Vazac's Horseshoe Bar

★★★★☆

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Its a running joke how many times we will hear Danzig's "Mother" on a normal night at 7B. That should sum it up for you. The bar is loud and worn, the clientele are locals and generally the place gives off that Thompson Square Park vibe that other places around the city just try to emulate. Sure the bartenders have attitudes, but just be cool with them, and you'll be fine. This isnt the meatpacking district, if you want to be pampered go to Tenjune and spend $500. Locals are treated well, alcoholics are treated well, douches are asked to leave. That is why I love this place.

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★★★★★

Its a running joke how many times we will hear Danzig's "Mother" on a normal night at 7B. That should sum it up for you. The bar is loud and worn, the clientele are locals and generally the place gives off that Thompson Square Park vibe that other places around the city just try to emulate. Sure the bartenders have attitudes, but just be cool with them, and you'll be fine. This isnt the meatpacking district, if you want to be pampered go to Tenjune and spend $500. Locals are treated well, alcoholics are treated well, douches are asked to leave. That is why I love this place.

Pros: Great Dive, Great Music, lots of alcohol loving patrons

Cons: Corporate Crew is slowly destroying the atmosphere

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The bartenders here are seriously awful. I would never ever give this place another dime. The girl that rmanages the bar is seriously immature and doesn't let in any attractive females because she can't handle the competition. If you're female and trying to get a drink, good luck. Her daddy gave her the bar, and she thinks she owns the world because of it. It's an obnoxious place - there's millions of cool places to go in the east village. This is not one of them.

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★☆☆☆☆

The bartenders here are seriously awful. I would never ever give this place another dime. The girl that rmanages the bar is seriously immature and doesn't let in any attractive females because she can't handle the competition. If you're female and trying to get a drink, good luck. Her daddy gave her the bar, and she thinks she owns the world because of it. It's an obnoxious place - there's millions of cool places to go in the east village. This is not one of them.

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hey truthman.. you mo mo.. heather is gay. way to be so judgmental, its douches like yourself who ruin the area and everyone's fun anyway.

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★★★★☆

hey truthman.. you mo mo.. heather is gay. way to be so judgmental, its douches like yourself who ruin the area and everyone's fun anyway.

Pros: the bartenders, locals, the local scene

Cons: weekend suits and amateurs, occasional douche

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screw this place and it's skunked tap beer. i overheard the bartender, a woman named heather, making fun of a gay customer. not kidding. screw this place. there are plenty of other dive bars to go to.

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★★★☆☆

screw this place and it's skunked tap beer. i overheard the bartender, a woman named heather, making fun of a gay customer. not kidding. screw this place. there are plenty of other dive bars to go to.

Pros: none.

Cons: bartenders are the worst in nyc. that's hard to do.

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Went here with a couple buddies the night before Thanksgiving and it was almost completely empty. I fed the jukebox some money and the bartenders immediately started skipping my songs. Then they threw us out after we finished our first round. Sorry for trying to give you drips some business. You won't have to worry about that again!

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★☆☆☆☆

Went here with a couple buddies the night before Thanksgiving and it was almost completely empty. I fed the jukebox some money and the bartenders immediately started skipping my songs. Then they threw us out after we finished our first round. Sorry for trying to give you drips some business. You won't have to worry about that again!

Pros: Nice looking space, but...

Cons: Total dicklickers behind the bar

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i live right around the corner so this is my local stop. friendly staff and stiff drinks abound here. very close to washington square park

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★★★★☆

i live right around the corner so this is my local stop. friendly staff and stiff drinks abound here. very close to washington square park

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Used to be my regular from about '94 until a couple of years ago when all the mainstays were forced out so the owner's daughter could make it her pet project. No more edgy characters, more more gritty LES classic - it's now frat party all the way. A crying shame.

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★☆☆☆☆

Used to be my regular from about '94 until a couple of years ago when all the mainstays were forced out so the owner's daughter could make it her pet project. No more edgy characters, more more gritty LES classic - it's now frat party all the way. A crying shame.

Pros: NY landmark, jukebox

Cons: college bar, too loud, getting commercial

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Being that its the last bastion of hope for The EV/Alphabet City area of Manhattan. 7B aka Horseshoe Bar aka Vazac's rocks harder than all of the other local bars combined. Be it that the staff actually are rockers and that the place has the best jukebox in town, the bartenders will always take care of you, send you to a cool spot, or help you seek out the best local bands... Ask for Heather or Justin both of which are in 2 of the best local bands this city has seen in ages, their stiff drinks will get you to where you want be, better than a visa card. My favorite times are after midnight and mid-day on the weekends... killer bloody marys and pitchers of beer always get my attention.

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★★★★★

Being that its the last bastion of hope for The EV/Alphabet City area of Manhattan. 7B aka Horseshoe Bar aka Vazac's rocks harder than all of the other local bars combined. Be it that the staff actually are rockers and that the place has the best jukebox in town, the bartenders will always take care of you, send you to a cool spot, or help you seek out the best local bands... Ask for Heather or Justin both of which are in 2 of the best local bands this city has seen in ages, their stiff drinks will get you to where you want be, better than a visa card. My favorite times are after midnight and mid-day on the weekends... killer bloody marys and pitchers of beer always get my attention.

Pros: Crossroads of Rock, A Movie Set, Location/Crowd

Cons: old/young yuppies, just hit, them

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Now that 7B management has fired or made its mainstay bartender of 11 years quit so the owner's daughter can work there, this place has gone downhill. This was THE spot, not only because of the kick as* crowd and jukebox, but because of the bartenders. Now that they are all gone and replaced, it is the true end of an LES era. They are the reason this place rocked, and I will not be going there anymore. I hope the NYU sweater sets kids are enjoying this place now that they rule its roost.

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★★★☆☆

Now that 7B management has fired or made its mainstay bartender of 11 years quit so the owner's daughter can work there, this place has gone downhill. This was THE spot, not only because of the kick as* crowd and jukebox, but because of the bartenders. Now that they are all gone and replaced, it is the true end of an LES era. They are the reason this place rocked, and I will not be going there anymore. I hope the NYU sweater sets kids are enjoying this place now that they rule its roost.

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I used to *love* this place. Then, they fired one half of the reason I used to go there. The other half of the reason I was still sometimes going there quit a few weeks ago, and I'm surprised he lasted that long. The management must have changed or something, because this place is a major downer now. It was reliably good until about 2 or 2.5 years ago. Now...forget it. Also, the dive bar rep is a total misnomer: well drinks are $6!

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to *love* this place. Then, they fired one half of the reason I used to go there. The other half of the reason I was still sometimes going there quit a few weeks ago, and I'm surprised he lasted that long. The management must have changed or something, because this place is a major downer now. It was reliably good until about 2 or 2.5 years ago. Now...forget it. Also, the dive bar rep is a total misnomer: well drinks are $6!

Pros: none

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There is nothing blatantly special about this bar, but for some reason I find myself returning there again and again (usually to cap off the evening). You have your tattooed people, the 20s-early 30s crowd - and one time I saw a 90 year-old guy there! It's just a good hang-out joint that always draws a good sized crowd. Every time there are always some good looking ladies that are friendly to talk to. The tattooed bartender with the trimed beard will take care of you.

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★★★★★

There is nothing blatantly special about this bar, but for some reason I find myself returning there again and again (usually to cap off the evening). You have your tattooed people, the 20s-early 30s crowd - and one time I saw a 90 year-old guy there! It's just a good hang-out joint that always draws a good sized crowd. Every time there are always some good looking ladies that are friendly to talk to. The tattooed bartender with the trimed beard will take care of you.

Pros: Service, Atmosphere, Ladies

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7B is great cause of the different types of people, you have the business types and the rock types and everyone is so friendly. I have never been to a bar in the city where the guys actually talk to you. It is the most unpretentious bar I've seen. I feel at home there. All the bartenders are nice and the bouncer is great too.

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★★★★★

7B is great cause of the different types of people, you have the business types and the rock types and everyone is so friendly. I have never been to a bar in the city where the guys actually talk to you. It is the most unpretentious bar I've seen. I feel at home there. All the bartenders are nice and the bouncer is great too.

Pros: Hot guys, Lots of Guys, Nice people

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By far my favorite bar in Manhattan. If you want to escape the meat market and just hang out in a loud but laid-back place, this is it. No cool guys flexing, and girls without the "I'm better than you" attitude. Just a good place to chill without the presumptuous attitude, and some decent tunes in the jukebox for those who like their music a bit harder than others. Definitely a great place to chat with strangers. The staff rocks, and the drinks are always cold.

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★★★★★

By far my favorite bar in Manhattan. If you want to escape the meat market and just hang out in a loud but laid-back place, this is it. No cool guys flexing, and girls without the "I'm better than you" attitude. Just a good place to chill without the presumptuous attitude, and some decent tunes in the jukebox for those who like their music a bit harder than others. Definitely a great place to chat with strangers. The staff rocks, and the drinks are always cold.

Pros: hard music, great staff, no attitudes

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I've been going to this place for 3 years and it is my favorite DIVE in manhattan. James is the king behind the bar, no nonesense and fast with the Rheingold pints. The bar is strategically placed in a horseshoe so you can get access from all angles, makes the beer flow much faster. Girls are hit or miss but many a night I have been happy to find a table of unpretentious hotties. Always a grab bag of punk rockers. I have never waited in line to get in here the jukebox is solid. Get a pitcher and go to the back to kill some deer Mighty Buckhunter! photo machine is cool, strips of drunken mug shots... good for the mighty wingman

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★★★★☆

I've been going to this place for 3 years and it is my favorite DIVE in manhattan. James is the king behind the bar, no nonesense and fast with the Rheingold pints. The bar is strategically placed in a horseshoe so you can get access from all angles, makes the beer flow much faster. Girls are hit or miss but many a night I have been happy to find a table of unpretentious hotties. Always a grab bag of punk rockers. I have never waited in line to get in here the jukebox is solid. Get a pitcher and go to the back to kill some deer Mighty Buckhunter! photo machine is cool, strips of drunken mug shots... good for the mighty wingman

Pros: COLD BEER FAST, BUCKHUNTER, SUPERB DIVE

Cons: CHICKS HIT OR MISS

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7B is a bar. Specifically, it is a bar (drinking place) with a horshoe-shaped bar (counter where drinks are served) inside. This leads those in the know to call it 'the horshoe bar.' I guess that's an apt name.

The horshoe shape is a good idea. It makes the place instantly rememberable (it's a word if I want it to be) and keeps provides for much counter space in a limited area. If you like sitting at the actual bar (counter where drinks are served) then this place will make you happy.

Good juke box, good service, decent crowd, disgusting bathrooms.

Yep. That's it.

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★★★★☆

7B is a bar. Specifically, it is a bar (drinking place) with a horshoe-shaped bar (counter where drinks are served) inside. This leads those in the know to call it 'the horshoe bar.' I guess that's an apt name.

The horshoe shape is a good idea. It makes the place instantly rememberable (it's a word if I want it to be) and keeps provides for much counter space in a limited area. If you like sitting at the actual bar (counter where drinks are served) then this place will make you happy.

Good juke box, good service, decent crowd, disgusting bathrooms.

Yep. That's it.

Pros: much like, many other, similar bars

Cons: see, above

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Well...every night at 7B is a great night. Cool place to hangout. If you are sick of night club, dance club, dj lounges, just want to get down and dirty drinking and have your left knee marked by one of the bartendars...this is the place....ha ha ha...woo...wee!

2
★★★★★

Well...every night at 7B is a great night. Cool place to hangout. If you are sick of night club, dance club, dj lounges, just want to get down and dirty drinking and have your left knee marked by one of the bartendars...this is the place....ha ha ha...woo...wee!

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because whether the bartender has a heavy hand or it's the mood I'm usually in when I come in here, I'm sure to stumble out. Used to be a bit less of a scene, but there remains the grit which is what the place is all about. Good go-to place on an early Sat or Sun morning

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★★★★☆

because whether the bartender has a heavy hand or it's the mood I'm usually in when I come in here, I'm sure to stumble out. Used to be a bit less of a scene, but there remains the grit which is what the place is all about. Good go-to place on an early Sat or Sun morning

Pros: relaxed

Cons: sketchy

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This place is legendary in the fuzzy drinking memories of many a New Yorker--and chances are you'll have your own story to tell after a trip here. The ambience and the jukebox are great, but stick to cheap beer; even well drinks will run you six bucks.

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★★★★★

This place is legendary in the fuzzy drinking memories of many a New Yorker--and chances are you'll have your own story to tell after a trip here. The ambience and the jukebox are great, but stick to cheap beer; even well drinks will run you six bucks.

 

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