Ty's Bar

★★★★☆
This old-time tavern is as friendly as Cheers, without the Norms.
  • 114 Christopher St Frnt A

    New York, NY 10014

    Cross street: Between Bedford and Bleecker Streets.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-741-9641

About Ty's Bar

Hours
Mon-Fri 2pm-4am Sat-Sun 1pm-4am

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walked in very friendly bartender who knew everyone but was very nice to those who he didnt...everyone was nice good older crowd

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★★★★★

walked in very friendly bartender who knew everyone but was very nice to those who he didnt...everyone was nice good older crowd

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I'll tell you where the negative comes from: the bouncer/doorman. Intentionally drops the door on people coming and going, and still as rude and nasty as ever..a totally unnecessary attitude for a neighborhood place like this. Tonight

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★★☆☆☆

I'll tell you where the negative comes from: the bouncer/doorman. Intentionally drops the door on people coming and going, and still as rude and nasty as ever..a totally unnecessary attitude for a neighborhood place like this. Tonight

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They treated us Boston trannys like we were royalty! The bouncer, a former opera singer, is a big, sober sweetheart.

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★★★★★

They treated us Boston trannys like we were royalty! The bouncer, a former opera singer, is a big, sober sweetheart.

Pros: Friendliest daddy bar in town.

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I don't know where all these negative points of view are coming from. When I make it there on occasion I still am treated well by the staff. I always end up having a decent conversation with someone and the drink prices are not

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★★★★★

I don't know where all these negative points of view are coming from. When I make it there on occasion I still am treated well by the staff. I always end up having a decent conversation with someone and the drink prices are not

Pros: Still a Good Time

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Have never experienced so much attitude in my life as from the clueless, rude doorman, and the crowd inside is sketchy. Lots of sloppy drunks and broken down messes. FAIL.

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★☆☆☆☆

Have never experienced so much attitude in my life as from the clueless, rude doorman, and the crowd inside is sketchy. Lots of sloppy drunks and broken down messes. FAIL.

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If you're an out-of-towner this place is a great starting point .
Rare to find a bar where the staff is friendly to more that just an inner clique . Very friendly - mixed crowd - nobody seems out of place .Relaxed atmosphere. Not many places where music is set at level where you hear people talk without whole room listening . You can actually see instead of hiding in the dark . Always seems busy enough that when door opens the whole bar doesn't stop and turn like some spots .

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★★★★★

If you're an out-of-towner this place is a great starting point .
Rare to find a bar where the staff is friendly to more that just an inner clique . Very friendly - mixed crowd - nobody seems out of place .Relaxed atmosphere. Not many places where music is set at level where you hear people talk without whole room listening . You can actually see instead of hiding in the dark . Always seems busy enough that when door opens the whole bar doesn't stop and turn like some spots .

Pros: Nice staff , Friendly Crowd , No Attitude

Cons: No bag check

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Wow, this place used to be so friendly, but I have had nothin but terible experiences here recently. The crowd and the staff were nasty to me and my friends, their prices are ridiculous ($5.75 for a beer? I love carrying change around at a bar!). Ugh, and it used to be so fun there. Oh well.

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★☆☆☆☆

Wow, this place used to be so friendly, but I have had nothin but terible experiences here recently. The crowd and the staff were nasty to me and my friends, their prices are ridiculous ($5.75 for a beer? I love carrying change around at a bar!). Ugh, and it used to be so fun there. Oh well.

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Ty's used to be a lot of fun, but the place has really gone down hill. It used to be a relaxed, attitude-free place, and now the place acts as if it's Studio 54 circa 1982. Since when was there an exclusive, bouncer-controlled "door policy" at a small hole-in-the-wall? I can't exactly put my finger on why the crowd has been so unpleasant lately, but me and my friends have really tried to give the place the benefit of the doubt and our patience has run out. And we were the last remaining people we knew under 50 who still gave Ty's a shot!

Also, for some reason, the place seems to attract really nasty, sloppy drunks, and the bouncers do absolutely nothing to help the situation. I don't know if they are under new management or something, because most of the faces behind the bar are familiar, but if they are, and anybody there reads these reviews, they should try to figure out what's wrong.

It's a shame, Ty's used to be great, but it's just depressing to go in there now. I'm sure they'll always get good business thanks to the location and history, but if you're an out-of-towner looking for the Ty's you've heard about from friends or read about in travel books as a "Cheers-for-bears" type of friendly place, that Ty's is missing in action.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ty's used to be a lot of fun, but the place has really gone down hill. It used to be a relaxed, attitude-free place, and now the place acts as if it's Studio 54 circa 1982. Since when was there an exclusive, bouncer-controlled "door policy" at a small hole-in-the-wall? I can't exactly put my finger on why the crowd has been so unpleasant lately, but me and my friends have really tried to give the place the benefit of the doubt and our patience has run out. And we were the last remaining people we knew under 50 who still gave Ty's a shot!

Also, for some reason, the place seems to attract really nasty, sloppy drunks, and the bouncers do absolutely nothing to help the situation. I don't know if they are under new management or something, because most of the faces behind the bar are familiar, but if they are, and anybody there reads these reviews, they should try to figure out what's wrong.

It's a shame, Ty's used to be great, but it's just depressing to go in there now. I'm sure they'll always get good business thanks to the location and history, but if you're an out-of-towner looking for the Ty's you've heard about from friends or read about in travel books as a "Cheers-for-bears" type of friendly place, that Ty's is missing in action.

Pros: Location

Cons: Everything else

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I was there last year for the pride march, and will be there again 06/29/2008 The guys there are 40+ so if your looking for younger guys this is not the bar for you. The beer is a little high for this place.

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★★★★★

I was there last year for the pride march, and will be there again 06/29/2008 The guys there are 40+ so if your looking for younger guys this is not the bar for you. The beer is a little high for this place.

Pros: Hot Bears

Cons: Beer was $6.00 and yes Bathroom is small.

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We've been in there a few times and have witnessed random rude behavior from some of the staff/Mgt to certain "types" of customers. Good for you for publicly calling them out, maybe this will be a wakeup call for them.

And, just ignore NYC10007 he is an employee of Ty's Bar, your review was being discussed there last night.

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★★★☆☆

We've been in there a few times and have witnessed random rude behavior from some of the staff/Mgt to certain "types" of customers. Good for you for publicly calling them out, maybe this will be a wakeup call for them.

And, just ignore NYC10007 he is an employee of Ty's Bar, your review was being discussed there last night.

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Ended up going to Ty's. Crowd was to out of touch for my taste. No1 was really talking to anyone, drinks were over priced for a place like this not to mention the bathroom was smaller than a broom closet. I would never ever under any circumstances go back to this bar for any reason.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ended up going to Ty's. Crowd was to out of touch for my taste. No1 was really talking to anyone, drinks were over priced for a place like this not to mention the bathroom was smaller than a broom closet. I would never ever under any circumstances go back to this bar for any reason.

Pros: I didn't find a single Pro.

Cons: Pretty much 99.9% of the people there.

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Ty's just keeps rolling along. Year after year, this ideally located spot on Christopher Street -- just west of 7th Avenue -- remains true to itself: A Gay bar without any need to change with the times. No trendy updating of decor, etc., here, just a friendly bar. The age range is wide and the crowd is equally diverse. Bartenders are warm and welcoming. Check it out!

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★★★★★

Ty's just keeps rolling along. Year after year, this ideally located spot on Christopher Street -- just west of 7th Avenue -- remains true to itself: A Gay bar without any need to change with the times. No trendy updating of decor, etc., here, just a friendly bar. The age range is wide and the crowd is equally diverse. Bartenders are warm and welcoming. Check it out!

Pros: Diverse crowd, warmly welcoming, a real bar

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These days, very little in New York lasts more than a couple of years but Ty's goes on and on. It's a very different Christopher Street from the gay boulevard that existed when the bar opened, yet it's still fun to sit in the big windows and watch the passing crowd. The bartenders are great and friendly, especially the very popular energetic dynamo known as Gary. Go three times and by the fourth, he'll greet you by name. The patrons are friendly and varied and lots of tourists pour in all year long. You'd be welcome here if you're twenty two or seventy two. It is both friendly and cruisy. May it stay in place forever!

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★★★★☆

These days, very little in New York lasts more than a couple of years but Ty's goes on and on. It's a very different Christopher Street from the gay boulevard that existed when the bar opened, yet it's still fun to sit in the big windows and watch the passing crowd. The bartenders are great and friendly, especially the very popular energetic dynamo known as Gary. Go three times and by the fourth, he'll greet you by name. The patrons are friendly and varied and lots of tourists pour in all year long. You'd be welcome here if you're twenty two or seventy two. It is both friendly and cruisy. May it stay in place forever!

Pros: GREAT BARTENDERS FRIENDLY CROWD OF REGULARS AND VISITORS

Cons: WHEN CROWDED IT CAN BE CLAUSTROPHOBIC

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I have been going to this place for over 20 years. The crowd is varied - average age is 30's to 40's. The great thing about Ty's is that while I personally know many of the patrons & staff, you will usually meet people just passing thru or visiting NYC. I have chosen to bring in the last few New Year's there because of the friendly, welcoming, & lively atmosphere. The drink prices are very reasonable & the bar staff is always friendly & serves your drinks with a smile. This bar can be cruisy or it can be a place to meet up with friends - it's your choice. What it lacks is the attitude & pretentiousness of the Chelsea bars - no attitude here. Just real men having a good time. While I personally never consider any bar my regular hangout - this bar comes as close as it gets.

The one suggestion I would make is that the music be a little more varied - less disco & more rock.

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★★★★★

I have been going to this place for over 20 years. The crowd is varied - average age is 30's to 40's. The great thing about Ty's is that while I personally know many of the patrons & staff, you will usually meet people just passing thru or visiting NYC. I have chosen to bring in the last few New Year's there because of the friendly, welcoming, & lively atmosphere. The drink prices are very reasonable & the bar staff is always friendly & serves your drinks with a smile. This bar can be cruisy or it can be a place to meet up with friends - it's your choice. What it lacks is the attitude & pretentiousness of the Chelsea bars - no attitude here. Just real men having a good time. While I personally never consider any bar my regular hangout - this bar comes as close as it gets.

The one suggestion I would make is that the music be a little more varied - less disco & more rock.

Pros: Friendly staff & patrons, no attitude, cruisy or hang with friends - your choice

Cons: Too much disco flavored music - needs more rock

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In fact, this place is a place for men. Men who are comfortable with themselves and their body images. While it skews an older crowd, these guys are friendly, approachable, and aren't trying to impress. If you're tired of the S&M (Stand & Model) bars of Chelsea, travel below 14th Street and stop by Christopher Street's answer to Cheers.

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★★★★☆

In fact, this place is a place for men. Men who are comfortable with themselves and their body images. While it skews an older crowd, these guys are friendly, approachable, and aren't trying to impress. If you're tired of the S&M (Stand & Model) bars of Chelsea, travel below 14th Street and stop by Christopher Street's answer to Cheers.

Pros: Popular NOT trendy, Cheap Beer, Great bartenders

Cons: Small, Crowds easily

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Whenerver I travel to NY, Ty's is the bar I immediately head for. Yes, I'm a bear -- but the clientele is more diverse than bears. I friendly bar - it feels like a neighborhood bar - even though my neoghborhood a over 200 miles away.

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★★★★★

Whenerver I travel to NY, Ty's is the bar I immediately head for. Yes, I'm a bear -- but the clientele is more diverse than bears. I friendly bar - it feels like a neighborhood bar - even though my neoghborhood a over 200 miles away.

Pros: comfortable, frienldy, low-key

Cons: smallish

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Its name is stenciled in gold, law firm-style, across the front picture window. A chain link spider web hangs from the black tin ceiling. But this 30-year-old watering hole is more than the sum of its parts. A jeaned and T-shirted…

 

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