The Auction House

★★★★☆

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Looked up secret bars in our hood and we came here on a Monday night on our 2nd year wedding anniversary, we had come from a beautiful intimate Italian restaurant and continued the romantic vibe at this place, there is no sign out doors,

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★★★★★

Looked up secret bars in our hood and we came here on a Monday night on our 2nd year wedding anniversary, we had come from a beautiful intimate Italian restaurant and continued the romantic vibe at this place, there is no sign out doors,

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You would think you are downtown when you are in this spot....maybe the coziest room in the entire City,,,,,no kids here, and that speaks volumes being that it is in "kiddie heaven" on the UES.Thank you doorman that cards for 25... Music

3
★★★★★

You would think you are downtown when you are in this spot....maybe the coziest room in the entire City,,,,,no kids here, and that speaks volumes being that it is in "kiddie heaven" on the UES.Thank you doorman that cards for 25... Music

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Obvious that owner/s retired .. late 90s this was the spot

3
★★★★★

Obvious that owner/s retired .. late 90s this was the spot

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What happened!!??! It looked soooo good from the outside. Then you get near the place, and everything turns around. Cheap and sleazy customers. If this is what this place always attracts, I won't go back. And who hired these people? Ugh. I went here with two girlfriends and none of us enjoyed ourselves.

0
★☆☆☆☆

What happened!!??! It looked soooo good from the outside. Then you get near the place, and everything turns around. Cheap and sleazy customers. If this is what this place always attracts, I won't go back. And who hired these people? Ugh. I went here with two girlfriends and none of us enjoyed ourselves.

Pros: Nice external appearance

Cons: Everything else

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Rude staff. Rude bartenders. Nasty at the door. Girls, if you wanna have a good time, do not waste your time at this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

Rude staff. Rude bartenders. Nasty at the door. Girls, if you wanna have a good time, do not waste your time at this place.

Cons: Nasty Staff

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I've lived up the street for Auction House for years now and feel lucky to have such a wonderful watering hole within walking distance. It's beautiful, the bartenders are sweet, the drinks are cheap, and it has gorgeous historic furnishings (pressed metal ceiling, antique furniture, exposed brick, mahogany bar, etc.)

The crowd varies greatly on any given night, but it's a classy joint that lends itself nicely to dates as well as to larger groups looking for a place to sit and talk.

2
★★★★★

I've lived up the street for Auction House for years now and feel lucky to have such a wonderful watering hole within walking distance. It's beautiful, the bartenders are sweet, the drinks are cheap, and it has gorgeous historic furnishings (pressed metal ceiling, antique furniture, exposed brick, mahogany bar, etc.)

The crowd varies greatly on any given night, but it's a classy joint that lends itself nicely to dates as well as to larger groups looking for a place to sit and talk.

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Auction House is the perfect place to sit on a couch and bs with a friend. It's never crowded during the week, which I love. The paintings and decor are unlike any other bar in this neighborhood, and you get a lot of locals ... no riff raff. I wish the bartenders were nicer. They're not mean, they're just not welcoming. That aside, a great place to unwind.

2
★★★★☆

Auction House is the perfect place to sit on a couch and bs with a friend. It's never crowded during the week, which I love. The paintings and decor are unlike any other bar in this neighborhood, and you get a lot of locals ... no riff raff. I wish the bartenders were nicer. They're not mean, they're just not welcoming. That aside, a great place to unwind.

Pros: Awesome decor, good drinks

Cons: Blah bartenders

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I have been coming here for years! Comfortable and antique like environment with alluring maroon velvet curtains. Great place for dates.

2
★★★★★

I have been coming here for years! Comfortable and antique like environment with alluring maroon velvet curtains. Great place for dates.

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Went there looking for something more relaxed, something a little less...college. This place was perfect. Easy to miss (no sign), look for the tall red windows and listen for the music. Relaxed, "velvet lounge" atmosphere, you can tell they put some effort into the deco inside (lots of tasteful paintings, crafted ceiling, candles, etc.). I don't thumb my nose up at the other typical UES bars I frequent, but it's a nice change of pace when you need it, without leaving the area. A little downtown culture in an uptown world.

2
★★★★★

Went there looking for something more relaxed, something a little less...college. This place was perfect. Easy to miss (no sign), look for the tall red windows and listen for the music. Relaxed, "velvet lounge" atmosphere, you can tell they put some effort into the deco inside (lots of tasteful paintings, crafted ceiling, candles, etc.). I don't thumb my nose up at the other typical UES bars I frequent, but it's a nice change of pace when you need it, without leaving the area. A little downtown culture in an uptown world.

Pros: Atmosphere, music

Cons: small

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Beautifl spot....belongs downtown. I had a small get together here last week and it was great. Very accomodating staff and it was a great crowd. Especially on the U.E.S. You sort of forget you're on the UES when you step into the Auction House. My friends and I will be going back there a lot........and I live downtown

2
★★★★★

Beautifl spot....belongs downtown. I had a small get together here last week and it was great. Very accomodating staff and it was a great crowd. Especially on the U.E.S. You sort of forget you're on the UES when you step into the Auction House. My friends and I will be going back there a lot........and I live downtown

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This place is great for a date or a drink with friends. The decor is romantic, dark, and unique. The bartenders are very friendly and drinks are not too expensive. The bar doesn't get super crowded even on the weekends which is a welcome change to being packed into a room and having drinks spilled all over you. There usually is a good crowd there though. The music they play is great and not your usual Top 40 crap. It's upscale and comfortable without being pretentious.

2
★★★★★

This place is great for a date or a drink with friends. The decor is romantic, dark, and unique. The bartenders are very friendly and drinks are not too expensive. The bar doesn't get super crowded even on the weekends which is a welcome change to being packed into a room and having drinks spilled all over you. There usually is a good crowd there though. The music they play is great and not your usual Top 40 crap. It's upscale and comfortable without being pretentious.

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Went here on a Tuesday night for a birthday celebration with 3 friends and had a wonderful time. Quiet, laidback atmosphere - perfect for conversation. I want to go back with my boyfriend - seemed to be a great date spot (as evidenced by the two couples making out in the back.) I will definitely be back!

2
★★★★★

Went here on a Tuesday night for a birthday celebration with 3 friends and had a wonderful time. Quiet, laidback atmosphere - perfect for conversation. I want to go back with my boyfriend - seemed to be a great date spot (as evidenced by the two couples making out in the back.) I will definitely be back!

Pros: quiet, lovely atmosphere, not crowded

Cons: not cheap

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So love this place. Espically on week nights. But beware on the weekends when it gets so crowd, warm and stuffy that its not worth your time. I so love the decor and the ladi back-ness of it. It is soooo not your typical UES hangout. No frat boys here. Wines are like $7 be it in a small glass, but, with the comfortable velvet sofas and dim lighting it makes for a great first date place. And good for smooching too. Oh, unless you've been there before or go with someone who has, you might miss it bc their is NO sign, just red curtains.

2
★★★★★

So love this place. Espically on week nights. But beware on the weekends when it gets so crowd, warm and stuffy that its not worth your time. I so love the decor and the ladi back-ness of it. It is soooo not your typical UES hangout. No frat boys here. Wines are like $7 be it in a small glass, but, with the comfortable velvet sofas and dim lighting it makes for a great first date place. And good for smooching too. Oh, unless you've been there before or go with someone who has, you might miss it bc their is NO sign, just red curtains.

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This place has the wrong personality. It should be romantic, but the layout and chairs don't work with that feel. Few heavy sofa that are far apart, loud musics, not many wine for girls. Could have been more. But still a welcome change from Irish pubs and frat bars in this hood.

PROS: Not a pub
CONS: loud, drink selection is not that great

3
★★★☆☆

This place has the wrong personality. It should be romantic, but the layout and chairs don't work with that feel. Few heavy sofa that are far apart, loud musics, not many wine for girls. Could have been more. But still a welcome change from Irish pubs and frat bars in this hood.

PROS: Not a pub
CONS: loud, drink selection is not that great

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We were ignored for 10 minutes at the bar which was not crowded. Asked about the beer and he scowled, "I dodn't have time for this". The vodka martini I finally got was undrinkable. We paid up and then the guy appeared and offered me a 10 dollar bill! One word, LOSER.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were ignored for 10 minutes at the bar which was not crowded. Asked about the beer and he scowled, "I dodn't have time for this". The vodka martini I finally got was undrinkable. We paid up and then the guy appeared and offered me a 10 dollar bill! One word, LOSER.

Pros: Great ambiance, love the space

Cons: rude service, tacky beer glasses, music is lame

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Had a party here recently bringing in about 30 people to an otherwise low-key louge.
They forgot about the party and tried to accomodate but the bartender was EXTREMELY rude and even gave my sister 2 dollars to leave him alone after we waited 15 minutes for a drink. That really sucked...BUT the back up bartender came and drinks were flowing like water and all was Merry and great. I really love this place.
They should know that one of the tenders is a real jack-ass though!

2
★★★★☆

Had a party here recently bringing in about 30 people to an otherwise low-key louge.
They forgot about the party and tried to accomodate but the bartender was EXTREMELY rude and even gave my sister 2 dollars to leave him alone after we waited 15 minutes for a drink. That really sucked...BUT the back up bartender came and drinks were flowing like water and all was Merry and great. I really love this place.
They should know that one of the tenders is a real jack-ass though!

Pros: atmosphere, music, crowd

Cons: jerk bartender

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THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE ON SATURDAY NIGHTS IF YOUR LOW ON FUNDS AND WANT TO GET YOUR DRINK ON WITHOUT SHELLING OUT THE BENJAMINS. CUTE BARTENDER TAKES CARE OF YOU ALL NIGHT FOR A SIMPLE SMILE AND A TEN SPOT.

2
★★★★★

THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE ON SATURDAY NIGHTS IF YOUR LOW ON FUNDS AND WANT TO GET YOUR DRINK ON WITHOUT SHELLING OUT THE BENJAMINS. CUTE BARTENDER TAKES CARE OF YOU ALL NIGHT FOR A SIMPLE SMILE AND A TEN SPOT.

Pros: BARTENDER, CHEAP

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Went there a few days ago and bartender bought me a around. Great place to go on a weeknight but fine on weekends too. A diamond among mostly crap bars on the Upper East Side.

2
★★★★☆

Went there a few days ago and bartender bought me a around. Great place to go on a weeknight but fine on weekends too. A diamond among mostly crap bars on the Upper East Side.

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can be very chi-chi or very intimate or very social or very lonely-- it's what you make it-- the bar adapts itself to you. the bartenders are friendly if you are outgoing and interesting. service is instant and the drinks are good. the music is great-- very un-upper east side-like.

2
★★★★★

can be very chi-chi or very intimate or very social or very lonely-- it's what you make it-- the bar adapts itself to you. the bartenders are friendly if you are outgoing and interesting. service is instant and the drinks are good. the music is great-- very un-upper east side-like.

Pros: friendly bartenders, large area, music not too loud

Cons: ugly pink liquid soap, no bar food, no happy hour

 

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