300 E 89TH St, New York, NY | Directions 1012840.779790 -73.950294
Sun-Wed, 7:30pm-2am; Thu, 7:30pm-3am; Fri-Sat, 7:30pm-4am
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Yorkville
Loved it! Romantic Atmosphere, best 2nd year annniversary e – Looked up secret bars in our hood and we came here on a Monday night on our 2nd year wedding anniversary, we had come from a beautiful intimate Italian restaurant and continued the romantic vibe at this place, there is no sign out doors, so unless you walk by at night you cant see it in the daytime, an upper east side hang out , love the eclectic/posh feel about it, the mirrors, the chandeliers, the paintings, the red Victorian couches were my favorite and made the place,. It ooozes romance, a great date place, I saw some friends hang out but mostly couples I think its more of a date vibe to it, low lights and dark little nooks to have an intimate night with your lover. Like having drinks in a old mansion type Victoian house, love it love it, they need to make mroe bars like this not like all those countless dive and sports bars that line up the UES, definitely has a more intimate corwd
An Oasis on the upper eastside – You would think you are downtown when you are in this spot....maybe the coziest room in the entire City,,,,,no kids here, and that speaks volumes being that it is in "kiddie heaven" on the UES.Thank you doorman that cards for 25... Music is awesome...not the frat party IPOD that you generally get uptown. Crowd was very attractive as well....goes along with this sexy place. What a find! 5 stars for sure
Not what it used to be – Obvious that owner/s retired .. late 90s this was the spot
What happened...?? – What happened!!??! It looked soooo good from the outside. Then you get near the place, and everything turns around. Cheap and sleazy customers. If this is what this place always attracts, I won't go back. And who hired these people? Ugh. I went here with two girlfriends and none of us enjoyed ourselves.
Very poor staff – Rude staff. Rude bartenders. Nasty at the door. Girls, if you wanna have a good time, do not waste your time at this place.
A gorgeous gem of a bar – I've lived up the street for Auction House for years now and feel lucky to have such a wonderful watering hole within walking distance. It's beautiful, the bartenders are sweet, the drinks are cheap, and it has gorgeous historic furnishings (pressed metal ceiling, antique furniture, exposed brick, mahogany bar, etc.)
The crowd varies greatly on any given night, but it's a classy joint that lends itself nicely to dates as well as to larger groups looking for a place to sit and talk.
Great atmosphere – Auction House is the perfect place to sit on a couch and bs with a friend. It's never crowded during the week, which I love. The paintings and decor are unlike any other bar in this neighborhood, and you get a lot of locals ... no riff raff. I wish the bartenders were nicer. They're not mean, they're just not welcoming. That aside, a great place to unwind.
Great Neighborhood Staple – I have been coming here for years! Comfortable and antique like environment with alluring maroon velvet curtains. Great place for dates.
Somethin different on the UES...in a good way. – Went there looking for something more relaxed, something a little less...college. This place was perfect. Easy to miss (no sign), look for the tall red windows and listen for the music. Relaxed, "velvet lounge" atmosphere, you can tell they put some effort into the deco inside (lots of tasteful paintings, crafted ceiling, candles, etc.). I don't thumb my nose up at the other typical UES bars I frequent, but it's a nice change of pace when you need it, without leaving the area. A little downtown culture in an uptown world.
Awesome spot even for a downtown girl – Beautifl spot....belongs downtown. I had a small get together here last week and it was great. Very accomodating staff and it was a great crowd. Especially on the U.E.S. You sort of forget you're on the UES when you step into the Auction House. My friends and I will be going back there a lot........and I live downtown
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