815 9th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.765952 -73.987218
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Clinton
Great Beer, Great Bratwurst! – What can I say -- there are haters below! This place was great if you like beer! There are tons of beers on tap, including blueberry beer, cider, and local ales. The prices are fair and the food was good. They have a cheesy bratwrust that was delish! I am going back, just waiting for the right beer drinks to join me!
Regular customer, never back – This is a bar I've been to several times and always liked and, last night, had the worst experience. The staff (bouncer) was rude and kicked us out when we had full beers because they were "closing" even though there were still 5 people (bartenders friends) in the back. They had just served us the beers. He was very passive aggressive and condescending. I will never be back.
THEY RIPPED ME OFF! – STAY AWAY FROM THIS JOINT! They will rob you shamelessly! So here is what happened: my volleyball team was celebrating a semi-finals win and I decided to buy a round. On a $35 round I tipped $3 in addition to the tips I gave to the bartender when I bought my own beer with cash. Stupidly, I left the credit card receipt (original and copy) on the bar, but I did remember the amount. Imagine my surprise when my bank bill online said $42! Yes, it's only $4, but isn't charging someone more a form of stealing!??! After complaining to the management (over voicemail), my call was returned 2 days later only to argue with me, and tell me that MY BANK MAKE AN ERROR!! WHAT AN ASS! i DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE RELATED TO THE BARTENDER, OR YOU ARE SLEEPING TOGETHER OR WHAT, BUT HE STOLE FROM ME AND MY ENTIRE TEAM HAS NOW DECIDED TO AVOID THIS JOINT, PERMANENTlLY. am also going to leave this review on Citysearch and New York Magazine and any other review site I can find.
IF YOU WANT TO GET RIPPED OFF, GO TO VALHALLA! IF YOU WANT HONEST SERVICE, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, GO ELSEWHERE!
Everything and more... – If you can't find it here, you can't find it. The beer selection is the BEST in Hell's Kitchen and the fact that you can pair your beer selection with their bar menu makes it even better. Polite staff, great music and the best BIG SCREENS in the area result in a totally awesome experience for everyone. Ask about daily beer specials.
Health hazards. – This bar is horrible. They have a problem with their 'plumbing', (so they say), and the bar stinks to high heaven. The bathrooms are disgusting so don't expect to use it if you go there.
While reading up on the area I have learned that the site of the bar used to be an in house dry cleaner. Well, they use a chemical called "Perk" which is highly toxic and doesn't just go away with the rebuilding of the space. In other words, their exhaust and air system is bad news... Google it if you need further proof.
There's this annoying magician that hangs around and harasses you until you buy him a drink to go away. I think he may work there or something because hes always there and seems to help himself to whatever he wants behind the bar.
All in all, there are much better places in the neighborhood that you could go to that wont charge you inflated prices for skunk beer, and don't have medical issues attached to them.
Skunky Beer and a Dead Atmosphere – I was at Valhalla a few months ago and tried some of my favorite, unique beers that they had on tap. Unfortunately, it appears as if they go through some of their many beers on tap very slowly as the beers had a were very skunky.
There was also a very small crowd on a Thursday night, resulting in the openness of the center of the bar leaving a very empty atmosphere in the bar.
A nice spot – I was at Valhalla last weekend with a couple of girlfriends and we had a great time. The beer selection was excellent and the bartenders were very quick to serve you, despite of the crowd. The cute door man was a little strict with carding us, but we were all of age and he was polite so it wasn?t a so bad. They have tables that accommodate a nice size group and I learned that you can reserve one in advance. All in all I have to say that it was a nice little place and I recommend it.
Bouncer has an attitude problem – What bouncer tries to deter 3 single, attractive, well-dressed 20-something women from coming back to his bar? We went into Valhalla last week, but decided not to stay. There was a football game on TV, which ended as soon as we got there -- patrons started leaving, so we decided to go elsewhere. On our way out, the bouncer yelled at us "there's a $5 TV viewing charge per customer!" Really? I'll NEVER go back to Valhalla and will tell all my young, hot friends to avoid it as well.
Great Service and wonderful beers – I was walking down 9th Ave yesterday and decided to cross the street to have a look at this place. After looking through the open doors I saw this very open concept bar with what appeared to be a large number of beers on tap.
Well I ventured in and sat at the bar and was greated pleasantly by a young lady, who I later found out went by the name of Tamara.
I decided to be guided through my tasting experience requesting Tamara to make my choices after providing a few preferences, and am I glad I did. Tamara, started me off with a great tasting Belgium beer called De Koninck, followed by a Goliath and even the USA brand called smuttynose Mai Bock was wonderful. I toped off my adventure with a wonderful beer called Stone smoke porter.
I highly recommend this place as both Tamara and fine young gentleman by the name of Joe, were really fine hosts, so I hope the bar owner sees this as I had a wonderfull afternoon and enjoyed my favorite burger from the Island Burger.
Keep up the good work
Fantastic place – I went here last night with one of my friends and we had a great time. The waitress was friendly and helpful. When we first arrived we found that there weren't any happy hour specials, but the waitress did tell us about their specials. We left for another bar and when we came back a few hours later she remembered us and was so welcoming and knowledgeable about the beers. I really love drinking a good beer (Bud makes me cringe) and the Yankees/Red Sox game was on the TV's so it made for a fun atmosphere. I plan to go back soon and take some friends with me!
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