1591 2nd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002840.775700 -73.953555
Neighborhoods: Yorkville, Midtown
Great sports bar – Went there recently to watch the basketball playoffs - the place was great! The tvs are great, and the service was friendly and efficient. TV's EVERYWHERE! Good atmosphere, and is a great neighborhood bar with good food. Definitely will be going back watch a game or two.
Do you know the Muffinman? – Was there a few weeks ago on a Friday night, had never been before but living a few blocks away I figured I would check it out. The place has a pretty good atmosphere and we got a seat at the bar. Everything was going well until the bartender approached us with her horrific muffintop protruding out of her three sizes too small stone washed jeans and a black baby tee circa 1992, shortly after ordering my bud light bottle, I realized that her bottle opener was strategically placed in the back of her pants touching the skin of her butt, needless to say I immediately changed my order to a draft. Soon after that we decided to order some wings, when our wings arrived she came over and proceeded to eat celery off of our plate. If I'm not mistaken one of the cardinal rules of being in the service industry is not eating off of your customers plates. She was the foulest bartender I have ever seen. If you go, I would sit at one of the tables and stick to anything that does not require the use of a bottle opener.
What happened? – I was there a couple of weekends ago, and was apaulled by the bartenders! You have one girl, though very friendly with the customers, nobody could really take her seriously because her body was hanging out of her clothes! The other one, not very friendly at all.Very rude. Slightly bossy. Almost like she had something to prove to somebody. But we were only customers! The only thing that she had to prove to me was that she could pour a drink. More than once. Preferably when there is an empty one sitting in front of me for minutes at a time. It was as if she was waiting for me to start shouting to let her know. Quite frankly, I was afraid to try! Wow. A year ago, you would see me there all of the time! I forgot why i stopped. Now i remember. The fun left.
Mini-burgers to die for! – I got there on a Friday night around 9. The place wasn't too crowded and the staff was very efficient and friendly. They seemed to remember everyone's drinks. They served some of the best mini-burgers I've had in the city; I need to find out how they seasoned them! The crowd picked up around 11. Everyone was having a great time -- shooting pool, watching several games at once on the TVs, and looking for a favorite song on the jukebox. If you're looking for a fun, low-key neighborhood hangout, I highly recommend this one.
Nice place, bar tender/manager needs an attitude adjustment – Good looking sports bar with plenty of TVs to view your choice of sporting event, if your lucky enough to get a booth. If you happen to be sitting at the bar and the sports event you want to watch is not on in front of you, forget about asking the rude bar tender/manager to change the channel. The bald headed bar tender is not only rude, he has no idea how to treat people who were planning on spending the night drinking and
eating. We took our business across the street to Ship of Fools and we were glad we did.
Lots of TVs, best bar food in the city! – The staff is not rude, more like "direct." Do you really want to have hour long conversations with strangers anyway? Regardless, best bar food in town--yummy miniburgers, curly fries, and a turkey burger so good I swear it's beef. I always thought the staff there was fantastic! Really good waitstaff who are always on the ball, and the bartenders never forget a drink!
Great Beer Selection & Food - Rude Bartender – There are a lot of things about this place that I love. They have a tons of TVS - good place to watch sports. Like the food and beer selection. But what I do not understand is the female bartender who works during Friday Happy Hour. She is snotty, rude and not to mention when you sit at the bar she will never ask if you want a drink refill or pre-bus your plates. I had to ask her to take away my plates and get me another drink - every time. They were not busy either. And another thing....she's not even anything to look at. I do not get it! This has happened with her more than once. Get rid of this chick and you are all set with a great place all-around.
Avoid the mini burgers – Went to Jack Russell's last night for Thursday night football, expecting a good scene. And when I say good scene I mean more than 10 people.......I didn't get it. The place did have some good qualities: Tons of TV's, lots of space, and.........BUCK HUNTER! but that wasn't enough to take my attention away from the horrible food. Take my advice stay away from the mini burgers and the tatter tots. The meat they used for the burgers tasted like one of the raccoons I shot in Buck Hunter and if you like fried batter go for the tots you will love them. I am not here to bash the place, although it sounds like it. The service and staff were outstanding, just get new recipe for your burgers. I know what your thinking, "why is this guy writing about mini burgers." Well all I have to say is.......They were that bad.
Great place to watch games – tons of TV's, tons of space to watch TV's. decent service. the only thing i would NOT recommend ordering is the nachos. it was basically 10 tostito chips, but they were even lower quality than tostitos. and it was just covered in mush (sour cream, guacamole, chili), and you couldn't even pick up a chip without getting your hands covered.
everything else was awesome though.
value – This is one of the only bars left on the Upper East Side still serving a TRUE full pint. Staff is awesome most with an Irish accent. If you are after a great time without having a $50 tab after a couple of drinks this is my favorite pick in the neighborhood
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