511 East 6th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.725297 -73.983244
Mon-Fri, 3pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 6pm-4am
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Alphabet City, East Village
The BEST 25th bday... – This place was more than what I was expecting and exactly what I wanted for my 25th bday! I foolishly made reservations last minute and they took me in with open arms ~ Thank you Lori! When I got there I found Lori, who also happened to be bartending and she started me off with my first shots of the night before pointing me towards Lawrence ~ the most amazing man besides my bf there that night. If you love music, hip hop old and new, wicked mixing, ridiculous diverse crowds and super chill fast bartenders - then you might want to throw your next get together here!
My goal was to pick a venue where all of my 23-30something year old friends could be relaxed. I NEED great music and personable bartenders and I got that at Identity! It was the perfect night, and I have over 25 guests to back me up!
If you are reading this, Thank you Lawrence and everyone at Identity that made the night so wonderful!
GREAT PLACE TO HAVE A PARTY!!! – Just celebrated my birthday party here last night and had a great time! Apparently, there's a downstairs I wasn't aware of but it wasn't necessary. The upstairs is small enough that my crowd of 25 could be comfortable and intimate with each other without feeling like we were on top of each other. Thank God for a place where you can have a conversation and not feel like you're yelling. The music never drowned you out.
The bartender was this awesome quirky pierced chick (who's name I forgot so please forgive me if you're reading this) with a great and welcoming personality. She made my crowd feel welcome by, as one of my friends had stated, "pouring like she hates her boss." The aforementioned boss now has me calling mojito a four-letter word. They were deliciously made and I got them supersized since it was my birthday.
I definitely plan on coming back to this East Village hole in the wall! :)
Great drinks, good looking people, killer music! An absolute must! – I happened to walk in one Friday night to meet a friend, and fell in love with the place. The manager was incredibly friendly and made killer drinks all night long! The crowd is young, trendy but not pretentious - tons of fun. Met a lot of great people that night, and there were no sketchy guys (a rarity in the usual bar scene. The dance floor downstairs was awesome - tons of room to let loose to the funky music. All around a great find - am definitely going to host my next party here! Thanks for an amazing night!
HALLOWEEN – Stopped by last Sat night at the mention of a friend, very crowded and both floors jumping with 2 different DJs. drinks reasonably priced and good looking crowd, went again on Halloween, hot looking costumes, heard they have a pool table downstairs, they must roll it away on the weekends, will definitely try again...french guy made a killer mojito.
most fun ever – i was there last saturday by accident,the dude at the door was just so convincing that we give it atry . best decision ever.
the bartender, linette so cute and so efficient and the d.j from japan really know his stuff.
everybody made sure all night that we were having fun and i can't wait to go back to my new "hangingout "spot .
from blowing fire, great mojitos ,dead on music you can't beat it.
follow the lead of the guy wearing the top hat, he'll set up the mood so that everyboby 's partying together.
see you there !
Great Service – some girlfriends and i came here on a saturday night, the music was great and we ended up having a great time talking to the hot blond bartender. although she was busy tending to everyone else she kept an eye on us and made sure our glasses were never empty. the drinks were just right. we had so much fun ended up staying all night. the hot guy bartender made us feel great paying us just enough attention.
Crappy drinks – I was there last night with friends. Not crowded, but music was cool, so we were ready to make the best of it. My friend and I ordered Bacardi and coke.... tasted like tequila & coke. After we told this to the bartender, she smelled the drink and agreed, so she poured again. We watched her pour & figured it should be good but it wasn't. That was not bacardi in the bottle, nevermind the fact when I reordered (again) the Stoli Orange was watered down. Can't trust what they pour, never going there again. (The bartender service was ok... just ok).
never again – Went there on last night at about 10:30. The place was dead (expected at that hour I suppose) but the place right next store, seemed the place to be. Alas, we had to meet friends at Identity so we ordered a drink. Two bartenders, one was a hot guy, and one was a disgruntled female. Both of them seemed too engrossed in their conversation to wait on the patrons. My drink was really weak. my friend said hers was too, and asked the female bartender to put some more liquor in it, to which she responded by taking a straw and dipping it into the drink to perform her version of "a taste test" . I was completely floored. How insulting and just unprofessional. She made a face as if to say, "you're full of sh-t, I taste plenty of liquor in there." My friend said, "can you please put more vodka in there?". The nasty bartender hastily grabbed the bottle of grey goose and started pouring it in, from about 2 feet away (what was she reenacting a scene from Cocktail?) and managed to spill half of her pour on the bar. BUT, her drink was STILL weak! When we went to go smoke a cigarette, she proceeded to talk sh-t about us to the hot bartender.
After her attitude, I decided to watch her make my third drink, b.c at this point, i should have been at least buzzed and i was prefectly sober. She put a decent amount of vodka in, but all i tasted was juice. the outcome? they water down their bottles. i ended up leaving a fair tip, only bc the male bartender was hot, despite his reluctance to flirt with me. he seemed more interested in speaking to the chubby guy down at the end of the bar.
on the plus side, they placed really good music.
glamorous and unpretentious lounge – This bar is glamorous and unpretentious. The atmosphere makes it both a great place to talk and hang out as well as get down on the dance floor. I had a joint birthday party here with three other ladies, and everybody had a blast. I highly recommend it for group gatherings, as it has something to offer for everybody. The bartenders and staff did a wonderful job accommodating us and were very friendly and professional.
Not so much.... – Let me just begin by saying that I went to this place on my birthday last year on account on what I had read on City Search. This place was absolutely horrible. It is very small which is understandible most places in NYC are. However when you first walk in it's very narrow, therefore my friends and I all headed downstairs. The ceilings were very low and once again it was very small. The crowd was not mixed at all, and deffinitely a very young crowd. The music was OK, however as it got later everyone started getting out of hand and jumping up and down I felt like I was in high school again. If you just turned 21 this is the place to go, I myself being 27 this was not the place for me.
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