807 9TH Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.765729 -73.987554
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Clinton
Loud and unreal – This "bar" is way too loud!
Turn down the music so we can talk, please.
NOIZY – THIS BAR HAZ GOING ON ALL THE WRONG PLACES!!! WUZ GREAT, NOW IT'S SO FREAKIN LOUD I CAN'T THINK WHEN I'M INSIDE. I USED TO LOVE THEIR COUCHES, BUT THE BAZZ IS ALL BOOM, BOOM, BOOM TILL MY SHADES BEND. I can't stand this place anymore, go somewhere with style, where you can talk!!
Are they trying to turn it into a dance club? – I used to love this bar, but I'm guessing it's been taken over by new management who appear to think it's some sort of crazy dance club as opposed to a chill neighborhood bar. I went there last night. The service was TERRIBLE. Rude and slow and the manager was a jerk too. They wouldn't let anyone into the big area with the couches. It was apparently reserved for a party that only 6 people ever showed up to. The music was so painfully loud you couldn't even think let alone talk and they refused to turn it down despite many people asking them to. We ordered the buffalo chicken strips which weren't buffalo at all, they were soaked in BBQ sauce and served with a side of sour cream. They were disgusting. I won't be going back.
SERVICE WITH BIAS – Perhaps this establishment should best be avoided by fair-minded people, and those of other hues who want a drink because if my experience is any indication - you won't be served!!!!!
My colleaguess and I were among the first10 people in this establishment and while we were there NO other patrons came in so it was hardly crowded. I went to the bar alone to order a drink. The barmaid could not help but see me at the end of the bar waiting for her as she walked toward me.
Upon her return to the front of the bar, she stopped a couple of feet from me, made herself a seltzer with lemon, placed a straw in it, proceeded to drink it, and talk to the two men in front of her at the bar and NEVER looked at me - much less asked if she could help me!
I was the ONLY patron in the establishment with a "permanent tan" and the only one who could not get a drink as evidenced by my returning to my colleagues empty-handed.
Low key, relaxed atmosphere.. they'll let you be! – A fine bar that reminds me of the Dr. Who phone booth-- or was it a police box? From the outside it looks like a small place, but you keep wandering through and finding more and more. The bar team is accommodating, though it's not clear if there is or isn't a waitress. The food is normal barfood, onion rings, pizza, etc. But the cheese fries, though not exactly a healthfood, were delicious. The place was not overly crowded, but popular enough. Very neighborhoody. --Drink ClubNYC is a roving group of NYC drinkers
Great place all around! – This place is awesome to go to right after work. The staff is amazing and I have had them buy me two beers, not just one. The food is amazing, especially the tator tots. I have gone to parties here as well as just hang out with one or two buddies. I have never had a bad experience with the exception of them not being open yet for the evening.
Super nice – Everything's good at Bar 9. I like it a lot. Once, this guy stepped on my jacket and I told him to "beat it" and then he knocked over a little table with a candle on it and then I thought it was going to turn into a fight, but then this real nice & cute bartender -- her name was sarah -- came and talked nice to everyone and broke it up. Turns out the guy knew me from my old job (record company!) and we ended up buying shots and having even more fun. The candle got broken, though, but we picked the table back up.
The bouncer told me where the ATM was, but it was broken anyway. And when its time to go, go early -- its a long walk and it takes a long time to find the bathrooms. No coat check.
Good first bar of the night – Great meeting place if you work in Midtown. Average drinks but plenty of room to meet up with a group. Music gets better late night, but this isn't a spend your whole night here kind of place.
Great For Groups! – I recently hosted a birthday party here, and it was wonderful! They have a number of different spaces depending upon the size of your group. The staff could not be more hospitable, they made reserving the space as simple as giving my name, and the waitstaff was friendly and attentive. The only drawback I found was their peculiar selection of draft beer.
Best bar in Hell's Kitchen – Best place in the neighborhood....Nice and chill, great place to meet friends, and the music is always rockin. Plus, they just got a new bartender who is HOT (i've only seen her one sat nite so far)....and she's really sweet and makes yummy drinks to top it all off! The waitresses leave something to be desired in terms of service so seek out this hottie and always order straight from her!!
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