The Bourgeois Pig

★★★★★
  • 127 Macdougal St

    New York, NY 10012

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  • 212-475-2246

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I tried to meet my husband at another restaurant owned by the same person, Ravi DeRossi, but the owner blocked the door and wouldn't let me inside until he finished a cell phone call, then screamed "You're a b-tch!" when I told him we were leaving because he had been rude. With so many great NY wine bars, why go to one owned by someone who acts like a thuggish bouncer and verbally abuses women? I prefer places that treat customers like human beings.

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★☆☆☆☆

I tried to meet my husband at another restaurant owned by the same person, Ravi DeRossi, but the owner blocked the door and wouldn't let me inside until he finished a cell phone call, then screamed "You're a b-tch!" when I told him we were leaving because he had been rude. With so many great NY wine bars, why go to one owned by someone who acts like a thuggish bouncer and verbally abuses women? I prefer places that treat customers like human beings.

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Hands down the best bar I've ever been to. The beer selection is unlike any other you'll find in NYC, the bartenders are very knowledgeable and friendly and they play amazing music all the time. You'd never know it's there unless you know it's there which keeps it filled but never packed which is nice. The atmosphere is very relaxing great place to go with friends and talk. If you enjoy good beer it's a must.

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★★★★★

Hands down the best bar I've ever been to. The beer selection is unlike any other you'll find in NYC, the bartenders are very knowledgeable and friendly and they play amazing music all the time. You'd never know it's there unless you know it's there which keeps it filled but never packed which is nice. The atmosphere is very relaxing great place to go with friends and talk. If you enjoy good beer it's a must.

Pros: Beer Selection, Music, Atmosphere

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Great beer, great music, great ambiance, and, surprisingly, great bar food. As you enter the Rabbit, through the anonymous black steel door at the bottom of a flight of stairs, you realize you are in an oasis amidst the cultural desert the is MacDougal Street. One minute your fending off offers of cheap Italian food and free comedy under MacDougal's garish light, the next minute you're in the dark confines of the fashionably dim and richly appointed Rabbit Club, listening to Motorhead and reviewing the voluminous menu of specialty beers. Don't like Motorhead? Don't worry, the ecclectic mix will play something you like. Last time I was there I heard everything from Motorhead and Slayer to R-Kelly and Public Enemy. Amazing.
The space is not big but never feels really cramped. There are a few tables in the front and a more secluded booth in the back.

The beer selection is amazing. To help you navigate the long and suspiciously foreign beer menu are the bar tenders who act more like sommeliers. They know their beer, and they are very good at matching beer to your taste. Have fun at this place, and bring cash.

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★★★★★

Great beer, great music, great ambiance, and, surprisingly, great bar food. As you enter the Rabbit, through the anonymous black steel door at the bottom of a flight of stairs, you realize you are in an oasis amidst the cultural desert the is MacDougal Street. One minute your fending off offers of cheap Italian food and free comedy under MacDougal's garish light, the next minute you're in the dark confines of the fashionably dim and richly appointed Rabbit Club, listening to Motorhead and reviewing the voluminous menu of specialty beers. Don't like Motorhead? Don't worry, the ecclectic mix will play something you like. Last time I was there I heard everything from Motorhead and Slayer to R-Kelly and Public Enemy. Amazing.
The space is not big but never feels really cramped. There are a few tables in the front and a more secluded booth in the back.

The beer selection is amazing. To help you navigate the long and suspiciously foreign beer menu are the bar tenders who act more like sommeliers. They know their beer, and they are very good at matching beer to your taste. Have fun at this place, and bring cash.

Pros: Music, atmosphere, beer selection and quality!

Cons: MacDougal Street can be a little hard to take.

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'Best beers' bar in the world...? "Best beer Bar"? either way we had a frging awesome time. The music's awesome (played new stuff 'long blondes' and 'MGMT' with some classic 'danzig' and even a biggie smalls freestyle thrown in. amazing!!? ). The bartender knows his beer and the beer is good. They carry a huge amount of European craft beers, some crazy beers (oerbier) and some amazing (hoppy Otterhead) all of which were recomended and really good. They also have some funny flavored potato chips (ketchup, buffalo wing). We had plenty of room at the bar but they have a pretty cool booth in the back thats pretty dark and shady. VIP style. The peeing belgian boy shrine in the bathroom is a little crazy but beautifully done.
it feels like a real NY bar..rare these days. Really appreciate this place.

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★★★★★

'Best beers' bar in the world...? "Best beer Bar"? either way we had a frging awesome time. The music's awesome (played new stuff 'long blondes' and 'MGMT' with some classic 'danzig' and even a biggie smalls freestyle thrown in. amazing!!? ). The bartender knows his beer and the beer is good. They carry a huge amount of European craft beers, some crazy beers (oerbier) and some amazing (hoppy Otterhead) all of which were recomended and really good. They also have some funny flavored potato chips (ketchup, buffalo wing). We had plenty of room at the bar but they have a pretty cool booth in the back thats pretty dark and shady. VIP style. The peeing belgian boy shrine in the bathroom is a little crazy but beautifully done.
it feels like a real NY bar..rare these days. Really appreciate this place.

Pros: NY Beauty. Cool Music. Rare and Tasty Beers. Hidden.

Cons: The horrible street its on.

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The beer list is awesome, and the owner/bartender knows his product. The decor has a very cool, 1920s speakeasy vibe. You even have to ring the buzzer to enter. It is reeeally super dark inside, and the music playing is mostly post-punk type stuff. If you stick around at prime party hour (Fri & Sat nights), the place fills up with 20-something, wannabe hipsters who yell and say "like" every other word. And call ahead if you are counting on a pretzel bread sandwich, because some days the bread guy doesn't deliver and there is no food--and the owner refuses to buy any other bread than the German pretzel bread which is imported from Germany. Go early if you want to have a seat and a conversation. Highly recommend the chocolate stout and the banana bread beer! The sour red beer pairs beautifully with the pretzel bread sandwiches.

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★★★★☆

The beer list is awesome, and the owner/bartender knows his product. The decor has a very cool, 1920s speakeasy vibe. You even have to ring the buzzer to enter. It is reeeally super dark inside, and the music playing is mostly post-punk type stuff. If you stick around at prime party hour (Fri & Sat nights), the place fills up with 20-something, wannabe hipsters who yell and say "like" every other word. And call ahead if you are counting on a pretzel bread sandwich, because some days the bread guy doesn't deliver and there is no food--and the owner refuses to buy any other bread than the German pretzel bread which is imported from Germany. Go early if you want to have a seat and a conversation. Highly recommend the chocolate stout and the banana bread beer! The sour red beer pairs beautifully with the pretzel bread sandwiches.

Pros: Amazing beer list and sandwiches; throwback, speakeasy vibe

Cons: Expensive, inconsistent service and crowds

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The West Village Bourgeois Pig was great, I had some good times there, but I actually just read on JuliB that that location closed in August (JuliB does a good job of keeping on top of these things). Sorry guys. There's a new East Village location though, across the street from the old East Village location on E. 7th St.

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★★★★★

The West Village Bourgeois Pig was great, I had some good times there, but I actually just read on JuliB that that location closed in August (JuliB does a good job of keeping on top of these things). Sorry guys. There's a new East Village location though, across the street from the old East Village location on E. 7th St.

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I love this place! Every time we tried to go to the East Village location it was always impossible to get in, and then by accident we stumbled upon the one in West Village. I love everything there--the interior, the music, the drinks. And they're open really late too. My favorite place to go to after dinner!

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★★★★★

I love this place! Every time we tried to go to the East Village location it was always impossible to get in, and then by accident we stumbled upon the one in West Village. I love everything there--the interior, the music, the drinks. And they're open really late too. My favorite place to go to after dinner!

Pros: great drinks, great interior

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Great place. Prefer this location to the east village location. Try the champagne cocktails if you like sweet drinks, my favorite is the Rosetta.

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★★★★★

Great place. Prefer this location to the east village location. Try the champagne cocktails if you like sweet drinks, my favorite is the Rosetta.

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My friend dragged me there cause I usually dont like that part of the west village. But when I walked in and heard tom waits all was good. We ate a cheese fondue I forget which but its the first one on the menu and it was great. The crowd was varied and relaxed. The bartender was cool. Overall really good place.

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★★★★★

My friend dragged me there cause I usually dont like that part of the west village. But when I walked in and heard tom waits all was good. We ate a cheese fondue I forget which but its the first one on the menu and it was great. The crowd was varied and relaxed. The bartender was cool. Overall really good place.

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The West Village often feels very established in a touristy kind of way. It is a lot of fun but sometimes I want something more "real," whatever that may mean. I love the Bourgeois Pig in the East Village, and I love that the West Village one brings a kind of laid back sophistication to the area. Its a reason for New Yorkers who usually avoid the common onslaught of MacDougal St nightlife to come back. Its very small, so when it is crowded movement is a tricky dance of sorts.

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★★★★★

The West Village often feels very established in a touristy kind of way. It is a lot of fun but sometimes I want something more "real," whatever that may mean. I love the Bourgeois Pig in the East Village, and I love that the West Village one brings a kind of laid back sophistication to the area. Its a reason for New Yorkers who usually avoid the common onslaught of MacDougal St nightlife to come back. Its very small, so when it is crowded movement is a tricky dance of sorts.

Pros: Atmosphere, Music, Inexpensive

Cons: Size

 

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