Mason Dixon

★★★★☆
Fat Baby's proprietors unleash a wooden, Old West-flavored bar on the Lower East Side, complete with a mechanical bull and Lone Star beer.
  • 133 Essex St

    New York, NY 10002

    Cross street: nr. Rivington St.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-260-4100

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Mason Dixon is the kind of place that should be cool. The name reflects what they're going for, and the place has a nice look to it, from the sliding door that is the entrance to the mechanical bull. But that's where the positives

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Mason Dixon is the kind of place that should be cool. The name reflects what they're going for, and the place has a nice look to it, from the sliding door that is the entrance to the mechanical bull. But that's where the positives

Pros: Getting to see people tossed off the bull

Cons: Horrendous bouncer and clientele

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I love me anything with a lil country flavor. While Mason Dixon may not be the most authentic, it certainly tries to bring this flavor with a southern style food menu, horns, and wood everywhere that can be seen. Pun intended. A large

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I love me anything with a lil country flavor. While Mason Dixon may not be the most authentic, it certainly tries to bring this flavor with a southern style food menu, horns, and wood everywhere that can be seen. Pun intended. A large

Pros: fun energy, cheap

Cons: wait for the bull, fratty

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They've got a $5 a ride mechanical b*ll (HONESTLY, CITYSEARCH CENSORS THIS WORD!) and 60 kinds of Bourbon. They've also got one waitress for the entire restaurant, and more testosterone than a hormone replacement lab. In New York, you'd

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They've got a $5 a ride mechanical b*ll (HONESTLY, CITYSEARCH CENSORS THIS WORD!) and 60 kinds of Bourbon. They've also got one waitress for the entire restaurant, and more testosterone than a hormone replacement lab. In New York, you'd

Pros: mechanical b*ll + lots of seating space

Cons: macho up the wazoo

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I would have never guessed to try this place out for food...
My husband and I know one of the bartenders and he recommended that we come in for an early dinner with our 2 year old, so we gave it a try. The front doors open up to the

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★★★★★

I would have never guessed to try this place out for food...
My husband and I know one of the bartenders and he recommended that we come in for an early dinner with our 2 year old, so we gave it a try. The front doors open up to the

Pros: best southern food in town

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Our group of 14 ppl went there for a birthday party Tuesday night. The main attraction at the bar is the mechanical bullride (Charge $5 a ride) that seemed ok.

We ordered food which was suprisingly good. The menu didnt have a big selection of drinks. Just a whiskey list. The poor waitress had to constantly repeat what beer was available.

The drawback was... they played slow tempo country music and it was lame. Any upbeat party music would have sufficed. The whole ambiance and mood of the room was dark and dreary. After thirty minutes of being there, I wanted to slit my wrist. We asked the waitress, bartender and another gentleman who I assumed was the manager if they could play some music that was a little more upbeat. We were there for a birthday party mind you. However our requests were ignored. The waitress did tell us that she had no control over the music and she has told the management many times that people complain about it.

This place is obviously poorly managed and won?t last long. We ended up leaving and going to the Fat Black Pussycat to here better music and get our party on.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our group of 14 ppl went there for a birthday party Tuesday night. The main attraction at the bar is the mechanical bullride (Charge $5 a ride) that seemed ok.

We ordered food which was suprisingly good. The menu didnt have a big selection of drinks. Just a whiskey list. The poor waitress had to constantly repeat what beer was available.

The drawback was... they played slow tempo country music and it was lame. Any upbeat party music would have sufficed. The whole ambiance and mood of the room was dark and dreary. After thirty minutes of being there, I wanted to slit my wrist. We asked the waitress, bartender and another gentleman who I assumed was the manager if they could play some music that was a little more upbeat. We were there for a birthday party mind you. However our requests were ignored. The waitress did tell us that she had no control over the music and she has told the management many times that people complain about it.

This place is obviously poorly managed and won?t last long. We ended up leaving and going to the Fat Black Pussycat to here better music and get our party on.

Pros: None

Cons: Dull, monotoned muffled music and a dark, dreary lackluster room.

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I have a lot of spots that I like to do the beverage thing at. You know, where I let the week go one drink at a time. Mason Dixon is one of my faves. They have all the fun none of the frills. Once I even met a pretty gal there who swept me off my feet. We are getting married soon!

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★★★★★

I have a lot of spots that I like to do the beverage thing at. You know, where I let the week go one drink at a time. Mason Dixon is one of my faves. They have all the fun none of the frills. Once I even met a pretty gal there who swept me off my feet. We are getting married soon!

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We gathered here Friday night for a birthday party and it was a blast. That bucking bronco puts everyone in a festive mood, the whole bar was mixing and chatting. There was a group of young gay men with their straight female friends. A group of male yuppies (with broken gaydar) hitting on our gay lady friends. But we all got along. Take note Bronco Girls, if you wear a spaghetti strap shirt or a very low cut shirt your breast will fall out. RE: Prices: the bronco ride dropped in price $5 all night long (not $10 after 10pm). Ask the bronco master for riding tips, a cowboy hat, and the special riding glove. Rum and coke $7, Johnny Walker red and coke $9.00.

(FYI this website deems many innocent words as inappropriate and I had to change the following words in order to get my review posted - "bu" with 2 LLs I changed to bronco, Lesbia.... I changed to gay lady, boo add a "b" I changed to breast. Citysearch, give me a Fuc kin break.

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★★★★☆

We gathered here Friday night for a birthday party and it was a blast. That bucking bronco puts everyone in a festive mood, the whole bar was mixing and chatting. There was a group of young gay men with their straight female friends. A group of male yuppies (with broken gaydar) hitting on our gay lady friends. But we all got along. Take note Bronco Girls, if you wear a spaghetti strap shirt or a very low cut shirt your breast will fall out. RE: Prices: the bronco ride dropped in price $5 all night long (not $10 after 10pm). Ask the bronco master for riding tips, a cowboy hat, and the special riding glove. Rum and coke $7, Johnny Walker red and coke $9.00.

(FYI this website deems many innocent words as inappropriate and I had to change the following words in order to get my review posted - "bu" with 2 LLs I changed to bronco, Lesbia.... I changed to gay lady, boo add a "b" I changed to breast. Citysearch, give me a Fuc kin break.

Pros: great place for groups, DJ takes requests, friendly rowdy atmosphere.

Cons: hard to find parking, but there are spots on Houston St. with free meter after 7pm.

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Mason Dixon is a relatively new so-called bar on the lower-east side. They are a wanna-be country bar, but it's not even close! They have a mechanical bul that they charge $10 per ride (down south it's less than a buck to ride them) that seems to be the main/ONLY attraction at the bar. Some people just stop by to watch people bust their a** on the bul without even buying a drink. I don't blame them because they charge $5 just for a domestic bottle of beer. You can go to any dive bar in NYC and pay much less than that and have a much better time. I also had to wait over 15 minutes just to get the bartender's attention to find out how much they're asking for a domestic bottle. If you're looking for a real COUNTRY music bar on the lower east side where you can have a lot of fun and even shoot some pool, go to Doc Holidays on Avenue A and 9th St. ! Stay clear of mason dixon unless you want to go broke and have NO fun while doing so.

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★☆☆☆☆

Mason Dixon is a relatively new so-called bar on the lower-east side. They are a wanna-be country bar, but it's not even close! They have a mechanical bul that they charge $10 per ride (down south it's less than a buck to ride them) that seems to be the main/ONLY attraction at the bar. Some people just stop by to watch people bust their a** on the bul without even buying a drink. I don't blame them because they charge $5 just for a domestic bottle of beer. You can go to any dive bar in NYC and pay much less than that and have a much better time. I also had to wait over 15 minutes just to get the bartender's attention to find out how much they're asking for a domestic bottle. If you're looking for a real COUNTRY music bar on the lower east side where you can have a lot of fun and even shoot some pool, go to Doc Holidays on Avenue A and 9th St. ! Stay clear of mason dixon unless you want to go broke and have NO fun while doing so.

Pros: NONE!

Cons: horrible service, muffled music that you can't even hear, over-priced drinks, wierd patrons

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The mechanicalbull is cheesy and lame. There are no windows and the whole place feels like some dark hole in the wall. There are no hot girls here at all, just some fat chicks and gay dudes. Dont bother, go elsewhere, trust me

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★☆☆☆☆

The mechanicalbull is cheesy and lame. There are no windows and the whole place feels like some dark hole in the wall. There are no hot girls here at all, just some fat chicks and gay dudes. Dont bother, go elsewhere, trust me

Pros: totally lame

Cons: dont bother

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