118 E 15th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.734668 -73.988372
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Gramercy Park
f you're one of Florida's Rowdy Reptiles or Georgetown's Hoyas, you'll find a March Madness home at SideBar. They have one of the best (and longest) happy hours in the Union Square area, so be ready for a lot of 2-for-1s on weeknights and buckets on weekends.
Go some place else – Like the previous reviewer pointed out, it's so obvious that they had people post positive reviews on themselves. The comments are too overwhelmingly positive for this place. I would give it an "eh" at best. Comes complete with a doorman and velvet ropes as if it's a night club-it clearly isn't! The crowd here are mainly bridge and tunnel types, people that work in the area who are too lazy to seek out a less obnoxious bar. They make the music so insanely loud to make up for bad food, bad drinks and a bad crowd. Unattractive and messy drunks galore. Yuck!
All These 5 Star Reviews – All these 5 star reviews of this place are obviously the employees or the manager making fake accounts to give this place glowing reviews when all the real reviews are terrible. The pictures all all bs default pictures.
This place is one of those typical bridge and tunnel bars that are trendy for 15 min make a lot of money, then go under. Not recommended.
This Place Blows! – Went here for a party with a drink special. They said they had a room reserved but there wasn't.
Also the drink special was from 11pm-1pm, if you got there after 11:15pm the kept you on line till 12:30pm.
The List do not matter for this place. They have about 6-8 lists for the place but your party is mixed in with everyone else.
I know this because the Birthday girl was stuck outside for her party till almost 12:30pm.
They also only had 1 bartender for about 80 people.
I rather drink a 40oz in a park.
There are so many better places to drink in the city, you shouldn't waste your time with this place.
Sports AND Late Night venue, who would have thought – Attended the Syracuse game watch thursday night, place was packed, great turn-out, specials for all cuse fans made you feel right at home, to bad we didnt end with a win.
Also that saturday I had my friends birthday there. Got right in, waitress service was friendly and fast. DJ spun great music from top 40's all the way back to some 80's.
I highly recommend this bar any gathering
good hangout – hung out for a friend's birthday on Sat. nite. Good-lookin crowd, mostly mid 20's to mid 30's; T.V.'s viewable from anywhere in the lounge if you're there for a game. drinks slightly on the pricey side but good.
CRAZY SUPERBOWL PARTY – Went to sidebar for superbowl sunday to watch the game bc my friend has reserved us a table and the place was packed. They played great music and we all got pretty wasted but from what I remember, sliders were awesome and so were the spicy wings. We'll be back.
CREDIT CARD BANDITS PAID CASH CHARGED CARD ANYWAY – HAD DRINKS TOOK CARD PAID CASH THEY CHARGED 188.96 AND SIGNED MY NAME BEWARE OF DRINK ADD ONS AND SCAMS HERE BAD BUSSINESS
CHECK YOUR BILL! – I went to SideBar last night with 3 other friends to watch the Yankees game. And everything was good. The drinks came fast, as did the food. The food was fine, not superb, but it is a sports bar afterall. All the TVs had the sound on and all of them were showing the game. And there were plenty of TVs. HOWEVER, when the bill came, there were a TON of mistakes. I handed the bill back to our waitress and told her she gave me someone else's tab. She said that, no, this was indeed our bill. There were 2 food items on the bill that we never ordered as well as several drinks. I had two conversations with her and two conversations with the manager. They took a few of the incorrect items off the bill but refused to take the others. The manager then proceeded to insult me, tell me that I looked drunk and called me a liar! (P.S. I had 2.5 glasses of wine...not drunk!) It was pretty terrible. So...my advice is: If you go to SideBar, keep track of what you order and check your bill!
bar hop and make it to the top.... one of the best bar i've seen... great facility and nice set-up
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