Fusion

★★★★★
Top 100 Bars - Time Out NY. Private Parties. Outdoor Garden.
  • 818 10th Ave

    New York, NY 10019

    Cross street: Between 54th Street and 55th Street

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  • 212-397-1133

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My friends and I decided to go to Fusion for a reunion of sorts and we had a really great time.

We showed up unexpectedly, about 17 of us, and the manager (who I think is the owner) immediately set up an area for us in the garden, where we ended up staying for most of the night.

I was pretty impressed with the service, prices, and strong drinks, not a combination you find much of in New York these days. If you like rum, the Tropitini is a great pick!

I'll definitely be going back with my friends or just to grab a beer.

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★★★★★

My friends and I decided to go to Fusion for a reunion of sorts and we had a really great time.

We showed up unexpectedly, about 17 of us, and the manager (who I think is the owner) immediately set up an area for us in the garden, where we ended up staying for most of the night.

I was pretty impressed with the service, prices, and strong drinks, not a combination you find much of in New York these days. If you like rum, the Tropitini is a great pick!

I'll definitely be going back with my friends or just to grab a beer.

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I stumbled on Fusion on my way home from work, would've never known it's there since it's tucked away in the middle of the block on 10th Ave. The happy hour drink specials listed on their sign caught my eye and I ventured in, only to realize they had a garden! They got a super delicious deal on happy hour cosmos that I go back for as often as I can.

I've had friends meet me here before dinner or a show and everything is always great.

Great neighborhood place.

2
★★★★★

I stumbled on Fusion on my way home from work, would've never known it's there since it's tucked away in the middle of the block on 10th Ave. The happy hour drink specials listed on their sign caught my eye and I ventured in, only to realize they had a garden! They got a super delicious deal on happy hour cosmos that I go back for as often as I can.

I've had friends meet me here before dinner or a show and everything is always great.

Great neighborhood place.

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I had read a few of the reviews of Fusion online and it sounded like the type of place my girlfriend and I would enjoy going to. We hit the nail on the head!! It's a great looking place, has a great vibe and most importantly, they don't shortchange you on the drinks - they're strong.

It's become our neighborhood bar and been there on a few different nights of the week. It can be a laid back and mellow place, but when it gets buzzin' you never know who you're gonna run into, definitely a mixed crowd kinda place. It feels like what I remember the downtown scene used to be years ago.

If you like whiskey, try the Southern Bang!

2
★★★★★

I had read a few of the reviews of Fusion online and it sounded like the type of place my girlfriend and I would enjoy going to. We hit the nail on the head!! It's a great looking place, has a great vibe and most importantly, they don't shortchange you on the drinks - they're strong.

It's become our neighborhood bar and been there on a few different nights of the week. It can be a laid back and mellow place, but when it gets buzzin' you never know who you're gonna run into, definitely a mixed crowd kinda place. It feels like what I remember the downtown scene used to be years ago.

If you like whiskey, try the Southern Bang!

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Friendly bartender set the mood while we waited for Colbert show across the street. Good strong drinks and we used the citysearch 2 for 1 special. Can't beat it. No food, but allowed us to order in.

2
★★★★★

Friendly bartender set the mood while we waited for Colbert show across the street. Good strong drinks and we used the citysearch 2 for 1 special. Can't beat it. No food, but allowed us to order in.

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Good drinks, great staff, comfortable ambiance, good crowd

2
★★★★★

Good drinks, great staff, comfortable ambiance, good crowd

Pros: staff, comfortable ambiance

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Upscale vibe and ambience, without the snooty company. Cool setup and music, super clean, strong drinks and very friendly staff. Always a great time when I go, Happy hour is key! The place is never over-crowded like many others and I personally favor the outdoor section in the back, for us smokers. And for those of us that drive,,, theres always parking too. Highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

Upscale vibe and ambience, without the snooty company. Cool setup and music, super clean, strong drinks and very friendly staff. Always a great time when I go, Happy hour is key! The place is never over-crowded like many others and I personally favor the outdoor section in the back, for us smokers. And for those of us that drive,,, theres always parking too. Highly recommended.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: none

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I was at Fusion for a birthday gathering and had such an awesome night! The baretenders were all amazing, the decor is hot, there was a really mixed crowd and the drink prices were very reasonable. I rarely venture over to 10th Ave, but now I have a reason to go back! I would highly recommend this bar to anyone who is looking for a trendy night spot and a great time! Kudos, Fusion!

2
★★★★★

I was at Fusion for a birthday gathering and had such an awesome night! The baretenders were all amazing, the decor is hot, there was a really mixed crowd and the drink prices were very reasonable. I rarely venture over to 10th Ave, but now I have a reason to go back! I would highly recommend this bar to anyone who is looking for a trendy night spot and a great time! Kudos, Fusion!

Pros: Great service, great atmosphere.

Cons: They closed the smoking porch really early.

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Fusion isn't one of those pretentious bar/lounges that tend to pop up all over the place or go in & out of style like a pair of jeans. It's simply a great neighborhood bar with a good waitstaff, friendly owner and fellow customers that make it a place to always want to return.

2
★★★★★

Fusion isn't one of those pretentious bar/lounges that tend to pop up all over the place or go in & out of style like a pair of jeans. It's simply a great neighborhood bar with a good waitstaff, friendly owner and fellow customers that make it a place to always want to return.

Pros: Staff, Comfortable Feel

Cons: None

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Frankly i'm surprised this place would make anyone's best list - though maybe it all comes down to timing. I went here after work midweek - the place was half empty, and the bartender was less than accomodating. You can order food from a restaurant next door (diner fare). there's a back garden to sit in, and a little front area that's comfortable for a group, but otherwise the space is very narrow. The vibe sucked, basically, the drinks weren't that strong, and the soda was flat. There are better options in this area.

1
★★☆☆☆

Frankly i'm surprised this place would make anyone's best list - though maybe it all comes down to timing. I went here after work midweek - the place was half empty, and the bartender was less than accomodating. You can order food from a restaurant next door (diner fare). there's a back garden to sit in, and a little front area that's comfortable for a group, but otherwise the space is very narrow. The vibe sucked, basically, the drinks weren't that strong, and the soda was flat. There are better options in this area.

Pros: back garden seating, happy hour prices

Cons: the vibe, the quality of the drinks

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I've been here a couple of times and really enjoyed myself. Very nice staff making very good drinks in a comfortable, down to earth atmosphere. Good for dates or just to hang with friends or coworkers. It's the kind of place that fits for all occasions.

2
★★★★★

I've been here a couple of times and really enjoyed myself. Very nice staff making very good drinks in a comfortable, down to earth atmosphere. Good for dates or just to hang with friends or coworkers. It's the kind of place that fits for all occasions.

Pros: Service, Drinks, Ambiance

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Is this the friendliest bar in New York? It sure is close! Dividing lines between one group, one table, fade quickly. Everyone is instant pals. Even the staff are quick-as-a-downed beer are at your table chatting away. If I lived around here, it would be my regular. Everyone in the place just seems like they're having fun.. .and they want you to join in with them! Food comes from nearby places and is not top notch... especially after the pizza places close at 11. But mediocre food is a small price to pay for instant pals. Brings a smile to my face just to think of the place! --Drink Club NYC is a roving group of NYC Drinkers

2
★★★★★

Is this the friendliest bar in New York? It sure is close! Dividing lines between one group, one table, fade quickly. Everyone is instant pals. Even the staff are quick-as-a-downed beer are at your table chatting away. If I lived around here, it would be my regular. Everyone in the place just seems like they're having fun.. .and they want you to join in with them! Food comes from nearby places and is not top notch... especially after the pizza places close at 11. But mediocre food is a small price to pay for instant pals. Brings a smile to my face just to think of the place! --Drink Club NYC is a roving group of NYC Drinkers

Pros: Super friendly staff, patrons, everybody! Decent beer selection

Cons: mediocre food delivery from outside, out of the way

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I've been here a few times with a friend that works around the corner, and it is a great place to kick back and relax. I love the dark atmosphere inside, and the bartenders are always nice. During the week it is never crowded or noisy...definitely the kind of bar I prefer.

2
★★★★★

I've been here a few times with a friend that works around the corner, and it is a great place to kick back and relax. I love the dark atmosphere inside, and the bartenders are always nice. During the week it is never crowded or noisy...definitely the kind of bar I prefer.

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Great place with eclectic mix of characters. Not pretentious, yet hip and stylish. Great DJ, Great garden and friendly staff. Felt comfort the moment I walked thru the door. Plenty of parking for us New Yorkers wealthy enough to own cars. Nice cocktail selection and generous amounts of alcohol in the drinks. I liked it so much, I am planning on throwing a b-day party at Fusion for my favorite girl. The owner is a prince.

2
★★★★★

Great place with eclectic mix of characters. Not pretentious, yet hip and stylish. Great DJ, Great garden and friendly staff. Felt comfort the moment I walked thru the door. Plenty of parking for us New Yorkers wealthy enough to own cars. Nice cocktail selection and generous amounts of alcohol in the drinks. I liked it so much, I am planning on throwing a b-day party at Fusion for my favorite girl. The owner is a prince.

Pros: Great Music

Cons: No dance floor

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The owner is really great - very friendly and attentive. The front seating area is a great place to hang out. Cool vibe.

2
★★★★☆

The owner is really great - very friendly and attentive. The front seating area is a great place to hang out. Cool vibe.

Pros: thumbs up

Cons: sometimes crowded but not too bad

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I love hanging out at Fusion. My husband and I can be there hours. It is very romantic and the staff very courteous.

2
★★★★★

I love hanging out at Fusion. My husband and I can be there hours. It is very romantic and the staff very courteous.

Pros: the lighting, the atmosphere, the drinks

Cons: we can hardly find a sitter for the kids so we can go more often

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Fusion is really one of the greatest bars NYC has to offer. Not sure what Allison was expecting, but you don't go to Fusion for the food (although from my experience -- even the takeout has been tasty); and you should know that table service is not reliable if it's busy. Just grab your drink and chill in the garden. Here's why you go to Fusion: great drinks (killer Mohitos), the warm and inviting atmosphere, and low-key yet very sophisticated surroudings. The bar staff is one of the friendliest I've ever come across (and I've been to many bars) -- not to mention the owner who is truly one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Everyone I've taken to Fusion has loved it... 10+++ need I say more???

2
★★★★★

Fusion is really one of the greatest bars NYC has to offer. Not sure what Allison was expecting, but you don't go to Fusion for the food (although from my experience -- even the takeout has been tasty); and you should know that table service is not reliable if it's busy. Just grab your drink and chill in the garden. Here's why you go to Fusion: great drinks (killer Mohitos), the warm and inviting atmosphere, and low-key yet very sophisticated surroudings. The bar staff is one of the friendliest I've ever come across (and I've been to many bars) -- not to mention the owner who is truly one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Everyone I've taken to Fusion has loved it... 10+++ need I say more???

Pros: Great drinks, great staff, nice beats... very romantic

Cons: Often go home quite drunk because I've had too much fun ;-)

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allison 718, did it ever occur to you that maybe you were the rude one or maybe even...OMG a "witch", cold fries, "oh my", go to a restuarant! It is a bar! You sound like you think that you are Paris Hilton. I have been going there for over 2 years, and it is the BEST BAR IN THE CITY.

2
★★★★★

allison 718, did it ever occur to you that maybe you were the rude one or maybe even...OMG a "witch", cold fries, "oh my", go to a restuarant! It is a bar! You sound like you think that you are Paris Hilton. I have been going there for over 2 years, and it is the BEST BAR IN THE CITY.

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I wanted to like this place. At least I liked the *idea* of this place. When I was there, after work on a Thursday, we chose to sit in the back garden. It was full, as one would expect on a warm summer thursday evening. Problem was that the bar was terribly understaffed. It took a a good 15 mins. before anyone even came to take our drink orders, then another 20 mins. to get the actual beverages. Food was another disaster. Grilled chicken sandwich and french fries arrived cold. It was explained to us that the food was delivered from another restaurant, so what did we expect? Um, well I don't expect cold french fries, thanks. And I don't expect the waitstaff to give me 'tude.

1
★★☆☆☆

I wanted to like this place. At least I liked the *idea* of this place. When I was there, after work on a Thursday, we chose to sit in the back garden. It was full, as one would expect on a warm summer thursday evening. Problem was that the bar was terribly understaffed. It took a a good 15 mins. before anyone even came to take our drink orders, then another 20 mins. to get the actual beverages. Food was another disaster. Grilled chicken sandwich and french fries arrived cold. It was explained to us that the food was delivered from another restaurant, so what did we expect? Um, well I don't expect cold french fries, thanks. And I don't expect the waitstaff to give me 'tude.

Pros: garden

Cons: far west, no kitchen

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I stumbled onto this place a few months back and it has quickly become one of my favorite bars/lounges in NYC. Don't be fooled by the sign outside: the space is sleek and sophisticated, yet unpretentious. The bartenders are always warm and friendly, the drinks great and reasonably priced (esp. for NYC). Oh yea: the garden out back is also a real find; especially for your friends who still need to light up. Highly recommended!

2
★★★★★

I stumbled onto this place a few months back and it has quickly become one of my favorite bars/lounges in NYC. Don't be fooled by the sign outside: the space is sleek and sophisticated, yet unpretentious. The bartenders are always warm and friendly, the drinks great and reasonably priced (esp. for NYC). Oh yea: the garden out back is also a real find; especially for your friends who still need to light up. Highly recommended!

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My girlfriend and I recently had our engagement party at Fusion and we all had a great time. This was my second time there after having stopped by for drinks one night with a few co-workers. It's a swanky lookin place without the attitude and best of all the drinks are stiff. If you like bourbon, try the Southern Bang, it's on the drink menu, good stuff.

2
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I recently had our engagement party at Fusion and we all had a great time. This was my second time there after having stopped by for drinks one night with a few co-workers. It's a swanky lookin place without the attitude and best of all the drinks are stiff. If you like bourbon, try the Southern Bang, it's on the drink menu, good stuff.

Pros: Cocktails, Garden, Service

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I came upon Fusion while walking up Tenth Avenue a couple of weeks ago -- I live in the neighborhood and it's now my new hangout. The crowd is totally diverse--each time I walk in, there's a different vibe. I've been hangin' there on the weekends when they have DJs - and the music is always on the money -- love the courtyard. Very cool staff. Very cool place.

2
★★★★★

I came upon Fusion while walking up Tenth Avenue a couple of weeks ago -- I live in the neighborhood and it's now my new hangout. The crowd is totally diverse--each time I walk in, there's a different vibe. I've been hangin' there on the weekends when they have DJs - and the music is always on the money -- love the courtyard. Very cool staff. Very cool place.

Pros: Music, Garden, Drinks

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It's not always easy to find a place in NYC where you'll feel comfortable and at home when you go out, but Fusion is definitely the spot when I wanna hang out with friends or co-workers. I've been going there for a couple years now, since I moved into the 'hood, and the staff has always been great - - friendly and outgoing without a doubt. The drinks are reasonably priced and "hearty". Definitely one of my favorite places to hang.

2
★★★★★

It's not always easy to find a place in NYC where you'll feel comfortable and at home when you go out, but Fusion is definitely the spot when I wanna hang out with friends or co-workers. I've been going there for a couple years now, since I moved into the 'hood, and the staff has always been great - - friendly and outgoing without a doubt. The drinks are reasonably priced and "hearty". Definitely one of my favorite places to hang.

Pros: service, ambiance, staff

Cons: No Guiness on Draft

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Did the other reviewers actually go to this place? This place is nearly always empty unless someone is having a party. Drinks are on the expensive side ($8-11, happy hour $1-2 less per drink, but no other specials) and they have no food, only a very expensive take-out menu from a diner on 9th Ave.

1
★★☆☆☆

Did the other reviewers actually go to this place? This place is nearly always empty unless someone is having a party. Drinks are on the expensive side ($8-11, happy hour $1-2 less per drink, but no other specials) and they have no food, only a very expensive take-out menu from a diner on 9th Ave.

Pros: Attractive space

Cons: Expensive, Attitude, No Food

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After running into a long-lost friend who now works there, I find myself craving Fusion as the work week begins, and by Sat, I just can't contain myself. The staff is friendly, helpful and very attentive, and the owner, well, I just don't have enough room. He is amazing, as well as his bar, you can tell that alot of hardwork and dedication goes into Fusion, which is truely admirable. I live in Jersey City but this is worth the commute.

2
★★★★★

After running into a long-lost friend who now works there, I find myself craving Fusion as the work week begins, and by Sat, I just can't contain myself. The staff is friendly, helpful and very attentive, and the owner, well, I just don't have enough room. He is amazing, as well as his bar, you can tell that alot of hardwork and dedication goes into Fusion, which is truely admirable. I live in Jersey City but this is worth the commute.

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Great place in midtown to have an after work get together with your co-workers and friends, especially for hosting a party. The drinks are awesome, the decor is understated and cool, and the service is great.

2
★★★★★

Great place in midtown to have an after work get together with your co-workers and friends, especially for hosting a party. The drinks are awesome, the decor is understated and cool, and the service is great.

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The space is initimate and laid back, the drinks are terrific, and the owner is cool. The crowd has something for everyone...and each time I've been, all my friends had a great time.

RP

2
★★★★★

The space is initimate and laid back, the drinks are terrific, and the owner is cool. The crowd has something for everyone...and each time I've been, all my friends had a great time.

RP

Pros: sophisticated, fun, great crowd, drinkg

 

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