151 Bleecker St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.728463 -73.999511
Neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Downtown
A Cat would Make Love to a Dog in there – Lookie here, bud. The girls is easy. The music is loud. And the drinks is strong. If you can't get something at the red lion you must be down the block somewheres thinking your in the red lion.
Red Lion Rocks!! – I have been to red lion lets just say enough times to know we almost always end up here when we head down to the west village, cheap beers $3pr tall boys, cant beat that!! and always a good time, loud kick ass cover rock bands covering everything from journey to pink floyd.....
rocking it out on a packed dance floor is my idea of winding down at the weekend! we never have to wait online, i think the staff all know us well by now, keep up the good work guys and we will see you im sure very soon.
Looking For Love in Most of the Wrong Places – Ok this is a last ditch effort. I know this site is for reviews - but I met this guy Will at the Red Lion last week AND I lost your number! Will is a West Ham supporter. And I called the bar today cause they were playing. (I couldn't make it was too early.) The girl who answered the phone asked everybody in the place. No Mas! I am not a stalker. I just lost your number. This is Judy. I was there last Saturday night - September 25th. George was behind the bar making us Pickle Martini's. (Thanks for holding my umbrella George) I tried Magners for the first time. I lost your number. If you get this at all - just know I tried for real.
Above & Beyond – My baby brother has special needs. He is in a wheelchair with a ventilator attached. For his 22nd birthday we brought him up from Fort Lauderdale to celebrate for the weekend. He loves Jimi Hendrix so we took him to the Red Lion. I gotta say everybody in New York was great - against what they tell you otherwise. But the people who run the Red Lion - even the customers were off the charts. We didn't call ahead like we usually do for my brother. We were just going around and somebody had told us Jimi Hendrix started in the Red Lion so we went off. The door guy radioed another door guy and we got the VIP treatment coming in the side door on their roadie ramp. They waved the cover for us. Made a little section for us by the bar and it was sweet. The guys behind the bar - I'm sorry I can't remember your names guys, they was both real Brooklyn boys, they were making non-alcoholic shots for my brother. And they told the band it was his birthday and they wished him happy birthday and played Foxy Lady for him. And customers were really good around him. One girl asked him to dance and she was taking him around the dance floor. You know they know us in our local - so we know what to expect in the case of Stevie, but these people didn't know us from a hole in the head. And me and my brothers we do appreciate it.
over aged bartenders – Myself and a couple off coworkers went out for a few beers after work, we work uptown but were recommened to go to the red lion, We were very dissapointed and will never take anyone's opinion on a good bar again, The two barteners were middle aged men, dont get me wrong im no young lad either but after a long day at the office the last thing i wanna be lookin at is two miserible old men behind the bar moanin about there achs and pains. There was no atmosphere at all even the waitress's had a look off misery on there face, It was depressin. My addvice to the Red Lion is time to upgrade ur staff, maybe if u got some yong guys in with a bit off life in them you would be as busy as your competition in the area.
Friendly Neighborhood Bar. – I just moved to Greenwich Village, this summer. Bleecker Street to be more specific. Upon helping me move into my apartment, my father who went to college at NYU, went searching for his old stomping grounds. All he could find was the RED LION, to which I met up with him for drinks. My father actually met a singer there who he had known over 20 years ago. That was the first time I ever sat and had a drink with my father in a bar and it will always be our spot now. :) The music is a little loud at night. The food is pub food. But George the bartender is a really honest to goodness NYC bartender. I don't know what my father told him, but everytime I walk in there he yells over the bar, "Hey, It's Charlie's kid!" (My father's name is Charlie.)
I Am In A Shock Shower!! – I have never ever walked into a bar ever in this whole country and heard Chris Mars playing!!!!! And when I told the bartender he shook his head like he was cool as a tray of ice cubes and told me he done all the music hisself and that Chris Mars was God. Like no Biggie. I told him I just wanted to use the can. (I don't drink no more. Sorry folks.) And he told me take my time: 'This is the longest song Mars ever wrote.')
And you don't even know who Chris Mars is!
Like Cheers with Live Music – My first trip to NYC, on a drunken hiatus from reality I started drinking in the Red Lion at 5 in the afternoon and did not leave until the lights went on the next day. I wish that sober Sally would have left drunk Sally a note that said mind your purse, glasses and cell phone. When I woke up the next day and realize everything was gone I thought I left it in the cab. But when I went back the next day, George had everything of mine safe behind the bar. And so began my second visitation at the Red Lion. I can't remember the other bartender's name - sorry! But they both really looked out for me, listened to my drunk whining and kept me from jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge. Try Heaven's Jamaican Rum Kick. But like George warned me rum kicks are like boobies - one is not enough, three is too many.
Great For Blind Dates! Thaaaank you! – I've just back into dating pool recently and started internet dating. I was actually supposed to meet my date at the Lion's Den, but walked into the Red Lion by mistake. It was my date's choice. ANd after he was informed that there is no more Lion's Den, he came and met me at the Red Lion. I was didn't know what to expect but the two bartenders George and Brian behind the bar totally put me at ease. I was introduced to several of the regulars and was told: You are Not Alone. My date showed up and though there wasn't any sparks, let's just call him Mr. Mister (inside joke, right back at ya!) - I found my new home base for meeting with internet daters. It's nice to meet up for drinks but I wouldn't want to have a first date meal there at the bar like I did. At least try and woo me. The music is a little loud but entertaining. People are really friendly. It's the one good thing that came out of my date with Mr. Mister.
Great Pub! – The Red Lion is a great place to spend a casual afternoon or evening with friends. With sports in the day and live music at night, I'm also comfortable going alone. The bar staff is friendly and efficient. George, Joe and the other staff members create a great local pub feel - which is no small feat in this city. I don't hesistate to drag my oldest friends, my newest colleagues and everyone in between to this pub.
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