The Mean Fiddler

★★★★☆
2 Floors, Sports - Football & Soccer, etc. Private Downstairs lounge & DJs nightly. Don't be surprised to find girls dancing on the Bar!
  • 266 W 47th St

    New York, NY 10036

    Cross street: nr. Eighth Ave.

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  • 212-354-2950

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My party and myself from Birmingham England have now visited this Bar on 12 different occasions and every time has been sesational for food,Staff pleasentness and very good value drinks.Highly recommend you visit and just experience for

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My party and myself from Birmingham England have now visited this Bar on 12 different occasions and every time has been sesational for food,Staff pleasentness and very good value drinks.Highly recommend you visit and just experience for

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THIS PLACE IS HORRIBLE, FROM THE LACK OF PROFESSIONALISM TO THE FALSE ADVERTISING.. let's just say i reserved and confirmed two days prior to my August 6th, 2010 event for a group of 20 and when my party and I got there the lower party level that was"confirmed" was all of a sudden under repair till September.. and the 5-6pm free drinks for ladies was not to be honored. Per the two rude event coordinators i must of misunderstood, but wait as you sit down, the table mats advertised exactly what "I" misunderstood. Funny, how a party of 12 which arrived before us also misunderstood... I think this place lures you in and then figures they make money off you since you are there now.. Well my party and I left elsewhere and if I were anyone considering this place, keep on looking.

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THIS PLACE IS HORRIBLE, FROM THE LACK OF PROFESSIONALISM TO THE FALSE ADVERTISING.. let's just say i reserved and confirmed two days prior to my August 6th, 2010 event for a group of 20 and when my party and I got there the lower party level that was"confirmed" was all of a sudden under repair till September.. and the 5-6pm free drinks for ladies was not to be honored. Per the two rude event coordinators i must of misunderstood, but wait as you sit down, the table mats advertised exactly what "I" misunderstood. Funny, how a party of 12 which arrived before us also misunderstood... I think this place lures you in and then figures they make money off you since you are there now.. Well my party and I left elsewhere and if I were anyone considering this place, keep on looking.

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My friend gathered a bunch of people for his birthday and we were all set to go to China Club- they refused to honor what they sent him in a promotional e-mail and I've never seen my friend madder. We rushed him into the nearest bar without a cover to get a drink. What a stroke of luck that place was the Mean Fiddler!

We had an AMAZING time, drank a lot, danced on the bar (and dressy or not we had some pretty girls with us so we were asked to get back up again a few times), had car bombs and we barely remembered the earlier fiasco. We go back every year now- it's been 4 years. Sadly, we don't go back at other times but I always reccomend this place and would go back in an instant. there was one year where a private party blocked the bar and they didn't allow us to dance on it but we still had fun. I have never been downstairs though in all these years.

I credit the Mean Fiddler with saving my friends birthday and the evening for about 30 people - turned our frowns upside down! The crowd is cool and the bouncers are too- nothing too stuffy, too young- great people having a great time.

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My friend gathered a bunch of people for his birthday and we were all set to go to China Club- they refused to honor what they sent him in a promotional e-mail and I've never seen my friend madder. We rushed him into the nearest bar without a cover to get a drink. What a stroke of luck that place was the Mean Fiddler!

We had an AMAZING time, drank a lot, danced on the bar (and dressy or not we had some pretty girls with us so we were asked to get back up again a few times), had car bombs and we barely remembered the earlier fiasco. We go back every year now- it's been 4 years. Sadly, we don't go back at other times but I always reccomend this place and would go back in an instant. there was one year where a private party blocked the bar and they didn't allow us to dance on it but we still had fun. I have never been downstairs though in all these years.

I credit the Mean Fiddler with saving my friends birthday and the evening for about 30 people - turned our frowns upside down! The crowd is cool and the bouncers are too- nothing too stuffy, too young- great people having a great time.

Pros: Great prices, great crowd good DJ

Cons: really none

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Nice friendly bartendars where you always feel welcomed. Great happy hour and food that is delicious, especially the Sliders & Pot Pie. In the night dancing over takes bar.

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Nice friendly bartendars where you always feel welcomed. Great happy hour and food that is delicious, especially the Sliders & Pot Pie. In the night dancing over takes bar.

Pros: Always something good going on.

Cons: There's only one Fiddler.

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So i had to raise alot of money in a short time for a race i am doing.I was in such a panic but a friend of mine put me on to the mean fiddler.From the get go the owner was so helpfull he helped me organize a strategy for prizes, games and drink specials.Everyone had a blast and we raised a pile of money.The Bartenders were so nice so thanks for all your help.Jenny G

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So i had to raise alot of money in a short time for a race i am doing.I was in such a panic but a friend of mine put me on to the mean fiddler.From the get go the owner was so helpfull he helped me organize a strategy for prizes, games and drink specials.Everyone had a blast and we raised a pile of money.The Bartenders were so nice so thanks for all your help.Jenny G

Pros: Staff and Management

Cons: Zero

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We were in a rush for a show picked up our tickets at Theatre so we wanted something quick and easy.The lady at the box office instructed us to go the Angry Fiddler{for some reason thats what keeps sticking in head}.Like any other place thats being a bar for a long time it has that beer smell but you quickly get over that with $4 pints of guinness and $1 sliders.We had a nice bartender who knew we had little time and took good care.We ended up going back at intermission to avoid the toilet lines and have a few quick shots.Highly recommended for anyone for the show..

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We were in a rush for a show picked up our tickets at Theatre so we wanted something quick and easy.The lady at the box office instructed us to go the Angry Fiddler{for some reason thats what keeps sticking in head}.Like any other place thats being a bar for a long time it has that beer smell but you quickly get over that with $4 pints of guinness and $1 sliders.We had a nice bartender who knew we had little time and took good care.We ended up going back at intermission to avoid the toilet lines and have a few quick shots.Highly recommended for anyone for the show..

Pros: Next door to Rock of Ages

Cons: Old Beer Smell

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So this place is truly off the hook.From the outside its very deceving seems like just another old irish bar and even when you go in you are a little puzzled.They have club like after work party in there downstairs bar not our scene so continue on but when we saw $4 imports and $1 sliders we were sold.The waitress was cool and set us in the back where they had beer pong and we all threw back the years and preteneded we were back in college.They had Plasmas everywhere ya looked and even put on my beloved RED SOX which pleased me no end.The bartenders were all irish and cool so thats always a plus.

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So this place is truly off the hook.From the outside its very deceving seems like just another old irish bar and even when you go in you are a little puzzled.They have club like after work party in there downstairs bar not our scene so continue on but when we saw $4 imports and $1 sliders we were sold.The waitress was cool and set us in the back where they had beer pong and we all threw back the years and preteneded we were back in college.They had Plasmas everywhere ya looked and even put on my beloved RED SOX which pleased me no end.The bartenders were all irish and cool so thats always a plus.

Pros: Wicked Happy Hour

Cons: price jump after happy hour

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We stopped in there on Saturday night, just to have a beer or 2. Ended up dancing all night to some great tunes. The staff was fantastic!!! Definitely recommend.

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We stopped in there on Saturday night, just to have a beer or 2. Ended up dancing all night to some great tunes. The staff was fantastic!!! Definitely recommend.

Pros: fun atmosphere, great staff

Cons: Hmm, none

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This Bar makes ya feel like a old New York Tavern.Its not the trendiest or coolest but it has a warm feel to it.The bartenders are cool make ya feel at home.We live directly across the street so we are going to say nice things.But honestly i would usually not step into a bar like this but where else in the Theatre district can you play beer pong with Pierce Brosnan which happened me last week.It had a drunken college vibe with people from jersey and long island but thats what makes it fun.

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This Bar makes ya feel like a old New York Tavern.Its not the trendiest or coolest but it has a warm feel to it.The bartenders are cool make ya feel at home.We live directly across the street so we are going to say nice things.But honestly i would usually not step into a bar like this but where else in the Theatre district can you play beer pong with Pierce Brosnan which happened me last week.It had a drunken college vibe with people from jersey and long island but thats what makes it fun.

Pros: TVs everywhere you look drink specials

Cons: Hundreds of drunk kids sharing small bathrooms

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So this is our third year of doing a fleet week party at the fiddler.We originally choose this bar as it was a live music venue and we put on a show for our boys in uniform.We had over 200 Marines pack in the bar.I am a former active Marine i now work in corporate america but i like to give back as i remember when i was a broke marine.Anyway i just wanted to say thanks to everyone at the fiddler for there generosity and the warmth they give everyone in uniform.God Bless America

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So this is our third year of doing a fleet week party at the fiddler.We originally choose this bar as it was a live music venue and we put on a show for our boys in uniform.We had over 200 Marines pack in the bar.I am a former active Marine i now work in corporate america but i like to give back as i remember when i was a broke marine.Anyway i just wanted to say thanks to everyone at the fiddler for there generosity and the warmth they give everyone in uniform.God Bless America

Pros: The welcome they extend you

Cons: I could not even talk of such

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Was looking for after work spot for our office to have some games throw back beers and not spend too much money in the area as we no longer have expense accounts.We took the downstairs which looks a little like a punk rock club from the village so besides the look it was good for our group.The bartender names Alan took real good care off us and always had something funny to say.We played darts and beer pong and played pool as well. We played our own music so basically had our own fun and party.They threw us some free apps to keep us there longer and it worked :-] The whole office were big fans

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Was looking for after work spot for our office to have some games throw back beers and not spend too much money in the area as we no longer have expense accounts.We took the downstairs which looks a little like a punk rock club from the village so besides the look it was good for our group.The bartender names Alan took real good care off us and always had something funny to say.We played darts and beer pong and played pool as well. We played our own music so basically had our own fun and party.They threw us some free apps to keep us there longer and it worked :-] The whole office were big fans

Pros: Beer Pong Cheap beer

Cons: Bathrooms dark and scary

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We as a work group like to try different sports/dive bars in nyc.We give a rating on the usual service,tvs,games and wings.Overall the this bar is unique as its off the beaten path you have to walk down into it from the outside it appears dark and dingy .We were told there was a pool table but the bartender informed us that was back in the day.We proceeded to take advantage of its happy hour and had a game off beer pong with some happy but broke students.We enjoyed the wings had there own special sauce so overall we gave this place a 7..

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We as a work group like to try different sports/dive bars in nyc.We give a rating on the usual service,tvs,games and wings.Overall the this bar is unique as its off the beaten path you have to walk down into it from the outside it appears dark and dingy .We were told there was a pool table but the bartender informed us that was back in the day.We proceeded to take advantage of its happy hour and had a game off beer pong with some happy but broke students.We enjoyed the wings had there own special sauce so overall we gave this place a 7..

Pros: super wings

Cons: no pool table

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Hi there we were in a rush for the ROCK OF AGES show and not in the mood of pizza so we popped into the mean fiddler after the usherette at show recommended this place.The service was quick good apps happy hour was in effect so that was a bonus.We went into the show with a good buzz and we ended up going back after the show with a few cast members

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Hi there we were in a rush for the ROCK OF AGES show and not in the mood of pizza so we popped into the mean fiddler after the usherette at show recommended this place.The service was quick good apps happy hour was in effect so that was a bonus.We went into the show with a good buzz and we ended up going back after the show with a few cast members

Pros: next door to rock of ages

Cons: pub smell

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ok so we come to nyc a few times a month and since we work for the irish airlines we can go anywhere in nyc but we choose this bar/club over anywhere else because its a fun place.Its a not a bar for a quiet prudish people as it a party bar reminds me of Copper Face jacks in dublin except wilder.The staff are great the dj rocks you get free shots for dancing on the bar whats more to ask for?Mean Fiddler Rocks

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ok so we come to nyc a few times a month and since we work for the irish airlines we can go anywhere in nyc but we choose this bar/club over anywhere else because its a fun place.Its a not a bar for a quiet prudish people as it a party bar reminds me of Copper Face jacks in dublin except wilder.The staff are great the dj rocks you get free shots for dancing on the bar whats more to ask for?Mean Fiddler Rocks

Pros: free shots mental bar staff

Cons: there is none in ireland

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The atmosphere was electric the bar has an energy which i have only ever seen in Temple bar or copper face jacks in DUBLIN.No frills place everyone gets hammered anything goes girls on girls doing shots dancing on bar etc.I was on holidays with my missus and we avoided irish bars untill we realised the american bars are rubbish[NOT ALLOWED SAY ANYTHING ELSE} this place not be trendy but it has more energy than a can of red bull.If you are looking for a wild place to get whacked this is the place.I only found it on my last nite so thats why i'm writing in to anyone from ireland or england.Cheers Albert and Michael

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The atmosphere was electric the bar has an energy which i have only ever seen in Temple bar or copper face jacks in DUBLIN.No frills place everyone gets hammered anything goes girls on girls doing shots dancing on bar etc.I was on holidays with my missus and we avoided irish bars untill we realised the american bars are rubbish[NOT ALLOWED SAY ANYTHING ELSE} this place not be trendy but it has more energy than a can of red bull.If you are looking for a wild place to get whacked this is the place.I only found it on my last nite so thats why i'm writing in to anyone from ireland or england.Cheers Albert and Michael

Pros: good music,late drinks,happy times

Cons: the jacks!

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So we came to nyc with high expectations the city that never sleeps.So our impressions of nyc are the yanks are dry serious people.We were made feel like unwelcome in any bar we went to we even were cut off in a few bars when all we were doing were having the craic and acting the gombeen.So anyway i writing in to let all my fellow irish men this pub is what you want.Avoid for the first few days and you'll understand what i mean.It has all irish staff who know how to pour a drink and they never cut you off.Its a true irish pub.The place is hopping with half dressed women and the music is like from home so say no more..Loving the mean fiddler

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So we came to nyc with high expectations the city that never sleeps.So our impressions of nyc are the yanks are dry serious people.We were made feel like unwelcome in any bar we went to we even were cut off in a few bars when all we were doing were having the craic and acting the gombeen.So anyway i writing in to let all my fellow irish men this pub is what you want.Avoid for the first few days and you'll understand what i mean.It has all irish staff who know how to pour a drink and they never cut you off.Its a true irish pub.The place is hopping with half dressed women and the music is like from home so say no more..Loving the mean fiddler

Pros: women and late night drinks

Cons: why mention the good out beats the bad

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Ok so there is a million and one bars in the city so why should i write anything good about this place?Two reasons one is myself and my girlfriends love this place as we always get treated like royalty.The staff are always on point.We come for the happy hour and end up staying for the night crowd.Second reason everything about this place reminds me of the cheers from the square bar to the steps down and i wanted to spread the word.

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★★★★★

Ok so there is a million and one bars in the city so why should i write anything good about this place?Two reasons one is myself and my girlfriends love this place as we always get treated like royalty.The staff are always on point.We come for the happy hour and end up staying for the night crowd.Second reason everything about this place reminds me of the cheers from the square bar to the steps down and i wanted to spread the word.

Pros: good after work spot amazing happy hour

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THIS PLACE NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN! THEY TREAT THEIR CUSTOMERS LIKE GARBAGE, AND WATER DOWN THEIR DRINKS.

ALSO, LIKE OTHER REVIEWS, THEY RIPPED OFF MY CREDIT CARD. I WAS EXTREMELY ANGRY WHEN I CHECKED MY BANK STATEMENT.

PLEASE STAY FAR AWAY FROM HERE......ITS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!

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THIS PLACE NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN! THEY TREAT THEIR CUSTOMERS LIKE GARBAGE, AND WATER DOWN THEIR DRINKS.

ALSO, LIKE OTHER REVIEWS, THEY RIPPED OFF MY CREDIT CARD. I WAS EXTREMELY ANGRY WHEN I CHECKED MY BANK STATEMENT.

PLEASE STAY FAR AWAY FROM HERE......ITS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!

Pros: NONE

Cons: EVERYTHING

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I am writing in because simply i love this place as do all staff at the Hard Rock Restaurant.This bar is known locally as an industry bar meaning bars/restaurants/hotels etc all hang out here.The Staff who have worked locally for years have a great level of respect for any one that walks in.Alex the bouncer who gets abused nightly{try it one night} does amazing job so when you get hammered and stupid he is there to protect you.The owners are hands on and you'll always find Patrick or michael on any given night.When we arrive at fiddler we are always well greeted .Its only downfall after a crazy night of working it can be too much of a party bar but thats why we love the downstairs bar where we play pool and beer pong and the amazing Alan works the bar.

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I am writing in because simply i love this place as do all staff at the Hard Rock Restaurant.This bar is known locally as an industry bar meaning bars/restaurants/hotels etc all hang out here.The Staff who have worked locally for years have a great level of respect for any one that walks in.Alex the bouncer who gets abused nightly{try it one night} does amazing job so when you get hammered and stupid he is there to protect you.The owners are hands on and you'll always find Patrick or michael on any given night.When we arrive at fiddler we are always well greeted .Its only downfall after a crazy night of working it can be too much of a party bar but thats why we love the downstairs bar where we play pool and beer pong and the amazing Alan works the bar.

Pros: Staff Staff Staff

Cons: Fridays and Saturdays get pretty crowded

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Had my boyfriends 30th here recently which had me in under so much pressure.They made it easy from the start.We had the private room to ourslves played our own music had a buffett for food.The bartenders and waitresses were awesome.Overall made my planning stress free.I had told Michael the owner how happy we were so he asked me to write a few notes which i did.Thanks guys see ya soon

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Had my boyfriends 30th here recently which had me in under so much pressure.They made it easy from the start.We had the private room to ourslves played our own music had a buffett for food.The bartenders and waitresses were awesome.Overall made my planning stress free.I had told Michael the owner how happy we were so he asked me to write a few notes which i did.Thanks guys see ya soon

Pros: easy going atmosphere

Cons: no parking close

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Ok so are night started off a disaster when we arrived at the bar we were informed the main bar was booked out by Paramount pictures..It looked like it was going to be a terrible party.Thats where it all changed the manager or owner came over with Platters of food for my guests on top of that they sent over a bottle of champagne.I do believe another party had a similar situation and the same gesture was handed to them.After that the bartenders Alan and David took really good care of us. The dj came in and after that we partied the night away our crowd mixed well with the other party.

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★★★★☆

Ok so are night started off a disaster when we arrived at the bar we were informed the main bar was booked out by Paramount pictures..It looked like it was going to be a terrible party.Thats where it all changed the manager or owner came over with Platters of food for my guests on top of that they sent over a bottle of champagne.I do believe another party had a similar situation and the same gesture was handed to them.After that the bartenders Alan and David took really good care of us. The dj came in and after that we partied the night away our crowd mixed well with the other party.

Pros: good prices nice staff

Cons: Bathrooms

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As the head bartender at the fiddler we have being getting quite a few bad reviews and as we pride ourselves on being on a high level of service its quite alarming that we had none for three years and in the space of a week we have 7.Seems like an ex employee who now works very close has an issue she should just stop in and say hello.For any issues please contact Albert.

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As the head bartender at the fiddler we have being getting quite a few bad reviews and as we pride ourselves on being on a high level of service its quite alarming that we had none for three years and in the space of a week we have 7.Seems like an ex employee who now works very close has an issue she should just stop in and say hello.For any issues please contact Albert.

Pros: Too many to mention

Cons: there is only one

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Was staying in new york recently and have to say was disappointed with the american bars it seems to be just a collection of chains of Fridays,Applebys,Charlie O's type Pubs.We got put on to this pub from one of staff at Planet Hollywood as this seems to be where they all go after work.The Place is lively we also ate here and being an englishman was very impressed with there fish and chips even had Malt Vinegar which is a necessity.They have a cute little bartender called Jeri.She made us feel very welcome and when we returned the next day to watch some english footie she put it on the tvs for us.

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Was staying in new york recently and have to say was disappointed with the american bars it seems to be just a collection of chains of Fridays,Applebys,Charlie O's type Pubs.We got put on to this pub from one of staff at Planet Hollywood as this seems to be where they all go after work.The Place is lively we also ate here and being an englishman was very impressed with there fish and chips even had Malt Vinegar which is a necessity.They have a cute little bartender called Jeri.She made us feel very welcome and when we returned the next day to watch some english footie she put it on the tvs for us.

Pros: Fish and Chips

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A few friends and me stopped in recently after catching a concert at the china club.A total Dive-Sports bar this place has certain characteristics that kept us there late.The drinks are well poured nyc city prices They had a pleasant bartender who everybody knew his name he even gave us a buy backs.The food was typical bar food but was good.They even had a beer pong table {have not played since college}which we played untill it got crowded.Only downside it turns into a semi club and music goes from indie rock to top 40.We actually had to move to the downstairs bar where we continued to play beer pong.It was over all a pleasant experience.

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A few friends and me stopped in recently after catching a concert at the china club.A total Dive-Sports bar this place has certain characteristics that kept us there late.The drinks are well poured nyc city prices They had a pleasant bartender who everybody knew his name he even gave us a buy backs.The food was typical bar food but was good.They even had a beer pong table {have not played since college}which we played untill it got crowded.Only downside it turns into a semi club and music goes from indie rock to top 40.We actually had to move to the downstairs bar where we continued to play beer pong.It was over all a pleasant experience.

Pros: Good beer well poured drinks

Cons: Bathrooms

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I know this bar is a PENN ST alumni but it is now also a MARYMOUNT COLLEGE alumni bar so this is to let all you fellow MARYMOUNTS this is now our spot.

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I know this bar is a PENN ST alumni but it is now also a MARYMOUNT COLLEGE alumni bar so this is to let all you fellow MARYMOUNTS this is now our spot.

Pros: BEER PONG

Cons: toliets

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Hi we had my girlfriends party at this place.We were visting from LA and the concierge at the W recommended it.We were looking for a club so when he recommended an irish bar we thought it was strange.He knew the bartenders so when we arrived we introduced ourselves.From than on we had a blast the bartenders hooked us up and took really good care of us they even were doing body shots of the Bride to be.They even had her behind the bar making shots on the bar dancing and having one last wild night.The place is definitely entertaining but advised its not a place for a sober person{not that i would know}.It gets pretty crowded..

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Hi we had my girlfriends party at this place.We were visting from LA and the concierge at the W recommended it.We were looking for a club so when he recommended an irish bar we thought it was strange.He knew the bartenders so when we arrived we introduced ourselves.From than on we had a blast the bartenders hooked us up and took really good care of us they even were doing body shots of the Bride to be.They even had her behind the bar making shots on the bar dancing and having one last wild night.The place is definitely entertaining but advised its not a place for a sober person{not that i would know}.It gets pretty crowded..

Pros: No lines no admission Fun Bartenders

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Hi have to say a big thank you to everyone at the bar.I held my birthday party a few weeks ago here and i can't thank everyone enough.They treated my friends and family like royalty.We it had downstairs with the open bar and food.The food was excellent and the staff{all irish}very attentive.Its not you're typically Irish bar the upstairs is not a place to bring you're mother but overall we had a good experience.Thanks Amanda

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Hi have to say a big thank you to everyone at the bar.I held my birthday party a few weeks ago here and i can't thank everyone enough.They treated my friends and family like royalty.We it had downstairs with the open bar and food.The food was excellent and the staff{all irish}very attentive.Its not you're typically Irish bar the upstairs is not a place to bring you're mother but overall we had a good experience.Thanks Amanda

Pros: Fun place and Good

Cons: upstairs gets a bit crowd

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Hi since it is recession times everybody is throwning great deals at ya and this bar threw us one.So many places look for a guaranteed $50 a person open deal which is unfair as most people only ever have two drinks.Anyway straight to the point we were given the downstairs bar to ourselves we gave a bar guarantee which means you just have to drink x ammount.Michael one of the owners planned out the whole thing we had food,drink specials great music beer pong pool darts everybody had a blast danced there asses off and just had a great time.The staff were on top of us and made sure we taken care off.We will be back Brian and the crew..

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Hi since it is recession times everybody is throwning great deals at ya and this bar threw us one.So many places look for a guaranteed $50 a person open deal which is unfair as most people only ever have two drinks.Anyway straight to the point we were given the downstairs bar to ourselves we gave a bar guarantee which means you just have to drink x ammount.Michael one of the owners planned out the whole thing we had food,drink specials great music beer pong pool darts everybody had a blast danced there asses off and just had a great time.The staff were on top of us and made sure we taken care off.We will be back Brian and the crew..

Pros: service and there wings!

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My friends and I had a great time celebrating my 25th birthday party here. This is the place to go if you are looking for a fun party. It was mardi gras theme night so they had great drink specials. There was no line to get in nor was there a cover. Other clubs in the area do have lines and my friends at first were annoyed that i would have my bday party at a place with a huge line, but were happy to discover, the mean fiddler had no line. They cleared out an area for my friends and there was a bouncer there allowing only my friends to enter. (the bouncer was great ,he was not rude or on a power trip or anything like in so many other NYC bars, he was respectful and very nice). I heard they have a great private party area downstairs with drink specials, not what i was looking for so it worked out great that we were able to do a cash bar and have a little area for ourselves. A bunch of us were dancing on the bar and girls got free shots for that, brought me back to my college days in New Orleans . Michael helped me plan the party and was very easy to reach via email. His brother (i think) Patrick, was there the night of the party and made sure everything was ready and taken care of and ran smoothly. THe bartenders were also great. Overall, a fun birthday and highly recommended

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My friends and I had a great time celebrating my 25th birthday party here. This is the place to go if you are looking for a fun party. It was mardi gras theme night so they had great drink specials. There was no line to get in nor was there a cover. Other clubs in the area do have lines and my friends at first were annoyed that i would have my bday party at a place with a huge line, but were happy to discover, the mean fiddler had no line. They cleared out an area for my friends and there was a bouncer there allowing only my friends to enter. (the bouncer was great ,he was not rude or on a power trip or anything like in so many other NYC bars, he was respectful and very nice). I heard they have a great private party area downstairs with drink specials, not what i was looking for so it worked out great that we were able to do a cash bar and have a little area for ourselves. A bunch of us were dancing on the bar and girls got free shots for that, brought me back to my college days in New Orleans . Michael helped me plan the party and was very easy to reach via email. His brother (i think) Patrick, was there the night of the party and made sure everything was ready and taken care of and ran smoothly. THe bartenders were also great. Overall, a fun birthday and highly recommended

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I have to be honest when i say i usually don't hang out in these type of bars its a bit too wild.I'm more of a lounge girl.I recently split from my x so my friends dragged me out.When i went in i was horrified to see girls dancing on the bar pouring shots into guys mouths.Well you won't beleive i was one of those girls after a few stiff drinks from the handsome bartender Albert{love ya}.I was up on the bar having a wild time.To top off i met a lovely young Irish man to help me forget my x.So if you are looking to get loose get lucky get drunk and party this place is the perfect remedy.I got to give it to the Irish they know how to party and know how to make a girl happy{wink wink}..

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★★★★★

I have to be honest when i say i usually don't hang out in these type of bars its a bit too wild.I'm more of a lounge girl.I recently split from my x so my friends dragged me out.When i went in i was horrified to see girls dancing on the bar pouring shots into guys mouths.Well you won't beleive i was one of those girls after a few stiff drinks from the handsome bartender Albert{love ya}.I was up on the bar having a wild time.To top off i met a lovely young Irish man to help me forget my x.So if you are looking to get loose get lucky get drunk and party this place is the perfect remedy.I got to give it to the Irish they know how to party and know how to make a girl happy{wink wink}..

Pros: Music,Bartenders,hot irish men,Dancing on the bar

Cons: Only one Albert!

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Hi so we went out on our batchelorette party with all the girls.We wanted to have a wild time so we went to a male strip joint got a stripper got a party bus.The whole lot so we decided to go to a few bars but we needed more excitement.We got it at the this bar.We walked into 20 girls on the bar dancing on the bar.So not to be outdone the whole batchelerotte party jumped us as well.We had the bride to be doing body shots of guys at the bar.It was alot of fun and the staff made us feel very safe.Thanks a mill Mean fiddler

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★★★★★

Hi so we went out on our batchelorette party with all the girls.We wanted to have a wild time so we went to a male strip joint got a stripper got a party bus.The whole lot so we decided to go to a few bars but we needed more excitement.We got it at the this bar.We walked into 20 girls on the bar dancing on the bar.So not to be outdone the whole batchelerotte party jumped us as well.We had the bride to be doing body shots of guys at the bar.It was alot of fun and the staff made us feel very safe.Thanks a mill Mean fiddler

Pros: Dance on the Bar

Cons: Not enough hot men!

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Hi our baseball team just held our championship party here.Its perfect as it has a pool table,darts beer pong.We brought my ipod and we plugged it into the sound system and had a ball.The food was awesome our bartender Alan made us feel welcome and had the drinks flowing.Everybody loved the space and we will be coming back for sure..Thanks guys

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★★★★★

Hi our baseball team just held our championship party here.Its perfect as it has a pool table,darts beer pong.We brought my ipod and we plugged it into the sound system and had a ball.The food was awesome our bartender Alan made us feel welcome and had the drinks flowing.Everybody loved the space and we will be coming back for sure..Thanks guys

Pros: Food and plenty of space

Cons: theres only one mean fiddler :-]

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We go to the fiddler pretty much every friday and i am writing this review just to let all you people know how great this place is.The name has you thinking its just another boring irish pub but its quite the opposite.It has young crowd and its a real party bar,but most important the dj is amazing.He has the crowd dancing there asses off.The staff are great as well so if you're looking for a cool place to hang ..See ya there friday

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★★★★★

We go to the fiddler pretty much every friday and i am writing this review just to let all you people know how great this place is.The name has you thinking its just another boring irish pub but its quite the opposite.It has young crowd and its a real party bar,but most important the dj is amazing.He has the crowd dancing there asses off.The staff are great as well so if you're looking for a cool place to hang ..See ya there friday

Pros: dj pill rocks

Cons: gets loud and wild...

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I go to alot of clubs and bars so trust me when i tell you this place is hot.The place is jumping with cool dj's and hot bartenders{so many i don't which i want}.Me and my girlfriends love this place and bartenders always hook us up.Its a young hip crowd and everyone likes to dance and get wild.Perfect place to let loose..

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★★★★★

I go to alot of clubs and bars so trust me when i tell you this place is hot.The place is jumping with cool dj's and hot bartenders{so many i don't which i want}.Me and my girlfriends love this place and bartenders always hook us up.Its a young hip crowd and everyone likes to dance and get wild.Perfect place to let loose..

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Hi guys just wanted to give the fiddler a big thumbs up for new years.We go to the fiddler on a regular basis so it did not take much presuading from the bartenders to join the party.The bar was busy but not packed which meant everyone could get a drink easily.The staff at the fiddler are the best in the city so new years eve was no different.On top of that Dj Pill was his usually playing all the stuff thats gets the hips swinging.We had a ball stayed till closing ..

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★★★★★

Hi guys just wanted to give the fiddler a big thumbs up for new years.We go to the fiddler on a regular basis so it did not take much presuading from the bartenders to join the party.The bar was busy but not packed which meant everyone could get a drink easily.The staff at the fiddler are the best in the city so new years eve was no different.On top of that Dj Pill was his usually playing all the stuff thats gets the hips swinging.We had a ball stayed till closing ..

Pros: Location easy to get to

Cons: Gets a bit loud at night

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Landed in ny not not knowing what do for the night.Should we stand in times square and watch the ball drop.We landed into the pig and whistle and the staff here were great recommened the mean fiddler.so up we went for a quite drink or so we thought.The place was a blast Bert and Al the bartenders made us feel at home.It was bloody freezing so we decided that on new yr eve forget times square and stay warm.Myself and my girlfriend from liverpool just had a great night of fun.So heres to the fiddler..

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★★★★★

Landed in ny not not knowing what do for the night.Should we stand in times square and watch the ball drop.We landed into the pig and whistle and the staff here were great recommened the mean fiddler.so up we went for a quite drink or so we thought.The place was a blast Bert and Al the bartenders made us feel at home.It was bloody freezing so we decided that on new yr eve forget times square and stay warm.Myself and my girlfriend from liverpool just had a great night of fun.So heres to the fiddler..

Pros: Staff,service l

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had to write in and say how much of a great time i had.i live in NYC so the idea of going to times square turned my stomach.We got in early to avoid the crowds around 6.we got our seats and i have to say i never met such a friendly bunch of people.The owners were on top of everything making sure everybody was taken care off.We got the 3 course meal and open bar for 4 hours for a steal.Than at 11.40 the whole bar clears out walks down to Broadway and watches the ball drop.It was bloody freezing so we rushed back to finish off the party.The dj was amazing got the crowd pumped played every type of song.again guys to everyone at the fiddler thanks a million i'll pass the word on you guys rock..

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★★★★★

had to write in and say how much of a great time i had.i live in NYC so the idea of going to times square turned my stomach.We got in early to avoid the crowds around 6.we got our seats and i have to say i never met such a friendly bunch of people.The owners were on top of everything making sure everybody was taken care off.We got the 3 course meal and open bar for 4 hours for a steal.Than at 11.40 the whole bar clears out walks down to Broadway and watches the ball drop.It was bloody freezing so we rushed back to finish off the party.The dj was amazing got the crowd pumped played every type of song.again guys to everyone at the fiddler thanks a million i'll pass the word on you guys rock..

Pros: You feel at home the minute you walk in

Cons: none ...

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I accidently walked into this after spending half a night at the supposedly China Club which is next door.Me and friends quickly left the club and got to talking to the doorman Alex who was extremely nice and invited us in.So the bar is a throw back to your college years but the music was amazing.We drank for half the price of a club had better music and the crowd which was a little wild{mostly irish} but they know to throw a party.Everybody was just so friendly so i just wanted to give a two thumbs up.If you're to dance it has two floors plenty of space no lines..

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★★★★★

I accidently walked into this after spending half a night at the supposedly China Club which is next door.Me and friends quickly left the club and got to talking to the doorman Alex who was extremely nice and invited us in.So the bar is a throw back to your college years but the music was amazing.We drank for half the price of a club had better music and the crowd which was a little wild{mostly irish} but they know to throw a party.Everybody was just so friendly so i just wanted to give a two thumbs up.If you're to dance it has two floors plenty of space no lines..

Pros: Plenty of space

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Hi quick note was staying up the street at W hotel and was delighted to come across this pub.Being a big Manchester United season ticket holder was delighted to come across this place as i needed to watch the Devils in action.Bartender was a nice Irish lass knew noting about football but you can't have everything.They had a million Tv's and she even put the sound on.So anyone looking to watch some footie i can vouch for this place{don't forget to leave a tip}and not a verbal one..

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★★★★★

Hi quick note was staying up the street at W hotel and was delighted to come across this pub.Being a big Manchester United season ticket holder was delighted to come across this place as i needed to watch the Devils in action.Bartender was a nice Irish lass knew noting about football but you can't have everything.They had a million Tv's and she even put the sound on.So anyone looking to watch some footie i can vouch for this place{don't forget to leave a tip}and not a verbal one..

Pros: MIllions of Tv's

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Spent a year working in nyc had an amazing year.Started off trying to avoid anything Irish as me and my girlfriends wanted to sample NYC.We worked for aer lingus so we had heard plenty about the Mean Fiddler.So long story short it did not take us long to make the bar our home away from home.They play great music Maniac {irish dance favourite} and if you hang out long enough you will get all the irish favourites.The staff are great the owners are nice.Its hard to explain but don't go on impressions.The bar only comes alive after 12 a.m. and its just a bar where everyone really enjoys themselves.So hi to Al,Mike,Pat,Vin and the rest for me..

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★★★★★

Spent a year working in nyc had an amazing year.Started off trying to avoid anything Irish as me and my girlfriends wanted to sample NYC.We worked for aer lingus so we had heard plenty about the Mean Fiddler.So long story short it did not take us long to make the bar our home away from home.They play great music Maniac {irish dance favourite} and if you hang out long enough you will get all the irish favourites.The staff are great the owners are nice.Its hard to explain but don't go on impressions.The bar only comes alive after 12 a.m. and its just a bar where everyone really enjoys themselves.So hi to Al,Mike,Pat,Vin and the rest for me..

Pros: Music and No Cover

Cons: Can never leave sober

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The mean fiddler has an usual charm and don't be fooled by first impressions.When you first walk in you feel like you're back in college.It has all the trademarks sports,people doing body shots and alot of Jager being drank.I was told the bar is the no 1 seller of Jager in the city{Albert the bartender has lot to do with that}.It's charm is in the patrons and staff.Everybody mingles from the local cops and firemen.It also has a big following from big restaurants.So if you're looking to let loose get drunk and dance the fiddler's the spot to be..

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★★★★★

The mean fiddler has an usual charm and don't be fooled by first impressions.When you first walk in you feel like you're back in college.It has all the trademarks sports,people doing body shots and alot of Jager being drank.I was told the bar is the no 1 seller of Jager in the city{Albert the bartender has lot to do with that}.It's charm is in the patrons and staff.Everybody mingles from the local cops and firemen.It also has a big following from big restaurants.So if you're looking to let loose get drunk and dance the fiddler's the spot to be..

Pros: Patrons Staff and atmosphere

Cons: Gets very crowded at week ends..

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Hi guys i just moved to the area and was looking to find a regular down to earth bar like my own city Calgary.Everybody had there own views from the ESPN ZONE to LANDSDOWNE but it just happened to be my day.I was sitting at the bar minding my own business{watching the rangers} trying to scope the place out.I was lucky enough to sit next to a group of NHL of referee's and need i say more.
From there i have got to know the staff pretty well and i go there for sunday football.So if you are a sports lover come by the fiddler talk to Kat or Vincent who are sports lovers

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★★★★★

Hi guys i just moved to the area and was looking to find a regular down to earth bar like my own city Calgary.Everybody had there own views from the ESPN ZONE to LANDSDOWNE but it just happened to be my day.I was sitting at the bar minding my own business{watching the rangers} trying to scope the place out.I was lucky enough to sit next to a group of NHL of referee's and need i say more.
From there i have got to know the staff pretty well and i go there for sunday football.So if you are a sports lover come by the fiddler talk to Kat or Vincent who are sports lovers

Pros: Good happy hour good staff amazing wings

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I live in the neighbourhood so i was happy to find a place like the fiddler where you can come listen to good music dance if you want and hang out with nice people..Mostly off the boat irish kids going wild to anything from AC/DC to USHER to even a little of the old irish stufff..It gets pretty crowded fri/sat so be warned but you always have the downstairs bar if this happens..

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★★★★★

I live in the neighbourhood so i was happy to find a place like the fiddler where you can come listen to good music dance if you want and hang out with nice people..Mostly off the boat irish kids going wild to anything from AC/DC to USHER to even a little of the old irish stufff..It gets pretty crowded fri/sat so be warned but you always have the downstairs bar if this happens..

Pros: staff and dj's

Cons: gets very crowded

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Our college used to go to TONIC but thankfully they decided to make the switch.To me its all about the people that work there.You can see why everyone is here works like a family{including the brothers who own it}You are greeted with a big hello and the more you go there the more you get to know the great staff i.e Kevin you're amazing.They have the best apps and especially there wings..I love my wings so trust me when i tell you there are in my top 3..Anyway besides all of that after the games finishes there dj comes on and gets the party going..FIDDLER ROCKS..

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★★★★★

Our college used to go to TONIC but thankfully they decided to make the switch.To me its all about the people that work there.You can see why everyone is here works like a family{including the brothers who own it}You are greeted with a big hello and the more you go there the more you get to know the great staff i.e Kevin you're amazing.They have the best apps and especially there wings..I love my wings so trust me when i tell you there are in my top 3..Anyway besides all of that after the games finishes there dj comes on and gets the party going..FIDDLER ROCKS..

Pros: Staff,service location

Cons: Gets too crowded but after a few beers who cares

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Having read the last two e-mails i have to agree this place does have a wild raucouse night time side to it but it has many sides.I go here with all my Morgan Stanley co workers it used to be for the Free Pizza and Cheap Beers now its just for the Cheap beers.But seriously the place rocks mixed crowd great staff nice owners Patrick is one and he always treats us so well.This place only gets going at 12 am and i have stumbled out of here with sun shinning{Thanks Albert}.They have great djs and its great for a big gathering.Now they have Southern Hot wings we are all Happy.Its a great place to watch my Cowboys and we are slowly building up a following..This place makes me like we are all family..Fiddler Rocks..

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★★★★★

Having read the last two e-mails i have to agree this place does have a wild raucouse night time side to it but it has many sides.I go here with all my Morgan Stanley co workers it used to be for the Free Pizza and Cheap Beers now its just for the Cheap beers.But seriously the place rocks mixed crowd great staff nice owners Patrick is one and he always treats us so well.This place only gets going at 12 am and i have stumbled out of here with sun shinning{Thanks Albert}.They have great djs and its great for a big gathering.Now they have Southern Hot wings we are all Happy.Its a great place to watch my Cowboys and we are slowly building up a following..This place makes me like we are all family..Fiddler Rocks..

Pros: Has so many starts at happy hour finishes with the Dj's at night

Cons: gets very crowded

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Im from the west and have had a hard time finding a good bar that makes me feel real comfortable in NYC. Thank God I found The MEan Fiddler! I'm having friends come visit soon, and can't wait to show off my new bar to them.
The staff and atmosphere are really what makes the place. Nice warm Irish feel to everybody in there (even the American staff) & always rely on a big smile and great convo from them. The guys behind the bar are so hot and fun too. Nice mix people in there, everyone is sooo cool.
Now the kitchen is open, and the food is very tasty. And on top of everything, If I want to just go Mad and have a blast I'll stick around till the Real party gets started around midnight and dance to some of the best mixes I've heard..
Couldn't of asked for a better bar to come across!!

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★★★★★

Im from the west and have had a hard time finding a good bar that makes me feel real comfortable in NYC. Thank God I found The MEan Fiddler! I'm having friends come visit soon, and can't wait to show off my new bar to them.
The staff and atmosphere are really what makes the place. Nice warm Irish feel to everybody in there (even the American staff) & always rely on a big smile and great convo from them. The guys behind the bar are so hot and fun too. Nice mix people in there, everyone is sooo cool.
Now the kitchen is open, and the food is very tasty. And on top of everything, If I want to just go Mad and have a blast I'll stick around till the Real party gets started around midnight and dance to some of the best mixes I've heard..
Couldn't of asked for a better bar to come across!!

Pros: staff and atmosphere

Cons: love the place

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So in nyc there is a bar for everyone but this one changes so much in one day you just have to pick the right time.I got to know the bar's wild side first as we had a Batchelorette party here.It was wild girls on the bar Body shots Great DJ's and hot irish bartenders.Bouncers were nice considering they have to deal with the Club rejects from next door.Its definitely a party bar with irish crowd.Its get packed so be warned.
So anyway my boss decides to bring us for drinks he picks of all places the fiddler so i could not beleive it was the same bar except for bar staff.We played pool watched a game had a all the crowd was mostly suits.We have made the fiddler our new spot.Great happy hour..

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★★★★★

So in nyc there is a bar for everyone but this one changes so much in one day you just have to pick the right time.I got to know the bar's wild side first as we had a Batchelorette party here.It was wild girls on the bar Body shots Great DJ's and hot irish bartenders.Bouncers were nice considering they have to deal with the Club rejects from next door.Its definitely a party bar with irish crowd.Its get packed so be warned.
So anyway my boss decides to bring us for drinks he picks of all places the fiddler so i could not beleive it was the same bar except for bar staff.We played pool watched a game had a all the crowd was mostly suits.We have made the fiddler our new spot.Great happy hour..

Pros: happy hour,staff

Cons: none that just opened there kitchen

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me and some friends stopped in here for a quick beer in the late evening on a weeknight. the place was really quiet but the bartenders were really helpful and friendly. good people watching spot. there's lots of sports memorabilia on the walls. the place is kinda dark, but aren't bars usually? if i'm in the area looking for a quick beer, i'd stop in again.

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★★★☆☆

me and some friends stopped in here for a quick beer in the late evening on a weeknight. the place was really quiet but the bartenders were really helpful and friendly. good people watching spot. there's lots of sports memorabilia on the walls. the place is kinda dark, but aren't bars usually? if i'm in the area looking for a quick beer, i'd stop in again.

Pros: quick service, quiet

Cons: can't think of any

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having friends in town we decided to come on here to check out were to go this weekend.ive read the last few reviews on this bar and it looks like people have got this place confused with somewere else. the bar is dark, smelly seedy. pervy bartenders,rude owner(there is two)really poor table service and the ac was broken last time i was in(my friend nearly lost her hair to the large rusty fan they put up to compensate. and yes its hard to pay for a drink

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★☆☆☆☆

having friends in town we decided to come on here to check out were to go this weekend.ive read the last few reviews on this bar and it looks like people have got this place confused with somewere else. the bar is dark, smelly seedy. pervy bartenders,rude owner(there is two)really poor table service and the ac was broken last time i was in(my friend nearly lost her hair to the large rusty fan they put up to compensate. and yes its hard to pay for a drink

Pros: cheap beer.

Cons: dark. seedy

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