitely private events.

The owner is a class act !!!!

2
★★★★★

I just had an event at People's Lounge and everything was perfect, the food, the cocktails and the service. This is a great little spot for dinner with friends, cocktails and definitely private events.

The owner is a class act !!!!

Pros: Service is first rate

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We celebrated a friend's birthday here recently. Dinner was a set menu of asian-influenced items which came out to about $30 per person. There was a lot of food and it was served family-style. We'd reserved the "lounge" area by the front windows in advance so after dinner, we congregated there. It's a good thing we did have our own space as the entire place got packed pretty quickly after about 11pm. It was nice to have our own uncrowded place as the entire place is quite small. It started to get hopping after midnight and there was hardly enough room to squeeze through to reach the restrooms at the back. There's a bouncer that started to ID everyone coming in after 10.30pm. The music ranged from current hip hop and R&B to 80s/90s mixes. The night we went was the coldest night in January and the heat was not working. However, after a few drinks and with the place sardine-packed, I didn't feel the cold at all.

2
★★★★☆

We celebrated a friend's birthday here recently. Dinner was a set menu of asian-influenced items which came out to about $30 per person. There was a lot of food and it was served family-style. We'd reserved the "lounge" area by the front windows in advance so after dinner, we congregated there. It's a good thing we did have our own space as the entire place got packed pretty quickly after about 11pm. It was nice to have our own uncrowded place as the entire place is quite small. It started to get hopping after midnight and there was hardly enough room to squeeze through to reach the restrooms at the back. There's a bouncer that started to ID everyone coming in after 10.30pm. The music ranged from current hip hop and R&B to 80s/90s mixes. The night we went was the coldest night in January and the heat was not working. However, after a few drinks and with the place sardine-packed, I didn't feel the cold at all.

Pros: The set menu food was generous in quantity

Cons: Small space, not enough space to freely move/dance

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12/05/08 - Walked in after 9pm without reservation. The interior design is simple, yet elegant. There were small crowded of young professional look hung by the bar. The dinner area layout is spacious. A very friendly host led us to a corner table. The menu offers variety entrees with very reasonable price. We ordered Salt & Pepper shrimp, Calamari, Chicken Satay and short ribs as entree. The shrimp was nice and tender, the calamari was perfect cooked, not chewing, the chicken satay was grilled perfectly and it came with a small bowl of salad...very healthy...but it doesn't come with dipping sauce?! But the entree was a little disappointment. The rib was overcooked. The servers provided an excellent service. I will go back again soon.

2
★★★★☆

12/05/08 - Walked in after 9pm without reservation. The interior design is simple, yet elegant. There were small crowded of young professional look hung by the bar. The dinner area layout is spacious. A very friendly host led us to a corner table. The menu offers variety entrees with very reasonable price. We ordered Salt & Pepper shrimp, Calamari, Chicken Satay and short ribs as entree. The shrimp was nice and tender, the calamari was perfect cooked, not chewing, the chicken satay was grilled perfectly and it came with a small bowl of salad...very healthy...but it doesn't come with dipping sauce?! But the entree was a little disappointment. The rib was overcooked. The servers provided an excellent service. I will go back again soon.

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These guys are great. Great food.. Great drinks. They helped me plan a surprise 30th birthday party for my wife.. all at a reasonable price. the space upstairs was perfect. We didn't run into any problems. They were helpful in setting up a slideshow and allowing us to put posters up. Very accommodating.. Thank you guys!

2
★★★★★

These guys are great. Great food.. Great drinks. They helped me plan a surprise 30th birthday party for my wife.. all at a reasonable price. the space upstairs was perfect. We didn't run into any problems. They were helpful in setting up a slideshow and allowing us to put posters up. Very accommodating.. Thank you guys!

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Been here several times of the past few years. And recently they opened a full kitchen! YUM YUM YUM!
My Friends and I had a birthday dinner here before we stayed to party the night away. I had the crispy calamari with curry mayo, and the crispy fish with a spicy sauce and a lychee cheescake for dessert. A couple of drinks each and it was great. The best part the prices didnt empty our wallets afterward!

The manager bought us a round of shots, gave some bottled water to my tipsy girlfriends, and at the end of the night, we couldnt believe we ended up staying here for about 5 hours! One stop shop!

2
★★★★★

Been here several times of the past few years. And recently they opened a full kitchen! YUM YUM YUM!
My Friends and I had a birthday dinner here before we stayed to party the night away. I had the crispy calamari with curry mayo, and the crispy fish with a spicy sauce and a lychee cheescake for dessert. A couple of drinks each and it was great. The best part the prices didnt empty our wallets afterward!

The manager bought us a round of shots, gave some bottled water to my tipsy girlfriends, and at the end of the night, we couldnt believe we ended up staying here for about 5 hours! One stop shop!

Pros: Great Drinks, Good Food, Good Music

Cons: Security can be tough, but i guess they have to be in NY

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I had my 25th bday here along with my friend. We got a nice spot reserved on top floor. The manager was awesome. Drinks were great (lychee martini was the best) and prices were good (under 10 bucks a drink). seating reservation was free. DJ was AMAZING!!! he played everything from 80's (only in the beginnign) to House, R&B, and hip hop. The place got pretty crowded on this saturday night and the dance floor was pumpin - few people sat in their seats all night. But beware...I had 2 full drinks on the table and the busboy picked them up. I complained to the manager and he got me 2 new free ones and told me to watch my drinks...this is a common problem at a lot of places that i go to... come on ppl!! Don't take my drink while im dancing!! i then go to the bar and try and drink of my drinks when my friend yells "that bartender just took your shot!" I couldnt believe it happened again! I tried to get his attention but he kept ignoring me and snapping at me "WAIT YOUR TURN!" without even looking at me. I finally yelled to the other bartender and name dropped the manager and they got me a new shot and this time i held on tight. I don't see what they gain by stealing people's drinks...i wasn't going to buy a new one that's for sure! Fire that rude bartender!
Overall everyone had a great time! Food is good too!

2
★★★★★

I had my 25th bday here along with my friend. We got a nice spot reserved on top floor. The manager was awesome. Drinks were great (lychee martini was the best) and prices were good (under 10 bucks a drink). seating reservation was free. DJ was AMAZING!!! he played everything from 80's (only in the beginnign) to House, R&B, and hip hop. The place got pretty crowded on this saturday night and the dance floor was pumpin - few people sat in their seats all night. But beware...I had 2 full drinks on the table and the busboy picked them up. I complained to the manager and he got me 2 new free ones and told me to watch my drinks...this is a common problem at a lot of places that i go to... come on ppl!! Don't take my drink while im dancing!! i then go to the bar and try and drink of my drinks when my friend yells "that bartender just took your shot!" I couldnt believe it happened again! I tried to get his attention but he kept ignoring me and snapping at me "WAIT YOUR TURN!" without even looking at me. I finally yelled to the other bartender and name dropped the manager and they got me a new shot and this time i held on tight. I don't see what they gain by stealing people's drinks...i wasn't going to buy a new one that's for sure! Fire that rude bartender!
Overall everyone had a great time! Food is good too!

Pros: MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC!!! Food and drinks, manager is awesome

Cons: Staff kept stealing my drinks when I was dancing or chatting with my friends @ the bar!

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Went here with a pretty large group for their Halloween costume party. Although packed, the crowd was an awesome mix of all ages. A great time was had by all.

2
★★★★☆

Went here with a pretty large group for their Halloween costume party. Although packed, the crowd was an awesome mix of all ages. A great time was had by all.

Pros: People, Music, Atmosphere

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I organized my friend's b'day over Xmas and am very happy to report that everything went off w/o a hitch & everyone had a GREAT time! We lucked out b/c the place wasn't that packed (I've been there when you couldn't walk thru the front door area - much less get room at the bar) so that probably helped. But overall, we had a great time & would totally recommend it. The drinks were reasonably priced (all considering), the staff was really nice & helpful (we brought our own cake & they very nicely gave us plates, etc. to distribute) and the music was pretty good [Now if these places could just get the bouncers to smile once in awhile! *smile*]

2
★★★★★

I organized my friend's b'day over Xmas and am very happy to report that everything went off w/o a hitch & everyone had a GREAT time! We lucked out b/c the place wasn't that packed (I've been there when you couldn't walk thru the front door area - much less get room at the bar) so that probably helped. But overall, we had a great time & would totally recommend it. The drinks were reasonably priced (all considering), the staff was really nice & helpful (we brought our own cake & they very nicely gave us plates, etc. to distribute) and the music was pretty good [Now if these places could just get the bouncers to smile once in awhile! *smile*]

Pros: Had the place to ourselves, good music, fine drinks

Cons: Can't really think of any...

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People hosted my birthday party and my friends and I could not have had a better time. The music, drinks, food and the customer service was more than impressive. This place is also reasonably priced. I looked for a lot of places to have my party, and I am glad I chosed this one.

1
★★★☆☆

People hosted my birthday party and my friends and I could not have had a better time. The music, drinks, food and the customer service was more than impressive. This place is also reasonably priced. I looked for a lot of places to have my party, and I am glad I chosed this one.

Pros: Food, drinks, staff

Cons: none

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People is one of your standard bar/lounges in the lower east side with a mixed group of people, moderately priced drinks, and a little dancing when the crowd feels the groove. This spot is somewhat trendy, and free - so you won't have to worry about waiting on line too long or paying a heavy entry fee. If it seems crowded upon entry, make sure to check out the second floor - where a full lounge opens up and dancing becomes more probable. The music has its good and bad days, but overall People offers a relatively stable experience time and time again.

for a full venue profile go to www.nightliferatings.com

3
★★★☆☆

People is one of your standard bar/lounges in the lower east side with a mixed group of people, moderately priced drinks, and a little dancing when the crowd feels the groove. This spot is somewhat trendy, and free - so you won't have to worry about waiting on line too long or paying a heavy entry fee. If it seems crowded upon entry, make sure to check out the second floor - where a full lounge opens up and dancing becomes more probable. The music has its good and bad days, but overall People offers a relatively stable experience time and time again.

for a full venue profile go to www.nightliferatings.com

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There is just too many "people" at this lounge / busy bar. The crowds are insane during the weekends and getting from one end of the room to another is way too much of a chore. That and the drinks are spendy.

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★★★☆☆

There is just too many "people" at this lounge / busy bar. The crowds are insane during the weekends and getting from one end of the room to another is way too much of a chore. That and the drinks are spendy.

Pros: Music

Cons: Crowded, Drinks, Service

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I was in People on Saturday and we had a great time! The space is very comfortable and the drinks were really tasty. I don't understand what some of these other reviewers are talking about. Reasonably priced drinks, great music and my friends were all over the bartender with the glasses and the tall one. They seem to do a lot of parties on both floors which is cool when your trying to meet new people. I've also been there during the week. Quiet, but nice music and you can actually talk to the bartenders which is nice when it's just you and your girl or guy hangin at the bar. Highly recommended!!!

2
★★★★★

I was in People on Saturday and we had a great time! The space is very comfortable and the drinks were really tasty. I don't understand what some of these other reviewers are talking about. Reasonably priced drinks, great music and my friends were all over the bartender with the glasses and the tall one. They seem to do a lot of parties on both floors which is cool when your trying to meet new people. I've also been there during the week. Quiet, but nice music and you can actually talk to the bartenders which is nice when it's just you and your girl or guy hangin at the bar. Highly recommended!!!

Pros: Cool Spot, Great Drinks, Awesome Staff

Cons: No parking, Only F & V Trains

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Great drinks and atmosphere, but you won't be able to enjoy on the weekends unless you are into '90s hip hop and a B&T crowd.

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★★★☆☆

Great drinks and atmosphere, but you won't be able to enjoy on the weekends unless you are into '90s hip hop and a B&T crowd.

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I dont know abt all the good reviews i read abt this place but when i went the place was a bit on the empty side. Upstairs has super low ceilings ( i guess wear flats ladies) and a bit claustrophobic. The drinks were ok, the lychee martinis were pretty good but the music was really really blah. I mean i should have brought my ipod along and plugged it into the speakers (kelly clarkson?!? do people really play that outside the comfort of their bedrms?) my overall recommendation...go elsewhere...theres so many other places on les..... its not so great here

1
★★☆☆☆

I dont know abt all the good reviews i read abt this place but when i went the place was a bit on the empty side. Upstairs has super low ceilings ( i guess wear flats ladies) and a bit claustrophobic. The drinks were ok, the lychee martinis were pretty good but the music was really really blah. I mean i should have brought my ipod along and plugged it into the speakers (kelly clarkson?!? do people really play that outside the comfort of their bedrms?) my overall recommendation...go elsewhere...theres so many other places on les..... its not so great here

Pros: ummm........

Cons: music, small space, not crowded

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This is an Ok bar whith great drink prices. Drinks are cheap and the decor is nice but everything else ehh. Great eighties music. The place gets really loud and crowded.

1
★★★☆☆

This is an Ok bar whith great drink prices. Drinks are cheap and the decor is nice but everything else ehh. Great eighties music. The place gets really loud and crowded.

Pros: cheap drinks

Cons: neighborhood

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Crowded, lots of young people on the lower floor and slightly less young people upstairs. Loud, generic music. Comfy couches if you get table service. Nothing special, yet nothing especially wrong with it. Definitely go with a group to enjoy yourself. No dancing.

1
★★★☆☆

Crowded, lots of young people on the lower floor and slightly less young people upstairs. Loud, generic music. Comfy couches if you get table service. Nothing special, yet nothing especially wrong with it. Definitely go with a group to enjoy yourself. No dancing.

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I threw a surprise party for my sister Friday night. we arrived at 7pm and the place was not too packed. people quickly packed the place. my group mingled amongst ourselves though seats were not plenty (we did have over 20 people). we didn't need a reservation, but another group was coming at 10pm. we didn't expect to be there that late. But it became 1030pm and the staff quietly and nicely reminded us. The bouncer guy kept telling us sorry about this, but he was so nice. They even bought my sister and I a shot before we left. we had a cake and they gave us plates, forks and candles. there is a 1/2 priced happy hour until 8pm on all drinks. everyone was really nice there. i will definitely go again.

2
★★★★★

I threw a surprise party for my sister Friday night. we arrived at 7pm and the place was not too packed. people quickly packed the place. my group mingled amongst ourselves though seats were not plenty (we did have over 20 people). we didn't need a reservation, but another group was coming at 10pm. we didn't expect to be there that late. But it became 1030pm and the staff quietly and nicely reminded us. The bouncer guy kept telling us sorry about this, but he was so nice. They even bought my sister and I a shot before we left. we had a cake and they gave us plates, forks and candles. there is a 1/2 priced happy hour until 8pm on all drinks. everyone was really nice there. i will definitely go again.

Pros: 1/2 price happy hour, not crazy loud, not crazy crowded

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Gorgeous lounge, especially the upstairs part of this venue. The staff is attentive and attractive.

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★★★★★

Gorgeous lounge, especially the upstairs part of this venue. The staff is attentive and attractive.

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I went alone, which seems to be a pretty big mistake. The crowd tends to be formed of small groups of friends and I was quite out of place it took a while to track down someone who seemed willing to talk to me. The drinks were nice and well priced, decore was good, but the music was terrible. The songs they were playing were staples over 10 years ago at the roller rink, and I gotta say that's not what I look for in a bar. Staff was friendly but unless I've brought my night out with me in the form of my own friends, I won't be hitting this place up again any time soon.

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★★★☆☆

I went alone, which seems to be a pretty big mistake. The crowd tends to be formed of small groups of friends and I was quite out of place it took a while to track down someone who seemed willing to talk to me. The drinks were nice and well priced, decore was good, but the music was terrible. The songs they were playing were staples over 10 years ago at the roller rink, and I gotta say that's not what I look for in a bar. Staff was friendly but unless I've brought my night out with me in the form of my own friends, I won't be hitting this place up again any time soon.

Pros: Inexpensive, Nice looking, Nice Staff

Cons: Bit 'exclusive', Difficult to find, Music

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If you want to go to a decent bar that has low prices then this is the place for you. Drinks are cheap and the decor is nice but everything else is the problem. The location is in a bad neighborhood and the parking is horrible. The dj plays extremely outdated music. The place gets so loud and crowded that you almost want to hear the outdated music.

1
★★★☆☆

If you want to go to a decent bar that has low prices then this is the place for you. Drinks are cheap and the decor is nice but everything else is the problem. The location is in a bad neighborhood and the parking is horrible. The dj plays extremely outdated music. The place gets so loud and crowded that you almost want to hear the outdated music.

Pros: Cheap, Decor

Cons: Crowded, Loud, Bad music

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This is a cozzy, loft-like lounge. Cozzy couches fill up the upstairs and downstairs. The drinks are not pricey at all. Good wooden dance floor spaces. Dim, trendy scene all around. DJ plays mostly hip-hop and dance music, even on Thursdays... go there. Its clean, and its in a bar filled neighborhood in the Vil.

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★★★★☆

This is a cozzy, loft-like lounge. Cozzy couches fill up the upstairs and downstairs. The drinks are not pricey at all. Good wooden dance floor spaces. Dim, trendy scene all around. DJ plays mostly hip-hop and dance music, even on Thursdays... go there. Its clean, and its in a bar filled neighborhood in the Vil.

Pros: Clean, Friendly, Inexpensive

Cons: None!

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Very cozy, very chill and very cool. Good drink specials and alot of hotties

1
★★★☆☆

Very cozy, very chill and very cool. Good drink specials and alot of hotties

Pros: good singles

Cons: none

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Went there on a recent Friday night - the bar appeared to be about 50% private parties, 40% B&T, and 10% other (the "other" tended to wander in, look around, stay for a drink at most, then head back out). Maybe another night/time would be better, or maybe if you were at one of the parties, it would be tolerable.

1
★★★☆☆

Went there on a recent Friday night - the bar appeared to be about 50% private parties, 40% B&T, and 10% other (the "other" tended to wander in, look around, stay for a drink at most, then head back out). Maybe another night/time would be better, or maybe if you were at one of the parties, it would be tolerable.

Pros: dj

Cons: clientele

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Nice DOJO! Great Music! Not enough Stones though. Great for going on an overnight drunk.

2
★★★★★

Nice DOJO! Great Music! Not enough Stones though. Great for going on an overnight drunk.

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Just had, my BDAY here, and let me tell you it was fun, fun, fun. From Barteneders to Security everyone was just great, defenitely b back, and recommend to everyone i know.

2
★★★★★

Just had, my BDAY here, and let me tell you it was fun, fun, fun. From Barteneders to Security everyone was just great, defenitely b back, and recommend to everyone i know.

Pros: music, space, drinks

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I was at People in mid July on a packed Saturday night. It was really a great time. The drinks tasted great at a reasonable price. I had never heard of this place until a friend had recommended it to me and my girlfriend a few weeks before. I loved it!!!!! Great staff.....cute cocktail waitresses and the bartenders downstairs were really friendly. I didn't have to wait long for a drink. A+++ to the guys and girls over at People Lounge.

2
★★★★★

I was at People in mid July on a packed Saturday night. It was really a great time. The drinks tasted great at a reasonable price. I had never heard of this place until a friend had recommended it to me and my girlfriend a few weeks before. I loved it!!!!! Great staff.....cute cocktail waitresses and the bartenders downstairs were really friendly. I didn't have to wait long for a drink. A+++ to the guys and girls over at People Lounge.

Pros: Great atmosphere, Great service, Tasty drinks

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Great place for a semi low key group gathering but cool spot. Hassle free reservation, very accomodative, good music but not blaring. Very fun. Would definitely go back, especially with a group.

2
★★★★★

Great place for a semi low key group gathering but cool spot. Hassle free reservation, very accomodative, good music but not blaring. Very fun. Would definitely go back, especially with a group.

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The decor is amzing, but the space itself is small and it gets crowded fast, prepare to wait on line. The staff are pleasant enough but a younger crowd then I expected.

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★★★☆☆

The decor is amzing, but the space itself is small and it gets crowded fast, prepare to wait on line. The staff are pleasant enough but a younger crowd then I expected.

Pros: good parking

Cons: , crowded

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this place is great, been here several times because it's just that good. the music is always bumping, the bouncers are strict but friendly, enough bars & seating...can get crowded on weekend nights...the people are so chill and relaxed it makes having fun a natural result. upstairs is great for the dance floor, the downstairs area is for hanging out w/friends & just talking & drinking. everyone is having a good time here, it's great. lot of young people from all different backgrounds (yuppies, artsy people, etc) all coming together so nicely. definitely hit this place up!

2
★★★★★

this place is great, been here several times because it's just that good. the music is always bumping, the bouncers are strict but friendly, enough bars & seating...can get crowded on weekend nights...the people are so chill and relaxed it makes having fun a natural result. upstairs is great for the dance floor, the downstairs area is for hanging out w/friends & just talking & drinking. everyone is having a good time here, it's great. lot of young people from all different backgrounds (yuppies, artsy people, etc) all coming together so nicely. definitely hit this place up!

Pros: the people!, drinks & service, the MUSIC & dancing!

Cons: , more pros: atmosphere

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I've been to People Lounge at least a dozen times since the opening last April and I must say it is still my favorite in the L.E.S. Great service! If you catch them between Wed and Fri the have some really tasty appetizers. And for any one who may have been there on the weekend, but never during the week they have a wicked Happy Hour. a Ketel 1 Gimlet for $5 and a $3 Stella! Those are some of my favorites, but I think a lot of drinks are half off.
Most of my friends come in from Jersey and we really do try to get to People once or twice a month.
For me it's like that local spot you and your friends can always have a good time at. Don't over look this spot the next time your looking for a new spot on the weekends!

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★★★★★

I've been to People Lounge at least a dozen times since the opening last April and I must say it is still my favorite in the L.E.S. Great service! If you catch them between Wed and Fri the have some really tasty appetizers. And for any one who may have been there on the weekend, but never during the week they have a wicked Happy Hour. a Ketel 1 Gimlet for $5 and a $3 Stella! Those are some of my favorites, but I think a lot of drinks are half off.
Most of my friends come in from Jersey and we really do try to get to People once or twice a month.
For me it's like that local spot you and your friends can always have a good time at. Don't over look this spot the next time your looking for a new spot on the weekends!

Pros: Great Drinks, Nice Staff, Great Music

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I've been to People's a lot and it's good everytime. Good music, fun crowd, and great service.

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★★★★★

I've been to People's a lot and it's good everytime. Good music, fun crowd, and great service.

Pros: Everything.

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I dropped by last Thursday for their Happy Hour. It lasted for 3 hours. Where else can you get Ketel One/tonic for $4? Nice scene, not too packed and not too empty. Great place to sit and chat with a group of friends. The DJ even took requests.

2
★★★★★

I dropped by last Thursday for their Happy Hour. It lasted for 3 hours. Where else can you get Ketel One/tonic for $4? Nice scene, not too packed and not too empty. Great place to sit and chat with a group of friends. The DJ even took requests.

Pros: 3 hr happy hour, cheap drinks, nice scene

Cons: , no dancing

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bad service with an "i'm too cool for you" attitude. i was here a few months ago, and back then the scene was laid back and unpretenious. now the staff thinks they're god and the crowd is lame.

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★☆☆☆☆

bad service with an "i'm too cool for you" attitude. i was here a few months ago, and back then the scene was laid back and unpretenious. now the staff thinks they're god and the crowd is lame.

Cons: , bad service

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This is probably the best place that I have been to in a while. Great service, beautiful girls and great priced drinks. What more could you want? I think that the people that have a negative "vibe" for this place don't get out much and when they do expect to be treated like celebrities. Sorry... don't think that you are going to be treated like that in any Manhattan bar!

2
★★★★★

This is probably the best place that I have been to in a while. Great service, beautiful girls and great priced drinks. What more could you want? I think that the people that have a negative "vibe" for this place don't get out much and when they do expect to be treated like celebrities. Sorry... don't think that you are going to be treated like that in any Manhattan bar!

Pros: Inexpensive, atmospher

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Great music spot!! DJ really mixed it up with the conventional hip hop along with some of the old time classics with a beat. My girlfriend really loved the ambience with the hazy backdrop and waterfall setting. Drinks were pretty good too, try the people people. A must see. Gets really crowded, so go early if you need your space.

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★★★★★

Great music spot!! DJ really mixed it up with the conventional hip hop along with some of the old time classics with a beat. My girlfriend really loved the ambience with the hazy backdrop and waterfall setting. Drinks were pretty good too, try the people people. A must see. Gets really crowded, so go early if you need your space.

Pros: trendy, tasty drinks

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Had reservations for a saturday, so we sailed right in around 10 while others had to wait on a small line. The servers were friendly and pretty and one of the bartenders was hot. Seating was limited, so I spent the night going back and forth from the upstairs bar to the downstairs bar. It's a classy place without the classy prices. Great place to have a birthday party. They even allowed us to bring a cake. The music was great, but I was told we couldn't dance.

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★★★★★

Had reservations for a saturday, so we sailed right in around 10 while others had to wait on a small line. The servers were friendly and pretty and one of the bartenders was hot. Seating was limited, so I spent the night going back and forth from the upstairs bar to the downstairs bar. It's a classy place without the classy prices. Great place to have a birthday party. They even allowed us to bring a cake. The music was great, but I was told we couldn't dance.

Pros: good service, waterfall, birthday party place

Cons: , parking, no dancing

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I had my b-day party at People on Friday and it went very well. Had a group of 15 where my reservation was held very well, the place was packed and there was my table ready for my group. Nice waitress and great specialty drinks - ask for the lychee drinks. I plan to have more b-day parties here in the future. My only complaint was that it is too cold to be smoking outside."

2
★★★★☆

I had my b-day party at People on Friday and it went very well. Had a group of 15 where my reservation was held very well, the place was packed and there was my table ready for my group. Nice waitress and great specialty drinks - ask for the lychee drinks. I plan to have more b-day parties here in the future. My only complaint was that it is too cold to be smoking outside."

Pros: service, great crowd, drinks

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What I saw on a Saturday night visit: Girls with bad highlight jobs and cheap Express dresses, greasy metrosexual wannabes from Jersey, decor reminiscent of a bad episode of Trading Spaces... I was completely stunned that it was packed. Unbelievable.

Horrendous. For Pete's sake, look at the bar's logo.

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★☆☆☆☆

What I saw on a Saturday night visit: Girls with bad highlight jobs and cheap Express dresses, greasy metrosexual wannabes from Jersey, decor reminiscent of a bad episode of Trading Spaces... I was completely stunned that it was packed. Unbelievable.

Horrendous. For Pete's sake, look at the bar's logo.

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On December 10th Wed night I decided to visit the lounge. There was a private party that night.
A really Chic and beautiful crowd. Upon entering the 1st thing I noticed was the beautiful Loungy music played by the DJ. The 2nd thing was the beautiful decor. I didn't want to leave. The music, the people and the decor were all perfect together.
I will visit again perhaps on Wed night.

Hans

2
★★★★★

On December 10th Wed night I decided to visit the lounge. There was a private party that night.
A really Chic and beautiful crowd. Upon entering the 1st thing I noticed was the beautiful Loungy music played by the DJ. The 2nd thing was the beautiful decor. I didn't want to leave. The music, the people and the decor were all perfect together.
I will visit again perhaps on Wed night.

Hans

Pros: Music, Food, Atmosphere

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Was here for a birthday party last weekend and had a group of couches upstairs. The atmosphere here is a little frenchy but quiet nice. Drinks were made well and for 8 bucks. The place got crowded around 11:30 and the music selection was interesting.....a lot of madonna.
The only negative is that wakin down Allen Street from Houston can be sketchy.

2
★★★★☆

Was here for a birthday party last weekend and had a group of couches upstairs. The atmosphere here is a little frenchy but quiet nice. Drinks were made well and for 8 bucks. The place got crowded around 11:30 and the music selection was interesting.....a lot of madonna.
The only negative is that wakin down Allen Street from Houston can be sketchy.

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I don't know who thinks this place has a "friendly" "unpretentious vibe" but they are kidding themselves. The supposed no velvet rope door policy is a complete joke considering my party and I were told rather rudely that it was reservations only by the thug at the door. Sadly this looks to be another obnoxious, high brow lounge that will be begging for business in a couple of months after they alienate half of nyc. Don't waste your time.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't know who thinks this place has a "friendly" "unpretentious vibe" but they are kidding themselves. The supposed no velvet rope door policy is a complete joke considering my party and I were told rather rudely that it was reservations only by the thug at the door. Sadly this looks to be another obnoxious, high brow lounge that will be begging for business in a couple of months after they alienate half of nyc. Don't waste your time.

Pros: cool decor

Cons: pretentious, bad door policy

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People has refreshingly friendly, helpful, generous staff members who displayed none of the attitude so prevalent at all new Manhattan bars. Great music, great waitresses, great doorman, good drinks, beautiful, comfortable furniture - all very conducive to a group, and at the same time, pretty romantic. I'd recommend this place to anyone that needs a chill place to get their drink on with friends.
How many new Manhattan bars have you been to where the waitress asks you & your friends, at the end of the night, if you'd like shots on the house delivered to your table? Most other places demand that you spend upwards of $200 for "bottle service" which includes crappy service at best and an attitude from the waitstaff. Definitely will be back.

2
★★★★★

People has refreshingly friendly, helpful, generous staff members who displayed none of the attitude so prevalent at all new Manhattan bars. Great music, great waitresses, great doorman, good drinks, beautiful, comfortable furniture - all very conducive to a group, and at the same time, pretty romantic. I'd recommend this place to anyone that needs a chill place to get their drink on with friends.
How many new Manhattan bars have you been to where the waitress asks you & your friends, at the end of the night, if you'd like shots on the house delivered to your table? Most other places demand that you spend upwards of $200 for "bottle service" which includes crappy service at best and an attitude from the waitstaff. Definitely will be back.

Pros: Great atmosphere, Great service & staff, Great music

Cons: None!

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What can i say sunday's at People, great atmosphere and music. I went in on a whim and had a great time. We wanted after dinner drinks and it's the best place to chill. The dj's set the right vibe and the service couldn't be better. We hung out in the upstairs lounge and the artificial waterfall was amazing. Definatley gonna make it my regular sunday spot.

2
★★★★★

What can i say sunday's at People, great atmosphere and music. I went in on a whim and had a great time. We wanted after dinner drinks and it's the best place to chill. The dj's set the right vibe and the service couldn't be better. We hung out in the upstairs lounge and the artificial waterfall was amazing. Definatley gonna make it my regular sunday spot.

Pros: atmospher , design , music

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After searching ALLLLLL around for the perfect place to throw my birthday party, I was fortunate to have finally found People! Management was amazing from the start with absolutely no attitude, always honest, and also extremely generous! They are experienced and know how to do good business! The bartenders were great with keeping up with the party, and many of my friends commented on how HOT and friendly the staff was all night. The lounge is also very clean and the atmosphere is chic but relaxed. I highly recommend People as many of my friends have mentioned how much they loved the place and have already returned since the party. Also, People kept their word with me about other reservations that night and for the first time, I had a blast at my party - NO LINES, NO COVER, and NO ATTITUDE...just GOOD TIMES!

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★★★★★

After searching ALLLLLL around for the perfect place to throw my birthday party, I was fortunate to have finally found People! Management was amazing from the start with absolutely no attitude, always honest, and also extremely generous! They are experienced and know how to do good business! The bartenders were great with keeping up with the party, and many of my friends commented on how HOT and friendly the staff was all night. The lounge is also very clean and the atmosphere is chic but relaxed. I highly recommend People as many of my friends have mentioned how much they loved the place and have already returned since the party. Also, People kept their word with me about other reservations that night and for the first time, I had a blast at my party - NO LINES, NO COVER, and NO ATTITUDE...just GOOD TIMES!

Pros: Mgmt & Staff, Atmosphere, Drink List

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Read the reviews and just had to see for myself...went 2 nights in a row- was very impressed with the atmosphere, the crowd was chill, nice, people were having a blast at People. The owner was awesome and next year I am definitely having my birthday here. The only reason I didn't have it here this year was because it was booked. GO TO PEOPLE- probably one of the best bars in NYC.

2
★★★★★

Read the reviews and just had to see for myself...went 2 nights in a row- was very impressed with the atmosphere, the crowd was chill, nice, people were having a blast at People. The owner was awesome and next year I am definitely having my birthday here. The only reason I didn't have it here this year was because it was booked. GO TO PEOPLE- probably one of the best bars in NYC.

Pros: good prices, nice staff, music

Cons: location

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After reading all the good reviews, my expectations were high. Came here on a Saturday night and was definitely pleased. The staff here is awesome! So down to earth. And the drinks prices were amazing! Cosmos and Martini's for $8 in a posh Manhattan lounge?!? That's almost unheard of!! Wish I had my birthday party here instead of that snot place Mannahatta. Now all they need is dancing...

2
★★★★★

After reading all the good reviews, my expectations were high. Came here on a Saturday night and was definitely pleased. The staff here is awesome! So down to earth. And the drinks prices were amazing! Cosmos and Martini's for $8 in a posh Manhattan lounge?!? That's almost unheard of!! Wish I had my birthday party here instead of that snot place Mannahatta. Now all they need is dancing...

Pros: Great prices, Incredible staff, Clientele

Cons: no dancing, obscure area

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the best thing i like about this place is the people.... and i mean real people... not a place where it depends on what car i drive or which celebrity i am coming in with...when you go to bar, u don't want to worry about getting on a guest list.. by far the best place i have been to in a while.. i hope the word does not get out about this one.

2
★★★★★

the best thing i like about this place is the people.... and i mean real people... not a place where it depends on what car i drive or which celebrity i am coming in with...when you go to bar, u don't want to worry about getting on a guest list.. by far the best place i have been to in a while.. i hope the word does not get out about this one.

Pros: inexpensive, cool crowd, real

Cons: crossing the street, for a cab

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Class, class, class. That's what came to mind as I walked through the vestibule at People Bar and Lounge on Tuesday. I was very dissappointed to see the last review before I posted this. "Snotty"? The bartender working this particular night happend to be quite pleasant and great to talk to. And if the rest of the staff is as charming and nice, I believe people will be "Flocking" to PEOPLE. It's a great spot in an up and coming area. Beautifully done. Great Job!!!

2
★★★★★

Class, class, class. That's what came to mind as I walked through the vestibule at People Bar and Lounge on Tuesday. I was very dissappointed to see the last review before I posted this. "Snotty"? The bartender working this particular night happend to be quite pleasant and great to talk to. And if the rest of the staff is as charming and nice, I believe people will be "Flocking" to PEOPLE. It's a great spot in an up and coming area. Beautifully done. Great Job!!!

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