513 3rd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001640.745914 -73.977570
Mon-Fri 11 am-4 am, Sat-Sun 10 am-4 am
Neighborhoods: Murray Hill, Midtown
Worst Drink – I went to Joshua Tree to have a Margarita, it was ridiculous. I got this terrible "lemondade" in a cheap water glass no less and with no salt. They have nerve to call it a "classic" margarita and to charge $9 for this. At least if you are going to overcharge for this so called Margarita, put it is a Margarita glass and put some salt on it.
I should have refused to pay for it. Don't bother getting one there. When I asked the waitress for salt, she said "well at least she didn't put ice it it liked you asked", I guess I should have been grateful. $17 for a draft beer and Margarita,not worth the expense.
MY NEW FAVORITE BAR!!! – My friend recomended this bar to me, and i ended up ther 3 nights in a row because of how much i loved it. The drinks weren't overpriced, 3 drinks cost me 21$, which i think it good for nyc. I LOVED the music and the crowd. I have been asking myself where women in their lower to mid 20s meet attractive men in nyc, and i've realized they're all hiding at joshua tree on weeknights. I will be backing the trip back very soon!
too crowded & too drunk – I like the music but not the overpriced drinks or crowds of people who are too drunk to see. I put my coat down here and it was stolen in 10 minutes. Lesson: learned.
Good time, great music! – I went here for my 26th birthday. It was good. We went for dinner which was a HUGE mistake. The food was good but there was no seperate dining area, only the bar area so we had to sit in a dark corner booth and couldn't see anything. Definitely more of a drinking place. The plus about having the table was that we had table service all night long after the dinner was over. The music is great! Loved seeing the videos from the 80s and early 90s. I never had MTV back then so they were new to me! They played New Kids on the Block several times which was awesome! Later in the night the place started getting really crowded and I felt old at 26, like maybe we were the oldest people there. It was hard to navigate through the crowd to the bathroom or to head outside for a smoke. Went outside once for a cig and the bouncer didn't remember me and my ID was inside so that was a bit of a hassel. The worst part of the evening, which definitely caused us to leave, was that some drunken 21 year old (if she was even that old) had thrown up all over the bathroom in one stall and in the sink so only one stall was working, the line was huge, and it reaked. No one came to clean it up so we ditched. But anyway, back to the good things, great music and good service. If you are an old geeser like me, haha, I recommend going early.
Had the wine and lived to tell about it – I'm not a beer-drinker, but I still had a good time at this neighborhood bar. The food was better than average and the service was decent. I liked the 80s videos. It starts to get ridiculously crowded around 11, even on weeknights. The crowd has the appearance of thinking they're more interesting than they actually are, but no one specifically bothered me. I'd go back, but only because it's nearby.
Classic 80's bonanza – I've stopped by here many times and always had a great time. There is nothing greater than walking in, seeing a video of "It's Raining Men" or "I Wear My Sunglasses at Night" to know it's a great place to bring a group of friends. Of course the obligatory JBJ and GNR ring true about once an hour, but beyond that it's a great time for some classic 80's and sometimes '90's songs.
If there is a gripe, it's that it is very crowded, and they tend to play the same songs often so it's hard to make it a regular spot without getting bored. Be prepared to hold your own coat for the entire night as there are no coat checks and seating is very limited. At the least though, you know what you're getting every time. If you're a fan of the 80's, this is a must-go to experience.
A bit too much B&T at the weekends, great bar stuff, randomly strict bouncer – The JT is a great bar any midweek evening or during the day and the chicken wings are some of the best in town, you wont find better barstaff anywhere either! Remember not to get a table against the wall at the weekend as you'll find you'll loose it the moment it gets busy - still a great spot to watch the 80's videos though. Remember ID, at least 2 different forms as the bouncers have a tendency to be overly strict from time to time...
80's videos all night long – Great place to go dancing to 80's music when its not crowded but most of the time its crowded with college aged kids that push shove and fight each other. The food is ok.. regular bar food. Expect to pay around $10/meal. Drinks for happy hour are around $3 for a beer otherwize its $5. I get annoyed at the clientelle but I just keep going back.
great atmosphere – we had lunch at this wonderfu, small and intimate place filled with broadway posters and friendly servers. we had a lovely view of the city as we dined on lartge prtions of fresh food presented craftly and deftly to our palets. it was just the right combination of quality and qunatity; this should suit all eaters and theater-goers. i highly reccommend this quaint and enjoyable eaterie.
This bouncer needs a reality check – Joshua Tree continues to think its "the" hotspot in NYC. New flash, its 2006 and JT isn't anywhere close. The bouncer needs to lose his attitude.
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