Back Fence Bar

★★★★☆
  • 155 Bleecker St A

    New York, NY 10012

    Cross street: at Thompson St.

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  • 212-475-9221

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Honestly, this place is what it is. It has an amazing laid back attitude and great music. I come almost every Friday. I am over the too crowded and places that think they are too cool in New York. Do not come here expecting a lounge, club,

3
★★★★★

Honestly, this place is what it is. It has an amazing laid back attitude and great music. I come almost every Friday. I am over the too crowded and places that think they are too cool in New York. Do not come here expecting a lounge, club,

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The last of a dying breed of old school bars/dives on Bleecker St.

With all the college/football/beer pong/ karaoke/ food pubs opening up in the neighborhood, people often get The Back fence confused with trendy places like those.

TBF

3
★★★★★

The last of a dying breed of old school bars/dives on Bleecker St.

With all the college/football/beer pong/ karaoke/ food pubs opening up in the neighborhood, people often get The Back fence confused with trendy places like those.

TBF

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This bar was dirty, from the bar to the bathrooms. Dirty rags to wipe down the bar, gnats and flies...ugh

0
★☆☆☆☆

This bar was dirty, from the bar to the bathrooms. Dirty rags to wipe down the bar, gnats and flies...ugh

Pros: You dont have to go there

Cons: Dirty...just not clean

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I have been to this little "historical place" many times, and I'm still going. Good drinks, live music, friendly staff, what more can you ask? Well, maybe a cabaret license since you will be throw out the door for dancing, haha.

2
★★★★☆

I have been to this little "historical place" many times, and I'm still going. Good drinks, live music, friendly staff, what more can you ask? Well, maybe a cabaret license since you will be throw out the door for dancing, haha.

Pros: Live music, comfortable seating, all-you-can-eat peanuts.

Cons: Dancing not allowed.

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im a male 50 and i love this bar,my wife can't force me to dance here so i can just lay back ,relax and listen to the great music. For the chics that dont know how to chill,stick it in your ear.This is the place to unwind and have a great time.Musicians take requests and they are all very good.Good prices,good music,good people and an easy chill what else could you ask for. See vinnie and the others for a great time.Thanks for the great times Back Fence.CHEERS

2
★★★★★

im a male 50 and i love this bar,my wife can't force me to dance here so i can just lay back ,relax and listen to the great music. For the chics that dont know how to chill,stick it in your ear.This is the place to unwind and have a great time.Musicians take requests and they are all very good.Good prices,good music,good people and an easy chill what else could you ask for. See vinnie and the others for a great time.Thanks for the great times Back Fence.CHEERS

Pros: GREAT MUSIC,VISABILITY TO THE BAND,SERVICE,LOCATION

Cons: CHICS WHO WANT TO DANCE

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Why does a bar imply live music and a good time when you must be stapled to a seat or stuck behind the velvet rope? I have no complaints about the bands...incredible. But, how can you truly enjoy yourself? If the music moves you, they throw you out the door. Come on...give up the 5 bucks a month and get your cabaret license...then I will come back.

If you really want to let it all hang out...don't take it to the Back Fence...trust me.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Why does a bar imply live music and a good time when you must be stapled to a seat or stuck behind the velvet rope? I have no complaints about the bands...incredible. But, how can you truly enjoy yourself? If the music moves you, they throw you out the door. Come on...give up the 5 bucks a month and get your cabaret license...then I will come back.

If you really want to let it all hang out...don't take it to the Back Fence...trust me.

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You need expensive decor to convince yourself you're in a good bar... don't bother. You need a multi-media, audio/visual assault on your senses to prevent boredom...not here. You want to kick back and slough off some of that 9-5 crap? Are you tired of keeping up appearances, that you forget to have a good time? Welcome Home!! The musical acts here range from mediocre to awesome. Taste, of course, is a factor, but I highly recommend Greg Aulden. His voice is amazing and he's funny as hell! (He does a great "Rocky Mtn. High!) Check your attitude at the door and this place is an oasis!

2
★★★★★

You need expensive decor to convince yourself you're in a good bar... don't bother. You need a multi-media, audio/visual assault on your senses to prevent boredom...not here. You want to kick back and slough off some of that 9-5 crap? Are you tired of keeping up appearances, that you forget to have a good time? Welcome Home!! The musical acts here range from mediocre to awesome. Taste, of course, is a factor, but I highly recommend Greg Aulden. His voice is amazing and he's funny as hell! (He does a great "Rocky Mtn. High!) Check your attitude at the door and this place is an oasis!

Pros: drink prices, music, laid back

Cons: , no dancing

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Wow, i was passing by and i saw live music and when i got in, a guy on the guitar Adam Weiss was rocking away. I recommend seeing him there. Hes humourus and a really good musician.

The waitress there is very cool too, but i think the bartender is having a midlife crisis cuz hes a total dick ;-) i get all my drinks through the waitress from now on...

2
★★★★☆

Wow, i was passing by and i saw live music and when i got in, a guy on the guitar Adam Weiss was rocking away. I recommend seeing him there. Hes humourus and a really good musician.

The waitress there is very cool too, but i think the bartender is having a midlife crisis cuz hes a total dick ;-) i get all my drinks through the waitress from now on...

Pros: music, waitress, BEER

Cons: bartender, bad hvac

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lots of tourists here. ok place but not so great for quality bands.

1
★★★☆☆

lots of tourists here. ok place but not so great for quality bands.

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: so-so music, tourists

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...having a very good time. Had a lot of fun dancing and hanging out...fun live music.

2
★★★★☆

...having a very good time. Had a lot of fun dancing and hanging out...fun live music.

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I was checking out flyers posted for upcoming events when a musician ready to play at the Back Fence was standing outside. He started to talk to me and we traded some talk about being musicians. He invited me in and I'm glad that I stopped by. I sipped a beer but skipped the peanuts. I felt like I stepped into a very quiet, local bar in the middle of upstate New York! Several people chatted with the bartender and several others sat at nearby tables. The musician talked with me between songs and told me that he takes requests, but I asked him to continue with what he was doing. It was a mutual pleasure to go with what was happening in the moment. We liked eachother and I will definitely stop by for another visit!

2
★★★★☆

I was checking out flyers posted for upcoming events when a musician ready to play at the Back Fence was standing outside. He started to talk to me and we traded some talk about being musicians. He invited me in and I'm glad that I stopped by. I sipped a beer but skipped the peanuts. I felt like I stepped into a very quiet, local bar in the middle of upstate New York! Several people chatted with the bartender and several others sat at nearby tables. The musician talked with me between songs and told me that he takes requests, but I asked him to continue with what he was doing. It was a mutual pleasure to go with what was happening in the moment. We liked eachother and I will definitely stop by for another visit!

Pros: Relaxing, Excellent Acoustics, Cute Decor

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This place is pretty much what you would expect. A good location in the West Village, good prices for its beer, live music that's pretty decent, and an overall chill and laid back atmosphere. Supposedly some very famous bands have played here in the past. However, if a dively live music bar isn't your thing, then this won't be either.

1
★★★☆☆

This place is pretty much what you would expect. A good location in the West Village, good prices for its beer, live music that's pretty decent, and an overall chill and laid back atmosphere. Supposedly some very famous bands have played here in the past. However, if a dively live music bar isn't your thing, then this won't be either.

Pros: prices, service, music

Cons: a little divey

 

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