John Street Bar and Grill

★★★★☆
The closest thing to a biker bar on Wall Street.
  • 17 John St

    New York, NY 10038

    Cross street: nr. Nassau St.

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  • 212-349-4659

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I have been here several times and I always have a great time. They have the best prices and service downtown. Come on Thursday for $10 special and the food is incredible as well. Leave cell phone home no reception which could be good depending on if you want to be reached or not.

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★★★★★

I have been here several times and I always have a great time. They have the best prices and service downtown. Come on Thursday for $10 special and the food is incredible as well. Leave cell phone home no reception which could be good depending on if you want to be reached or not.

Pros: STAFF, SPACE IS TREMENDOUS

Cons: DOWNSTAIRS

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had a burger special with four clients it was totally different than any place they had been. They were from england and enjoyed the bartender while waiting for my arrival. Its nice to know clients are taken care of when you are running late. plus the bill with drinks and lunch was under $80 for 4 people. what a deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

had a burger special with four clients it was totally different than any place they had been. They were from england and enjoyed the bartender while waiting for my arrival. Its nice to know clients are taken care of when you are running late. plus the bill with drinks and lunch was under $80 for 4 people. what a deal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: great service

Cons: basement bar

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WE WENT THERE THURSDAY FOR OFFICE HAPPY HOUR AND IT WAS GREAT JUKEBOX BLASTING. FOOD WAS GOOD GREAT WINGS!!!!! YOUNG CROWD WAS INTO BASEBALL AND THEY HAD T.V.S. EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

WE WENT THERE THURSDAY FOR OFFICE HAPPY HOUR AND IT WAS GREAT JUKEBOX BLASTING. FOOD WAS GOOD GREAT WINGS!!!!! YOUNG CROWD WAS INTO BASEBALL AND THEY HAD T.V.S. EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!

Pros: CHEAPEST HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS....GREAT BARTENDERS

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went to watch yankee game last night great beer specials game on surround sound free wings what more could you want!!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

went to watch yankee game last night great beer specials game on surround sound free wings what more could you want!!!!!!!!

Pros: all games on big screen tv pool table service awesome

Cons: none

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To my former Wall St. "area" peers I went to JSBG recently and was saddened to see how far it has fallen from grace of the good old days. (1990 - 9/10/2001). (The short white male bar tender with the blond pony tail was the best during those times) ... when the after work happy hour was exactly that. Corporate white collar professionals cooling out .(like Mad Men) even on Saturdays , when we worked 1/2 day and went to JSBG to shoot pool, the old juke box was free all day and the lunch food was great. I gave it two trys , on the 2nd I saw a fight break out over pool game rules. There is an young rowdy crowd there now and you cant even leave change (for anything over $20 on bar to go to bathroom, it wont be there when you get back.

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★☆☆☆☆

To my former Wall St. "area" peers I went to JSBG recently and was saddened to see how far it has fallen from grace of the good old days. (1990 - 9/10/2001). (The short white male bar tender with the blond pony tail was the best during those times) ... when the after work happy hour was exactly that. Corporate white collar professionals cooling out .(like Mad Men) even on Saturdays , when we worked 1/2 day and went to JSBG to shoot pool, the old juke box was free all day and the lunch food was great. I gave it two trys , on the 2nd I saw a fight break out over pool game rules. There is an young rowdy crowd there now and you cant even leave change (for anything over $20 on bar to go to bathroom, it wont be there when you get back.

Pros: size of bar. memories of old JSBG

Cons: young rowdy crowd, jukebox, pool game fights

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I went to John Street with a couple friends of mine that were visiting from Houston. There was a bartender working named Maureen. She was accomodating and totally awesome. She made us feel right at home as soon as we walked in. Try their John St Ale, it was only 4 bucks and tasted great!!! She suggested it when we were deciding. I'd recommend this place to anyone. There was such a diverse crowd there. We had a blast! Not sure which nights she works, but it was a Friday when we went in. Go see her, she's hot!

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★★★★★

I went to John Street with a couple friends of mine that were visiting from Houston. There was a bartender working named Maureen. She was accomodating and totally awesome. She made us feel right at home as soon as we walked in. Try their John St Ale, it was only 4 bucks and tasted great!!! She suggested it when we were deciding. I'd recommend this place to anyone. There was such a diverse crowd there. We had a blast! Not sure which nights she works, but it was a Friday when we went in. Go see her, she's hot!

Pros: Cheap Drinks, Good Jukebox

Cons: Bathrooms could be cleaner

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I READ A REVIEW ABOUT THIS VENUE AND I DONT KNOW WHAT THIS GUY MOCH IS TALKING ABOUT .
MY BAND HAS PLAYED THERE THREE TIMES AND HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED IT. I DONT KNOW IF THIS PERSON REALIZES THAT THE BAND BRINGS THERE OWN CROWD THE BAR DOESN'T BOOK ANYONE IT IS DONE BY O.S. ARTHOUSE. SO IF YOU COULDN'T GET A CROWD THATS THE BANDS FAULT NOT THE VENUE'S. THIS PLACE HAD AWESOME FOOD AND GREAT DRINK SPECIALS SO I DIDN'T HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING FANS OF MY BAND THERE AS WELL.

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★★★★★

I READ A REVIEW ABOUT THIS VENUE AND I DONT KNOW WHAT THIS GUY MOCH IS TALKING ABOUT .
MY BAND HAS PLAYED THERE THREE TIMES AND HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED IT. I DONT KNOW IF THIS PERSON REALIZES THAT THE BAND BRINGS THERE OWN CROWD THE BAR DOESN'T BOOK ANYONE IT IS DONE BY O.S. ARTHOUSE. SO IF YOU COULDN'T GET A CROWD THATS THE BANDS FAULT NOT THE VENUE'S. THIS PLACE HAD AWESOME FOOD AND GREAT DRINK SPECIALS SO I DIDN'T HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING FANS OF MY BAND THERE AS WELL.

Pros: GREAT ATMOSPHERE VERY ROOMY

Cons: I COULDN'T FIND ONE

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This bar and grill has a private room where they book live music acts, not that anyone in the bar and grill area would know it. I went to see my favorite band there. There was zero indication that there were live bands playing. The private room is located at the very back with sound proof doors just in case anyone in the bar/grill heard the music and might want to come in and listen. The bands played their hearts out without a virtually non-existent audience. There was a Sure microphones banner at back of the stage. Presumably Sure paid the John St. bar to display it. Sure got ripped off. John St. bar and grill should never repeat never book live bands again. They had no consideration for the musicians whatsoever. Oh, I should also mention that the room was the saddest place ever. Jut a big bare empty room with a couple of couches and hard-back chairs. The only decor was a couple of pieces of tattered tinsel left over from Christmas.

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★☆☆☆☆

This bar and grill has a private room where they book live music acts, not that anyone in the bar and grill area would know it. I went to see my favorite band there. There was zero indication that there were live bands playing. The private room is located at the very back with sound proof doors just in case anyone in the bar/grill heard the music and might want to come in and listen. The bands played their hearts out without a virtually non-existent audience. There was a Sure microphones banner at back of the stage. Presumably Sure paid the John St. bar to display it. Sure got ripped off. John St. bar and grill should never repeat never book live bands again. They had no consideration for the musicians whatsoever. Oh, I should also mention that the room was the saddest place ever. Jut a big bare empty room with a couple of couches and hard-back chairs. The only decor was a couple of pieces of tattered tinsel left over from Christmas.

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I'm part of a weekly Wednesday drinking group of 30 or so regulars who love to drink, geek out, talk and eat after work. We check out a different bar each week. We've been kicking around the city for 12 years. In that time we've visited several hundred bars (with repeats of faves). John Street Bar & Grill has a dark, depressing, divey atmosphere, with greasy food, but, with lots of space for pool, darts and decent beer. Our waitress was friendly, remembered our orders and kept our glasses full at all times. It was not crowded, had a hallowed feeling about it, as if it was the place Wall Street crooks came to plot the sinister defeat of the competition.

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★★★★☆

I'm part of a weekly Wednesday drinking group of 30 or so regulars who love to drink, geek out, talk and eat after work. We check out a different bar each week. We've been kicking around the city for 12 years. In that time we've visited several hundred bars (with repeats of faves). John Street Bar & Grill has a dark, depressing, divey atmosphere, with greasy food, but, with lots of space for pool, darts and decent beer. Our waitress was friendly, remembered our orders and kept our glasses full at all times. It was not crowded, had a hallowed feeling about it, as if it was the place Wall Street crooks came to plot the sinister defeat of the competition.

Pros: Decent beer selection & service, Spacious

Cons: Dark, Greasy spoon

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I LIVE IN FINANCIAL DISTRICT AND HAPPENED ON JOHN STREET TO GO DOWN TO BAR GREAT FOOD AND DRINKS PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY AND YOU CANT BEAT THE PRICES. HAD A GREAT TIME I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. SAY HELLO TO KEVIN AT THE DOOR FOR ME.

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★★★★★

I LIVE IN FINANCIAL DISTRICT AND HAPPENED ON JOHN STREET TO GO DOWN TO BAR GREAT FOOD AND DRINKS PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY AND YOU CANT BEAT THE PRICES. HAD A GREAT TIME I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. SAY HELLO TO KEVIN AT THE DOOR FOR ME.

Pros: GREAT ATMOSPHERE

Cons: LONG WAIT AT POOL TABLE

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I came in to this bar by mistake 3 weeks ago and am so glad i did the staff are amazing and the food is unbelievable. i now eat here twice a week because it is delicious and reasonably priced. They have amazing drink specials to fit any budget. When there say hello to Jimmy or Billy the two owners are really cool you will have a blast.

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★★★★★

I came in to this bar by mistake 3 weeks ago and am so glad i did the staff are amazing and the food is unbelievable. i now eat here twice a week because it is delicious and reasonably priced. They have amazing drink specials to fit any budget. When there say hello to Jimmy or Billy the two owners are really cool you will have a blast.

Pros: THE STAFF AND THE PRIZES ARE UNBEATABLE

Cons: CROWDED

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I went there with a large group on Friday night and a great time was had by all.There is something for everyone to do.Pool,Darts,Beer Pong,Buzztime(interactive online game)or just sit back and watch one of the big screen tv"s.The food was really good and you can't beat the drink specials(Friday $8.00 pitchers of bud,bud lite,rolling rock or john st amber ale.The people at the bar were really friendly and the service was great.If your in the downtown area check this place out.......Also live music on Friday and Saturday.

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★★★★★

I went there with a large group on Friday night and a great time was had by all.There is something for everyone to do.Pool,Darts,Beer Pong,Buzztime(interactive online game)or just sit back and watch one of the big screen tv"s.The food was really good and you can't beat the drink specials(Friday $8.00 pitchers of bud,bud lite,rolling rock or john st amber ale.The people at the bar were really friendly and the service was great.If your in the downtown area check this place out.......Also live music on Friday and Saturday.

Pros: drink specials,food prices,bar activities

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John St Grill is a lot of things, but pretty it isn't. It's a rough place, but in the end everyone is in a good mood, the pool table works, and the staff are friendly. Best of all - it's cheep - like the budgie.

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★★★★★

John St Grill is a lot of things, but pretty it isn't. It's a rough place, but in the end everyone is in a good mood, the pool table works, and the staff are friendly. Best of all - it's cheep - like the budgie.

Pros: Cheep, cheep, cheep

Cons: Grotty, your mother will not like it.

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JOHN STREET NOW HOST'S LIVE MUSIC THAT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE THE OL C.B.G.B.'S ALL TYPE'S OF MUSIC THREE NIGHT'S A WEEK COME ON WEEKEND'S AND HANG OUT WITH VICTORIA OR REBBECA BOTH ARE REALLY COOL. $8.00 PITCHERS ALL THE TIME ON SATURDAY BEST WINGS IN CITY. GREAT SERVICE I ONLY COME ON SATURDAY'S.

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★★★★★

JOHN STREET NOW HOST'S LIVE MUSIC THAT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE THE OL C.B.G.B.'S ALL TYPE'S OF MUSIC THREE NIGHT'S A WEEK COME ON WEEKEND'S AND HANG OUT WITH VICTORIA OR REBBECA BOTH ARE REALLY COOL. $8.00 PITCHERS ALL THE TIME ON SATURDAY BEST WINGS IN CITY. GREAT SERVICE I ONLY COME ON SATURDAY'S.

Pros: DRINK SPECIALS AND A GREAT VIBE

Cons: NONE

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I WENT BACK TO UNDERGROUND BAR AND WAS HAPPY TO HEAR LIVE MUSIC AND GREAT CROWD LOVE THE NEW SATURDAY BARTENDER VICTORIA VERY NICE AND PRETTY!!!!!! STILL HAS AMAZING DRINK SPECIALS ALL THE TIME. ASK FOR JAMES OR VICTORIA THEY ARE ALOT OF FUN ON SATURDAY FOOD IS GREAT ALSO VERY REASONABLY PRICED CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!

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★★★★★

I WENT BACK TO UNDERGROUND BAR AND WAS HAPPY TO HEAR LIVE MUSIC AND GREAT CROWD LOVE THE NEW SATURDAY BARTENDER VICTORIA VERY NICE AND PRETTY!!!!!! STILL HAS AMAZING DRINK SPECIALS ALL THE TIME. ASK FOR JAMES OR VICTORIA THEY ARE ALOT OF FUN ON SATURDAY FOOD IS GREAT ALSO VERY REASONABLY PRICED CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!

Pros: AMAZING SERVICE ESPECIALLY ON WEEKENDS

Cons: BATHROOMS NEED A LITTLE IMPROVEMENT

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Beer is cheap by the pitcher... perfect atmosphere to play beer games. Just don't drink anything with sugar (soda, cider beer), every time I do, the glass is full of little surprises...

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★★★☆☆

Beer is cheap by the pitcher... perfect atmosphere to play beer games. Just don't drink anything with sugar (soda, cider beer), every time I do, the glass is full of little surprises...

Pros: cheap beer

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I've never been there all that late.
But i've been there at lunch time...and after work.
watched alittle baseball had some great pub food.. the bartenders are real nice when they are not cussin at you. great people!
nice clear tv's. the drinks are pretty cheap..and they make very strong mixed drinks..!!! :) stop in , but don't bring your mom. bring ur drinking pal!
decent tap selection, pool, can't really remeber jukeb ox.

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★★★★☆

I've never been there all that late.
But i've been there at lunch time...and after work.
watched alittle baseball had some great pub food.. the bartenders are real nice when they are not cussin at you. great people!
nice clear tv's. the drinks are pretty cheap..and they make very strong mixed drinks..!!! :) stop in , but don't bring your mom. bring ur drinking pal!
decent tap selection, pool, can't really remeber jukeb ox.

Pros: Cheap Eats, Beer, TV's

Cons: OTB channel, bikers

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THIS PLACE WAS AMAZING GREAT SPECIALS MUSIC AND LOTS OF GIRLS THURSDAY'S ARE AWESOME

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★★★★★

THIS PLACE WAS AMAZING GREAT SPECIALS MUSIC AND LOTS OF GIRLS THURSDAY'S ARE AWESOME

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I go here all the time...John St. has great deals, great beers on tap and a nice staff. Very laid back place to hang out with friends.

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★★★★★

I go here all the time...John St. has great deals, great beers on tap and a nice staff. Very laid back place to hang out with friends.

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Understand that John St B&G is a dive. Its a great dive. Pub food is good and cheap. Drinks are even cheaper. There is a drink special every day, sometimes all day, and it usually consists of pitchers for $6. If you go on the weekends it'll be dead, but still good for a cheap drink. Try to avoid ordering food on weekends since it seems to take forever. On the weekdays, food is no problem. Pool tables, video games, dart boards (bring your own darts) make it an ideal place to just hang out with friends.

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★★★★★

Understand that John St B&G is a dive. Its a great dive. Pub food is good and cheap. Drinks are even cheaper. There is a drink special every day, sometimes all day, and it usually consists of pitchers for $6. If you go on the weekends it'll be dead, but still good for a cheap drink. Try to avoid ordering food on weekends since it seems to take forever. On the weekdays, food is no problem. Pool tables, video games, dart boards (bring your own darts) make it an ideal place to just hang out with friends.

Pros: Cheap, Laid Back, Lots to Do

Cons: , Wall St Dbags on Thur, Can be Depressing

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The John Street is a great bar for cheap beer, darts and classic rock. Although it's popular on the weeknights with the after-work suits, I prefer to visit on the weekends when it's empty and they promote $6 pitchers of Bud Lite, Bud, Miller. Bring your own darts, as they don't supply any. If the huge size of the place puts you off, the classic-rock oriented jukebox will keep you around for sure. Food is marginal although the caesar salad and quesadilla's are tasty. Wash one down with $2 PBR cans, YUM!!!

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★★★★★

The John Street is a great bar for cheap beer, darts and classic rock. Although it's popular on the weeknights with the after-work suits, I prefer to visit on the weekends when it's empty and they promote $6 pitchers of Bud Lite, Bud, Miller. Bring your own darts, as they don't supply any. If the huge size of the place puts you off, the classic-rock oriented jukebox will keep you around for sure. Food is marginal although the caesar salad and quesadilla's are tasty. Wash one down with $2 PBR cans, YUM!!!

Pros: Great drinks specials, Cheap Beer, Jukebox

Cons: , afterwork suits, Food

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This place is great- the best drink specials, very social, pool table, etc. It's mostly a male crowd, so whatever you prefer. It kind of clears out after happy hour, so happy hour is definitely the time to go. All you can drink beer for $10 is unbeatable.

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★★★★★

This place is great- the best drink specials, very social, pool table, etc. It's mostly a male crowd, so whatever you prefer. It kind of clears out after happy hour, so happy hour is definitely the time to go. All you can drink beer for $10 is unbeatable.

Pros: Drink Specials, Bartenders, Social Scene

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$10 ALL THE BEER YOU CAN DRINK 5-8 ON THURSDAYS IS A KEG PARTY FOR SUITS!!!!! F'N AWSOME!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

$10 ALL THE BEER YOU CAN DRINK 5-8 ON THURSDAYS IS A KEG PARTY FOR SUITS!!!!! F'N AWSOME!!!!!!!

Pros: GREAT SERVICE, CUTE GIRLS, CHEAP PRICES

Cons: LACK OF AIR CONDITION, DARK

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After moving to NYC over a year ago, I was beginning to think that I would never find a place that wasn't trying to be the next trendy bar. Hanging out with a bunch of phony yuppie scum is not a way to spend an evening... Enter John St. Bar and Grill.
Real food, real people and real drink!
$6 pitchers of beer during happy hour, now that's happy.

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★★★★★

After moving to NYC over a year ago, I was beginning to think that I would never find a place that wasn't trying to be the next trendy bar. Hanging out with a bunch of phony yuppie scum is not a way to spend an evening... Enter John St. Bar and Grill.
Real food, real people and real drink!
$6 pitchers of beer during happy hour, now that's happy.

Pros: Happy Hour, Music, Dive

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This subterranean dive is the best place to go after work downtown. Tuesdays and Thursdays they have drink specials, so it can be a little crowded, but it's extremely spacious, with lots of seating. They have two dart boards, a pool table and several TV's if you want to watch the game. Prices are reasonable, and they serve excellent bar grub. Perhaps best you'll get no wireless reception so you can avoid your boss/customers/significant other. It's a bit slow on weekends, but I've never found it closed.

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★★★★★

This subterranean dive is the best place to go after work downtown. Tuesdays and Thursdays they have drink specials, so it can be a little crowded, but it's extremely spacious, with lots of seating. They have two dart boards, a pool table and several TV's if you want to watch the game. Prices are reasonable, and they serve excellent bar grub. Perhaps best you'll get no wireless reception so you can avoid your boss/customers/significant other. It's a bit slow on weekends, but I've never found it closed.

Pros: Pool, Darts, Food

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Went there friday with a friend. They charged us $5 to get in,she said "there is a party". We walk in and 20 people most. Music sucked and the place is overpriced. Music was scary goth-70's music. And we left. Sucks!

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★☆☆☆☆

Went there friday with a friend. They charged us $5 to get in,she said "there is a party". We walk in and 20 people most. Music sucked and the place is overpriced. Music was scary goth-70's music. And we left. Sucks!

Pros: Easy access to subway

Cons: empty, bad service, overpriced

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This underground bar smells a little odd as you first walk in, but don't turn around! The prices are low and the crowd is fun - though it tends to dissipate after 8:00 or so. Thursday nights from 5-8 you can get all the beer you want for $10 and the service is very good!

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★★★★★

This underground bar smells a little odd as you first walk in, but don't turn around! The prices are low and the crowd is fun - though it tends to dissipate after 8:00 or so. Thursday nights from 5-8 you can get all the beer you want for $10 and the service is very good!

Pros: cheap, fun people, good bar snacks

Cons: dark, musty

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This place is fantastic! They have great specials that people will actually want to take advantage of (Thursdays - all the draft beer you can drink for $15) and it pulls in a very good crowd. You can play darts, Golden Tee, and even go to the OTB next door and watch the races on the TVs. This place is top notch Danny.

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★★★★★

This place is fantastic! They have great specials that people will actually want to take advantage of (Thursdays - all the draft beer you can drink for $15) and it pulls in a very good crowd. You can play darts, Golden Tee, and even go to the OTB next door and watch the races on the TVs. This place is top notch Danny.

Pros: price

Cons: salty bartender

 

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