Bua

★★★★★
  • 122 St. Marks Place

    New York, NY 10009

    Map & Directions
  • 212-979-6276

About Bua

Categories
  • Bars & Pubs
  • Pubs
  • Taverns
  • Dive Bars
  • Traditional American Restaurants
  • Brunch
  • Restaurants
Hours
M-Th 3pm-4am, F 2pm-4am, Sa-Su 12pm-4am (Food served nightly until 3 am; Happy hour Monday-Friday 3-8 pm & Weekends 12-4 pm; Weekend Brunch 12 - 4 pm)
Emails
  • info@buabar.com
Year Established
  • 2004
Keywords
  • bar
  • dive bar
  • pub
  • gastropub
  • bar east village
  • dive bar east village
  • beer bar
  • beer bar east village
  • st. marks
  • st. mark's
  • st. marks bar
  • st. mark's bar
  • st marks
  • st mark's
  • st marks bar
  • st mark's bar
  • late night bar
  • shots
  • late night food
  • late night east village
  • bar crawl
  • bar crawl east village
  • buabar
  • bua bar
  • bua bar group
  • ruairi curtin
  • rory curtin
  • mark gibson
  • jeff buckley
  • sin-é
  • siné
  • best fried chicken sandwich
  • pickle martini
  • pickle back
  • pickleback
  • dirty pickle martini
  • beer bar
  • beer and shot bar
  • beer & shot bar
  • pdt
  • brunch
  • bar brunch
  • day drinking
  • people watching
  • outdoor seating
  • bar outdoor seating
  • bar patio
  • bar sidewalk seating
  • outdoor tables
  • late night eats
  • east village late night
  • east village late night food
  • east village late night eats
  • kitchen open late
  • happy hour
  • east village happy hour
  • st marks happy hour
  • st. marks happy hour
  • st mark's happy hour
  • st. mark's happy hour
  • saint marks place
  • saint marks happy hour
  • saint mark's happy hour
  • best summer bar
  • summer bar
  • east village institution
Products
  • beer
  • wine
  • cocktails
  • bar food
  • brunch food
  • late night food
Specialties
  • local craft beer
  • fried chicken sandwich
  • late night food
  • burgers
  • grilled cheese
  • fried pickles
  • pickle martini
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Services
  • private events

Food

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Bua: Drinks
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Draft Beer

All draft beer $2 off during happy hour (Monday-Friday 3-8 pm, Saturday-Sunday 12-4 pm)

    Bottled Beer

      Canned Beer

        Cocktails

        Select cocktails $8 during happy hour (Monday-Friday 3-8 pm, Saturday-Sunday 12-4 pm)

          Red Wine

          House wine carafes $18 during happy hour (Monday-Friday 3-8 pm, Saturday-Sunday 12-4 pm)

            White Wine

            House wine carafes $18 during happy hour (Monday-Friday 3-8 pm, Saturday-Sunday 12-4 pm)

              Rosé Wine

                Sparkling Wine

                  Products and Services
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                    .

                    Not that im too far away from it now but used to live across the street. Great lil bar. Beer list always changing up to keep it interesting. Never without some nice ladies. Great guys who run it!!

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                    ★★★★☆

                    Not that im too far away from it now but used to live across the street. Great lil bar. Beer list always changing up to keep it interesting. Never without some nice ladies. Great guys who run it!!

                    Pros: ze people!!!

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                    Hands down my fav place to go for a drink in NYC. Cute boys, beautiful rustic bar and fun drinks. I met my boyfriend there 2 years ago and am still completely obsessed!

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    Hands down my fav place to go for a drink in NYC. Cute boys, beautiful rustic bar and fun drinks. I met my boyfriend there 2 years ago and am still completely obsessed!

                    Pros: relaxed and cool vibe

                    Cons: none

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                    Great little bar with cool atmosphere - not a lot of seating so we were lucky to get a table out front on the sidewalk. Bar is very busy and it is hard to get drinks so I would recommend table service. Our server was nice and attentive.

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    Great little bar with cool atmosphere - not a lot of seating so we were lucky to get a table out front on the sidewalk. Bar is very busy and it is hard to get drinks so I would recommend table service. Our server was nice and attentive.

                    Pros: Great Sangria Carafes

                    Cons: Small, crowded

                    .

                    Well after reading some good reviews on this bar and living only a few blocks away I had to try it out, and I've got to say it lived up to expectation. I've never met friendlier barstaff and that's always a good start. The atmosphere in there is really cool and I'm definately going back there and have already recommended it to a few friends. Prices are the same as anywhere else in the area.

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    Well after reading some good reviews on this bar and living only a few blocks away I had to try it out, and I've got to say it lived up to expectation. I've never met friendlier barstaff and that's always a good start. The atmosphere in there is really cool and I'm definately going back there and have already recommended it to a few friends. Prices are the same as anywhere else in the area.

                    Pros: Restroom doors and the barstaff

                    Cons: None

                    .

                    It's not often that you come across a bar as great as this East Village gem. I've been six or seven times now and each time it never fails to disappoint. The vibe is upbeat at the weekends, and warm and relaxed during the week. You can saddle up to the bar to meet Bua's loyal regular customers and friendly bar staff, or chill out in the lounge area at the other side of the bar. I've discovered many a great new band listening to the music they play - which is easily the best I've heard at any bar. There's a great selection of beers and cocktails, and if you're feeling picky you can choose from a very simple but amazing menu (the grilled ham & cheese is my favorite. What really sets Bua apart however, is the people. You are always guaranteed a friendly crowd that will chat, bend elbows, and share their stories. Many a friendship has been struck up over a beer at this East Village gem. Come see for yourself!

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    It's not often that you come across a bar as great as this East Village gem. I've been six or seven times now and each time it never fails to disappoint. The vibe is upbeat at the weekends, and warm and relaxed during the week. You can saddle up to the bar to meet Bua's loyal regular customers and friendly bar staff, or chill out in the lounge area at the other side of the bar. I've discovered many a great new band listening to the music they play - which is easily the best I've heard at any bar. There's a great selection of beers and cocktails, and if you're feeling picky you can choose from a very simple but amazing menu (the grilled ham & cheese is my favorite. What really sets Bua apart however, is the people. You are always guaranteed a friendly crowd that will chat, bend elbows, and share their stories. Many a friendship has been struck up over a beer at this East Village gem. Come see for yourself!

                    Pros: People, Vibe, Staff

                    .

                    This is a great place for a night out, but get there early because it is popular! All the staff are really friendly, even the doorman (but bring ID as they check). The snacks are lip-smackingly delicious, and they have a great selection of beers (mine's the Pacifico), spirits, etc. The clientel are late 20's, and 30's, and the cosy space means you end up chatting to loads of random but like-minded people.
                    All in all, this is one of the funnest spots to visit in the evening, whether it is a weeknight or weekend.

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    This is a great place for a night out, but get there early because it is popular! All the staff are really friendly, even the doorman (but bring ID as they check). The snacks are lip-smackingly delicious, and they have a great selection of beers (mine's the Pacifico), spirits, etc. The clientel are late 20's, and 30's, and the cosy space means you end up chatting to loads of random but like-minded people.
                    All in all, this is one of the funnest spots to visit in the evening, whether it is a weeknight or weekend.

                    .

                    Located on St.Marks Street, Bua is a great hangout for people looking for a layback experience. It's also a great place for visitors interested in exploring the East Village and discovering another great area of NYC. The staff is friendly, the clientele is mature (average 30s) and it's a great place to sample beer. Grill cheese sandwiches a must!

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    Located on St.Marks Street, Bua is a great hangout for people looking for a layback experience. It's also a great place for visitors interested in exploring the East Village and discovering another great area of NYC. The staff is friendly, the clientele is mature (average 30s) and it's a great place to sample beer. Grill cheese sandwiches a must!

                    Pros: Atmosphere, patio

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                    I've been a big fan of Bua for a while and love nothing better than going for a few drinks and chilling out in this cool East Village spot. I have often found myself wishing that I didn't have to leave to go for dinner. Well as luck would have it my wish has been granted as Bua are now serving the best Pork sliders I have ever tasted. Not sure I'll ever have to leave this place now....

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    I've been a big fan of Bua for a while and love nothing better than going for a few drinks and chilling out in this cool East Village spot. I have often found myself wishing that I didn't have to leave to go for dinner. Well as luck would have it my wish has been granted as Bua are now serving the best Pork sliders I have ever tasted. Not sure I'll ever have to leave this place now....

                    Pros: Great bartenders, Pork sliders and Music

                    Cons: None that I can see

                    .

                    The best bar in town! I had my birthday drink celebrations there recently and had a blast. The staff were warm and friendly, the music was great, the drinks were flowing, what more could a birthday girl ask for!

                    The food cannot be forgotten either, we ordered some pork sliders half way through our jolly night and they were a melt in the mouth treat. We only found out after we had gobbled them that all the ingredients were local!
                    Bua has a real feel good factor and this little gem situated in the hub of St Marks Place is always a joy to visit!

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    The best bar in town! I had my birthday drink celebrations there recently and had a blast. The staff were warm and friendly, the music was great, the drinks were flowing, what more could a birthday girl ask for!

                    The food cannot be forgotten either, we ordered some pork sliders half way through our jolly night and they were a melt in the mouth treat. We only found out after we had gobbled them that all the ingredients were local!
                    Bua has a real feel good factor and this little gem situated in the hub of St Marks Place is always a joy to visit!

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                    Not sure what Mary East is talking about. Bua is a great find. I drink here during the week and at weekends. The crowd is great, mostly locals, the playlist spot on and the service friendly and genuine. A great bar.

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    Not sure what Mary East is talking about. Bua is a great find. I drink here during the week and at weekends. The crowd is great, mostly locals, the playlist spot on and the service friendly and genuine. A great bar.

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                    I live in the area and the place is a great disapointment. Lots of under aged people on weekends, while weekdays it has a very basic crowd from the sticks. I feel that there is something strange going on behind the scenes. Watch out.

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                    ★☆☆☆☆

                    I live in the area and the place is a great disapointment. Lots of under aged people on weekends, while weekdays it has a very basic crowd from the sticks. I feel that there is something strange going on behind the scenes. Watch out.

                    Pros: not much can be said about this place

                    Cons: Feels criminal!

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                    I like Bua. The atmosphere is comfortable and the happy hour specials are more than reasonable. Definitely a good neighborhood spot.

                    2
                    ★★★★☆

                    I like Bua. The atmosphere is comfortable and the happy hour specials are more than reasonable. Definitely a good neighborhood spot.

                    Pros: Good happy hour specials, lots of candles

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                    Go on a weeknight when it's not as crowded... bring a date or meet some new people. Love this place. Lots of memories there. Thanks Irish boys!

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    Go on a weeknight when it's not as crowded... bring a date or meet some new people. Love this place. Lots of memories there. Thanks Irish boys!

                    Pros: Everything

                    Cons: Crowded on Weekends

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                    I dont typically review bars but felt the need after visiting this very special place. i stumbled accross bua a few weeks ago as i was wondering around the east village, and i'm so glad that i found this little gem. i dropped in for a beer late in the afternoon and ended up staying there for the evening. this bar is total bliss. cute friendly staff chatted to me with a genuine interest in my life, and served me up some great drinks. cool tunes hummed in the background as friendly regulars poped in and out to grab a drink and say hello. the decor is amazing... candles in every little nook about the bar, exposed brick walls and a warm and welcoming vibe make this place just right. bua i was told is the gaelic word for victory... a very fitting name for this treasure of a bar. take it from me - make this place your regular. it's an absolute gem.

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    I dont typically review bars but felt the need after visiting this very special place. i stumbled accross bua a few weeks ago as i was wondering around the east village, and i'm so glad that i found this little gem. i dropped in for a beer late in the afternoon and ended up staying there for the evening. this bar is total bliss. cute friendly staff chatted to me with a genuine interest in my life, and served me up some great drinks. cool tunes hummed in the background as friendly regulars poped in and out to grab a drink and say hello. the decor is amazing... candles in every little nook about the bar, exposed brick walls and a warm and welcoming vibe make this place just right. bua i was told is the gaelic word for victory... a very fitting name for this treasure of a bar. take it from me - make this place your regular. it's an absolute gem.

                    Pros: great staff, drinks, music and atmosphere

                    Cons: none. this place is perfect.

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                    Went late on a Thursday night and had an awesome time. The reviews are true - very friendly place, decent 'craic'.

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    Went late on a Thursday night and had an awesome time. The reviews are true - very friendly place, decent 'craic'.

                    Pros: Atmosphere, late night

                    Cons: None

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                    I hadn't been to 122 St. Mark's since Jeff Buckley was clubbing around the Lower East Side and Bua was Sin-e. But my recent visit here reminded me warmly of those amazing times. Of course, more than a few changes have been made since that time, but all good ones, and they create a cozy atmosphere. I wasn't lucky enough to come when anyone was playing music, which I hear they do at times, but I can definitely see how this place would be ideal for that. It's small and cozy and the bartender was sweet and friendly. I really had a great experience. It's a shame Jeff isn't here today to play here. Anyway, it's a fabulous bar, you should definitely take a look. I live in New York but it was such an adorable place I felt the need to take pictures! :) Try it!

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    I hadn't been to 122 St. Mark's since Jeff Buckley was clubbing around the Lower East Side and Bua was Sin-e. But my recent visit here reminded me warmly of those amazing times. Of course, more than a few changes have been made since that time, but all good ones, and they create a cozy atmosphere. I wasn't lucky enough to come when anyone was playing music, which I hear they do at times, but I can definitely see how this place would be ideal for that. It's small and cozy and the bartender was sweet and friendly. I really had a great experience. It's a shame Jeff isn't here today to play here. Anyway, it's a fabulous bar, you should definitely take a look. I live in New York but it was such an adorable place I felt the need to take pictures! :) Try it!

                    Pros: Atmosphere, cozy cafe feel

                    Cons: a little crowded at night & on weekends, max occupancy is 74, place is a bit tight. but well worth it.

                    .

                    I've been wetting my whistle here for the past year or so and I this place is among my favorites. Great (although limited) beer selection, good happy hour prices, excellent Irish bartenders, and low light. Not too many places in the city that provide a laidback atmosphere and play indie rock. A great place for a small group looking to drink before hitting up a more trendy scene or great for a happy hour drink. Of course an occasional tourist will come by - this is NY. What do you expect?

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    I've been wetting my whistle here for the past year or so and I this place is among my favorites. Great (although limited) beer selection, good happy hour prices, excellent Irish bartenders, and low light. Not too many places in the city that provide a laidback atmosphere and play indie rock. A great place for a small group looking to drink before hitting up a more trendy scene or great for a happy hour drink. Of course an occasional tourist will come by - this is NY. What do you expect?

                    Pros: Music, Bartenders, Atmosphere

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                    low key, good drinks, great outside area... Just a nice, normal local bar in the midst of so many hipster, trendy east village bars...

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                    ★★★★★

                    low key, good drinks, great outside area... Just a nice, normal local bar in the midst of so many hipster, trendy east village bars...

                    Pros: local

                    Cons: little bit of a bottleneck at the door

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                    Friend who lives above this place brought me here. Hadn't been in it since days when it used to be that pricey wierd winebar. It is a great bar now. Laid back, not too loud music, nice people at bar. Felt like everyone knew each other. Very inviting. love the candle-light and brick walls. Got drunk on the Sangria..! Will be back

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    Friend who lives above this place brought me here. Hadn't been in it since days when it used to be that pricey wierd winebar. It is a great bar now. Laid back, not too loud music, nice people at bar. Felt like everyone knew each other. Very inviting. love the candle-light and brick walls. Got drunk on the Sangria..! Will be back

                    Pros: Friendly locals, Big windows, Sangria

                    .

                    I've been frequenting Bua for a while now and it never grows old. There's always a friendly face behind the bar. Midweek the clientelle is easygoing and the atmosphere relaxed. At weekends the bar filles up and the crowd is energetic and upbeat. Whatever the night - its always a great place to meet new people. The space itself is incredible and the music is great. You wont regret paying Bua a visit. Like me ... you'll be back!

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    I've been frequenting Bua for a while now and it never grows old. There's always a friendly face behind the bar. Midweek the clientelle is easygoing and the atmosphere relaxed. At weekends the bar filles up and the crowd is energetic and upbeat. Whatever the night - its always a great place to meet new people. The space itself is incredible and the music is great. You wont regret paying Bua a visit. Like me ... you'll be back!

                    Pros: Good Drinks, Great crowd, Great music

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                    It has grown on me. It used to get way too crowded, but it has calmed down and is a nice neighborhood spot.

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                    ★★★☆☆

                    It has grown on me. It used to get way too crowded, but it has calmed down and is a nice neighborhood spot.

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                    What a place! I've been there a few times now and I'm yet to have an experience other than totally perfect, the bartenders are all beautiful and very friendly, without coming across as fake. The clientele are really cool and not at all pretentious for this part of town, and the drinks were really good and quite resonable, I'm going to suggest we have are next staff party there.

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    What a place! I've been there a few times now and I'm yet to have an experience other than totally perfect, the bartenders are all beautiful and very friendly, without coming across as fake. The clientele are really cool and not at all pretentious for this part of town, and the drinks were really good and quite resonable, I'm going to suggest we have are next staff party there.

                    Pros: great bartenders, good people, cheap drinks

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                    Great place for just a few drinks, or to hang up your hat and spend the night. Great for sangria or asking the bartenders make something new for you.

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    Great place for just a few drinks, or to hang up your hat and spend the night. Great for sangria or asking the bartenders make something new for you.

                    Pros: friendly bartenders, great drinks

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                    i go to lots of bars
                    this is the most beautiful unpretentious bar in years. How It manages to be both is down to the simple rustic decor, the candles, the eclectic music, and the staff. There is something just right about this place. It is not trying too hard. I like how the bar area and lounge are somewhat seperated, so u can sit at the bar and be talked to or chill in the lounge with friends. Go on a quieter week day if you want to get to talk to the bartender. Weekends are too crazy. A very welcome addition to the neighbourhood.

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    i go to lots of bars
                    this is the most beautiful unpretentious bar in years. How It manages to be both is down to the simple rustic decor, the candles, the eclectic music, and the staff. There is something just right about this place. It is not trying too hard. I like how the bar area and lounge are somewhat seperated, so u can sit at the bar and be talked to or chill in the lounge with friends. Go on a quieter week day if you want to get to talk to the bartender. Weekends are too crazy. A very welcome addition to the neighbourhood.

                    Pros: lighting, music, bartender

                    Cons: busy weekends

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                    I am in town visiting a local NY friend, and asked to see the "Real" New York. Skip the tourist traps. Lets go someplace great.

                    She brought me to Bua. It's fantastic! The candlelight on exposed brick decor, great music, and friendly bartenders that nearly have your drink poured by the time you finish your request all add up to a great experience.

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    I am in town visiting a local NY friend, and asked to see the "Real" New York. Skip the tourist traps. Lets go someplace great.

                    She brought me to Bua. It's fantastic! The candlelight on exposed brick decor, great music, and friendly bartenders that nearly have your drink poured by the time you finish your request all add up to a great experience.

                    Pros: Great Service, Warm Atmosphere, Fun Crowd

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                    Love the Bar. Love the Bartenders. Love the Owners. Great bar really. I had a friend visit from out of town and he said they make the best gin martinis. When they see me walk in the door they practically have my drink waiting on the bar for me. I really like the new space downstairs where there is more space to hang with friends.

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    Love the Bar. Love the Bartenders. Love the Owners. Great bar really. I had a friend visit from out of town and he said they make the best gin martinis. When they see me walk in the door they practically have my drink waiting on the bar for me. I really like the new space downstairs where there is more space to hang with friends.

                    Pros: Great Drinks, Friendly Atmosphere, Great Hang Out

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                    I have been to BUA a few times now and have never been let down. There are always beautiful ladies, strong drinks, and a very laid back atmosphere.

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                    ★★★★★

                    I have been to BUA a few times now and have never been let down. There are always beautiful ladies, strong drinks, and a very laid back atmosphere.

                    Pros: Inexpensive, Great Crowd, Nice Servers

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                    I went to Bua two weeks ago and had a great time. Atmosphere is awesome and the bartender was one of the best I've experienced in awhile. Highly recommend

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    I went to Bua two weeks ago and had a great time. Atmosphere is awesome and the bartender was one of the best I've experienced in awhile. Highly recommend

                    Pros: Bartender, Atmosphere

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                    I checked this bar out last weekend and it is really worth a visit. Great location, really friendly cosy atmosphere and awesome vibe.
                    Try it once and you'll be back again and again!

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                    ★★★★★

                    I checked this bar out last weekend and it is really worth a visit. Great location, really friendly cosy atmosphere and awesome vibe.
                    Try it once and you'll be back again and again!

                    Pros: Location, Staff

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                    I read about this place in Time Out which highly recommended this new bar. I went on a Friday night and the place was electric. Beautiful ladies from wall to wall - but without the NY attitude. Everyone there was friendly and fun. The drinks are good and reasonably priced. The service was fun and friendly. If you are looking for a lady (or a man) or simply want to have fun.... this is the place for you. I'll be back ... again and again and again!! Bravo for Bua!

                    2
                    ★★★★★

                    I read about this place in Time Out which highly recommended this new bar. I went on a Friday night and the place was electric. Beautiful ladies from wall to wall - but without the NY attitude. Everyone there was friendly and fun. The drinks are good and reasonably priced. The service was fun and friendly. If you are looking for a lady (or a man) or simply want to have fun.... this is the place for you. I'll be back ... again and again and again!! Bravo for Bua!

                    Pros: Inexpensive, Friendly Place, Party Room

                    .

                    I am a big fan of Spring Lounge but I went to Bua to meet some friends and must say that the atmosphere, people, and of course drinks are great!! In brief, it's a great place !!!!!

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                    ★★★★★

                    I am a big fan of Spring Lounge but I went to Bua to meet some friends and must say that the atmosphere, people, and of course drinks are great!! In brief, it's a great place !!!!!

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                    Definetely a place to meet people if you are single or if you just want to be cozy with your partner.

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                    ★★★★★

                    Definetely a place to meet people if you are single or if you just want to be cozy with your partner.

                    Pros: Friendly bartendars, Friendly atmosphere

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