Porky's Nyc

★★★☆☆

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this place was great. when i got there there was a line outside which i thought was gonna take forever to get into but it took like ten minutes. the bouncers were really nice and surprisingly not rude. you walk in and they scan your id into this big machine and the cover charge is 10 bucks. they have a huge screen where they were playing a college ball game. at first it was impossible to get to the bar but it cleared out and the fishbowl drinks were really awesome and the bartenders were really great. the best part of the night was the dj. he was playing the best music everything from stand by me to nookie and the mood was great everyone was dancing and having a great time. the prices are good and the greatest part was the bathrooms were actually really clean and not overcrowded. overall i had a great time and i will definately go back. plus there was alot of good looking guys =)

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★★★★☆

this place was great. when i got there there was a line outside which i thought was gonna take forever to get into but it took like ten minutes. the bouncers were really nice and surprisingly not rude. you walk in and they scan your id into this big machine and the cover charge is 10 bucks. they have a huge screen where they were playing a college ball game. at first it was impossible to get to the bar but it cleared out and the fishbowl drinks were really awesome and the bartenders were really great. the best part of the night was the dj. he was playing the best music everything from stand by me to nookie and the mood was great everyone was dancing and having a great time. the prices are good and the greatest part was the bathrooms were actually really clean and not overcrowded. overall i had a great time and i will definately go back. plus there was alot of good looking guys =)

Pros: fishbowl drinks, good prices, good crowd

Cons: nothing

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Everyone rags on this place because it gets crowded and wild. But isnt that what your looking for at a place like Porkys? you get wasted on your birthday for nearly nothing and get to dance on the bar without caring what other think like your 16 again. Its spring break meets NYC which isnt so bad in my eyes.
so if your looking for a cheap drink and a wild night, Porkys is a good palce to be.

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★★★★☆

Everyone rags on this place because it gets crowded and wild. But isnt that what your looking for at a place like Porkys? you get wasted on your birthday for nearly nothing and get to dance on the bar without caring what other think like your 16 again. Its spring break meets NYC which isnt so bad in my eyes.
so if your looking for a cheap drink and a wild night, Porkys is a good palce to be.

Pros: Fishbowls and a crazy atmosphere

Cons: people that arent looking for have fun

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This bar is awful. The line up outside stretched all the way to 6th Avenue, and it wasn't even busy inside when we got in there. They charge guys a $10 cover, and FORCE you to check your coat for an additional $3. Trying to get a drink was impossible because there were only TWO bartenders working. Later on in the night, the place was at capacity (probably close to 200) and still only two bartenders. You couldn't even get to the bar to order a drink because regulars (I can only assume) would order drinks and stay next to the bar so that they could avoid the impossible task of pushing their way back through for the next round.

DO NOT go to this bar unless you are looking to waste $13 on cover + coat check... and maybe get ONE drink before you get frustrated and leave.

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★☆☆☆☆

This bar is awful. The line up outside stretched all the way to 6th Avenue, and it wasn't even busy inside when we got in there. They charge guys a $10 cover, and FORCE you to check your coat for an additional $3. Trying to get a drink was impossible because there were only TWO bartenders working. Later on in the night, the place was at capacity (probably close to 200) and still only two bartenders. You couldn't even get to the bar to order a drink because regulars (I can only assume) would order drinks and stay next to the bar so that they could avoid the impossible task of pushing their way back through for the next round.

DO NOT go to this bar unless you are looking to waste $13 on cover + coat check... and maybe get ONE drink before you get frustrated and leave.

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

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I went to Porky's the other night and had a great time. If you are looking for a fun bar atmosphere, it is a great place to go. Beautiful space, nice crowd, and great music. I just bought tickets to the New Years Eve party at Porky's on www.NearCorner. com. It should be a great party.

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★★★★★

I went to Porky's the other night and had a great time. If you are looking for a fun bar atmosphere, it is a great place to go. Beautiful space, nice crowd, and great music. I just bought tickets to the New Years Eve party at Porky's on www.NearCorner. com. It should be a great party.

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sure, they offer a free open bar for an hour. but the next day you will pay for it!
it is a good old time, but chances are you won't remember it the next day.
very crowded, bad drinks, fishbowls which are wayyy too sweet. good if you are looking to get drunk off the cheapest liquor and dance on a bar, but bad for anything else.
the music starts out okay but gets progressively worse as the night goes on..

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★★☆☆☆

sure, they offer a free open bar for an hour. but the next day you will pay for it!
it is a good old time, but chances are you won't remember it the next day.
very crowded, bad drinks, fishbowls which are wayyy too sweet. good if you are looking to get drunk off the cheapest liquor and dance on a bar, but bad for anything else.
the music starts out okay but gets progressively worse as the night goes on..

Pros: free open bar

Cons: everything else

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This place sux, there drinks all gave me a crazy hangover for some reason none of there drinks taste like anything but some cheap liquor, there patron tasted like cheap tequila and i know patron, then the label from the cuervo was falling off like how many times they used that bottle. I will never go there unless u want to get a hangover. there food suz also, the only thing that was ok was there alright fishbowls. save urself the pain in the morning,

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★☆☆☆☆

This place sux, there drinks all gave me a crazy hangover for some reason none of there drinks taste like anything but some cheap liquor, there patron tasted like cheap tequila and i know patron, then the label from the cuervo was falling off like how many times they used that bottle. I will never go there unless u want to get a hangover. there food suz also, the only thing that was ok was there alright fishbowls. save urself the pain in the morning,

Pros: fishbowls

Cons: dj play bad music, bouncers rude, management doesnt want to help with anything at all. they are ruder than the bouncers

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They have Beer Olympics on Tuesdays and each night has a really fun theme. Mondays is Monday Madness where they have really cheap drinks. I think it's something like $1 beer bottles, cheap good food, and their famous drink: the infamous FISHBOWL!! To find out what a fishbowl is, you should go to Porkys! Great venue for Birthdays and Bachelorette Parties too! I have friends that have done both and they've had a blast!
Every night of the week is a new, fun themed night!

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★★★★★

They have Beer Olympics on Tuesdays and each night has a really fun theme. Mondays is Monday Madness where they have really cheap drinks. I think it's something like $1 beer bottles, cheap good food, and their famous drink: the infamous FISHBOWL!! To find out what a fishbowl is, you should go to Porkys! Great venue for Birthdays and Bachelorette Parties too! I have friends that have done both and they've had a blast!
Every night of the week is a new, fun themed night!

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bad drinks, over-priced, sketchy crowd, terrible dj. Those are the only things i will say about this place. I spent a lot of money there and Im really upset about it

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★☆☆☆☆

bad drinks, over-priced, sketchy crowd, terrible dj. Those are the only things i will say about this place. I spent a lot of money there and Im really upset about it

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I just wanted to say that I never write reviews but I felt like it was necessary for this place. First of all, FIRE DJ ENDLESS. Probably the worst set of out-dated, bad, & scrappy music. The only thing they can boast about is their consistency. at least the music was indicative to their overall service; POOR! one star. sorry guys

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★☆☆☆☆

I just wanted to say that I never write reviews but I felt like it was necessary for this place. First of all, FIRE DJ ENDLESS. Probably the worst set of out-dated, bad, & scrappy music. The only thing they can boast about is their consistency. at least the music was indicative to their overall service; POOR! one star. sorry guys

Pros: nothing

Cons: DJ endless

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This place is beyond terrible! The people are trashy, the drinks are outrageously priced and the men are pigs especially the DJ. The music was awful and DJ endless was the worst, it should be more like DJ WISH IT WOULD END!!! He had his shirt off like he had something to show and was playing music from what sounded like my 7th grade valentines day dance I would have rather listened to a dying cat. To top off the terrible music, I went with a debit card and had to charge a minimum of $35 and they did not tell me until I had already purchased my first martini. I would rate this place a negative 5 stars if I could, 1 star is being extremely generous in my eyes.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is beyond terrible! The people are trashy, the drinks are outrageously priced and the men are pigs especially the DJ. The music was awful and DJ endless was the worst, it should be more like DJ WISH IT WOULD END!!! He had his shirt off like he had something to show and was playing music from what sounded like my 7th grade valentines day dance I would have rather listened to a dying cat. To top off the terrible music, I went with a debit card and had to charge a minimum of $35 and they did not tell me until I had already purchased my first martini. I would rate this place a negative 5 stars if I could, 1 star is being extremely generous in my eyes.

Pros: The only good thing about this bar is when you leave

Cons: DJ, Drink Prices, Must Spend Minimum of $35 on debit card

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Terrible. Interminable lines and a $20 cover on a Saturday night are just the tip of the iceberg. Once inside, instead of entering the simply raucous and wild college environment you would expect, you're packed into a fishbowl with elbows flying left and right to bad music - an incredibly tired selection of rap, r&b, rock and house - that makes you wonder why they even bothered with a DJ. Drinks are overpriced, especially considering the cover you just paid, and the free shots of watered down liquor do little to make up for it. Add the pushy and downright rude bouncers at the entrance, less than enthusiastic service from the bar staff, and agitated crowd, and you're guaranteed to have a night worth remembering for all the wrong reasons. Seriously, I don't expect much from a dive, but I better than the terrible night I had. Maybe I just caught the place on an off night, but I certainly will never be going back there.

If you're looking for an equally mayhem filled night without the hassle, where you actually get what you pay for, I'd recommend Calico Jacks or The Big Easy instead.

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★☆☆☆☆

Terrible. Interminable lines and a $20 cover on a Saturday night are just the tip of the iceberg. Once inside, instead of entering the simply raucous and wild college environment you would expect, you're packed into a fishbowl with elbows flying left and right to bad music - an incredibly tired selection of rap, r&b, rock and house - that makes you wonder why they even bothered with a DJ. Drinks are overpriced, especially considering the cover you just paid, and the free shots of watered down liquor do little to make up for it. Add the pushy and downright rude bouncers at the entrance, less than enthusiastic service from the bar staff, and agitated crowd, and you're guaranteed to have a night worth remembering for all the wrong reasons. Seriously, I don't expect much from a dive, but I better than the terrible night I had. Maybe I just caught the place on an off night, but I certainly will never be going back there.

If you're looking for an equally mayhem filled night without the hassle, where you actually get what you pay for, I'd recommend Calico Jacks or The Big Easy instead.

Pros: Location, Security, Dancing

Cons: Service, Drinks, Cover

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This is absolutly the worst place i have ever been with my friends. I have fun pretty much everywhere and i have never been more miserable than the hour that i spent at this place, AND ALL MY DRINKS WERE FREE. I'd go back, maybe... if they gave me $20. Not only did they somehow create an atmoshere so bad that free drinks couldnt get me to forget about how awful this place was but dont even get me started on the hogs that were lerking around that place. The only plus was that the guys were equally as horrific which would make it like shooting fish in a barrel if i wanted to go whale hunting. On top of that, the DJ was an absolute clown. He tried his best to entertain but was just acting like the biggest joke in the biz. The music was so loud that it was literally ear piercing.
The only plus was the smokeshows that were behind the bar (Jen, if you see this, call me). The free open bar from 10-11 must have played a hand in attracting all the goons that were trolling through that place. Once it turned 11 oclock everyone that was around me must have been feeling the pain too because everyone ran outta that place like there was an outbreak of the ebola virus. If you take anything from this review, its please dont ever go here. I think the ridiculous of this place can be summed up by the guy who works there who had to try and redeem the place by posting a response to all the reviews that absolutly crushed this place and ended up making a complete joke out of himself and Porkys.
All in all this place is awful. If someone ever recommends this place to you please remember this review because itll save you the time that it wasted me. From the people that i did meet there i have to say ive met cooler people in an alley. If you think of going in here on a friday night, turn around, get a cab and go to the nearest asian massage parlor and handle your business. Thats it, Im Done.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is absolutly the worst place i have ever been with my friends. I have fun pretty much everywhere and i have never been more miserable than the hour that i spent at this place, AND ALL MY DRINKS WERE FREE. I'd go back, maybe... if they gave me $20. Not only did they somehow create an atmoshere so bad that free drinks couldnt get me to forget about how awful this place was but dont even get me started on the hogs that were lerking around that place. The only plus was that the guys were equally as horrific which would make it like shooting fish in a barrel if i wanted to go whale hunting. On top of that, the DJ was an absolute clown. He tried his best to entertain but was just acting like the biggest joke in the biz. The music was so loud that it was literally ear piercing.
The only plus was the smokeshows that were behind the bar (Jen, if you see this, call me). The free open bar from 10-11 must have played a hand in attracting all the goons that were trolling through that place. Once it turned 11 oclock everyone that was around me must have been feeling the pain too because everyone ran outta that place like there was an outbreak of the ebola virus. If you take anything from this review, its please dont ever go here. I think the ridiculous of this place can be summed up by the guy who works there who had to try and redeem the place by posting a response to all the reviews that absolutly crushed this place and ended up making a complete joke out of himself and Porkys.
All in all this place is awful. If someone ever recommends this place to you please remember this review because itll save you the time that it wasted me. From the people that i did meet there i have to say ive met cooler people in an alley. If you think of going in here on a friday night, turn around, get a cab and go to the nearest asian massage parlor and handle your business. Thats it, Im Done.

Pros: Jen

Cons: Everyone else

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Seriously? This place is a joke. Poor management and I've never had a good experience there. I've been there a few times, hoping that it could possibly get better..but nope. It never fails to be an ultimate let down. Also, who ever paid a cover to regularly get into a bar? Ridiculous. Check out the other bars around Flatiron/Chelsea, this place isn't worth the visit.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Seriously? This place is a joke. Poor management and I've never had a good experience there. I've been there a few times, hoping that it could possibly get better..but nope. It never fails to be an ultimate let down. Also, who ever paid a cover to regularly get into a bar? Ridiculous. Check out the other bars around Flatiron/Chelsea, this place isn't worth the visit.

Pros: Large venue

Cons: Everything

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Bad crowd, bad music, terrible atmosphere. Go to Duvet down the block..this place is embarrassing, trust me!

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★☆☆☆☆

Bad crowd, bad music, terrible atmosphere. Go to Duvet down the block..this place is embarrassing, trust me!

Pros: No pros

Cons: porkys

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I would first like to address the people that wrote the posts below me. I work in the marketing department for Porkys NYC and am sorry you had a bad time. I also hosted the Tuesday night that you had such a horrible time and I would like to state a few thing's...
1) The open bar was from 6-8PM not 7-9PM- I was the one who made the calls and invited people down and I'm positive to what I said. Next week 7/29 it will be from 7-9PM, and maybe that is where you got confused.
2) The open bar was $10 which is a great deal and I find it funny that anyone can complain about drinking for 2 hours for the price of ONE drink.
3) The bartenders were in fact hired 2 days ago- they are called guest bartenders and are brought in on a slower night to gain bartending experience.
4) This past Tuesday night there were about 40+ people there (which you call dead) and they were all having a fun time and if anyone wasn't happy I provided them with free shots or free fishbowls. I also think it is rude for anyone to mock a crowd of people having a good time. If you think that you are better than other people then maybe Porkys isnt the place for you, this bar is meant for FUN people to get together and enjoy cheap drinks and dance to good music.

Im sorry that your group of friends did not have fun and if you would like to come back in I would like to make it up to you because everyone I spoke to that evening was having a blast, and I wish you would have confronted me that evening so I could have helped you enjoy the night as well.

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★★★★★

I would first like to address the people that wrote the posts below me. I work in the marketing department for Porkys NYC and am sorry you had a bad time. I also hosted the Tuesday night that you had such a horrible time and I would like to state a few thing's...
1) The open bar was from 6-8PM not 7-9PM- I was the one who made the calls and invited people down and I'm positive to what I said. Next week 7/29 it will be from 7-9PM, and maybe that is where you got confused.
2) The open bar was $10 which is a great deal and I find it funny that anyone can complain about drinking for 2 hours for the price of ONE drink.
3) The bartenders were in fact hired 2 days ago- they are called guest bartenders and are brought in on a slower night to gain bartending experience.
4) This past Tuesday night there were about 40+ people there (which you call dead) and they were all having a fun time and if anyone wasn't happy I provided them with free shots or free fishbowls. I also think it is rude for anyone to mock a crowd of people having a good time. If you think that you are better than other people then maybe Porkys isnt the place for you, this bar is meant for FUN people to get together and enjoy cheap drinks and dance to good music.

Im sorry that your group of friends did not have fun and if you would like to come back in I would like to make it up to you because everyone I spoke to that evening was having a blast, and I wish you would have confronted me that evening so I could have helped you enjoy the night as well.

Pros: Everyone has fun

Cons: You cant force people to have fun

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...Because honestly that sounds like a more exciting and less painful activity than hanging out at this bar. To be fair, I NEVER write reviews for places... and I have been at some great venues and some downright crappy ones. But I have not once been compelled to write about my experiences... until now.

Despite the promise of a super cheap happy hour, this bar was virtually empty. The only people there were my six friends, who had been promised a "free 2 hour open bar" from 7-9. Not only did we have to pay $10 to enter this shining beacon of a Snitch replacement, but when we tried to get a drink after 8, they told us the open bar had ended at 8. Ummmm yeah I don't think so. When we argued with the bartenders, we were told that we had been misinformed, they were sorry, there was nothing they could do. We proceeded to waste 20 more minutes of our supposedly open bar on these people who kept telling us they had all just been hired 2 days ago. Ya, nice try. Honestly, there were only a few of us and by that point there were plenty of creepy older guys who had just gotten off work attempting to re-live their frat days by drinking orange tinted alcohol from a half-washed, plastic fishbowl... so would they really have lost that much revenue if they had just given us the last half an hour of our open bar? Probably not. Oh and then they would have gotten a giant tip and a glowing review.

As it stands, I left without giving them a dime extra, nearly requested a return of my $10, and would rather recommend armor-less chainsaw fighting to my friends than a visit to this bar. ZERO stars.

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★☆☆☆☆

...Because honestly that sounds like a more exciting and less painful activity than hanging out at this bar. To be fair, I NEVER write reviews for places... and I have been at some great venues and some downright crappy ones. But I have not once been compelled to write about my experiences... until now.

Despite the promise of a super cheap happy hour, this bar was virtually empty. The only people there were my six friends, who had been promised a "free 2 hour open bar" from 7-9. Not only did we have to pay $10 to enter this shining beacon of a Snitch replacement, but when we tried to get a drink after 8, they told us the open bar had ended at 8. Ummmm yeah I don't think so. When we argued with the bartenders, we were told that we had been misinformed, they were sorry, there was nothing they could do. We proceeded to waste 20 more minutes of our supposedly open bar on these people who kept telling us they had all just been hired 2 days ago. Ya, nice try. Honestly, there were only a few of us and by that point there were plenty of creepy older guys who had just gotten off work attempting to re-live their frat days by drinking orange tinted alcohol from a half-washed, plastic fishbowl... so would they really have lost that much revenue if they had just given us the last half an hour of our open bar? Probably not. Oh and then they would have gotten a giant tip and a glowing review.

As it stands, I left without giving them a dime extra, nearly requested a return of my $10, and would rather recommend armor-less chainsaw fighting to my friends than a visit to this bar. ZERO stars.

Pros: Um... there was a cool gameboard thing on the wall?

Cons: Poor service, terrible drinks, and they spelled "annulment" on their gameboard like this: "ennullment."

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Honestly, I wish I could've chosen ZERO stars. Porkys is indeed one of the crappiest places I've been to in the city. One of my friends won a "free 2 hour open bar," but upon arrival we were informed that we had to pay $10 for the open bar--fine, okay whatever..still somewhat of a deal. But no, our "2 hour open bar" turned out to only be one hour; they jipped us an hour claiming we were 'misinformed' and didn't offer anything to us after that to compensate for their false advertising...not to mention the ridiculously rude bartenders (one of which was the worst looking tranny I have ever seen). Although the interior was pleasing to the eye (lots of cutesy and interesting looking decor), I would never go back to this place--EVER. If you're looking for a "college bar," head a few streets down to NYU. This place is whack. Everyone that enjoys this place is probably from Staten Island, North Jersey, or just has poor judgement.

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★☆☆☆☆

Honestly, I wish I could've chosen ZERO stars. Porkys is indeed one of the crappiest places I've been to in the city. One of my friends won a "free 2 hour open bar," but upon arrival we were informed that we had to pay $10 for the open bar--fine, okay whatever..still somewhat of a deal. But no, our "2 hour open bar" turned out to only be one hour; they jipped us an hour claiming we were 'misinformed' and didn't offer anything to us after that to compensate for their false advertising...not to mention the ridiculously rude bartenders (one of which was the worst looking tranny I have ever seen). Although the interior was pleasing to the eye (lots of cutesy and interesting looking decor), I would never go back to this place--EVER. If you're looking for a "college bar," head a few streets down to NYU. This place is whack. Everyone that enjoys this place is probably from Staten Island, North Jersey, or just has poor judgement.

Pros: Nice decor

Cons: Weird mixed crowd, bartenders, service, drinks, music, false advertising, management

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Last night my friend won one of those "free" open bar things from this place. She was told that it would be FREE and from 7-9. Woo! Free alcohol. Except not. When we got there, they informed us that it would actually be $10. OK, maybe she misheard, and $10 is a good deal for two hours. You know, if it had actually been two hours. Oh yeah, they stopped the open bar at 8, not 9 as we were promised. So we complained. And the bartenders told us (not very nicely, might I add) that we had been "misinformed," and that the open bar was actually from 6-8, not 7-9. Great. So we lost an hour and nobody bothered to tell us. Nor did they apologize or offer to comp anything or give us another hour or anything along those lines. Plus, the service was slow and rude, the drinks were watered down, if they were even the right drink to begin with, and overall it was just a bad experience. And not only that, but it was incredibly tacky and full of the bridge-and-tunnel crowd, if you know what I mean. I seriously advise you not to go here. If you really want to have a good time, head farther downtown.

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★☆☆☆☆

Last night my friend won one of those "free" open bar things from this place. She was told that it would be FREE and from 7-9. Woo! Free alcohol. Except not. When we got there, they informed us that it would actually be $10. OK, maybe she misheard, and $10 is a good deal for two hours. You know, if it had actually been two hours. Oh yeah, they stopped the open bar at 8, not 9 as we were promised. So we complained. And the bartenders told us (not very nicely, might I add) that we had been "misinformed," and that the open bar was actually from 6-8, not 7-9. Great. So we lost an hour and nobody bothered to tell us. Nor did they apologize or offer to comp anything or give us another hour or anything along those lines. Plus, the service was slow and rude, the drinks were watered down, if they were even the right drink to begin with, and overall it was just a bad experience. And not only that, but it was incredibly tacky and full of the bridge-and-tunnel crowd, if you know what I mean. I seriously advise you not to go here. If you really want to have a good time, head farther downtown.

Pros: It was pretty big, I guess.

Cons: Service, drinks, management, etc.

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I knew from the start that I was going to a gimmicky dive bar when I heard the name "Porky's", but even with lowered expectations Porky's still underwhelmed me. Porky's features the worst of both worlds - the high prices, pretentious crowd, and cover charges that one would expect from a high-end establishment with all the ambience of a two-bit dive on the inside. The drinks here are watered down, the music is usually awful, and your fellow patrons will most likely be of the tan-in-a-can fratboy or ditzy valley girl variety. To add insult to injury there are always several beat cops waiting around out front to help end any buzz you may derive on the inside. I'm only giving the place two stars for at least having a lively (if contrived) atmosphere and because much of the memorabilia on the walls was rather intriguing. Really, though, don't bother paying a cover to get into this place unless you're a vacuous fool because anybody with two brain cells to rub together and any aesthetic sense whatsoever would not visit this overpriced dump.

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★★☆☆☆

I knew from the start that I was going to a gimmicky dive bar when I heard the name "Porky's", but even with lowered expectations Porky's still underwhelmed me. Porky's features the worst of both worlds - the high prices, pretentious crowd, and cover charges that one would expect from a high-end establishment with all the ambience of a two-bit dive on the inside. The drinks here are watered down, the music is usually awful, and your fellow patrons will most likely be of the tan-in-a-can fratboy or ditzy valley girl variety. To add insult to injury there are always several beat cops waiting around out front to help end any buzz you may derive on the inside. I'm only giving the place two stars for at least having a lively (if contrived) atmosphere and because much of the memorabilia on the walls was rather intriguing. Really, though, don't bother paying a cover to get into this place unless you're a vacuous fool because anybody with two brain cells to rub together and any aesthetic sense whatsoever would not visit this overpriced dump.

Pros: Nothing particularly good, decor was amusing if gimmicky

Cons: Service, Price, Crowd, Music, Cover Charge

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This is by far the worst bar i have ever encountered in NYC, and I've lived here my entire life. First, they charge $5 to get in, supposedly for an open bar. Then I get in to discover...there IS no open bar. After being ignored by the fugly bartenders who looked like sleezy strip club rejects for twenty minutes, I managed to get my tiny, $10 gin and tonic. The place was incredibly packed with plenty of wannabe thugs and Long Island princesses and the DJ was AWFUL. Clearly having some kind of midlife crisis and has absolutely zero taste in music (seriously? YMCA? Am I at my 6th grade dance all over again?). The final straw was getting my tab ($29 for three teeny, tiny cocktails...apparently it's $10 for the first two and $9 for the third...got to love making up prices as you go) and realizing that they decided to add 20% gratuity on to my bill. Funny. Really. Worst service ever, worst DJ ever, terrible crowd, price gouging AND you expect me to give you 20% gratuity?? I don't THINK so. I scratched it out on my tab, signed and booked it out of there. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND TIME.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is by far the worst bar i have ever encountered in NYC, and I've lived here my entire life. First, they charge $5 to get in, supposedly for an open bar. Then I get in to discover...there IS no open bar. After being ignored by the fugly bartenders who looked like sleezy strip club rejects for twenty minutes, I managed to get my tiny, $10 gin and tonic. The place was incredibly packed with plenty of wannabe thugs and Long Island princesses and the DJ was AWFUL. Clearly having some kind of midlife crisis and has absolutely zero taste in music (seriously? YMCA? Am I at my 6th grade dance all over again?). The final straw was getting my tab ($29 for three teeny, tiny cocktails...apparently it's $10 for the first two and $9 for the third...got to love making up prices as you go) and realizing that they decided to add 20% gratuity on to my bill. Funny. Really. Worst service ever, worst DJ ever, terrible crowd, price gouging AND you expect me to give you 20% gratuity?? I don't THINK so. I scratched it out on my tab, signed and booked it out of there. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND TIME.

Pros: absolutely NOTHING.

Cons: There is not enough space for me to go on. EVERYTHING WAS A CON!!!

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I have been to Porky's a few times in these last few months.......And all I got to say is that it really is a good time for sure.....I mean if you taking someone there on a first date I would not recommend it.....but if you and your crew wanna go and have fun it is a good place to do so with lots of TVs and VERY attractive bartenders for good measure..........

Good and fun music............

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★★★★★

I have been to Porky's a few times in these last few months.......And all I got to say is that it really is a good time for sure.....I mean if you taking someone there on a first date I would not recommend it.....but if you and your crew wanna go and have fun it is a good place to do so with lots of TVs and VERY attractive bartenders for good measure..........

Good and fun music............

Pros: HOTT bartenders and good music......

Cons: a bit crowded on fridays and saturdays

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All of the reviews on here must be from guys that aren't from NY. First of all, Porkys is the BEST. My girls and I always go there when we need to dance and let loose. It's a college bar atmosphere. Its a young crowd all looking to have fun. The fish bowls are SO strong and well worth it. If you like the typical NY/Staten Island/Jersey Shore/Long Island scene, then you will love it too. The DJ is great! Plays a great mix of Hip Hop and 80's music. I love it!!! Everyone that wrote a bad review about this place needs to just drink a beer and learn how to enjoy themselves.

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★★★★★

All of the reviews on here must be from guys that aren't from NY. First of all, Porkys is the BEST. My girls and I always go there when we need to dance and let loose. It's a college bar atmosphere. Its a young crowd all looking to have fun. The fish bowls are SO strong and well worth it. If you like the typical NY/Staten Island/Jersey Shore/Long Island scene, then you will love it too. The DJ is great! Plays a great mix of Hip Hop and 80's music. I love it!!! Everyone that wrote a bad review about this place needs to just drink a beer and learn how to enjoy themselves.

Pros: FUN! Great Music and atmosphere. GREAT dive bar!

Cons: Trying to make it home after a fishbowl :)

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I went here on a Friday night with two of my college friends and it was a trainwreck from the beginning. The place was sooooooo crowded and we were all in college to but we felt so much older than everyone it felt more like a High School party everyone was so immature like they were having their very first drink ever that night or something. The bouncers are very rude like said before my friends and I were all over 21 and the guy still gave us dirty looks about our REAL IDs and almost took one of ours from us. They made us fill out these coupons for a fee bar party which we alll got calls back for saying we won its a hoax there is no raffle they call everyone cause you still have to pay admission and u get a free bar from like 10pm to 11 when most nights they have ladies night at that hour anyway and you dont even get fishbowls with that only small watered down drinks and they kept calling about the parties over and over like they were desperate or something. We all got a fishbowl cause that was the main reason we went and they were so watered down I could drink like 20 and be sobeerr all ice and juice after drinkin all that juice u can drink much more liquid so forget about getting drunk and when u go to relieve all the juice the bathrooms are disgusting. We got into a fight with these drunk people over this large seating area even though there was ample room for more than just them to sit down and upon persistance they realized we just werent budging and stormed off into a temper tantrum like a five year old would which you would excpect since thats the maturity level of te bouncers and everyone else in there. Dont waste your time or money, why pay an entrance fee when ur 21 yrs old to get into a bar theirs free better ones all over. Happy hour is a little better not crowded and if so more mature crowd and 10 dollar fishbowls instead of 25 which is a more reasonable price for buying juice in Manhattan lol.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here on a Friday night with two of my college friends and it was a trainwreck from the beginning. The place was sooooooo crowded and we were all in college to but we felt so much older than everyone it felt more like a High School party everyone was so immature like they were having their very first drink ever that night or something. The bouncers are very rude like said before my friends and I were all over 21 and the guy still gave us dirty looks about our REAL IDs and almost took one of ours from us. They made us fill out these coupons for a fee bar party which we alll got calls back for saying we won its a hoax there is no raffle they call everyone cause you still have to pay admission and u get a free bar from like 10pm to 11 when most nights they have ladies night at that hour anyway and you dont even get fishbowls with that only small watered down drinks and they kept calling about the parties over and over like they were desperate or something. We all got a fishbowl cause that was the main reason we went and they were so watered down I could drink like 20 and be sobeerr all ice and juice after drinkin all that juice u can drink much more liquid so forget about getting drunk and when u go to relieve all the juice the bathrooms are disgusting. We got into a fight with these drunk people over this large seating area even though there was ample room for more than just them to sit down and upon persistance they realized we just werent budging and stormed off into a temper tantrum like a five year old would which you would excpect since thats the maturity level of te bouncers and everyone else in there. Dont waste your time or money, why pay an entrance fee when ur 21 yrs old to get into a bar theirs free better ones all over. Happy hour is a little better not crowded and if so more mature crowd and 10 dollar fishbowls instead of 25 which is a more reasonable price for buying juice in Manhattan lol.

Pros: Umm nothing but if i really had to say something laughin at all the immature bad dancers there are oh and you can take home the cheap plastic fishbowl and make your own stronger ones at home

Cons: EVERYTHINGGGG read the review

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Porky's is the worst bar I've ever been to in NYC! I went there for my 21st birthday after a terrible night and wouldn't let me in b/c they claim I wasn't who my ID said I was after showing them my credit cards and student ID. We even talked with the police! The bouncers are HUGE a**holes and they have nothing better to do with their lives than to put innocent people down! I would not recomend this place to ANYONE. All it is is a dumpy bar full of high school kids getting wasted. They ruined my birthday and they just lost 50 customers who go there weekly. I will NEVER go here again. Save your money and go to somewhere that is worth going to b/c Porky's is f*cking lame! They aren't even worth 1 star. Honestly.

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★☆☆☆☆

Porky's is the worst bar I've ever been to in NYC! I went there for my 21st birthday after a terrible night and wouldn't let me in b/c they claim I wasn't who my ID said I was after showing them my credit cards and student ID. We even talked with the police! The bouncers are HUGE a**holes and they have nothing better to do with their lives than to put innocent people down! I would not recomend this place to ANYONE. All it is is a dumpy bar full of high school kids getting wasted. They ruined my birthday and they just lost 50 customers who go there weekly. I will NEVER go here again. Save your money and go to somewhere that is worth going to b/c Porky's is f*cking lame! They aren't even worth 1 star. Honestly.

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: EVERYTHING!

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Yeah... a huge sausage party with a bunch of tough guys who took various trains and rail roads to get into the city and drink bud light all night and say "bro" a lot. It's the towny bar from almost every suburb, but in the Manhattan.

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★☆☆☆☆

Yeah... a huge sausage party with a bunch of tough guys who took various trains and rail roads to get into the city and drink bud light all night and say "bro" a lot. It's the towny bar from almost every suburb, but in the Manhattan.

Pros: none

Cons: the people who go there

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It was terrible! I had made reservations for people to have dinner and open bar for my birthday celebration. I had made these reservations like 5 days in advance and spoke to a young lady who take care of us over the phone. The day of they called me like 2-3 times to confirm our spot for an originally 8:30 dinner and they asked that we be there at 8 to pay. I'm not gonna lie i arrived at 8:35 but we did call to say we are running late and we would be there. We got there an i guess the guy supervising the night shift acted like we didnt have an reservations, and they closed their kitchen, when clearly on their website it says that they close their kitchen at 10pm. They wouldnt reopen it, and their excuse for closing the kitchen was because business was slow, even though they knew I was coming with 8-10 people. So we decided to get food next door and bring it to our table. They told us we couldn't bring food. Then we decided to go out and they were like oh you have to get stamped and pay for the open bar now (which was 20 a head) so I was like "oh put it on my tab that I have at the bar" and they were like "oh it had to be in cash" WHAT??? We spent the whole time arguing with the guy he wasnt listening to us or caring and of course the girl that took care of us over the phone was no where to be found. So we left I was crying I didnt get my free fishbowl for my birthday and I was stuck with a 53 tab. Very dissapointing!!

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★☆☆☆☆

It was terrible! I had made reservations for people to have dinner and open bar for my birthday celebration. I had made these reservations like 5 days in advance and spoke to a young lady who take care of us over the phone. The day of they called me like 2-3 times to confirm our spot for an originally 8:30 dinner and they asked that we be there at 8 to pay. I'm not gonna lie i arrived at 8:35 but we did call to say we are running late and we would be there. We got there an i guess the guy supervising the night shift acted like we didnt have an reservations, and they closed their kitchen, when clearly on their website it says that they close their kitchen at 10pm. They wouldnt reopen it, and their excuse for closing the kitchen was because business was slow, even though they knew I was coming with 8-10 people. So we decided to get food next door and bring it to our table. They told us we couldn't bring food. Then we decided to go out and they were like oh you have to get stamped and pay for the open bar now (which was 20 a head) so I was like "oh put it on my tab that I have at the bar" and they were like "oh it had to be in cash" WHAT??? We spent the whole time arguing with the guy he wasnt listening to us or caring and of course the girl that took care of us over the phone was no where to be found. So we left I was crying I didnt get my free fishbowl for my birthday and I was stuck with a 53 tab. Very dissapointing!!

Pros: looks like a fun spot

Cons: Everything

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This place is TERRIBLE. Over crowded on the weekends with High School Bridge and Tunnel and Empty during the week. It stinks, the bouncers and bar tenders are mean, and the Bathrooms are nasty. Never go here...Ever!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is TERRIBLE. Over crowded on the weekends with High School Bridge and Tunnel and Empty during the week. It stinks, the bouncers and bar tenders are mean, and the Bathrooms are nasty. Never go here...Ever!

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Simply put , used to go almost once a month, until they started hiring temps as bartenders. Now the bartenders are just simply greedy for any tips and not giving a good customer experience, let alone a good drink.

Note, Regular bartenders are awesome, the temps however( if you can spot them by their nose in the air thinking they are better than the crowd they are serving) are to be avoided at all cost. This once bartender refused to give me my change back off of one drink (I handed a $20 to her).

Think twice, they're plenty of better places around the area.

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★★☆☆☆

Simply put , used to go almost once a month, until they started hiring temps as bartenders. Now the bartenders are just simply greedy for any tips and not giving a good customer experience, let alone a good drink.

Note, Regular bartenders are awesome, the temps however( if you can spot them by their nose in the air thinking they are better than the crowd they are serving) are to be avoided at all cost. This once bartender refused to give me my change back off of one drink (I handed a $20 to her).

Think twice, they're plenty of better places around the area.

Pros: Good Social Scene

Cons: greedy bartenders, poor service, unfriendly service

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OK SO I WAS JUST THERE LAST NIGHT FOR MY BIRTHDAY PARTY/HALLOWEEN PARTY W 16 OF MY FRIENDS..WHAT A CRAZZZZZY NIGHT!!! IM A BIG SATURDAY NIGHT PORKYS FAN BUT THIS SATURDAY WAS OUT OF CONTROL!! LUCKILY WE GOT THERE EARLY BC THE LINE WAS DOWN THE BLOCK AND AROUND THE CORNER BUT ONCE WE GOT INSIDE THE MUSIC WAS AWESOME AND THE CROWD WAS CRAZY..I LOVE IT THERE BC ITS ALL ABOUT HAVING FUN..FROM DANCING ON THE BAR TO FUNNELING BEER TO FREE SHOT GUNS OF BEER.. ITS ONE OF THE ONLY PLACES IN NYC THAT DOESNT HAVE A PRETENTIOUS CROWD..IF YOUR GOING OUT WITH A LARGE PARTY AND YOU WANT TO GO TO A FUN PARTY BAR THEN PORKYS IS THE PLACE..BUT BE READY FOR CHAOS

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★★★★★

OK SO I WAS JUST THERE LAST NIGHT FOR MY BIRTHDAY PARTY/HALLOWEEN PARTY W 16 OF MY FRIENDS..WHAT A CRAZZZZZY NIGHT!!! IM A BIG SATURDAY NIGHT PORKYS FAN BUT THIS SATURDAY WAS OUT OF CONTROL!! LUCKILY WE GOT THERE EARLY BC THE LINE WAS DOWN THE BLOCK AND AROUND THE CORNER BUT ONCE WE GOT INSIDE THE MUSIC WAS AWESOME AND THE CROWD WAS CRAZY..I LOVE IT THERE BC ITS ALL ABOUT HAVING FUN..FROM DANCING ON THE BAR TO FUNNELING BEER TO FREE SHOT GUNS OF BEER.. ITS ONE OF THE ONLY PLACES IN NYC THAT DOESNT HAVE A PRETENTIOUS CROWD..IF YOUR GOING OUT WITH A LARGE PARTY AND YOU WANT TO GO TO A FUN PARTY BAR THEN PORKYS IS THE PLACE..BUT BE READY FOR CHAOS

Pros: PERFECT FOR LARGE PARTIES, CRAZY CROWD, MUSIC, FRIENDLY STAFF, GREAT OPEN BAR

Cons: ALWAYS PACKED..LONG LINES-GET THERE EARLY

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Seriously, I don't know where these idiots are coming up with these bad reviews- I go to Porky's at least twice a month cuz it is awesome! Prices are resonable for NYC and the staff is great! I am soo with the comment about thursdays- so much fun. This girl Diana shoves beer funnels down your throat, frat-party style! It's not your typical hip-hop stuff like everywhere else- they play songs that you loved back in the day. The DJ plays a great variety and the bartenders are freakin hot...shit...What a great party. One bartender even spits fire!

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★★★★★

Seriously, I don't know where these idiots are coming up with these bad reviews- I go to Porky's at least twice a month cuz it is awesome! Prices are resonable for NYC and the staff is great! I am soo with the comment about thursdays- so much fun. This girl Diana shoves beer funnels down your throat, frat-party style! It's not your typical hip-hop stuff like everywhere else- they play songs that you loved back in the day. The DJ plays a great variety and the bartenders are freakin hot...shit...What a great party. One bartender even spits fire!

Pros: great staff, fun music, awesome happy hour

Cons: ummm... it gets crowded?

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Another "Snitch" exclusive. From the hand of Jon Gabel, shithead numero uno. A poorly run, theme named shitbox. Don't waste your time. You would have a better time at Hogs & heifers or Rudy's. This is another "RnR club"??? LAME

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★☆☆☆☆

Another "Snitch" exclusive. From the hand of Jon Gabel, shithead numero uno. A poorly run, theme named shitbox. Don't waste your time. You would have a better time at Hogs & heifers or Rudy's. This is another "RnR club"??? LAME

Pros: Sorry. There aren't any

Cons: Go if you need to expierence sh*t at it's finest

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the ugliest bartenders in the city! esp that one woman whos like 34 yrs old and has a voice of a 16yr old. so annoying!!

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★★☆☆☆

the ugliest bartenders in the city! esp that one woman whos like 34 yrs old and has a voice of a 16yr old. so annoying!!

Pros: good DJ, not snotty crowd

Cons: ugly crowd, underage kids, whack bartenders

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I went to this Happy Hour last Thursday there from 5-7 and it was well worth it. There was virtually no wait time for my drinks. The staff was friendly, especially Christina. She was very talkitive and equally as engaging. The alcohol flowed like water and my friends and I truly enjoyed ourselves. I will certainly be going back next week, if the service is as consistent as it was last weekend. And of course, if Christina is there...haha. Tell a friend to tell a friend to check it out, it's totally worth your while.

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★★★★☆

I went to this Happy Hour last Thursday there from 5-7 and it was well worth it. There was virtually no wait time for my drinks. The staff was friendly, especially Christina. She was very talkitive and equally as engaging. The alcohol flowed like water and my friends and I truly enjoyed ourselves. I will certainly be going back next week, if the service is as consistent as it was last weekend. And of course, if Christina is there...haha. Tell a friend to tell a friend to check it out, it's totally worth your while.

Pros: Good company, great drink specials and awesome service

Cons: Happy hour should be longer

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Porky?s touts itself on being a spot to throw parties, but they are terrible at it.
12 of my friends paid for open bar and food ($60), an additional 10 paid for drinks ($40) and we were kicked out of the back room at 1130pm so the manager could have his friends back there. None of them had bottle service or anything to explain why we were kicked out...and out of the dozen or so tables/places to sit only 3 were filled. . This was not explained to me until about 15 min. before and we weren?t even able to offer to buy the table space.

Meanwhile my party and I got thrown out into the over packed crowd after receiving a hodgepodge of whatever the kitchen decided to serve us (not our orders) to fend for drinks and space to sweat on each other. Great way to treat 25 NYC residents who just spent about $1500 for a 10-1am b-day party PLUS tips. which is another thing...it was too crowded for our server, not a biggy we still tipped her $70 even though we were kicked out and she only served us for an hour. BUT THEN the bartender harassed my friends as we were leaving about tipping them for a party...even though we were now a part of the masses and tipping per drink.

I have been to Porkys before so I kind of thought I knew what to expect, but only not as cheesy because my friends and I were being hooked up for an open bar. I have never been to a worse party, and i have about 20 friends who will never go there again! And it?s soooo cheesy..the dj played Rage ?Killin in the name of? and cut if off in the middle to transition to ?hey mickey??and on from there get the picture??

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★☆☆☆☆

Porky?s touts itself on being a spot to throw parties, but they are terrible at it.
12 of my friends paid for open bar and food ($60), an additional 10 paid for drinks ($40) and we were kicked out of the back room at 1130pm so the manager could have his friends back there. None of them had bottle service or anything to explain why we were kicked out...and out of the dozen or so tables/places to sit only 3 were filled. . This was not explained to me until about 15 min. before and we weren?t even able to offer to buy the table space.

Meanwhile my party and I got thrown out into the over packed crowd after receiving a hodgepodge of whatever the kitchen decided to serve us (not our orders) to fend for drinks and space to sweat on each other. Great way to treat 25 NYC residents who just spent about $1500 for a 10-1am b-day party PLUS tips. which is another thing...it was too crowded for our server, not a biggy we still tipped her $70 even though we were kicked out and she only served us for an hour. BUT THEN the bartender harassed my friends as we were leaving about tipping them for a party...even though we were now a part of the masses and tipping per drink.

I have been to Porkys before so I kind of thought I knew what to expect, but only not as cheesy because my friends and I were being hooked up for an open bar. I have never been to a worse party, and i have about 20 friends who will never go there again! And it?s soooo cheesy..the dj played Rage ?Killin in the name of? and cut if off in the middle to transition to ?hey mickey??and on from there get the picture??

Pros: None--open bar offered and DENIED--RIP OFF

Cons: EVERYTHING

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This bar is one of the best bars in Manhattan. The drinks are flowing and the female bartenders are HOTTT!!! If your looking for a Cyote Ugle themed place, this is the place go! Get there at 9:30 for your open bar because the lines get crazy. This is the new and upcoming place to be and you dont want to miss out. They have cooperate, holiday, birthday, bachelor and bachelorette partys! This is the best place to go if you plan on getting crazy with your best friends and singing along to 80's music. Music ranges throughout the night and the place is always loved by the entire crowd! If your looking for hot, hot, hot, hot bartenders... this is the place 2 be! =)

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★★★★★

This bar is one of the best bars in Manhattan. The drinks are flowing and the female bartenders are HOTTT!!! If your looking for a Cyote Ugle themed place, this is the place go! Get there at 9:30 for your open bar because the lines get crazy. This is the new and upcoming place to be and you dont want to miss out. They have cooperate, holiday, birthday, bachelor and bachelorette partys! This is the best place to go if you plan on getting crazy with your best friends and singing along to 80's music. Music ranges throughout the night and the place is always loved by the entire crowd! If your looking for hot, hot, hot, hot bartenders... this is the place 2 be! =)

Pros: The hot bartenders, the flowing fish bowls and the amazing staff

Cons: If your looking for somewhere to get crazy with your friends come to Porkys. If your a dead-beat, dont even bother!

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Porky's is a pretty good chill spot they host open bar from 10-11pm sat. nights which at times arent even worth it, mainly because there's always one person for each group of friends that stands RIGHT IN FRONT of the bar for the whole hour just getting their group of friends drink after drink after drink so if you dont plan that same strategy then don't waste your time. Other than that the drinks are GREAT especially the fishbowls. There $25 bucks but that's basically the only drink you really need for the WHOLE night. I hosted my party here last year and it was great all except for the fact that they charged two of my guest to get in (but they eventually got their money back). The music is so so they only really play rock and pop song, and for a person like me who listens to rap and hip hop I didn't really like the music there. Other than that and the rude girl that places soap on your hand in the girls room begging you for tips if you take a mint lol, Porky's is a great place to pre-game.

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★★★★☆

Porky's is a pretty good chill spot they host open bar from 10-11pm sat. nights which at times arent even worth it, mainly because there's always one person for each group of friends that stands RIGHT IN FRONT of the bar for the whole hour just getting their group of friends drink after drink after drink so if you dont plan that same strategy then don't waste your time. Other than that the drinks are GREAT especially the fishbowls. There $25 bucks but that's basically the only drink you really need for the WHOLE night. I hosted my party here last year and it was great all except for the fact that they charged two of my guest to get in (but they eventually got their money back). The music is so so they only really play rock and pop song, and for a person like me who listens to rap and hip hop I didn't really like the music there. Other than that and the rude girl that places soap on your hand in the girls room begging you for tips if you take a mint lol, Porky's is a great place to pre-game.

Pros: Fishbowls

Cons: music, open bar crowd

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I do not know what the guys below me are talking about! I had the ABSOLUTE BEST time ever at Porkys! I went for my birthday and my whole party was allowed to cut the line, get in free and drink free 'til 11. Where else in the city can you do that? There were no strings attached, just show up and have a great time. I did get a free birthday fishbowl which is the best thing ever invented! The party was so fun. The play great party music, really fun and upbeat. Did you see the confetti blaster at midnight? It was like Times Square at New Years! The staff was really nice and good looking and they partied on the bar with us all night. I heard a lot of great things about it and that was my first time there - I will definitely be back 100 times more. We just booked a bachelorette party for my best friend next month and we are renting out the whole VIP section to ourselves! I can't wait!

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★★★★★

I do not know what the guys below me are talking about! I had the ABSOLUTE BEST time ever at Porkys! I went for my birthday and my whole party was allowed to cut the line, get in free and drink free 'til 11. Where else in the city can you do that? There were no strings attached, just show up and have a great time. I did get a free birthday fishbowl which is the best thing ever invented! The party was so fun. The play great party music, really fun and upbeat. Did you see the confetti blaster at midnight? It was like Times Square at New Years! The staff was really nice and good looking and they partied on the bar with us all night. I heard a lot of great things about it and that was my first time there - I will definitely be back 100 times more. We just booked a bachelorette party for my best friend next month and we are renting out the whole VIP section to ourselves! I can't wait!

Pros: awesome party, strong drinks, hot staff, free birthday packages

Cons: my massive hangover the next day... damn fishbowls!

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OKK SO I WENT TO PORKYS LAST SATURDAY FOR MY BACHELORETTE PARTY AND THE GIRLS AND I HAD A CRAZZZZZZZZZY TIME!!! I WALKED RIGHT BY THE HUGE LINE AND GOT IN LIKE IN 30 SECONDS..I FELT LIKE PARIS HILTON!! AND ONCE I WAS INSIDE I RECEIVED A FREE FISHBOWL AND QUICKLY GRABBED A SPOT AT THE BAR CAUSE I HEARD HOW CRAZY THE BARTENDERS ARE...SO THIS HOTT BARTENDER STARTS WALKING ACROSS THE BAR POURING SHOTS IN EVERYONES MOUTH AND WHEN SHE GETS TO ME SHE POURS IT IN MY MOUTH AND PULLS ME UP ON THE BAR!!! SO IN NO TIME MY WHOLE CREW WAS ON THE BAR AND WE WERE POURING THE SHOTS!!!!!! ONE OF MY FRIENDS EVEN FUNNELED A BEER AND TOOK SHOT GUNS W THIS CRAZY BARTENDER (PUTTY) HES MY FAVORITE BARTENDER THERE!!!! ANYWAY I GOT SOO WASTED I LOST MY CAMERA LOL...

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★★★★★

OKK SO I WENT TO PORKYS LAST SATURDAY FOR MY BACHELORETTE PARTY AND THE GIRLS AND I HAD A CRAZZZZZZZZZY TIME!!! I WALKED RIGHT BY THE HUGE LINE AND GOT IN LIKE IN 30 SECONDS..I FELT LIKE PARIS HILTON!! AND ONCE I WAS INSIDE I RECEIVED A FREE FISHBOWL AND QUICKLY GRABBED A SPOT AT THE BAR CAUSE I HEARD HOW CRAZY THE BARTENDERS ARE...SO THIS HOTT BARTENDER STARTS WALKING ACROSS THE BAR POURING SHOTS IN EVERYONES MOUTH AND WHEN SHE GETS TO ME SHE POURS IT IN MY MOUTH AND PULLS ME UP ON THE BAR!!! SO IN NO TIME MY WHOLE CREW WAS ON THE BAR AND WE WERE POURING THE SHOTS!!!!!! ONE OF MY FRIENDS EVEN FUNNELED A BEER AND TOOK SHOT GUNS W THIS CRAZY BARTENDER (PUTTY) HES MY FAVORITE BARTENDER THERE!!!! ANYWAY I GOT SOO WASTED I LOST MY CAMERA LOL...

Pros: DANCING ON THE BAR, FREE OPEN BAR, FREE SHOTS, FUNNELS AND SHOT GUNS

Cons: I LOST MY CAMERA :(

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This bar is as amazing as they say it is! My friend won a free open bar party for him and 20 of his friends so we showed up and I was so happy with my experience. This place is like a younger version of coyote ugly with the hott bartenders dancing on the bar pouring shots down your throat. As if that's not enough they then pull out the funnels!!! It's always packed and the music is amazing and fun. They play a variety so you never get bored. i don't know what the other people were talking about, but the staff is friendly and very hott. You can even get your own vip table if it gets to crowded where the bottles start at only $125.00, were else in the city can you get that? This is def. a place that you have to check out!!!! DOn't forget to try their infamous fishbowls as well, the blue one is the best!

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★★★★★

This bar is as amazing as they say it is! My friend won a free open bar party for him and 20 of his friends so we showed up and I was so happy with my experience. This place is like a younger version of coyote ugly with the hott bartenders dancing on the bar pouring shots down your throat. As if that's not enough they then pull out the funnels!!! It's always packed and the music is amazing and fun. They play a variety so you never get bored. i don't know what the other people were talking about, but the staff is friendly and very hott. You can even get your own vip table if it gets to crowded where the bottles start at only $125.00, were else in the city can you get that? This is def. a place that you have to check out!!!! DOn't forget to try their infamous fishbowls as well, the blue one is the best!

Pros: The girls on the bar

Cons: there are none

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I booked a party for a couple of hours for 30 people 2 months prior to the event. I e-mailed the GM with the final head count 3 days before the party, and he told me he could no longer have the party because he had another event. We had a confirmed date and the guy did not even give me the courtesy of a call to let me know so I could schedule some place else.

I had to scramble and find another place, where we had a great time. Beware of hosting any parties here

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★☆☆☆☆

I booked a party for a couple of hours for 30 people 2 months prior to the event. I e-mailed the GM with the final head count 3 days before the party, and he told me he could no longer have the party because he had another event. We had a confirmed date and the guy did not even give me the courtesy of a call to let me know so I could schedule some place else.

I had to scramble and find another place, where we had a great time. Beware of hosting any parties here

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I DEFINITELY DID NOT ENJOY MYSELF AT ALL! I WENT FOR MY FRIEND'S BIRTHDAY AND WE GOT A FREE ONE HOUR HAPPY HOUR. HOWEVER, SINCE WE HAD TO WAIT ON LINE FOR AWHILE WE ONLY GOT A HALF HOUR. WHEN I FIRST ENTERED THE PLACE ONE OF THE BOUNCERS YELLED THAT I HAD TO CHECK IN MY COAT. I DIDN'T WANT TO AND HE THREATENED THAT IF I DIDN'T CHECK IN MY COAT HE WOULD KICK ME OUT. HE THEN GRABBED ME BY MY JACKET AND YELLED AT ME AND MY FRIENDS FOR NOT LISTENING TO HIM. THIS ABUSE WAS NOT NECESSARY. THEY WERE JUST TRYING TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF THE PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY TO GET IN. EVEN WHEN THE COAT CHECK AREA WAS FULL THEY STOPPED ACCEPTING COATS. THERE WERE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE PLACE WITH THEIR COATS ON AND THEY NEVER SAID ANYTHING TO THEM. I DON'T CARE HOW GOOD OF A PLACE THEY SAY IT IS. I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THEIR SERVICE.

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★☆☆☆☆

I DEFINITELY DID NOT ENJOY MYSELF AT ALL! I WENT FOR MY FRIEND'S BIRTHDAY AND WE GOT A FREE ONE HOUR HAPPY HOUR. HOWEVER, SINCE WE HAD TO WAIT ON LINE FOR AWHILE WE ONLY GOT A HALF HOUR. WHEN I FIRST ENTERED THE PLACE ONE OF THE BOUNCERS YELLED THAT I HAD TO CHECK IN MY COAT. I DIDN'T WANT TO AND HE THREATENED THAT IF I DIDN'T CHECK IN MY COAT HE WOULD KICK ME OUT. HE THEN GRABBED ME BY MY JACKET AND YELLED AT ME AND MY FRIENDS FOR NOT LISTENING TO HIM. THIS ABUSE WAS NOT NECESSARY. THEY WERE JUST TRYING TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF THE PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY TO GET IN. EVEN WHEN THE COAT CHECK AREA WAS FULL THEY STOPPED ACCEPTING COATS. THERE WERE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE PLACE WITH THEIR COATS ON AND THEY NEVER SAID ANYTHING TO THEM. I DON'T CARE HOW GOOD OF A PLACE THEY SAY IT IS. I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THEIR SERVICE.

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my first experience at porkys last saturday was just as insane as promised... it was my friends birthday and she booked the party there because she claimed to have gone before and had a night diff from any other previously in her 3 years living in nyc... we danced on the bar with the very spirited bartenders who were dressed up in football jerseys and eye paint for superbowl.. we did funnels, chugged fishbowls, the birthday girl barely made it out the door walking at the end of the night, and i got a little fuzzy towards the end but the pictures confirm the crazy fun that ensued... but to be frank, if you are looking for an upscale pretentious place that discriminates the crowd based on attractivness this is not the place.... although i remember the drink prices being steep the bartenders were very generous esp considering it was my friends birthday, throwing us free fishbowls and shots...the crowd is diverse but seemingly all equally eager to rock out to the at times corny music.. so if ur looking for a crazy, sloppy time i would suggest it... if u want trendy upscale go next door to duvet.

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★★★★★

my first experience at porkys last saturday was just as insane as promised... it was my friends birthday and she booked the party there because she claimed to have gone before and had a night diff from any other previously in her 3 years living in nyc... we danced on the bar with the very spirited bartenders who were dressed up in football jerseys and eye paint for superbowl.. we did funnels, chugged fishbowls, the birthday girl barely made it out the door walking at the end of the night, and i got a little fuzzy towards the end but the pictures confirm the crazy fun that ensued... but to be frank, if you are looking for an upscale pretentious place that discriminates the crowd based on attractivness this is not the place.... although i remember the drink prices being steep the bartenders were very generous esp considering it was my friends birthday, throwing us free fishbowls and shots...the crowd is diverse but seemingly all equally eager to rock out to the at times corny music.. so if ur looking for a crazy, sloppy time i would suggest it... if u want trendy upscale go next door to duvet.

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What to say, what to say. A little perplexed how this spot has an overall "8.9" rating, seems a bit ludicrous considering what I just experienced.

Ok, first of all, the bouncers are all on a ridiculous power trip, possibly due to the fact that they seemingly toss someone out every five minutes. Upon getting to the door, I was asked for my ID (which I was already extending in my hand). The guy scanned, it looked at it closely, shined a flashlight DIRECTLY in my face, inspected the ID again, then gave it back to me. It was a $15 cover for me, $10 for my girlfriend. Normally I would have turned around and left right there based on what I could see happening inside, but we were there to meet up with my gf's friend for her birthday. So I reluctantly paid and went in...oh wait! The bouncer once again asked for my ID, already forgetting that he just inspected it for 15 minutes.

Once we were finally inside, I had a very distinct feeling of instant regret and wanted my $25 back (by the way I have no problem paying a cover if the place is worth it, this just wasn't one of the places). All you see is a swarming mass of people jammed onto a dance floor about half the size of what it should be considering how many people are there. The clientele of this establishment is...well, let's just say they're not the classiest bunch. A lot of bridge n tunnel folk, and all of them are partying like they've never been to a bar before. A girl in my group was semi-assaulted by a girl that thought her "personal space" was being violated, when we were clearly just standing there talking. I went to the bar and realized I had no cash, ordered three beers and handed a credit card to the bartender and asked her to close it. She informed me there was a $30 minimum. I'm sorry, are you serious??? Again, I was trying to leave as soon as possible, so I bought five beers, handed them out, we drank them and then bolted.

NEVER AGAIN. This place should be condemned and burned.

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★☆☆☆☆

What to say, what to say. A little perplexed how this spot has an overall "8.9" rating, seems a bit ludicrous considering what I just experienced.

Ok, first of all, the bouncers are all on a ridiculous power trip, possibly due to the fact that they seemingly toss someone out every five minutes. Upon getting to the door, I was asked for my ID (which I was already extending in my hand). The guy scanned, it looked at it closely, shined a flashlight DIRECTLY in my face, inspected the ID again, then gave it back to me. It was a $15 cover for me, $10 for my girlfriend. Normally I would have turned around and left right there based on what I could see happening inside, but we were there to meet up with my gf's friend for her birthday. So I reluctantly paid and went in...oh wait! The bouncer once again asked for my ID, already forgetting that he just inspected it for 15 minutes.

Once we were finally inside, I had a very distinct feeling of instant regret and wanted my $25 back (by the way I have no problem paying a cover if the place is worth it, this just wasn't one of the places). All you see is a swarming mass of people jammed onto a dance floor about half the size of what it should be considering how many people are there. The clientele of this establishment is...well, let's just say they're not the classiest bunch. A lot of bridge n tunnel folk, and all of them are partying like they've never been to a bar before. A girl in my group was semi-assaulted by a girl that thought her "personal space" was being violated, when we were clearly just standing there talking. I went to the bar and realized I had no cash, ordered three beers and handed a credit card to the bartender and asked her to close it. She informed me there was a $30 minimum. I'm sorry, are you serious??? Again, I was trying to leave as soon as possible, so I bought five beers, handed them out, we drank them and then bolted.

NEVER AGAIN. This place should be condemned and burned.

Pros: *crickets chirping*

Cons: Everything, simply everything.

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Porky's gets your contact info then calls you telling you you've won an "open bar", an hour of free drinking from 10-11 for you and your friends any weekend you choose. Awesome, you pick a date and call your friends. That night you guys hurry up and get ready so you can be at the bar at 9:50 as not to miss a minute of open bar even though it's annoyingly early. You are psyched for a fun night. Then you get there. And realize that the bar is completely empty and there is a 50 person line outside the door. The staff walks up and down the line yelling, "IDs out" and passing out forms that you "must fill out. it is mandatory to get in", requiring your name, email address, phone number, and town of residence. Apparently it is crucial that you have your ID out 20 minutes before you even get in the door. When you finally do get in the door you have to wait on line for 10 more minutes while someone scans everyone's IDs and then looks at them with a flashlight for a few more minutes. It's 10:40. You don't have to pay the $20 cover which is nice and you have a whole 20 minutes of open bar. Awesome. If you can find a spot and get the bartender's attention. The open bar is a total scam and for a place that claims it's down to earth and free of BS it was totally pretentious and self-important to the point that it was actually funny. When we ordered a Shirley Temple (don't ask), the bartender said no and we asked why. He said "because it's annoying". Um, it's grenadine and soda. His attitude was disgusting. Once we passed all the BS it turned out to be a fun night, awesome loud 80's music. My advice - Skip open bar, don't give them any info about yourself unless you want lots of calls and emails, come later and pay for your drinks. Enjoy the fun music and people and don't order a Shirley Temple
-SG

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★★☆☆☆

Porky's gets your contact info then calls you telling you you've won an "open bar", an hour of free drinking from 10-11 for you and your friends any weekend you choose. Awesome, you pick a date and call your friends. That night you guys hurry up and get ready so you can be at the bar at 9:50 as not to miss a minute of open bar even though it's annoyingly early. You are psyched for a fun night. Then you get there. And realize that the bar is completely empty and there is a 50 person line outside the door. The staff walks up and down the line yelling, "IDs out" and passing out forms that you "must fill out. it is mandatory to get in", requiring your name, email address, phone number, and town of residence. Apparently it is crucial that you have your ID out 20 minutes before you even get in the door. When you finally do get in the door you have to wait on line for 10 more minutes while someone scans everyone's IDs and then looks at them with a flashlight for a few more minutes. It's 10:40. You don't have to pay the $20 cover which is nice and you have a whole 20 minutes of open bar. Awesome. If you can find a spot and get the bartender's attention. The open bar is a total scam and for a place that claims it's down to earth and free of BS it was totally pretentious and self-important to the point that it was actually funny. When we ordered a Shirley Temple (don't ask), the bartender said no and we asked why. He said "because it's annoying". Um, it's grenadine and soda. His attitude was disgusting. Once we passed all the BS it turned out to be a fun night, awesome loud 80's music. My advice - Skip open bar, don't give them any info about yourself unless you want lots of calls and emails, come later and pay for your drinks. Enjoy the fun music and people and don't order a Shirley Temple
-SG

Pros: 80's and fun Music, raunchy atmosphere

Cons: bouncers, door people, staff are obnoxious, ridiculous lines outside early in the night, fake-out open bar

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I have been to Porkys NYC numerous times and have had a blast everytime... From the staff to the atmosphere everything is amazing. There is always such a great crowd having a great time. The DJ plays every type of music throughout the night.

If you haven't been to POrkys NYc yet you are missing out ! GET UR A$$ THERE !

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★★★☆☆

I have been to Porkys NYC numerous times and have had a blast everytime... From the staff to the atmosphere everything is amazing. There is always such a great crowd having a great time. The DJ plays every type of music throughout the night.

If you haven't been to POrkys NYc yet you are missing out ! GET UR A$$ THERE !

Pros: Everythinggg

Cons: Nothing

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i enjoyed my time at Porkys nyc with a couple of friends we had a crazy time, theres no limits in this place which is exactly what we were looking for. the celebration of my pals birthday started with free shots when entering the bar, my friend recieved a free t-shirt and fish bowl as promised and we danced the night away on the bar. my favorite part of the night was when the Dj announced for everyone to raise their drinks in the air and pour it all over your best friend =) deff something that wouldnt happen in another bar. we drank numerous funnels and the dj played all the right songs. it wasnt a kinda place where it was one genre the whole night it was deff a good mix that made the rythum just right. i have been going back every week religiously since the summer. this place is always a guarantee good time.

Love you PORKERS!!!
Cathy

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★★★★★

i enjoyed my time at Porkys nyc with a couple of friends we had a crazy time, theres no limits in this place which is exactly what we were looking for. the celebration of my pals birthday started with free shots when entering the bar, my friend recieved a free t-shirt and fish bowl as promised and we danced the night away on the bar. my favorite part of the night was when the Dj announced for everyone to raise their drinks in the air and pour it all over your best friend =) deff something that wouldnt happen in another bar. we drank numerous funnels and the dj played all the right songs. it wasnt a kinda place where it was one genre the whole night it was deff a good mix that made the rythum just right. i have been going back every week religiously since the summer. this place is always a guarantee good time.

Love you PORKERS!!!
Cathy

Pros: everything about this place "ROCKS!!!"

Cons: if your not there ur deff missing out on a good night of fun.

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This Bar is trying to be something it is not. When I go to a bar like Porky?s I do not expect a $20 cover, a Velvet Rope, or Bottle Service! You were forced to check your coat, the Bathroom Lines were terrible (You had to wait on line to GET OUT of the Bathroom), the bouncers were mean and getting a drink was impossible!
We planned ahead to have a Birthday party here. When we arrived we did not receive anything we were promised. They gave us a small table in the middle of the over crowded dance floor and were told if someone wanted it for Bottle Service we would be forced to move. Bottle Service, this is Porky's!!!!
I love fun unpretentious bars where the music is loud, everyone is drunk, dancing and anything can happen. This place took all the fun out of that.

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★☆☆☆☆

This Bar is trying to be something it is not. When I go to a bar like Porky?s I do not expect a $20 cover, a Velvet Rope, or Bottle Service! You were forced to check your coat, the Bathroom Lines were terrible (You had to wait on line to GET OUT of the Bathroom), the bouncers were mean and getting a drink was impossible!
We planned ahead to have a Birthday party here. When we arrived we did not receive anything we were promised. They gave us a small table in the middle of the over crowded dance floor and were told if someone wanted it for Bottle Service we would be forced to move. Bottle Service, this is Porky's!!!!
I love fun unpretentious bars where the music is loud, everyone is drunk, dancing and anything can happen. This place took all the fun out of that.

Pros: Girls did dance on the Bar

Cons: $20 Cover, Over crowded, Mean Bouncers, Bathroom Lines were terrible, Impossible to get a drink

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I went there for someones bday and had the best time I have had in a long time. If you start a guestlist you can drink free for an hour. I love the atmosphere. They had girls dancing on the bars, the dj pumps u up. They play a great mixture of music. From hip-hop to pop to rock to 80's. They play everything. This place is for sure the place to go for a party. You will have an awesome time!! I promise u.

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★★★★★

I went there for someones bday and had the best time I have had in a long time. If you start a guestlist you can drink free for an hour. I love the atmosphere. They had girls dancing on the bars, the dj pumps u up. They play a great mixture of music. From hip-hop to pop to rock to 80's. They play everything. This place is for sure the place to go for a party. You will have an awesome time!! I promise u.

Pros: Love it all.

Cons: Maybe the bathrooms could be a little cleaner, but this is ny what bathroom is really all that clean.

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I have never had a bad night here, but you have to be in the mood for it. Strong drinks, loud 80s, and lots of dancing.

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★★★★★

I have never had a bad night here, but you have to be in the mood for it. Strong drinks, loud 80s, and lots of dancing.

Pros: music, strong drinks

Cons: gets crowded

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The bathrooms were horrendous...got there at 6pm, place was empty, bathrooms were already trashed....Disgusting

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★☆☆☆☆

The bathrooms were horrendous...got there at 6pm, place was empty, bathrooms were already trashed....Disgusting

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High class certainly isn't the goal here. With Howard Stern's likeness looking down on bar-top dancers and the mannequin legs strewn about, expect down-and-dirty fun that attracts a crowd of forlorn recent college graduates, drinking away…

 

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