The 13th Step

The 13th Step

East Village, New York
  • Valerie S.
    "Don't miss out on Tuesday dollar beer and $9 pitcher specials."(10 Tips)
    Jaimee E.
    "The specials are amazing, the music is great, there's beer pong too!"(18 Tips)
    Indulgent Eats
    "$1 beer tuesdays"(5 Tips)
    Nicolette R.
    "Major frat party, but so fun! Come for good music and cheap drinks."(12 Tips)
177 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • happy hour
  • lively
  • bar food
  • good for a late night
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  • Jess N.
    Jess NaldoOctober 27, 2014
    Weekday drink specials are hard to beat but anytime after 6 PM from Thursday to Saturday is basically a death sentence -- by frat boys or douchebags -- waiting to happen. Bouncers are pretty cool tho.
  • Josh
    JoshJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tired of the crowd and musk of dollar beer Tuesdays? For a more relaxed bar with an extensive drink menu go outside the Step and walk up the stairs directly to the left into Kingston Hall. No regrets.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 9, 2013
    This place screams "frat party" but it's a great place to go for cheap drinks, beer pong, and a lively atmosphere.
  • Ross S.
    Ross Stuttard6 days ago
    Half price beer basically all the time. Other specials as well. Good sports bar with music, beer pong and extra bars in the back when it gets overcrowded. Super awesome staff. This would be my local.
  • Deb
    DebJune 28, 2016
    Dollar beer Tuesdays, beer pong and good music.
  • Maria G.
    Maria GranadosJuly 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there with friends around 9 pm to beat the crowd and land a spot on the beer pong tables. Always a great time.
  • Victoria N.
    It's like a post college, college bar. I played beer pong here on a Sunday night and had a good time but can't see myself coming here on a Friday or Saturday night. Good drink specials though.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 12, 2011
    13S's morphed the former Telephone Bar space into a down-to-business, 28-flatscreen sports spot; the booth-lined main room's been revamped with a wood-topped bar and a brass ceiling. Read more
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJuly 9, 2015
    Feeling nostalgic for your college town's bar/college in general? Then this is for you. The 1/2 price drink specials are great, there are beer pong tables, flat screens with sports + frat boys!
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BenderFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuesday night Dollar Beers is a blast. That is, if you can manage to wait through the line down the block and squeeze past all 20,000 other NYU students there to get to the bar.
  • Seton
    SetonSeptember 3, 2014
    This place rocks. Tuesday nights they have awesome specials. The only bad thing was when I ordered a grilled cheese and they wouldn't let me choose my own bread...
  • Dan P.
    Dan PainitzJanuary 3, 2012
    Different happy hour every day of the week...and I think its not just til 7 or 8. Good place to get liquored up on the cheap. Beer pong too, if that's your thing.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkNovember 27, 2013
    Great place to watch football on weekends. Half price bar, crowded and lively atmosphere, and an AWESOME chicken and waffle sandwich!
  • Indulgent Eats
    Indulgent EatsAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    great drink specials like $3 for anything on mondays, $1 beer tuesdays, $3 bottled beer wednesdays. Goes great with tater tots or pulled pork
  • Omar M.
    Omar ManoloDecember 7, 2014
    Great happy hour prices, no reason to stick around after. Love the cell phone kiosk, leave your phone charging without worries.
  • Breanne P.
    Breanne PalmieriDecember 28, 2015
    Great bartenders, dive bar, spot for Beirut (or pong as most people call it). Crowded on football Sunday's. Outdoor seating too.
  • Ken P.
    Ken PierceJune 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I like this place, the atmosphere, staff, the food. However, the last few times I gone the publicized free WiFi has been very unreliable to non-existent. They should really check into this and fix.
  • Matt E.
    Matt EdwardsJanuary 5, 2016
    A lively experience on literally any night of the week. By lively, I mean full of wasted young people fighting each other over whether beer pong is 6-cup or 10-cup.
  • Amber T.
    Amber TsaiSeptember 16, 2014
    Amazing drink deals during the week, but it packs out. Get there early with friends to snag a table.
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUNovember 30, 2012
    Essential NYU: stop by on Tuesday nights for the (in)famous dollar beers and a visit with the entire senior class. Also: 1/2 price Mondays.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SzenicsMay 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Check in with 3 friends--3 free shots. They take the specials seriously. Ask the bartenders to ring the bell.
  • Valerie S.
    Super lively (read: crowded) spot. Don't miss out on Tuesday dollar beer and $9 pitcher specials.
  • Margaux L.
    Margaux LazarinMarch 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't trust them to put your game on in a convenient location... even when you're there with a group and spending decent money.
  • AskMen
    AskMenJuly 16, 2010
    A new sports lounge in the old Telephone Bar spot. This is straight-up wood-and-screens America. Watch something your gym teacher used to actually make you play.
  • Zander B.
    Zander BarnardOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you want your song played soon, give the DJ a few dollars They don't make much and telling them its your birthday isn't new, haha.
  • Andrew K.
    Andrew KaplanMay 4, 2014
    Easier to assemble than ikea furniture but the meatballs aren't that great. Amazing chicken noodle soup.
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BanksSeptember 18, 2011
    Best place in the place in the city for Sunday football.1/2 off all beers bottle and draft. Amazing!
  • Flor F.
    Flor FurmanJanuary 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This bar is always full of people. Order Nachos, they're just unreal. SO DAMN GOOD.
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiSeptember 3, 2015
    If you are looking for a lively college bar with billboard music you could sing along with...dollar beer!
  • Brenna H.
    Brenna HamlinAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Half price everything till 8pm! Never a dull moment! At least when I'm there! ;)
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenOctober 18, 2014
    Fun happy hour specials. Owned by the same company that runs Hair of the Dog.
  • Q D.
    Q DotMay 16, 2013
    Chicken and waffle sammich. Must do it. Wednesday nights $3 beers and shots ... Again. Must do it.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WarrenderMarch 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot to stand like herded sheep and have some of the best warm beer in NYC!
  • Ngan N.
    Ngan NguyenApril 29, 2015
    Potato tots and mozzarella bites were tasty and Blue Moon on tap, luverly!
  • Claudia D.
    Claudia DöbelmeierJuly 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Sliders and Potato tots after/with your 4th/5th beer. Unlike some bars, they actually give you more than 2 sliders! Read more
  • Cassandra M.
    Cassandra MAugust 31, 2012
    feel like playing beer pong? buy a pitcher and wait your turn. btw, whole bar is 1/2 off, m-f 11:30 am- 8pm
  • Jaimee E.
    Jaimee EstrellerJuly 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Marcus and caitlyn are the best. The specials are amazing, the music is great, there's beer pong too! Love it here.
  • SportsRev.TV
    SportsRev.TVAugust 3, 2011
    One of the bars featured on our original show "Best Sports Bar in NYC" Amazing food, great atmosphere, and cheap drinks! Watch here the eps! Read more
  • Trish P.
    Trish PeckhamOctober 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Drink prices are the best around. If you hit it early, there aren't any college kids and it's a nice, quiet place.
  • Annie L.
    Annie LuOctober 12, 2012
    Admittedly kind of grody but they have great beer pong tourneys on weekends! Just try to wear closed toe shoes.
  • Marissa H.
    Marissa HMay 12, 2012
    Legit most fun bar I've been to in NYC the bartenders are legitttt
  • Lindsay Grace Y.
    Lindsay Grace YuhaszDecember 15, 2010
    Pork nachos... think bbq pulled pork sandwich and supreme nachos in a head on car crash. Unbelievabe--in a good way.
  • Frank V.
    Frank VieiraApril 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best bar ever. A special every day. Come on Sundays all beer is 1/2 off
  • Tarisa G.
    Tarisa GirardOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Omg half off the entire bar. Super good drinks and cheap! Yessss!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJuly 1, 2010
    Named after the AA term for hooking up with one’s sponsor, 13S's morphed the former Telephone Bar space into a down-to-business, 28-flatscreen sports spot. (opens 7/8/2010) Read more
  • Ty N.
    Ty NowellJuly 20, 2010
    The bacon-cheese tator tots are so good that if you order them you'll get a compliment from the bartender.
  • Jaime A.
    Jaime AraújoJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't come on Tuesday nights if you don't like crowds. $1 beer thooo...
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JacobowitzSeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Always a shitshow. Whether that's a good or bad thing is up to you.
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EickMarch 21, 2016
    Very crowded, can be fun but pregame beforehand and make sure you're ready to stand
  • Joshua J.
    Joshua JavierSeptember 6, 2014
    Great happy hr. Great for ftball!!!!!
  • Carolyn T.
    Carolyn TrawinskiMarch 30, 2012
    Come here if you like bartenders with chips on their shoulders. She rolled her eyes at the special and made us wait 10 minutes for it.
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaJanuary 8, 2015
    The east village's version of down the hatch/off the wagon/hair of the dog
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroApril 3, 2015
    Major frat party, but so fun! Come for good music and cheap drinks.
  • Austin O.
    Austin O'LaughlinOctober 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are reading this on a Tuesday night between 9pm-2am, ask your bartender for a $1 domestic draft
  • Oscar M.
    Oscar MaderaApril 3, 2016
    Best place ever!! Dollar Tuesday are the best!! Nice staff, good music.
  • Jason
    JasonOctober 16, 2014
    FRATTY! If your shoes stick to the floor then you've arrived.
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.April 19
    Great Happy Hours on Sundays
  • Ian C.
    Ian CreightonSeptember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pulled pork nachos, chicken parm sliders... All you need to know
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhOctober 11, 2015
    Beer pong! Plenty of seats. Strong drinks!
  • Jurgen S.
    Jurgen ShestaniMarch 17, 2013
    Its a karoake bar where everyone is trying to sing back street boys sigh
  • Nora B.
    Nora BensonApril 17, 2016
    A little grody but fun. Also free beer pong. A good time.
  • Mel H.
    Mel HelamaJuly 17, 2015
    Happy hour and nachos are huge!
  • İpek A.
    İpek A.January 21, 2015
    Full of university students. Sometimes you can feel older than you are. Crazy! :)
  • Lynn F.
    Lynn FJuly 30, 2011
    The staff is fucking amazing though. Megan is especially friendly
  • Ashley L.
    Ashley LyonsMay 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Savannah is awesome and not bad to look at 😍👌
  • Florence N.
    Florence NguyenOctober 8, 2015
    College frat crowd. Super cheap drinks. Has a charging station you have to pay for
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LewisAugust 17, 2011
    On Saturdays, it's half off the whole bar :) up until 8 or 9 p.m. I believe
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconApril 18, 2012
    You pay dollars! And will enjoy a lot as in a LOT
  • Jose F.
    Jose FonsecaSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    This place is awesome Kara is my second favorite bartender because I wanna marry Heather lol
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SappSeptember 29, 2013
    Very good music. Good vibe. Reminds me of good days. #GoHere
  • T
    TJuly 22, 2012
    Half bar off till 8pm and 3$ shots till 9pm oh awesome or what
  • Rohith R.
    Rohith RaoMarch 30, 2016
    $1 beers on Tuesday. Staple college bar scene
  • Zach K.
    Zach KelferApril 13, 2015
    Crowded but dollar beers is a hell of a deal (even if they're watered down)
  • James J.
    James JAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Go upstairs to Kingston Hall if your older than 24
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MaesenOctober 17, 2016
    DOUBLE-CHECK your credit card statements. Consistently overcharge with tips. It's not about the money, it's about dishonest people.
  • Clayton G.
    Clayton GrayAugust 25, 2011
    On $1 draft night (Tuesday), be a real man and skip the bud light and get Amber Bock.
  • Zachariah W.
    Zachariah WallaceJune 5, 2011
    The deals are confusing to understand and the people here can be annoying and painfully loud!!! But it is not that bad of a bar over all
  • PHD
    PHDJuly 30, 2012
    Happy Hour until 8 pm on weekdays!
  • Ih K.
    Ih KhadarApril 23, 2012
    Saturday's they have half off everything in bar from 12-8 great spot
  • Richard L.
    Richard LouissaintJuly 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Soy ginger wings are great
  • Z G.
    Z GFebruary 24, 2012
    So, they play the guitar hero and rock band playlist. Is this all it takes to be a DJ at a white bar?
  • Eliza K.
    Eliza KAugust 22, 2011
    Pretty bro-tastic, but a fun and friendly crowd. Read more
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LiaoMay 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    tater tots. cheese. bacon. that is all.
  • IG
    IGDecember 26, 2014
    Nice place for some drinks, but seriously Jon the "bartender" is VERY rude n have an attitude! Even with the ladies.
  • Robert B.
    Robert BrillAugust 24, 2010
    Take note. $3 everything (but top shelf and pitchers)!
  • Yami A.
    Yami AlonsoApril 18, 2016
    If you're 19 and on a $20 budget this is your spot. Otherwise, run.
  • Victoria F.
    Victoria FelixAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    careful of d bartender sat night. left my change n I didn't take it fast enough so she took it (I saw her) n then told me she didn't. She offered me a beer as a replace n then went off shift. SHADY
  • Zack P.
    Zack PJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    $1 beers on Tue nights. Also, I kinda have a crush on their chicken nachos.
  • Katie M.
    Katie McFaddenAugust 7, 2012
    Sure half price drinks are great if you can get one. Service is horrendous.
  • Tom J.
    Tom JosephMay 1, 2015
    Studenty bar with drinks deals on several nights
  • Bee W.
    Bee WilliamsJuly 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tuesday night is dollar beer night. Prepare for the crowd
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GruberJanuary 21, 2012
    The bartenders are rude and this place is always crowded. Yet, you'll probably find yourself returning there reluctantly.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SpiveyJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Turn the knob slightly to the left (until it makes a noise), and then leave on for 4 minutes if you wanna take a hot shower.
  • Rob H.
    Rob HaileMarch 19, 2012
    This place is the definition of miz. If you go here you should be embarrassed.
  • Stacy C.
    Stacy CurtinMarch 28, 2013
    This place sux! The bouncer is so rude-even on a Wednesday night.
  • Jia
    JiaNovember 15, 2010
    $1 drafts and $2 shots on Saturday nights from 8pm - 9pm!
  • 💎T
    💎TJuly 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    It's packed every single day! Insanity
  • Victor A.
    Victor AAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sign up to play beer pong!
  • alison b.
    alison baalApril 8, 2011
    Surprisingly really good music! Boom chicky chicky!
  • Kam P.
    Kam PerezJanuary 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Stuffed burgers, FTW!
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