649 E 9th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.725393 -73.978190
Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village, Alphabet City
Louis 649 on Behind the Burner – I read a great article about Louis 649 on Behind the Burner (.) com
Disappointing – The cocktail menu is nice, but that's not all that unique in New York. The music was too loud, the customers seemed to be local barflys for the most part (not the charming kind, either) and I just can't think of any reason to go back when there are so many more fun bars in this city!
cool venue,great drinks, AWFUL BAR-LADY/WAITRESS – WATCH OUT FOR THE TATOOED BARMAID WITH THE EVIL ATTITUDE...... Everybody in my group complained to me about her which tainted but did not ruin a fun night, I don't think she realized some of my guests new the owner relatively well. It was a shame as apart from that Louis was a good experience with very good drinks.
No Live Jazz--Profile needs to be updated – Went all the way down here this summer because we had a great time in 07 when we went here and listed to some live Jazz. The staff was nice, but we would not of went if we knew!
Horrible Service – I have been to this place a couple of times and liked the music there. So on saturday after my birthday dinner with a small group of friends we headed there. Service was very poor, the waitress had a major attitude. We waited for the second round of drinks for too long, finally they came but we were still missing two. The bartender was busy chatting with his friend instead of fixing our drinks. When we got the bill it included 20% gratuity (calculated incorrectly at ~24%). We paid the bill and left ~13% tip as the service was poor. When we were walking out my friend gave the cash to the bartender and explained we left 13% tip as we found service inadequate. He started going crazy. Raised his hands and started telling his friend, would you believe this! Then he came outside as we walked out of the place and started arguing, knowing it was my birthday! I could not believe this! I of course had to engage in a long conversation with him, but he was simply obnoxious, illogical, rude. I'm not going back.
Citysearch Editorial Review – This small bar's minimal, under-construction look springs from mismatched tables, blond wood benches and an untreated concrete floor. Some red bulbs and scattered art spruce it up for the laid back local set--as does the bar's yipping pet pooch. As far as hooch goes, beers from Belgium, New York and Great Britain--don't bother asking for Heineken or Miller Lite--accompany an extensive list of cocktails, single malt scotches, bourbons and international wines.
UNFRIENDLY OWNER/BARTENDER – I DON'T KNOW IF HE WAS JUST A BARTENDER OR A BARTENDER/OWNER AS WELL. BUT WHO EVER HE WAS, HE WAS ETREMELLY DIRESPECTFUL IN THE WAY HE TALKED TO MY FRIENDS AND I AS WE WERE TRYING TO ORDER A DRINK. THE OTHER YOUNGER MALE BARTENDER WAS VERY NICE THOUGH. I WOULD NOT GO BACK TO THIS PLACE EVER AGAIN, NOR WOULD I RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE JUST BECAUSE OF THE SERVICE ALONE FROM THIS ONE INDIVIDUAL.
best live jazz - no cover - just donation; best wine selection – Great place to have port [maybe even a cigar - I'll have to ask] with friends or lover to warm soft jazz...cozy...very very small space but sooooo warm!! I loved the bartender [? owner] and his dog [who was also uber friendly]....I love these hidden little gems in the city...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
very chill evening – My cousin and I always get together and go to lounges but we really wanted to try something different. I found Louis 649 on citysearch and we were not dissapointed. This small nook of a jazz club made for a perfect night out. As soon as we entered we felt very comfortable the (very cute) bartender and the owner felt like they were our old buddies- the wine selection is fantastic- and so what if it's served in plastic cafeteria style cups- it just adds to the homey feel of the place. The musicians were phenominal and the crowd was so eclectic- it was obvious that everyone was there to relax and hear some great music. We sat next to a guy that was clearly a regular doing his work at the table- we sipped wine and looked through coffee table photography books and played with the owners adorable dog that could sleep right through the music but got restless between sets and would stand up behind the bar. Everything about this place was wonderful- we left feeling like we had tried something new and we had a very relaxing and entertaining evening. We will definately be making Louis 649 one of our regular haunts.
Great Experience! – Was looking for a chill jazz bar...looked t the other reviews on Citysearch, and decided this was the place to go....I was definitely not dissapointed! We ended up closing out the bar and kicking it with the owner and his Dog (FYI: Best dog ever, especially bc it will never stop chasing it's tail) and chewing the fat. Great music, great wine and single malt scotch selection, perfect atmosphere...basically you can't loose!
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