85 Washington Pl, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.732183 -74.000029
Mon-Thu, 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-3am; Sun, 4:30pm-midnight
Customer Service is better at the DMV – Never having heard or been to this establishment before, I was excited to find out more about their service and their selection of spirits and "bar food" menu. My long time h.s. friend was hosting her birthday gathering here and she selected it because it was close to her home.
Overall, the bar seemed to be a university crawl for young men. There was a dingy pool table in the back that pretty much sums up the entire experience at this place.
Upon entering the bar, I was barked at by what seemed to be the bar security or fake police. He wanted to know "if we were there for a private party?" By the looks of things, with only a two room layout, if we were heading to the back, and waving to our friends, a common lad would put 1 and 1 together to recognize that YES, we were heading to the private party.
After entering the party, we took one of the open tables reserved for the private party, close to the pool table. To my surprise, a game had started and I was quickly asked to move so a shot could take place. About 5 minutes later, the request came again. At this time, I felt it only necessary to clarify that we were in a private area, reserved for a party and that the request to move so his billiard game could continue was becoming grossly rude. This pool playing, bar fly stepped out with his chick sidekick and then returned with the idea to get the fake security involved. Needless, to say this fake security was of a one race, which happens to be the same race as myself. He claimed, “the owner has requested for us to move and to retrieve the entire table, so a pool game can begin without any disturbances”.
Do I need to go on? Stoned Crow here a minor FYI, your bar is not presentable, your menu is overpriced and is served on paper plates! Are we at a picnic in elementary school? Get a dishwasher and real dishes, it’s almost 2010 for crying out loud. I have three words of encouragement, STEP IT UP!
bartender from hell! – great little place & cant beat the drink prices. however, i will never go back again!! the one bartender was rude and accussed us of not tipping him and didnt want to serve us. of course he was completely wrong! you'll notice him as the one who he claims was "born and raised in nyc" so therefore he knows what he's talking about. i would suggest only going here if you want to deal with an overconfident, rudeand obnoxious bartender who deserves a swift kick to the curb!!
peaceful, mellow, friendly, don't tell anyone about this place! – I never knew there was a bar here. It looks like a residential street in Greenwich Village. Nothing but townhouses... Lo and behold, there it is. A few steps downstairs, the bouncer sits discreetly inside and asks EVERYBODY (including me... I cudda kissed him!) for ID. A narrow bar area opens into a more spacious back room with a pool table. It wasn't crowded. Maybe people just don't know it's there.
The music is soft enough to talk, and the crowd is NYU-ish, but not obnoxiously so. The food is okay and a night of drinking will run you about $30 a person, tip included.
It's in my neighborhood, so I'll be back. -- Drink Club NYC is a roving group of NYC drinkers
Great, neat burger – My burger was bloody, like I luv it, and the fries were good, too.
Like that they have other options if you're not up for a burger.
Not just a good bar . . – . . but also the best little-known burger in NYC. Everyone knows the famous ones (Shake Shack, Burger Joint, Corner Bistro) but the Crow is right up there with them. Actually, I like Shake Shack the best but I think the Crow is tied for second with the Bistro and the Joint. In terms of taste and style the Crow is very similar to the Bistro. But without the long wait.
Great Pool Bar – The Crow is an excellent place to play pool, as long as you can manage to avoid the rudest, most unpleasant bartender in NYC: Tom.
The table is well maintained, and the rules regarding its use are very strict. You can also expect to find excellent shooters there almost any day of the week. There's popcorn for your munchies, and the new kitchen serves up fine pub fare. The decor is wonderful, with classic movie and band posters covering every square inch of the walls.
If Tom is working the bar, however, you'll want to sit in the back and order from the attentive and polite wait-staff.
Off Washington Square, a rocking, homestyle bar for nightbirds. – The Scene
While its boasts may be limited to great mashed potatoes, unpretentious patrons and a decent jukebox, sometimes that's more than enough. In the Stoned Crow's Village basement among the brownstones, you can shoot pool on a table in the back room while admiring the vintage '60s concert posters--though the best ones are in the bathrooms.
Long a favorite with neighborhood regulars and budget-minded NYU students, the Stoned Crow satisfies its following with cheap drinks and a down-home vibe. There's a TV in the front bar and one in the back for those who want to catch the game, and the stuffed crows aren't really as creepy as they sound.
Exellent Place For Groups – I recently had a birthday party at the Stoned Crow and I must say that the service was outstanding. The bartender, Patrick, was attentive and on the ball and accomodated a group of about 15 friends. The Stoned Crow is a great place, full of history, a great jukebox, cool memorabilia and the owner Betty, is cordial, gracious and an all round sweetheart. Thank you for making my birthday an excellent, if not blurry, memory.
The weight of the world.. – I (from Dublin, Irl) spent a holiday in NYC a wee while ago and while it was mesmerising I encountered drama Dallas never broadcasted. I stumbled into the Crow and was saved. Una, the raven haired girl(from Dublin too!) who runs the floor gave me sanctaury and a shoulder to bitch & moan on. Betty, the owner gave me the grooviest pics of Keef Richards one could have. I went in for a drink cos i needed one and I left re-invigorated. Hats off to 'em. Juke box rocks also...
The Crow Rocks!!! – I've been going to the Crow since '96. I've never had trouble with anybody. Betty is always great. They have a great juke box and a pool table that they keep in immaculate condition.
The food is good.. and reasonably priced. I've always felt comfortable here and have had many great times over the years here.
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