48 Spring St, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.721933 -73.996319
Mon-Sat, 8am-4am; Sun, noon-4am
Neighborhoods: Downtown, NoLita
Spring Lounge is pretty much a college bro-hole; all it's missing are the plastic cups and hanging bras. That said, it's pretty fun, especially if you just got out of college.
I have been going to Spring Lounge for years A very cool bar never had a problem with any bouncer guess because I am older than dirt age 51. started going there when Adrian started working there. Cool bartenders Adrian , Jillian, and a lot of others! never seen a bad bartender or bouncer at Spring Lounge and the owner cool too. This is the the only bar where a sexy good looking women will hit on a older than dirt Black guy like me and where I feel confortable even though I am older than dirt!!!!
This is my first time reviewing because I'm usually not one to complain, but my experience here last night was so terrible I felt compelled to write. Let me start off by saying the bar itself (beer selection, ambiance, etc.) is nice, I have been there plenty of times before last night. That being said, the bar tender is incredibly rude and quickly becomes unreasonably angry and slapped a friend of mine across the face. After this, the bouncer decided to kick out anyone who came in with my friend, which I understand given the fact the bartender had just slapped my friend (even though this was unacceptable). I would have been fine with this, but the bouncer didn't tell me I was being kicked out nor did he give me a chance to walk out on my own. Instead, he picked me up from behind and body slammed me to the pavement. In trying to get up the bouncer picked me up and threw me down a second time. I was TWICE body slammed to the ground for doing absolutely nothing. My two other friends I was with received the same treatment. The sweater I was wearing is ruined, covered in blood. You might think that I probably deserved the treatment because I was an obnoxious drunk, but I promise this is not the case...I wouldn't waste my time with this review if that was the situation. Don't say I didn't warn you - DO NOT COME HERE if you expect the staff to treat you with basic respect.
AWFUL!!!! – This was my bar up until last week...I was denied entry because i tripped in my high heal shoe. They thought I was drunk and literally got my shoe stuck in a grate...but they treated me like I was autistic and would not even speak to me. I WILL NEVER GO HERE AGAIN. And I use to spend about $100 a week in a bar tab. Not cool. DO NOT GO HERE!!!
Best bartenders in town – I went into this friendly little bar a few months ago on my birthday. I had such a good time with Dave I just couldn't stay away. Since then I've gotten to know everyone. Dermot, Adrienne, Aaron, they're all the greatest. A good crowd, a great beer selection (leave room for shots of whiskey) great jukebox, and totally unpretentious. Just a great little bar in a great big city (something that's not so easy to find these days).
Horrible bouncer – Ok, so i've been to this place many times before and have always had a great time, until last night! Went with a couple girlfriends and one of my friends lost her ID on the way there, fell out of her pocket. The bouncer wouldn't let her in so she decided to go home. I waited outside with her to get a cab and when I came back to the door the bouncer wouldn't let me back in! Why? I have no idea. He just decided to make me stand in the cold by myself when the rest of my friends were all inside with MY beer! He was being being so rude and my other friend came to ask why I couldn't come back in and he then made her leave too. I'm sure you're thinking "oh they were just drunk", but this was our second stop for the night and we'd only had 2 drinks. There was no reason for that bouncer to treat us that way. Let's just say none of us will be going back!
Cool, Chill Hang Out – I stopped by Spring Lounge recently only because I was in the area. On the day that I stopped by, it was kinda empty but I'm assuming it's because it was close to the holidays and most ppl were out of town. Other times of the year that I've passed by, it's been packed. This is definitely my kinda hang out spot. They had a good selection of drinks (and beer... though I'm not a beer drinker), the music was at a volume where you didn't have to yell and the atmosphere was chill. Plenty of seating at the bar and at tables. The bartender was also friendly and quick to ask me what I wanted to drink. I will definitely recommend this place if you're looking for a good hangout spot where you want to have a couple of drinks and relax with some friends after work. :)
Great Lounge To Stop For a Few Drinks – After reading some of these other reviews, I was very shocked. I just stopped in Spring Lounge for the first time on Christmas Eve for one drink and had a good time. I liked the wooden floors and bar stools, giving it that dive bar feel. However, the bar itself is very small. Most of the available seats are at tables throughout the bar. There was no bouncer there when I was there and the bartender seemed friendly. I know Adrienne (formerly from the Village Idiot) works here on the weekends and she's great! Drink prices were a little high, unless you enjoy PBR. They have $3 PBR here which is great, but all the other drinks here are a rip off in price. They have a downloadable internet jukebox, however the music selection already downloaded isn't that good. Yes, they did have a Johnny Cash, Lynryd Skynyrd, Willie Nelson, and Hank Williams CD.....but in my opinion, everything else was just garbage pop music. This place works for a quick drink or two, but I wouldn't recommend it for an entire night out.
RUINED MY BIRTHDAY! – I was in NYC for my birthday with a bunch of girlfriends. We had eaten dinner around the corner and fell upon this hateful place. Not only were we eyeballed by everyone in the place but the bartender was so rude to my friend and got us kicked out of the bar. We ordered drinks and sat down, my friend went to order me an irish car bomb for my birthday and the bartender refused to serve her, we hadn't even finished one drink! He got in her face and was very hostile and abusive, he was yelling at her telling her to get the F#u%! out. Next thing we knew the bouncer came over and asked us to finish our drinks. I told him how rude the bartender had been and he agreed (he was yelling so loudly everyone in the bar stopped to watch) The bouncer escorted us out and then offered to by me a birthday cake because he felt so bad for ruining my birthday. I swear, next time I am in NYC I am going to go there, buy a beer, and throw it in that bartenders face.
Still a worthy spot for a Cold One – Since I've lived in Nolita over the last 8 years, the Spring Lounge has changed drastically.
It used to be one of the low key pubs to meet some of the locals in the neighborhood. After 9-11 a lot of things changed, I think much of the contrived financial crowd figured out that nothing within a 10 block radius is over 6 stories. Also, the weak dollar has contributed to a lot of wealthier foreign residents.
There are still some survivors of the money broom that sterilized the area. If you go on a idle Sunday night, Tues, and Weds you'll have a much friendlier paced evening.
The weekends used to air out at 2AM. No more, you'll be getting shoved by contrived college students trying to fit their bill on mom and dad's credit card. They do have their uses, they can actually undersand the new juke box, an itune influenced monstrosity.
But even if you can't hang with the late night creatures, it's still the best 4-6PM pub. Their palette of taps is well tailored and arguably the best in Manhattan.
RUDE bouncer – A group of my friends tried to meet some people at this bar. Even though the bar was not very crowded, the bouncer would not let us in. He did not give a reason and was very rude about it (I know what you're thinking - we were attractive and well dressed).
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