35 E 13TH St, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.734429 -73.991923
Mon-Thu, 5pm-4am; Fri, 2pm-4am; Sat, 5pm-4am; Sun, 7pm-2am
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Greenwich Village
Great Birthday Party! – This place is pretty good! I had my birthday party here a week back with about 35 friends. It was very easy to setup and the owner (Seth) was very helpful. He setup a decent deal for the open bar. The bouncers were pretty friendly and my friends and I had a great time. The music was pretty good also and we stayed till closing time.
The only rub was that one of the bartenders on the 3rd floor was quite rude and made it a point to tell everyone on an open bar that they HAD to give him a tip!
Fantastic birthday party Sat 11/3/2007 – I had my birthday party here on Saturday night, Nov 3rd 2007. I had been planning to go to Branch in midtown east, but they flaked out at the last minute and said I could only put 10 people on the guestlist (my list was around 30 people). So I was left scrambling for a new venue at the last minute.
Gabe, the manager at Bar 13, was so friendly and accommodating. He responded quickly to emails and phone messages, and set us up with a reserved table, reduced cover, and open bar option for my guests. When we got there, the door staff, bartenders, etc. were also really nice. Music on the lower floor was great, hip-hop, top 40, some older classics too. I didn't get a chance to see any of the other floors. The place was really packed by around midnight, and it was a fun, attractive crowd.
Everyone had a great time at my birthday... Many thanks to the Bar 13 team for making it a success. Highly recommended!
GREAT DJ on the 2nd fl SATURDAY NIGHT – Went here this past Saturday night (7/21/07)! Got there around 11pm and it was EMPTY, cover = $10. However, around 12am you turn around and a decent amount of people have shown up. Not crazy get your elbow out of my eye packed but not empty either. Drinks are made super strong so you def get your moneys worth (which is a little pricey for a place with the word BAR in it's title). ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS MUSIC = FANTASTIC!! I would go back to dance the night away. Our plans were to stay for a little but the music had us on our feet ALLL night and the feeling of not wanting to leave. Mainly Hip hop but they thro in the ocasional GNR and Aerosmith tastefully!! Old and new hip hop blended together. Awesome. Crowd is decent looking and there is an open roof deck for smokers, however a line forms later in the night. Didn't spend too much time on the 1st floor which i believe is the "lounge" but while exiting it seemed as tho the music was just as loud as the 2nd floor (the club) so makes no diff.
Nice big venue – I've been to Bar 13 twice and have had a great time both nights. A couple of my friends had parties here, and they were hooked up with open bar specials for their guests. The place itself has three floors, including a roof. Each floor is pretty big, so I don't see how the place can get too crowded. The prices are comparable to other bars in NY, but the specials are ones to go for! I'll definitely be asking them to host my parties in the future.
Do not go here - even for the roof deck!!!! – This is offically the WORST bar I've even been to in my life. We went for happy hour on a Thursday night and it was really crappy. The guy at the door was such a loser and was giving people a hard time about getting it - they actually had a velvet rope. C'mon. The roof deck leaves much to be desired and every drink in the place is served in tiny plastic cups. The music was so loud you could barely socialize with people. The place was overcrowded with huge security guys in black suits - this place is a joke. I would never consider going back here. And after 7PM on weekdays and saturday nights they actually charge a cover - do not waste your money. Go somewhere else!!!
college scene – The location should have been an indicator of what was inside...very college-ish lounge/club. I felt like I was a frat's dance party half the time, not in a NYC bar.
college crowd, cheap drinks – I've been here for a couple bday parties. Decent music, chill crowd. This place is such a throwback - feels like a house party or college party. There is a rooftop area as well, but it's just OK. And I don't understand the $10 cover, but supercheap drinks make up for it.
THE GUY BELOW, IT WAS ALL HIS FAULT – The man below who is saying it was the bartenders fault for scamming him out of his money, he's full of it. I was with him that night and he was very drunk and just liked to start trouble like he does wherever we go. He thought he could beat up the hot bartender but didn't do anything to the big black bouncers. what a tough guyyyyyyyyyyyy
another person we know urinated on the stairs there, that was his fault and he got kicked out. true story.
DO NOT GO TO THIS BAR!!!! – i guess the bar itself is ok. they have a rooftop which is nice but there are plenty of other places with an outdoor area.
i was there for a buddy's birthday. we had rented out the third floor for a private party. the bartender (who thinks she is sooo much hotter than she actually is) tried pulling a fast one on a few of us; including myself. i gave her a $50 and got change back for a $20. i didnt realize this until about 20 minutes later. i confronted her about this matter. she "admitted" to giving me the wrong change by "accident". she then gave me the rest of what she owed me. she was very rude about it. i got rude back and before i knew it i was getting thrown out of the bar. i found out the next day the same thing happened to two of my buddies but they both didnt realize until it was too late. SHADY SHADY SHADY.
DONT EVER GO TO THIS BAR. WILL NEVER GO BACK THERE AGAIN.
Good place for a Diverse Crowd – I've been here twice & have had fun both times. They play good music, but it does get pretty crowded. There was a $10 cover ($30 for open bar from 11pm-1am) one night, then other night, it was $5 (I think because it was after midnight). The roof was good to get some air or for a smoke. The crowd is pretty diverse, which is a plus. There was one weirdo but there's always one of those wherever you go.
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