Black Finn

★★★★☆
Serving hearty dishes and featuring big games on plasma screens, this sports bar has more than just wings and football.
  • 218 E 53rd St

    New York, NY 10022

    Cross street: 3rd Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 212-355-6607

About Black Finn

Hours
Sun-Tue 11am-12am Wed 11am-2am Thu-Sat 11am-4am

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I actually had my friends come down to black finn for my bday it was soooooo much fun and everyone had an awesome time...the staff was great! Def recommend this bar....I actually went to turtle bay right after and it was the worst decision I ever made.

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★★★★★

I actually had my friends come down to black finn for my bday it was soooooo much fun and everyone had an awesome time...the staff was great! Def recommend this bar....I actually went to turtle bay right after and it was the worst decision I ever made.

Pros: service is great! Great atmosphere what a bar should be like

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Go there a lot with co-workers/friends after work to start the night. People have to realize not to go to these places for the night. Just start it off. Black Finn..Metro...Murphy's..PignWis...all the second ave pubs/wanabe clubs are start off's not all nighters. Don't buy the bs waistband.

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★★★★☆

Go there a lot with co-workers/friends after work to start the night. People have to realize not to go to these places for the night. Just start it off. Black Finn..Metro...Murphy's..PignWis...all the second ave pubs/wanabe clubs are start off's not all nighters. Don't buy the bs waistband.

Pros: Erica the bartender

Cons: gets real crowded

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was here for happy hour last night. really way more then I expected. good happy hour special and good music. good appetizers. we all will be back regularly. definitely seems to be one of the better times in midtown. give it a shot

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★★★★★

was here for happy hour last night. really way more then I expected. good happy hour special and good music. good appetizers. we all will be back regularly. definitely seems to be one of the better times in midtown. give it a shot

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I am not a fan of midtown bars, but I came here for a birthday party last Spring and my girlfriends and I have been hooked ever since. First of all, if you're on a budget, this bar has the best drink specials ever! Our favorite nights to go are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays-Saturday nights are fun too though. The DJ on Thursdays is AMAZING! Every time I go there I ask him the titles of the songs he plays bc it's such good music that you don't normally hear. I'm not into sports, but my boyfriend is and we started going on Sundays together for game specials/beer pong/great food! Also, if you don't like bar food I recommend their salads or Ahi Tuna :)

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★★★★★

I am not a fan of midtown bars, but I came here for a birthday party last Spring and my girlfriends and I have been hooked ever since. First of all, if you're on a budget, this bar has the best drink specials ever! Our favorite nights to go are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays-Saturday nights are fun too though. The DJ on Thursdays is AMAZING! Every time I go there I ask him the titles of the songs he plays bc it's such good music that you don't normally hear. I'm not into sports, but my boyfriend is and we started going on Sundays together for game specials/beer pong/great food! Also, if you don't like bar food I recommend their salads or Ahi Tuna :)

Pros: BEST BAR SPECIALS HANDS DOWN!

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I went to Black Finn once and I took advantage of the $20 All You Can Drink Special. However, when I got my drink, it was weak. :( As you can see, I am not the first to post this.

I will vist them again and hope that the drinks are made better the next time. Update to follow.

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★★★☆☆

I went to Black Finn once and I took advantage of the $20 All You Can Drink Special. However, when I got my drink, it was weak. :( As you can see, I am not the first to post this.

I will vist them again and hope that the drinks are made better the next time. Update to follow.

Pros: Happy Hour for $20

Cons: Can get too crowded... especially on game nights

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If you haven't gotten the chance to visit this gem of an establishment you're missing out. Some girlfriends and I had visited this bar last weekend and took advantage of their all you can drink special. Our open bar's lasted for three house and was only $30. The service was quick and friendly so we certainly got our moneys worth. As for the crowd, I haven't seen so many good looking people in the confines of one bar!
Mint!

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★★★★★

If you haven't gotten the chance to visit this gem of an establishment you're missing out. Some girlfriends and I had visited this bar last weekend and took advantage of their all you can drink special. Our open bar's lasted for three house and was only $30. The service was quick and friendly so we certainly got our moneys worth. As for the crowd, I haven't seen so many good looking people in the confines of one bar!
Mint!

Pros: Open Bars....H-e-l-l-o

Cons: NONE

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this has got to be one of the better locations located in the heart of the city. i love the $20 open bar, and i definitely get my money worth. the place is usually packed so dont expect a lot of table service. sadly, the open bar is only for beers and house alcohol. four stars!

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★★★★☆

this has got to be one of the better locations located in the heart of the city. i love the $20 open bar, and i definitely get my money worth. the place is usually packed so dont expect a lot of table service. sadly, the open bar is only for beers and house alcohol. four stars!

Pros: cheap drinks, good location

Cons: crowded

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Not sure why this place got some negative reviews. A friend of mine guest bartended here a few weeks a go. The staff was very nice. Not one time did we get "alcohol free drinks". Staff bought us shots for a birthday and the music was good all night . lots of dancing which was great!! Place got crowded but everyone was in good spirits. Lots of college kids but we all just graduated from NYU and didn't feel out of place. We were actually hanging out with a 30th birthday party who were more drunk then we were! If you're not looking for a club scene, this is a great crowded, loud, fun, bar scene.

2
★★★★★

Not sure why this place got some negative reviews. A friend of mine guest bartended here a few weeks a go. The staff was very nice. Not one time did we get "alcohol free drinks". Staff bought us shots for a birthday and the music was good all night . lots of dancing which was great!! Place got crowded but everyone was in good spirits. Lots of college kids but we all just graduated from NYU and didn't feel out of place. We were actually hanging out with a 30th birthday party who were more drunk then we were! If you're not looking for a club scene, this is a great crowded, loud, fun, bar scene.

Pros: fun bartenders, great music

Cons: long bathroom lines

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I guess this place isn't awful, but it isn't great either. It gets really crowded, but it's nice if you have one of the booths to sit at. Lots of kids fresh out of college getting wasted. Which can be fun, but they can also get on your nerves pretty quickly.

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★★★☆☆

I guess this place isn't awful, but it isn't great either. It gets really crowded, but it's nice if you have one of the booths to sit at. Lots of kids fresh out of college getting wasted. Which can be fun, but they can also get on your nerves pretty quickly.

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Went here 2 Fridays ago with some friends for a girlfriends party. Ended up staying all night. DJ was great, played great music, had funny comments all night. Bartenders were fun. The bartender May was sweet, bought us shots and served us fast, did a 2 hour open bar for $20 and then a 3 hour open bar for $30. Was expecting a good time but had more fun than we expected. Will definitely be back.

2
★★★★★

Went here 2 Fridays ago with some friends for a girlfriends party. Ended up staying all night. DJ was great, played great music, had funny comments all night. Bartenders were fun. The bartender May was sweet, bought us shots and served us fast, did a 2 hour open bar for $20 and then a 3 hour open bar for $30. Was expecting a good time but had more fun than we expected. Will definitely be back.

Pros: staff and DJ

Cons: bouncers are a little rude

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I was at BlackFinn for happy hour with about 15 girlfriends and all had a really nice time. The bartenders were super friendly! The music was a lot of fun too. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a good happy hour in the area. I'm giving 5 stars even though the bathroom lines did get a little long. The evening was one of the best!

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★★★★★

I was at BlackFinn for happy hour with about 15 girlfriends and all had a really nice time. The bartenders were super friendly! The music was a lot of fun too. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a good happy hour in the area. I'm giving 5 stars even though the bathroom lines did get a little long. The evening was one of the best!

Pros: overall everything was good

Cons: got a little crowded, bathroom lines were long

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I went there last night with friends from school. My friend told the girl at the door we were on a list; the girl asked our names because were were not allowed to purchase open bar unless we have the names. My friend stated he never did this when he went there before; the girl made him speak to a bartender---the bartender made him go back to the girl at the door. After 20 minutes, the girl barely apologized and told him that she thought he was trying to get me (and my friend) free open bar. My friend and I had our money out! How oblivious!
The bartenders sucked too----very obnoxious and ignored my requests for drinks (except for the men). I will NEVER go to there again!
PS: The drinks were VERY watery!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went there last night with friends from school. My friend told the girl at the door we were on a list; the girl asked our names because were were not allowed to purchase open bar unless we have the names. My friend stated he never did this when he went there before; the girl made him speak to a bartender---the bartender made him go back to the girl at the door. After 20 minutes, the girl barely apologized and told him that she thought he was trying to get me (and my friend) free open bar. My friend and I had our money out! How oblivious!
The bartenders sucked too----very obnoxious and ignored my requests for drinks (except for the men). I will NEVER go to there again!
PS: The drinks were VERY watery!

Pros: The music was good and TV's were on ESPN

Cons: staff

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I went there with my girlfriend and two of her friends from her college days (one male, and the other female, but not a couple). I'll call the guy J.S. and the girl A.T. to make my life easier. So, J.S. and I decide that we want to purchase one 'open bar' wrist band each. When we walked in the place, they told us that, for 25 bucks from 9pm to 12pm, or for 30 bucks from 10pm to 1am, we could purchase an 'open bar' wrist band that would allow us to get get free drinks during those time periods (even though technically it's more like PRE-PAID). J.S. purchased one for 30 bucks and I purchased on for 30 bucks. J.S. decides to go up and get two drinks... one for him, and one A.T. When he walks back to the table, one of the bar tenders tells me that J.S. broke the rules by getting a drink for someone without a wrist band. ONCE THIS IS EXPLAINED TO US, WE HAVE A.T. PAY FOR THE DRINK, AND AT THAT POINT, THE ISSUE WAS DEAD... OR SO WE THOUGHT.

An hour later, a bouncer taps me on the shoulder, and says "management is upset that you guys are handing off drinks. Now we already warned you once. Don't let me have to warn you again." Here's the deal though, he said this because I was sharing one of my drinks with my girlfriend WHO ONLY WANTED A SIP OF MY DRINK BECAUSE SHE IS NOT BIG ON DRINKING. According to the bouncer, she would have to pay 7 dollars (the cost of the drink) in order to SHARE my drink. WTF? Now, had I not purchased that expensive wrist band, I would have naturally shared my drink with my girlfriend ANYWAY, so what's the big deal?

To sum up the rest: The music was inconsistent, the bartenders were rude, the bouncers were mis-informed, and management obviously had their eyes only on our table the whole time because the table next to ours (THE REAL CULPRITS) were handing off drinks all night long.

I give this place an F-.

I'll never go there again.

Don't waste your time.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went there with my girlfriend and two of her friends from her college days (one male, and the other female, but not a couple). I'll call the guy J.S. and the girl A.T. to make my life easier. So, J.S. and I decide that we want to purchase one 'open bar' wrist band each. When we walked in the place, they told us that, for 25 bucks from 9pm to 12pm, or for 30 bucks from 10pm to 1am, we could purchase an 'open bar' wrist band that would allow us to get get free drinks during those time periods (even though technically it's more like PRE-PAID). J.S. purchased one for 30 bucks and I purchased on for 30 bucks. J.S. decides to go up and get two drinks... one for him, and one A.T. When he walks back to the table, one of the bar tenders tells me that J.S. broke the rules by getting a drink for someone without a wrist band. ONCE THIS IS EXPLAINED TO US, WE HAVE A.T. PAY FOR THE DRINK, AND AT THAT POINT, THE ISSUE WAS DEAD... OR SO WE THOUGHT.

An hour later, a bouncer taps me on the shoulder, and says "management is upset that you guys are handing off drinks. Now we already warned you once. Don't let me have to warn you again." Here's the deal though, he said this because I was sharing one of my drinks with my girlfriend WHO ONLY WANTED A SIP OF MY DRINK BECAUSE SHE IS NOT BIG ON DRINKING. According to the bouncer, she would have to pay 7 dollars (the cost of the drink) in order to SHARE my drink. WTF? Now, had I not purchased that expensive wrist band, I would have naturally shared my drink with my girlfriend ANYWAY, so what's the big deal?

To sum up the rest: The music was inconsistent, the bartenders were rude, the bouncers were mis-informed, and management obviously had their eyes only on our table the whole time because the table next to ours (THE REAL CULPRITS) were handing off drinks all night long.

I give this place an F-.

I'll never go there again.

Don't waste your time.

Pros: The Food. That's about it.

Cons: Everything else (other than the food).

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If you are looking for a fun atmosphere the Black Finn is the bar for you. I have been to the Black Finn for Happy Hour and also for a private party and both were an awesome time. The service was the best and the bartenders were very attractive as well as attentive. If you are looking for a bar that is a blast, great drink prices, and excellent service and you happen to be in Mid-town Manhattan, The Black Finn is def. the way to go.

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★★★★★

If you are looking for a fun atmosphere the Black Finn is the bar for you. I have been to the Black Finn for Happy Hour and also for a private party and both were an awesome time. The service was the best and the bartenders were very attractive as well as attentive. If you are looking for a bar that is a blast, great drink prices, and excellent service and you happen to be in Mid-town Manhattan, The Black Finn is def. the way to go.

Pros: great service and drink prices

Cons: parking but who drinks and drives?

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I've been to BlackFinn a few times and it never fails for a good time. The bouncers are a little strict at the door but they dont let jerks in, and are quick to kick them out.

If you're looking for a place that you don't need to get dressed up for, wait on lines and spend hundreds of dollars on bottle service, this is it. The crowd is just a fun , good looking crowd having a good time, the drinks arent too expensive, the bartenders are fun and the music keeps you dancing all night. My friends and I have come here for 2 private parties and both times, we've all had a great time. If you're looking for a good night out at a bar and not a club, BlackFinn is just the place. The upstairs room has a lounge vibe, and is very nice.

definitely recommend this place for a night out!

2
★★★★★

I've been to BlackFinn a few times and it never fails for a good time. The bouncers are a little strict at the door but they dont let jerks in, and are quick to kick them out.

If you're looking for a place that you don't need to get dressed up for, wait on lines and spend hundreds of dollars on bottle service, this is it. The crowd is just a fun , good looking crowd having a good time, the drinks arent too expensive, the bartenders are fun and the music keeps you dancing all night. My friends and I have come here for 2 private parties and both times, we've all had a great time. If you're looking for a good night out at a bar and not a club, BlackFinn is just the place. The upstairs room has a lounge vibe, and is very nice.

definitely recommend this place for a night out!

Pros: music, upstairs room, crowd

Cons: gets very busy

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Perhaps I only saw the obnoxious, horrible crowd of the weekend but this place is unfortunate. The lowest level of a bar without getting into the dive category. The bartenders constantly screw up drink orders (6 times to be exact), the bouncers think the place is Bungalow 8, and the crowd is dirty and gross. I had a man follow me around the place the entire night. If you enjoy the good old college bar night (this place is filled with men who still think they're in their fraternities) with the desperate girls looking for some easy attention, this place is for you. If you prefer a good time with a good crowd and awesome service, like I do, then STAY AWAY!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Perhaps I only saw the obnoxious, horrible crowd of the weekend but this place is unfortunate. The lowest level of a bar without getting into the dive category. The bartenders constantly screw up drink orders (6 times to be exact), the bouncers think the place is Bungalow 8, and the crowd is dirty and gross. I had a man follow me around the place the entire night. If you enjoy the good old college bar night (this place is filled with men who still think they're in their fraternities) with the desperate girls looking for some easy attention, this place is for you. If you prefer a good time with a good crowd and awesome service, like I do, then STAY AWAY!!

Pros: plenty of tvs

Cons: music, bouncers, bartenders, upstairs, bathrooms, music, creepy men, dirty girls

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Cool place...when I was there this weekend I saw some girl getting slammed in the bathroom. That's usually my sign of a solid bar.

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★★★★☆

Cool place...when I was there this weekend I saw some girl getting slammed in the bathroom. That's usually my sign of a solid bar.

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excelent service - If you're looking for a great Happy Hour, a place to watch the game, throw a private party, or a great late night scene the BlackFinn has it all. With great drink specials, 20 large plasma TV's & a fun, friendly staff the BlackFinn Bar & Restaurant can accommodate all parties & fans.

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★★★☆☆

excelent service - If you're looking for a great Happy Hour, a place to watch the game, throw a private party, or a great late night scene the BlackFinn has it all. With great drink specials, 20 large plasma TV's & a fun, friendly staff the BlackFinn Bar & Restaurant can accommodate all parties & fans.

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Ive been to all the bars in the mid town area since I work in the area and BlackFinn is by far the best one. The music is great. Happy Hour is a very yuppie crowd (I am a yuppy on Thursdays though) but Saturday nights are great. The girls are good looking too. I've been to a few parties here, some in the vip space which is nice and comfortable. People dance, drink and just have a good time. The drinks aren't expensive either so overall this is a fun place to get drunk and have a good time.

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★★★★★

Ive been to all the bars in the mid town area since I work in the area and BlackFinn is by far the best one. The music is great. Happy Hour is a very yuppie crowd (I am a yuppy on Thursdays though) but Saturday nights are great. The girls are good looking too. I've been to a few parties here, some in the vip space which is nice and comfortable. People dance, drink and just have a good time. The drinks aren't expensive either so overall this is a fun place to get drunk and have a good time.

Pros: nice staff, not expensive, good music

Cons: gets crowded and hot

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Went there for the first time this weekend for my friends birthday. Place got really crowded but there were a lot of good looking girls. We didnt reserve any space but the birthday girl wore a crown, so she got taken care of by the coordinator who set up our open bar. The drink specials are great and affordable considering the area. The music was going all night and eventually everyone was dancing. Crowd was pretty down to earth except for a few frat boys here and there but the girls in the crowd and working there more then made up for it.
Going back with my boys next weekend. Good bar for midtown area.

2
★★★★★

Went there for the first time this weekend for my friends birthday. Place got really crowded but there were a lot of good looking girls. We didnt reserve any space but the birthday girl wore a crown, so she got taken care of by the coordinator who set up our open bar. The drink specials are great and affordable considering the area. The music was going all night and eventually everyone was dancing. Crowd was pretty down to earth except for a few frat boys here and there but the girls in the crowd and working there more then made up for it.
Going back with my boys next weekend. Good bar for midtown area.

Pros: service, good looking crowd

Cons: busy, bathroom lines

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I recently celebrated my 23rd birthday at the BlackFinn and had the best time.
The open bar special was affordable and the staff took great care of me. The music was great and people were dancing all night. The 2nd floor is very nice. I did not have a private space and wish I did because it did get very busy but that didnt stop us from getting our drinks. When booking your party, ask for May. She made everything really easy and was very sweet on the phone and in person. She took great care of my party that night

i will definitely be back at this bar, its a great time and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun night out in the city.

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★★★★★

I recently celebrated my 23rd birthday at the BlackFinn and had the best time.
The open bar special was affordable and the staff took great care of me. The music was great and people were dancing all night. The 2nd floor is very nice. I did not have a private space and wish I did because it did get very busy but that didnt stop us from getting our drinks. When booking your party, ask for May. She made everything really easy and was very sweet on the phone and in person. She took great care of my party that night

i will definitely be back at this bar, its a great time and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun night out in the city.

Pros: everything

Cons: crowded, bathroom lines

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We went there last night for a friends birthday. I have been to this place before about 5 years ago for my 21st and the music and overall atmosphere is still down to earth and fun. We arrived around 9:30, within an hour the place was sooo packed that we couldn't even enjoy ourselves. If we didn't already pay for the 10-1 open bar, we would have left! They allow waaay to many people in the place.. .expect to spill your drink all over yourself or the floor because there's not even enough elbow room. IM concerned that the amount of people they allow is a serious fire hazard and should be looked into.

But, on a good note, the music a great (although there's no room to dance)...and if you reserve a VIP spot, you will have a great time.

Unfortunately, the crowd was just too much for us.. its not worth the trip to NYC...we wont be coming back.

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★★★☆☆

We went there last night for a friends birthday. I have been to this place before about 5 years ago for my 21st and the music and overall atmosphere is still down to earth and fun. We arrived around 9:30, within an hour the place was sooo packed that we couldn't even enjoy ourselves. If we didn't already pay for the 10-1 open bar, we would have left! They allow waaay to many people in the place.. .expect to spill your drink all over yourself or the floor because there's not even enough elbow room. IM concerned that the amount of people they allow is a serious fire hazard and should be looked into.

But, on a good note, the music a great (although there's no room to dance)...and if you reserve a VIP spot, you will have a great time.

Unfortunately, the crowd was just too much for us.. its not worth the trip to NYC...we wont be coming back.

Pros: Good music

Cons: crowded

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Walking in I expected your usual, oldish-wood-paneled walls and sticky bar but, none of that here. Happy hour is good, patrons are of your finance/lawyer variety but that's expected in this area of town. Give it a try, I was pleasantly surprised.

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★★★★☆

Walking in I expected your usual, oldish-wood-paneled walls and sticky bar but, none of that here. Happy hour is good, patrons are of your finance/lawyer variety but that's expected in this area of town. Give it a try, I was pleasantly surprised.

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If you don't feel like spending hundreds on bottle service or waiting for snotty waitresses, go to BlackFinn. If you want an open bar deal with a steady flow of drinks, you get your moneys worth here. Even when it gets crowded, I've never had to wait more than 3 minutes for a drink. The 30$ deal is great and the bartenders are friendly,but they do pay attention to your bracelets, so if you want to keep the drinks flowing to you, don't try and pull a fast one. I had my boyfriends 21st birthday party there, and everyone had a great time. I've been to two other parties since and always had a good time. The lines seem to be getting longer lately so get there early unless you're having or attending a party, they usually let you cut the line. The music is pretty good and they have a nice upstairs and a clean bathroom.

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★★★★★

If you don't feel like spending hundreds on bottle service or waiting for snotty waitresses, go to BlackFinn. If you want an open bar deal with a steady flow of drinks, you get your moneys worth here. Even when it gets crowded, I've never had to wait more than 3 minutes for a drink. The 30$ deal is great and the bartenders are friendly,but they do pay attention to your bracelets, so if you want to keep the drinks flowing to you, don't try and pull a fast one. I had my boyfriends 21st birthday party there, and everyone had a great time. I've been to two other parties since and always had a good time. The lines seem to be getting longer lately so get there early unless you're having or attending a party, they usually let you cut the line. The music is pretty good and they have a nice upstairs and a clean bathroom.

Pros: Open bar deals, bartenders, good looking crowd

Cons: crowded sometimes

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Some friends had a reservation here for sunday afternoon football. Was excited to get there and see we had our own TV at the reserved table. Things then went downhill very quickly. There was only one server for all of the tables, so the service was ridiculously slow, and forget about getting a drink. We finally went to the bar. When the food finally did arrive, it was pretty bad. The buns on the burgers were stale to the point of being rock hard, the nachos, billed as being "loaded" were just some melted cheese w/salsa and sour cream (and cold by the time they arrived at the table).

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★★☆☆☆

Some friends had a reservation here for sunday afternoon football. Was excited to get there and see we had our own TV at the reserved table. Things then went downhill very quickly. There was only one server for all of the tables, so the service was ridiculously slow, and forget about getting a drink. We finally went to the bar. When the food finally did arrive, it was pretty bad. The buns on the burgers were stale to the point of being rock hard, the nachos, billed as being "loaded" were just some melted cheese w/salsa and sour cream (and cold by the time they arrived at the table).

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I've been to the BlackFinn on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The place gets packed out but is a lot of fun. Music is good and there are usually girls dancing in the back as it gets later in the night. The bartenders are down to earth fun beautiful chicks who will hang out with you and drink with you. You wont end up spending much money on drinks if you do the specials but you will spend alot tipping the girls for being great. I come here to hang, meet ladies and get my drink on for a good price with good people.

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★★★★★

I've been to the BlackFinn on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The place gets packed out but is a lot of fun. Music is good and there are usually girls dancing in the back as it gets later in the night. The bartenders are down to earth fun beautiful chicks who will hang out with you and drink with you. You wont end up spending much money on drinks if you do the specials but you will spend alot tipping the girls for being great. I come here to hang, meet ladies and get my drink on for a good price with good people.

Pros: Bartenders, music, affordable

Cons: bathroom lines

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I LOVE MAY I LOVE MAY I LOVE THE DRINKS I LOVE SATURDAY NIGHTS I LOVE THE MUSIC I LOVE THE BARTENDERS AND I LOVE MAY!!!

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★★★★★

I LOVE MAY I LOVE MAY I LOVE THE DRINKS I LOVE SATURDAY NIGHTS I LOVE THE MUSIC I LOVE THE BARTENDERS AND I LOVE MAY!!!

Pros: Pricing, May, Music

Cons: my job gets in the way

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I usually come to black finn for one drink and end up staying all night. thursdays and fridays are great for happy hour and hanging out after work. i've come there a couple times on the weekends and its a great party spot. the only bad thing i can think of is if you don't like crowds, its not the place for you. it's a hot spot with tons of cool people. the bartenders are all hot and cool especially Michelle on thursdays. whether your into blonds or brunettes you wont be disapointed. the black finn is definately worth checking out.

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★★★★★

I usually come to black finn for one drink and end up staying all night. thursdays and fridays are great for happy hour and hanging out after work. i've come there a couple times on the weekends and its a great party spot. the only bad thing i can think of is if you don't like crowds, its not the place for you. it's a hot spot with tons of cool people. the bartenders are all hot and cool especially Michelle on thursdays. whether your into blonds or brunettes you wont be disapointed. the black finn is definately worth checking out.

Pros: nice bartenders and cheap drinks

Cons: can get crowded

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Stopped in one night while bar hopping with some friends. Most of the crowd didn't look of age. The ones that did had there work tags attached to their belts or shirts lol. The bartenders especially didn't look old enough to drink which was pretty funny. Nothing special about the bar. Most of the fixtures and furnishings were worn down. The drinks were regular priced, I noticed that people believe the alcohol here is cheap. I paid pretty much the same price I would anywhere else. $5-$6 a pint and mixed drinks were regular priced. Definetely not a place to meet people. There was a worker walking around asking for you to sign your contact information over. She wasn't very happy when she approached everyone as if we all owed her something. When I declined to sign up, she was actually quite rude and began to question me in hopes to persuade me to sign up as if I were still in high school (she probably was).

Overall not impressive at all and in fact quite disappointing.

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★☆☆☆☆

Stopped in one night while bar hopping with some friends. Most of the crowd didn't look of age. The ones that did had there work tags attached to their belts or shirts lol. The bartenders especially didn't look old enough to drink which was pretty funny. Nothing special about the bar. Most of the fixtures and furnishings were worn down. The drinks were regular priced, I noticed that people believe the alcohol here is cheap. I paid pretty much the same price I would anywhere else. $5-$6 a pint and mixed drinks were regular priced. Definetely not a place to meet people. There was a worker walking around asking for you to sign your contact information over. She wasn't very happy when she approached everyone as if we all owed her something. When I declined to sign up, she was actually quite rude and began to question me in hopes to persuade me to sign up as if I were still in high school (she probably was).

Overall not impressive at all and in fact quite disappointing.

Pros: Throw gum on the floor and watch people step on it

Cons: Crowd, Staff and horrible tasting drinks

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Whoever says the drinks arent cheap here is cheap. I come to the BlackFinn on Monday or Tuesday nights with some guys from the office and enjoy their $3 draft special. My girlfriend drinks bud light bottles for $4 and Cranberry Vodkas for $5. For Midtown, neither one of us is complaining. The staff is very down to earth. The "cracked floors" is an exaggeration. If youre looking for a place to go for Happy Hour this place has a great deal. Ive been here Saturday nights and their V.I.P. lounge is very different from the downstairs more sports bar like vibe. Ive been here a few times and love the place.

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★★★★★

Whoever says the drinks arent cheap here is cheap. I come to the BlackFinn on Monday or Tuesday nights with some guys from the office and enjoy their $3 draft special. My girlfriend drinks bud light bottles for $4 and Cranberry Vodkas for $5. For Midtown, neither one of us is complaining. The staff is very down to earth. The "cracked floors" is an exaggeration. If youre looking for a place to go for Happy Hour this place has a great deal. Ive been here Saturday nights and their V.I.P. lounge is very different from the downstairs more sports bar like vibe. Ive been here a few times and love the place.

Pros: Atmosphere is casual, but not too casual, fun staff, not expensive

Cons: bathroom lines

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I read some of these reviews and i have to say I don't agree!! Ive gotten commented on by skeevy guys here but no more then any other bar. This bar is very friendly. If youre looking for a place to make you fancy expensive drinks then yes, youre in the wrong place (or you can just order top shelp drinks and pay the price). If you want a fun crowd, great drink specials, and friendly bartenders this place has that. I was there for my birthday and the bartenders hooked me up all night. I had a great time. Id recommend it to everyone.

2
★★★★★

I read some of these reviews and i have to say I don't agree!! Ive gotten commented on by skeevy guys here but no more then any other bar. This bar is very friendly. If youre looking for a place to make you fancy expensive drinks then yes, youre in the wrong place (or you can just order top shelp drinks and pay the price). If you want a fun crowd, great drink specials, and friendly bartenders this place has that. I was there for my birthday and the bartenders hooked me up all night. I had a great time. Id recommend it to everyone.

Pros: Fun Atmosphere, GoodMusic, Not Uptight

Cons: crowded on weekends

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I go to BlackFinn Saturday Nights for their 10 - 1 special for $30. Its a great deal, really cheap. My boys and I drink Jack and Cokes all night, and the staff is chill. They become your friends by the end of the night. My best friend brings all her girlfriends and they love dancing and have become friends with all the bartenders. Girls dance on the bar downstairs. Everyone there is really nice and down to earth. They do watch to make sure drinks arent getting passed along. The girls are hot, the crowd is crazy, the Dj plays good music, the drinks are reasonable, you cant really ask for more

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★★★★★

I go to BlackFinn Saturday Nights for their 10 - 1 special for $30. Its a great deal, really cheap. My boys and I drink Jack and Cokes all night, and the staff is chill. They become your friends by the end of the night. My best friend brings all her girlfriends and they love dancing and have become friends with all the bartenders. Girls dance on the bar downstairs. Everyone there is really nice and down to earth. They do watch to make sure drinks arent getting passed along. The girls are hot, the crowd is crazy, the Dj plays good music, the drinks are reasonable, you cant really ask for more

Pros: Fun Bartenders, Fun Crowd, Cheap Specials

Cons: gets very busy

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Been going to this bar regularly for over a year now. Great open bar offers ($20-30, it varies). You will get your money's worth even if you don't get the open bar because their drinks are not watered down. Just be sure you go to the right bartender to get more liquor than juice or soda in your drinks (*coughs* May, Sian, Jen or Michele). Those bartenders are madd cool, not to mention hotties aswell. The owner is this cool dude Chris that be getting me Jaeger Bombs. The music gets better as you drink more and more. A lot of ladies there that will dance with you if you know what you are doing. The place tends to get crowded at times but that just means that it's the popular place to be that night. Be sure to sign up for a free open bar raffle because you are guaranteed to win it.

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★★★★★

Been going to this bar regularly for over a year now. Great open bar offers ($20-30, it varies). You will get your money's worth even if you don't get the open bar because their drinks are not watered down. Just be sure you go to the right bartender to get more liquor than juice or soda in your drinks (*coughs* May, Sian, Jen or Michele). Those bartenders are madd cool, not to mention hotties aswell. The owner is this cool dude Chris that be getting me Jaeger Bombs. The music gets better as you drink more and more. A lot of ladies there that will dance with you if you know what you are doing. The place tends to get crowded at times but that just means that it's the popular place to be that night. Be sure to sign up for a free open bar raffle because you are guaranteed to win it.

Pros: Open Bar, Bartenders, Location

Cons: Bathroom lines, thats a con anywhere though

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I just recently found this bar and its as if I found heaven in Midtown Manhattan.
Happy Hours are amazing. For $20 i can drink my head off for 2 hours. Get your drinks from May and buy your shots from Leslie. You will not meet cooler girls anywhere else. The crowd consists of a lot of regulars but once you go, youll find yourself back for happy hours regularly. Between the price, and the people, Ill never go to another place for my Friday happy hour again.

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★★★★★

I just recently found this bar and its as if I found heaven in Midtown Manhattan.
Happy Hours are amazing. For $20 i can drink my head off for 2 hours. Get your drinks from May and buy your shots from Leslie. You will not meet cooler girls anywhere else. The crowd consists of a lot of regulars but once you go, youll find yourself back for happy hours regularly. Between the price, and the people, Ill never go to another place for my Friday happy hour again.

Pros: prices, specials, bartenders, crowd

Cons: crowded sometimes

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I came into the bar just to order some food from the menu.

The service was slow but the food were Ok,
The real problems started when I looked at the bill .
I found that I was being overcharged.
Because they didn't figure the sales tax correctly.

When I showed this to the waitress.
She reacted to this by saying she had to clear this problem up with her manager.
She returned with my bill with the amount reduced, but the bill still wasn't correct.
For some reason they didn't use a calculator to come up with the correct amount.
I excepted this amount because it was close enough to the correct amount not too argue about it.

When I placed my credit card on the the table to pay my bill she at first refused to take it.
Because the bill didn't come up to the bars credit card minimum.
I said to her that I had not seen that notice posted anywhere when I ordered.
After I said this she rather angrily took my card.

She returned after she had processed my card.
She slapped the bill down for me to sign and then quickly turned around and rather moodily said goodbye.
Without apologizing for the errors on the bill or the problem with the credit card.

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★☆☆☆☆

I came into the bar just to order some food from the menu.

The service was slow but the food were Ok,
The real problems started when I looked at the bill .
I found that I was being overcharged.
Because they didn't figure the sales tax correctly.

When I showed this to the waitress.
She reacted to this by saying she had to clear this problem up with her manager.
She returned with my bill with the amount reduced, but the bill still wasn't correct.
For some reason they didn't use a calculator to come up with the correct amount.
I excepted this amount because it was close enough to the correct amount not too argue about it.

When I placed my credit card on the the table to pay my bill she at first refused to take it.
Because the bill didn't come up to the bars credit card minimum.
I said to her that I had not seen that notice posted anywhere when I ordered.
After I said this she rather angrily took my card.

She returned after she had processed my card.
She slapped the bill down for me to sign and then quickly turned around and rather moodily said goodbye.
Without apologizing for the errors on the bill or the problem with the credit card.

Pros: Trendy Sports bar

Cons: Look closely at the bill before you pay.

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Ive been to this bar a few times and its always a great time. The open bar specials will get you HAMMERED for a reasonable price. Its a cool place and the bartenders make you feel very welcome. Great for watching games and meeting people. Late nights are crazy. I love this place!!!!

2
★★★★★

Ive been to this bar a few times and its always a great time. The open bar specials will get you HAMMERED for a reasonable price. Its a cool place and the bartenders make you feel very welcome. Great for watching games and meeting people. Late nights are crazy. I love this place!!!!

Pros: hot bartenders, fairly priced

Cons: not many

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A friend of mine had her 21st birthday at the BlackFinn Friday night and she had an amazing time. The drink special was only $30 for 3 hours. The place has a dj so music played all night. We reserved the back area of the upstairs floor so we had plenty of room. Id recommend reserving an area for a large party because the bar gets CROWDED. The bartender was very attractive and did a great job making sure everyone had a great time. She took care of the birthday girl and bought her some shots. Service couldnt have been better. The bar also has champagne, you just need to purchase it by bottle. It was worth it. The crowd was fun. We had a great time. If youre looking for a place to have a party, this place offers it all.

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★★★★★

A friend of mine had her 21st birthday at the BlackFinn Friday night and she had an amazing time. The drink special was only $30 for 3 hours. The place has a dj so music played all night. We reserved the back area of the upstairs floor so we had plenty of room. Id recommend reserving an area for a large party because the bar gets CROWDED. The bartender was very attractive and did a great job making sure everyone had a great time. She took care of the birthday girl and bought her some shots. Service couldnt have been better. The bar also has champagne, you just need to purchase it by bottle. It was worth it. The crowd was fun. We had a great time. If youre looking for a place to have a party, this place offers it all.

Pros: service, atmosphere

Cons: crowded

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IFriday Happy hours, $20 all you can drink special is for 2 hours from 6 - 8 and is a great way to start the night off. The food is bar food but its really good. They get a little strict as it gets closer to 8:00 and tend to ignore people who are ordering more then one drink. But dont get me wrong, the bartenders are very friendly. Last time i was there my friends are i ordered a bunch of shots and the bartender was very sweet and bought us a round before we left. Its a good crowd but it does get packed. If you go, ask for May in the upstairs lounge, friendly and extremely easy on the eyes. She is guaranteed to make your happy hour a great time. The male bartenders are cool too so any females looking for a place to go, BlackFinn is it. Late nights get really crowded but they do have other cheap drink specials. Everyone should experience this place.

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★★★★★

IFriday Happy hours, $20 all you can drink special is for 2 hours from 6 - 8 and is a great way to start the night off. The food is bar food but its really good. They get a little strict as it gets closer to 8:00 and tend to ignore people who are ordering more then one drink. But dont get me wrong, the bartenders are very friendly. Last time i was there my friends are i ordered a bunch of shots and the bartender was very sweet and bought us a round before we left. Its a good crowd but it does get packed. If you go, ask for May in the upstairs lounge, friendly and extremely easy on the eyes. She is guaranteed to make your happy hour a great time. The male bartenders are cool too so any females looking for a place to go, BlackFinn is it. Late nights get really crowded but they do have other cheap drink specials. Everyone should experience this place.

Pros: service, specials

Cons: crowded

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Ive been to BlackFinn a few times and had a great time. Happy hour specials are great. It tends to get a little crazy but having two floors spreads everyone out. Dj comes on at night and there is a back area for dancing, lots of TV's, some booths and a huge bar. I love the upstairs lounge, it has a more private feel to it. Dimly lit candles, mirrors and couches. Crowd is friendly and energetic. Bartenders are very friendly and attractive. Friday Happy hours are only $20 for 6 - 8 and they have late night specials as well. It gets very tempting to buy both and stay the night. Great after work place, and not expensive at all. Really picks up at night. Id recommend it out of any midtown bar.

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★★★★☆

Ive been to BlackFinn a few times and had a great time. Happy hour specials are great. It tends to get a little crazy but having two floors spreads everyone out. Dj comes on at night and there is a back area for dancing, lots of TV's, some booths and a huge bar. I love the upstairs lounge, it has a more private feel to it. Dimly lit candles, mirrors and couches. Crowd is friendly and energetic. Bartenders are very friendly and attractive. Friday Happy hours are only $20 for 6 - 8 and they have late night specials as well. It gets very tempting to buy both and stay the night. Great after work place, and not expensive at all. Really picks up at night. Id recommend it out of any midtown bar.

Pros: great drink specials, 2 floors, tv's, great bar food, and fun staff

Cons: guest bartenders are slow, can get crowded,

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This is a great bar...Friendly service, good menu, tons of TVs and they even have 4 booths whith their own small TV. The open bar and baseball specials are the best. Where else in Midtown can you watch the Mets, eat as many wings as you want and drink as many beers as you want for $25!

I'm definetly looking to throw a party on the second floor. Seems like a great place, another bar, more TVs and more space.

2
★★★★★

This is a great bar...Friendly service, good menu, tons of TVs and they even have 4 booths whith their own small TV. The open bar and baseball specials are the best. Where else in Midtown can you watch the Mets, eat as many wings as you want and drink as many beers as you want for $25!

I'm definetly looking to throw a party on the second floor. Seems like a great place, another bar, more TVs and more space.

Pros: Baseball Specials, Open Bar, Your own TV in your booth!

Cons: can get a little crazy during TH-F happy hour

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This is a great place full of dressy girls and button down boys. Don't let the pub look fool you, this place does have dancing and a DJ, albeit no dance floor. The best part though is the drink up specials they have Fridays and Saturdays, usually $25 or $30 all you can drink from around 10-12 or something close to that. It can get packed, luckily there are two floors.

2
★★★★☆

This is a great place full of dressy girls and button down boys. Don't let the pub look fool you, this place does have dancing and a DJ, albeit no dance floor. The best part though is the drink up specials they have Fridays and Saturdays, usually $25 or $30 all you can drink from around 10-12 or something close to that. It can get packed, luckily there are two floors.

Pros: Drink specials are great on weekends

Cons: Can get crowded

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I hate blackfin. ive been there twice and both times it has been the worst experience of my life. save yourself the trouble. the drink specials are not worth it. and the ambiance is horrible.

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★★☆☆☆

I hate blackfin. ive been there twice and both times it has been the worst experience of my life. save yourself the trouble. the drink specials are not worth it. and the ambiance is horrible.

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