Big Easy

★★★★☆
  • 1768 2nd Ave

    New York, NY 10128

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  • 212-348-0879

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The Big Easy is a great bar. We went there as a result of someone's suggestion. Let's just say it turned into a crazy night. Beer pong tables, shots, and fun.

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The Big Easy is a great bar. We went there as a result of someone's suggestion. Let's just say it turned into a crazy night. Beer pong tables, shots, and fun.

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This place is simply bad. Usually a crappy (i.e. dive bar) place can make up for itself with a friendly/chill staff. Not the case here.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is simply bad. Usually a crappy (i.e. dive bar) place can make up for itself with a friendly/chill staff. Not the case here.

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Most gorgeous male bartender in NYC on Tuesday and Sunday night. A great place to just chill, even if you're alone.

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★★★★★

Most gorgeous male bartender in NYC on Tuesday and Sunday night. A great place to just chill, even if you're alone.

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We had a blast at this bar. Didn't really know what to expect from this bar from reading some of the reviews, but we ended up having a great time. We went after midnight on Saturday and the place was packed. I'd say probably 60% guys and 40% girls. The DJ played a mix of rock and hip hop and people were having a good time. The drink prices seemed cheap and I thought the bartenders were friendly. We met a lot of cool people, played some beer pong, and enjoyed the music. I will definitely be back. The bar doesn't serve food though.

2
★★★★★

We had a blast at this bar. Didn't really know what to expect from this bar from reading some of the reviews, but we ended up having a great time. We went after midnight on Saturday and the place was packed. I'd say probably 60% guys and 40% girls. The DJ played a mix of rock and hip hop and people were having a good time. The drink prices seemed cheap and I thought the bartenders were friendly. We met a lot of cool people, played some beer pong, and enjoyed the music. I will definitely be back. The bar doesn't serve food though.

Pros: Music, Cheap Drink Prices, Nice Mixed Crowd

Cons: No Food, Maybe a little too crowded

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I had the BEST time at this place.... i went the last weekend in February with a group of people and we all wound up competely wasted and still came home with some money in our pockets...HOT HOT bartenders that can drink more than some of my boys were dancing on the bar, pouring out shots, chugging beers with us--theres nothing better than a hot chick serving you beers. They have beer pong there, great place to go with a group of people... the owner is cool too not a typical bar owner jerk..we'll definitely be going back there soon

2
★★★★★

I had the BEST time at this place.... i went the last weekend in February with a group of people and we all wound up competely wasted and still came home with some money in our pockets...HOT HOT bartenders that can drink more than some of my boys were dancing on the bar, pouring out shots, chugging beers with us--theres nothing better than a hot chick serving you beers. They have beer pong there, great place to go with a group of people... the owner is cool too not a typical bar owner jerk..we'll definitely be going back there soon

Pros: Hot chicks, beer pong

Cons: Coat Check

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what a dump! total sausage fest of unattractive guys....lots of college frat dudes and thugs. Weird combo. unfriendly bouncers, disgusting bathrooms, ugly girls everywhere. have to admit that you do get wasted there, but its definately not worth going. Bartenders are rude, act like they are hot, and not a single one is. Cool place if you just turned 21 I guess. Corny decor, it seems like they just dont even care.

1
★★★☆☆

what a dump! total sausage fest of unattractive guys....lots of college frat dudes and thugs. Weird combo. unfriendly bouncers, disgusting bathrooms, ugly girls everywhere. have to admit that you do get wasted there, but its definately not worth going. Bartenders are rude, act like they are hot, and not a single one is. Cool place if you just turned 21 I guess. Corny decor, it seems like they just dont even care.

Pros: you get so drunk you dont realize what a dump you are in

Cons: basically everything else

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For New Orleans style music in NYC to hear after you eat check out www.nolafunk
Keeping the Spirit of NOLA alive.

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★★★☆☆

For New Orleans style music in NYC to hear after you eat check out www.nolafunk
Keeping the Spirit of NOLA alive.

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I don't remember ever being sober here. How can you with their happy hour specials and ongoing party as well as kareoke? the place looks like its definitely in the big easy the way its decorated. The staff is nice from the bouncer to the bartender. They will make you sing at one point or another unless of course you claim to be sick or something but they will eventually try to get you. Many go straight back where the beer tables are. This is just a really fun place to go with friends or in a large group.

2
★★★★★

I don't remember ever being sober here. How can you with their happy hour specials and ongoing party as well as kareoke? the place looks like its definitely in the big easy the way its decorated. The staff is nice from the bouncer to the bartender. They will make you sing at one point or another unless of course you claim to be sick or something but they will eventually try to get you. Many go straight back where the beer tables are. This is just a really fun place to go with friends or in a large group.

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I would absolutely not recommend this place to anyone I liked! You pay $40 for all you can drink, then get lousy alcohol, God forbid you're next to someone that doesn't have the "I paid $40 for junk" bracelet, then you have to pay for a pitcher of beer, junk beer to boot. Then even after you pay for a pitcher of beer in order to play beer pong, you can't play unless you actually paid $40! Does none of this make sense? Good, because these are their "house rules" all enforced by a giant, bully, foolish bouncer who contradicts himself in order to enforce that your evening is as lame as this place! Yes it is, ridiculous, absurd, and a complete gyp. Then let's describe the ambiance... oh wait, it has none! Loud, awful music, huge bright lights, crowded with young & dumb kids that know no better not being NYC natives, they must think they found the bargain of their lives. NEVER GOING BACK!

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★☆☆☆☆

I would absolutely not recommend this place to anyone I liked! You pay $40 for all you can drink, then get lousy alcohol, God forbid you're next to someone that doesn't have the "I paid $40 for junk" bracelet, then you have to pay for a pitcher of beer, junk beer to boot. Then even after you pay for a pitcher of beer in order to play beer pong, you can't play unless you actually paid $40! Does none of this make sense? Good, because these are their "house rules" all enforced by a giant, bully, foolish bouncer who contradicts himself in order to enforce that your evening is as lame as this place! Yes it is, ridiculous, absurd, and a complete gyp. Then let's describe the ambiance... oh wait, it has none! Loud, awful music, huge bright lights, crowded with young & dumb kids that know no better not being NYC natives, they must think they found the bargain of their lives. NEVER GOING BACK!

Pros: Beer pong

Cons: Gyp, crowded, obnoxious

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The most fun I have had all year long! I walked into the bar at 11pm with $20, left 3 hours later, with $6 left and beyond drunk! Loved the "Sweet Home Alabama" playing while I chugged beers with the hot bartenders...will definitely be bringing the crew back for another wild night.

2
★★★★★

The most fun I have had all year long! I walked into the bar at 11pm with $20, left 3 hours later, with $6 left and beyond drunk! Loved the "Sweet Home Alabama" playing while I chugged beers with the hot bartenders...will definitely be bringing the crew back for another wild night.

Pros: cheap drinks, crowded, fun

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Went on Friday night with 6 of my girlfriends. I've been hearing about this place for years, but had never been.

My girlfriends and I range in age from 25 to 30, and I thought going here, I'd be hanging out with college kids all night. Not the case at all. Most of the people were career 9 to 5'ers like myself.

The staff was absolutely amazing. The bouncer running the Beer Pong table was very nice and helpful. The music was amazing, they played everything from Jay-z to Sweet Caroline. The owners were especially nice and accomodating. Once I told the owner Brooks, it was our first time in the bar he had me and my friends all doing shots with him and the bartenders and dancing on the bar after that. He and the entire staff definitely made our night. Thanks Brooks and the entire Big Easy Staff.

2
★★★★★

Went on Friday night with 6 of my girlfriends. I've been hearing about this place for years, but had never been.

My girlfriends and I range in age from 25 to 30, and I thought going here, I'd be hanging out with college kids all night. Not the case at all. Most of the people were career 9 to 5'ers like myself.

The staff was absolutely amazing. The bouncer running the Beer Pong table was very nice and helpful. The music was amazing, they played everything from Jay-z to Sweet Caroline. The owners were especially nice and accomodating. Once I told the owner Brooks, it was our first time in the bar he had me and my friends all doing shots with him and the bartenders and dancing on the bar after that. He and the entire staff definitely made our night. Thanks Brooks and the entire Big Easy Staff.

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If you like Frat life and beer pong, sausage fests and punk kids, this is your spot. If you are an adult looking to have a good time, not recommended.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you like Frat life and beer pong, sausage fests and punk kids, this is your spot. If you are an adult looking to have a good time, not recommended.

Pros: none

Cons: crowd

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The Big Easy is one of the best bars I have gone to. The atmosphere is very fun and laid back. Beer pong is a definate plus and makes it different from other bars. Everyone there is out for a good time. My friends and I went there once and are already planning to go back!

2
★★★★★

The Big Easy is one of the best bars I have gone to. The atmosphere is very fun and laid back. Beer pong is a definate plus and makes it different from other bars. Everyone there is out for a good time. My friends and I went there once and are already planning to go back!

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We had a great time at our company Karaoke Party on last Wednesday night! The MC was fun and really got us all singing. We had such a good time that I went back on Sat night and I had an even better time. Packed bar, Cool crowd, great DJ, Beer Pong in the back of the place and great drink specials! Best bar on the Upper East Side!

2
★★★★★

We had a great time at our company Karaoke Party on last Wednesday night! The MC was fun and really got us all singing. We had such a good time that I went back on Sat night and I had an even better time. Packed bar, Cool crowd, great DJ, Beer Pong in the back of the place and great drink specials! Best bar on the Upper East Side!

Pros: Cool Crowd, Inexpensive, Fun

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I went to this bar for my sister's bachelorete party and had a great time. The drinks are cheap and the crowd is SO FUN!

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★★★★★

I went to this bar for my sister's bachelorete party and had a great time. The drinks are cheap and the crowd is SO FUN!

Pros: cheap drinks, fun crowd

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Had a great time here on Saturday night. Place was crowded, music was excellent mix of hip hop , and rock. Like six beer pong tables, girls dancing on bar. theres really not too many places like this in the city anymore.

2
★★★★★

Had a great time here on Saturday night. Place was crowded, music was excellent mix of hip hop , and rock. Like six beer pong tables, girls dancing on bar. theres really not too many places like this in the city anymore.

Pros: strong drinks, great music, cute crowd

Cons: , dirty

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I was there for my friend's birthday last weekend and had a great time. It's a really fun place and pretty inexpensive. They definitely have some of the most entertaining staff in the city as well. This place is really good if you want to relive your college years for a night. (cheap beer, shots, decent music). I wouldn't recommend this place for a date, but I definitely would for a group of people who just want to go out and have some fun. I'll be adding it to my little rotation of hangouts.

2
★★★★★

I was there for my friend's birthday last weekend and had a great time. It's a really fun place and pretty inexpensive. They definitely have some of the most entertaining staff in the city as well. This place is really good if you want to relive your college years for a night. (cheap beer, shots, decent music). I wouldn't recommend this place for a date, but I definitely would for a group of people who just want to go out and have some fun. I'll be adding it to my little rotation of hangouts.

Pros: Cheap drinks, Fun bartenders, Good Music

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I don't know how this place gets during the week, but my friends had a great time this past saturday. It didn't seem to have a strict New Orleans theme besides the beads and girls dancing on the bar pouring out shots. It was more of college/post college drinking theme. It was a fun spot though. I would definitely suggest it to anyone that is going out with their friends and wants to just cut loose for a night.

2
★★★★★

I don't know how this place gets during the week, but my friends had a great time this past saturday. It didn't seem to have a strict New Orleans theme besides the beads and girls dancing on the bar pouring out shots. It was more of college/post college drinking theme. It was a fun spot though. I would definitely suggest it to anyone that is going out with their friends and wants to just cut loose for a night.

Pros: Good Music, Inexpensive Alcohol, Beer Pong

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This place is off the hook. The drinks are dirt cheap, and the crowd is great. A lot of hot girls and beer pong all the time! You can't beat it. Its definitely a fun time, and a guaranteed late night!

2
★★★★★

This place is off the hook. The drinks are dirt cheap, and the crowd is great. A lot of hot girls and beer pong all the time! You can't beat it. Its definitely a fun time, and a guaranteed late night!

Pros: Drinks, Girls, Beer Pong

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I went into the big easy on a tuesday night. I thought I was just going to have a beer, but the bartender wouldn't have that! I drank 'til 1 am doing shots and playing beer pong. If you want a great place to go on the cheap, the big easy is it!

2
★★★★★

I went into the big easy on a tuesday night. I thought I was just going to have a beer, but the bartender wouldn't have that! I drank 'til 1 am doing shots and playing beer pong. If you want a great place to go on the cheap, the big easy is it!

Pros: cheap, fun, inviting

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If you are looking for a college bar, this may be the place for you. There were not many girls hanging out here at all when I went at prime time last saturday 2/23/04 at midnight. I dont mind college but there were no girls. The music was hip hop which was cool. There is no dancing, hard to meet people and for manhattan not a place I reccomend. The guys that were there were the typical young punk that thought they were tough guys.

1
★★★☆☆

If you are looking for a college bar, this may be the place for you. There were not many girls hanging out here at all when I went at prime time last saturday 2/23/04 at midnight. I dont mind college but there were no girls. The music was hip hop which was cool. There is no dancing, hard to meet people and for manhattan not a place I reccomend. The guys that were there were the typical young punk that thought they were tough guys.

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WOW, WOW, and more WOW! Loved the place! I live downtown and Never Ever wanted to see the Upper East Side again...Until now! What a truly fun place. My friends started my bachelor party there and I didn't want to leave. We played beer pong for hours - just like the old college days. Plus, girls danced on the bar and threw out t-shirts, beads, and then, they poured shots down our throats. All I can say is if you just want to have a truly great time go there.....

2
★★★★★

WOW, WOW, and more WOW! Loved the place! I live downtown and Never Ever wanted to see the Upper East Side again...Until now! What a truly fun place. My friends started my bachelor party there and I didn't want to leave. We played beer pong for hours - just like the old college days. Plus, girls danced on the bar and threw out t-shirts, beads, and then, they poured shots down our throats. All I can say is if you just want to have a truly great time go there.....

Pros: women, beer pong, free shots

Cons: closing time!

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This place is worth every dime you will spend there, and believe me you won't spend many. The atmosphere is awesome, with lots of fun people and great music. Beirut (Beer Pong) has swept over the crowd and it keeps the place jumping from start til finish. Definitely check this place out if you're into having fun and if you're not, go there anyway and they'll change your mind about that.

2
★★★★★

This place is worth every dime you will spend there, and believe me you won't spend many. The atmosphere is awesome, with lots of fun people and great music. Beirut (Beer Pong) has swept over the crowd and it keeps the place jumping from start til finish. Definitely check this place out if you're into having fun and if you're not, go there anyway and they'll change your mind about that.

Pros: Cheap drinks, Lots of girls, Beirut

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My friends talked me into going, they raved about the "Power Hour" $2 drinks. Yeah they had $2 drinks, however the bartenders seemed to screw up every drink and it all tasted the same, STICK TO TAP BEER!!!!. Ugly girls dancing on the bar to 80's music. I don't know what they were thinking but I'm not going back!!!!!!!!! BAR GOERS BEWARE

0
★☆☆☆☆

My friends talked me into going, they raved about the "Power Hour" $2 drinks. Yeah they had $2 drinks, however the bartenders seemed to screw up every drink and it all tasted the same, STICK TO TAP BEER!!!!. Ugly girls dancing on the bar to 80's music. I don't know what they were thinking but I'm not going back!!!!!!!!! BAR GOERS BEWARE

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We had a great time at the Big Easy. We went there because we heard they had cheap drink specials from 11pm-12am ($2 Beers and Drinks) and ended up having a great time until 4am. The DJ played a great mix of rock, hip hop, and even some country rock. They also had Beirut tables in the back of the bar! Awesome idea!

2
★★★★★

We had a great time at the Big Easy. We went there because we heard they had cheap drink specials from 11pm-12am ($2 Beers and Drinks) and ended up having a great time until 4am. The DJ played a great mix of rock, hip hop, and even some country rock. They also had Beirut tables in the back of the bar! Awesome idea!

Pros: cheap drinks, music, Beirut

Cons: bathrooms need work

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Whether it's empty or packed, this place rocks! There's almost always a bunch of girls dancing on the bar, the bartenders really seem to want to get you pretty hammered, everyone's always laughing and having a good time, there's beer pong in the back to keep you occupied, and even the bouncers are cool! I love this place!!!

2
★★★★★

Whether it's empty or packed, this place rocks! There's almost always a bunch of girls dancing on the bar, the bartenders really seem to want to get you pretty hammered, everyone's always laughing and having a good time, there's beer pong in the back to keep you occupied, and even the bouncers are cool! I love this place!!!

Pros: prices, staff, atmosphere

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A great spot! I always have a great time here! The Big Easy is The Hogs and Heifers of the Upper East Side (with a great looking crowd and no bikers)! There are always girls dancing on the bar and they always pour free shots down your throat!

2
★★★★★

A great spot! I always have a great time here! The Big Easy is The Hogs and Heifers of the Upper East Side (with a great looking crowd and no bikers)! There are always girls dancing on the bar and they always pour free shots down your throat!

Pros: Inexpensive, great crowd, crazy fun

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Cool bar! Good looking crowd, cheap drink prices, and good, fun music to dance to. We always have a great time at this bar.

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★★★★★

Cool bar! Good looking crowd, cheap drink prices, and good, fun music to dance to. We always have a great time at this bar.

Pros: drink prices, fun crowd, great music

Cons: crowded

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FUN, FUN, FUN. No cover, cheap drinks, great atmosphere, mixed crowd, girls dancing on the bar...I love this place!

2
★★★★★

FUN, FUN, FUN. No cover, cheap drinks, great atmosphere, mixed crowd, girls dancing on the bar...I love this place!

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This was by far the best bar during the Bar Crawl on Saturday. The place was packed with cool people and the DJ was great. The bartenders were also very cool. They gave us lots of mardi gras beads and even had us doing shotguns. We ended up staying all night. The hangover was definitely worth it!

2
★★★★★

This was by far the best bar during the Bar Crawl on Saturday. The place was packed with cool people and the DJ was great. The bartenders were also very cool. They gave us lots of mardi gras beads and even had us doing shotguns. We ended up staying all night. The hangover was definitely worth it!

Pros: DJ, Fun, Cheap Drinks

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I hit the Upper East Side the other night with a lot of friends and we had a blast at this place. The Big Easy was definitely our favorite place of the night. Girls were dancing on the bar and the DJ was great. The bartenders were cool and even gave us a few free shots of Tequila. We also loved playing Beer Pong in the back. It was good to play a game that we loved back in college. We will definitely be back.

2
★★★★★

I hit the Upper East Side the other night with a lot of friends and we had a blast at this place. The Big Easy was definitely our favorite place of the night. Girls were dancing on the bar and the DJ was great. The bartenders were cool and even gave us a few free shots of Tequila. We also loved playing Beer Pong in the back. It was good to play a game that we loved back in college. We will definitely be back.

Pros: Cheap Drinks, Music, Girls on Bar

Cons: Crowded

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My bestfriend and I have been twice to this place and both times have had an excellent time. The people are very friendly, the service is great, prices are very resonable, and the dancing on the bar just completes the night!!!! A must go-to bar in the city for young fun!!!!

2
★★★★★

My bestfriend and I have been twice to this place and both times have had an excellent time. The people are very friendly, the service is great, prices are very resonable, and the dancing on the bar just completes the night!!!! A must go-to bar in the city for young fun!!!!

Pros: atmosphere, music, prices

Cons: none

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Hey this place was just a plain fun bar. It's as advertised - it got a bit crowded at one point but overall it was good times for everyone I was with. If you take yourself too seriously - I'd probably stay away. Swanky and pretentious it is not. They had a great acoustic guitarist play for a while. Different. Bartenders were pretty humorous and friendly until it they got busy...but service was still good. Best way to decribe it is it has that college fun time feel to it.

2
★★★★★

Hey this place was just a plain fun bar. It's as advertised - it got a bit crowded at one point but overall it was good times for everyone I was with. If you take yourself too seriously - I'd probably stay away. Swanky and pretentious it is not. They had a great acoustic guitarist play for a while. Different. Bartenders were pretty humorous and friendly until it they got busy...but service was still good. Best way to decribe it is it has that college fun time feel to it.

Pros: cheap drinks, big bar area, live music

Cons: a little hot, dingy bathrooms, slightly overcrowded

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I had a ton of fun at this place. The bartenders are cute, fast and friendly. Also the $1 bud drafts every night is just the best deal.

2
★★★★★

I had a ton of fun at this place. The bartenders are cute, fast and friendly. Also the $1 bud drafts every night is just the best deal.

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I love watching sports in this place and the bartenders are really friendly as are the owners.

2
★★★★★

I love watching sports in this place and the bartenders are really friendly as are the owners.

Pros: Lots of space, low prices

Cons: Needs more parking, area food sucks

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Nothing better describes "THE BIG EASY" other than awesome. Crazy, wild and fun sports bar with a little bit of everything. No one could leave this place without falling head-over-heels (literally). The people who work there are awesome and they make u feel right at home. But watch out for the cow bell cause POWER HOUR is coming...LOL. Sexy bartenders hop on the bar and grab you from behind with a wild surprise of the nights greatest shot being poured down your throat. Would you say no???? I doubt it. The bands that perform there are always good and there is always a mixture of different tunes. I definately recommend this place be voted "BEST BAR IN TOWN"

2
★★★★★

Nothing better describes "THE BIG EASY" other than awesome. Crazy, wild and fun sports bar with a little bit of everything. No one could leave this place without falling head-over-heels (literally). The people who work there are awesome and they make u feel right at home. But watch out for the cow bell cause POWER HOUR is coming...LOL. Sexy bartenders hop on the bar and grab you from behind with a wild surprise of the nights greatest shot being poured down your throat. Would you say no???? I doubt it. The bands that perform there are always good and there is always a mixture of different tunes. I definately recommend this place be voted "BEST BAR IN TOWN"

Pros: Resonably priced, Great atmosphere, Perfect location

Cons: Not open late enough, Not open early enough, Not enough beer pong

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I just wanted to thank The Big Easy for helping us have a great Bachelorette Party. They made our party very easy to organize and we had a great time. They gave us a great group drink special and let us dance on the bar all night. In addition, it felt like they gave us extra attention by giving us lots of beads and t-shirts. Thanks for the great time. You guys do a great job.

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★★★★★

I just wanted to thank The Big Easy for helping us have a great Bachelorette Party. They made our party very easy to organize and we had a great time. They gave us a great group drink special and let us dance on the bar all night. In addition, it felt like they gave us extra attention by giving us lots of beads and t-shirts. Thanks for the great time. You guys do a great job.

Pros: Dancing On Bar, Music, Drink Specials

Cons: Hot

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I went here for the first time last Thursday night, because of friend of mine heard they had Beer Pong/Beirut Tables in use. Wow! Not only did I have a blast playing Beirut all night, but the music was great and the crowd was cool.

I like bars, that's really all I go to (except when my wife makes me go to clubs). This bar is fun, inexpensive, and I would recommend it to all of my friends.

2
★★★★★

I went here for the first time last Thursday night, because of friend of mine heard they had Beer Pong/Beirut Tables in use. Wow! Not only did I have a blast playing Beirut all night, but the music was great and the crowd was cool.

I like bars, that's really all I go to (except when my wife makes me go to clubs). This bar is fun, inexpensive, and I would recommend it to all of my friends.

Pros: Fun, Beer Pong, Women Dancing on Bar

Cons: Hot, OK Bathrooms, Need More Beer Tables

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The Upper East Side's slice of New Orleans lives up to its name: It's big and it's easy to get into a liquored-up state of mind thanks to a nightly happy hour. Drinkers are mainly younger professionals and former prep-school types looking…

 

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