137 Ludlow St., New York, NY | Directions 1000240.720411 -73.988316
Neighborhoods: Lower East Side, Downtown
great service – The mixed drink menu is amazing especially the libation lemonade! The staff is always courteous and goes the extra mile to provide service.
Good food and overall enjoyable experience just eat before 10:30pm because that's when it turns into nightclub!
AMAZING SERVICE!!! – My friends and I went to Libation for a baccalaureate party on Friday and were given absolutely amazing service. The bride to be was even given a gift bag. These guys totally made our night....Best service I had in New York in my 10 years here...
Bad service – First of all, they did not notify me when I made reservations that they are having a private event that night. They told me when we all sat down for dinner and told us we must be out by a certain time. Then, the waitress had an attitude the whole night while serving us. We had to ask for table utensils and water. They kept coming over tring to take our plates away when we weren't finished. On top of that, they put us next to the doorway, there was no heat and we were freezing. Not a place to go eat
Worst Bar Ever!! – I went there with a group of girls for a birthday celebration. It turned out to be the worst bar I have ever been to. The DJ was half assed, he would play a good song and then ten bad ones, over all it the music was ok - nothing spectacular. The crowd is also the WORST ever. Ive never been to any club or bar or lounge that has so many under age and just plain weird people around. The bar doesnt card anyone so its full of all those 18 year olds that are drunk by 11pm and falling all over. during the time that we stayed there, three fights broke out and the bouncers had to throw them out.
I would give it no star if it were an option. LES has a lot of fun places but this one shouldnt exist, I regret paying the $10 cover. Worst girls night out ever.
Toolbag w/ big arms and doll hands – I went to Libation a few Saturdays ago and they had some loser bartending on the second floor. He had really big arms and tiny little doll hands, hair cut sucked and he kept throwing limes at everyone; which is really childish. He was so annoying he kept saying he was going to ?set us up, Jack? whatever the hell that means. I really liked the place but think they should get rid of that product of the Chernobyl disaster they have pouring drinks on the second floor.
WORST SERVICE EVER – Made reservations for large group for a fri night. It was one of the coldest nights and we were seated right by the entrance with no heat. There weren't enough place settings and we had to ask for water for the table. Then the hostess informed us then that a private event was starting in an hr. Gee thanks for the heads up! There was no advance warning when we called numerous times to change the reservation, and there were no signs anywhere about a private event. She told us if we wanted to stay, they wouldn't kick us out or anything. Yea whatever! The waitress came by so many times to remind us that we had to leave, and at one point, even said we had another 20 min left. The bus boys kept coming to take away our plates. They didn't even bother showing us a dessert menu because they wanted to kick us out. This place was not professional at all. Definitely not going back.
Nice doormen DO exist in Mahattan – People always write reviews about how mean doormen are in Manhattan, and I would like to write a good review about the doormen at Libations. It was absolutely freezing out last night, and my girlfriend and I were standing on line at LIbation. When we got to the front we were greeted nicely by the doorman, but we had to wait while he let a few parties go in front of us. We didn't complain, and stood there patiently, and the doorman was so nice to us, and he gave us some free drink tickets because he made us wait in the cold while he let the other parties go in front of us. We were also greeted very nicely by the other doorman when we walked in. Such a nice experience for once. I definitely enjoyed my night more once I got inside. Nice doormen DO exist in Manhattan!
soso – this place is ok... why do some of the reviews sound like they were written by the owners/managers??
Best Club in the City!!!! – This place has everything!!! Great food and great nightlife!!!! and Sunday brunch has to be one of the best places to catch the game and great food!!! they have 3 projection screens and flat screen tvs everywhere you look!!! $11 pitchers, $5 pints of bloody marys and mimosa's, and only $9.95 for brunch!!!! I havent been to any place that has a better sunday then libation!!!!!!!!
One of my favorite places in the LES – I've been to Libation a number of times and I always have a great time. There is great service - even when it is crowded you're not waiting at the bar forever. The three floors have a lot to offer - you can always find a good spot to dance or hang out with your friends. Overall, it's a fun place!
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