28 Avenue B, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.722442 -73.983280
Mon-Fri, 4pm-2am; Sat-Sun, noon-2am
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Alphabet City, East Village
WORST STAFF EVER - DO NOT GO. BEWARE OF SKINNY, OLD, PALE BLACK-HAIRED HOSTESS/WAITRESS – We all went to Croxley on 10 cent wing night. Unfortunately one of my friends did not have her ID with her, but she had all her work IDs and happens to be older than anyone else in our group! My friend did not intend to drink in the first place, but she was told she was not allowed to dine there. The hostess (skinny, ugly, pale, black haired girl who is probably in her 30s but looks 40) WOULD NOT let her eat there. We look around and there are KIDS there with their families!! She claims it's OK because the kid will not get a drink. This is ridiculous - never have we been turned down from a bar/restaurant JUST to eat unless it was after 9-10 pm. We arrived at 6pm!! Furthermore, the hostess just LIKED to argue and talk back - clearly she is an angry, bitter person. We thought about waiting around for management, but we were so hungry we left. Outside we talked to a couple people who worked at the fitness place next to Croxley's and they all told us most of the folks who work there are a**holes! how right they are! I don't care how good those wings might be...if the service is horrible i'm not hungry.
gross – I got really sick from this place, and had to miss work for 2 days. I guess meat for 10 cents isn't such a great deal after all.
Great Wings & Beer, Slow Service – You can't beat the $0.10 wing deal on Monday and Wednesday. Problem was that they only give you one tiny container of blue cheese for 20 wings and charge you for any additional blue cheese. carrots and celery also costs extra. Can't complain about the price, although it would have been nice to know these things cost extra. Huge selection of beers. Service was slow and inattentive.
Best burgers, great wings – Went on Wed $0.10 wing night with a large group and had a great time. They have one of the BEST burgers I've had in this city, *properly* done with a brioche roll. I had McSorleys with the turkey burger and perfectly crispy and salty/sweet sweet potato fries. Never been a huge wings fan but they were also very good. Beer selection was extensive and well-priced. Service was as attentive as possible in spite of their being busy and crowded. Fantastic chill neighboorhood place, will definitely be back.
BEER AND WINGS – I've been to this place once, when they were having their 10cent wing night. The place so so packed that my friend and I couldn't move. We waited about ten minutes to get a seat at the bar. Other than that, the food was AWESOME and inexpensive. The service behind the counter was really good. I don't know about the table waiters though. I would definately go back, if I'm in the area.
Decent – Ive only gone to this place on Wednesday when they have the 10cent deal on the wings. Its definitely a great deal and the wings are one of the best Ive tasted yet. Everytime that Ive gone, Ive gotten my food promptly. The only thing I can complain about is the service, a couple of the waitresses are awful. They take their time to bring you your drinks as well as to give you the check when you've requested it, we even had an experience where the waitress didnt return back the change...we had to ask for it, and when we did she got an attitude. We weren't going to nix her on her tip as she might have thought, we were just going to add a couple of extra bucks. All in all, I would just recommend going there for the food and forget about getting great service.
I gave this place 3 too many chances – I don't know why I kept agreeing to go here, maybe its the promise of ten cent chicken wings, maybe its the beautiful garden area, but I have finally learned my lesson. This place is awful! It is mostly based on the service I admit. I have been to this place three times and the service/management keeps getting worse. This last time I almost got into a fight with the waitress. She refused to get me a drink after I went to the bar to get a different round. This was after waiting for her slow a-s to get to our table. They might need more help, but also anouther time I went there at an off-hour and I was seated at one of the only tables there, and my food, which I ordered after my drinks, arrived before the afore-mentioned drinks. I could go on and on.
WORST PLACE EVER! – Was convinced to go there for a 3rd time because of the great big outdoor area and huge screen for a game. I will never go back. The service is unfriendly and totally incompetent. We were served unopened bottles of beer and had to wait for 10 minutes with our unopened beers in front of us. They wouldn't change one of the TVs that nobody was watching (seemingly to show their importance as being in control of the bar). Other simple requests were ignored. The staff acts like they are doing you a favor to be there. And they are easily the slowest human beings on the planet. The food isn't even that good. There is no reason to go here.
WORST MANAGEMENT / SERVICE EVER! – This place has so much potential - Especially considering the outside deck/tent which has some nice tables and a big-screen TV for sporting events. Seems like the perfect venue to watch a game on a nice night. However, and please take this literally..this place has the worst service that I have ever witnessed. I am generally not a harsh critic, but I have been to this place three times in the past year, and each time all of the people in my party were astonished at how terrible/angry/rude the service was. The first time I entered this bar, I remember thinking "Wow, what a great sports bar - Im gonna come here all the time." After three awful experiences - I will never go again.
This is what the East Village is like now – When Croxley Ales opened up more than a year ago, I said, "A sports bar? That is so not the East Village." Turns out I was wrong. It is very much a symptom of what the East Village has become--a neighborhood of meatheads and jocks who feel that the neighborhood is their own personal playground. If wide-screen TVs and hot wings are your fare, then put on your college sweatshirt, flip your baseball cap to rally mode and pump your fist in the air, because everyone at Croxley Ales knows your name, Chip. I can't wait for the Hooters to open up where Charas used to be.
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