Porchlight

Porchlight

Cocktail Bar$$$$
Chelsea, New York
Save
Share
8.6/10
734
ratings
  • Stars
  • Stars
    The folks at Eater and The Wall Street Journal like this place. Would you agree?
    • Eater
    • The Wall Street Journal
  • Tips
    Dipsology
    "... & beef jerky - and Danny Meyer's signature hospitality make for a winning..."(7 Tips)
    Sarah M.
    "Get the Catfish po' boy! Service is excellent."(5 Tips)
    PureWow
    "menu items like beef jerky"(3 Tips)
    Red & Brown
    "mezcal lovers"(3 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon95 Tips and reviews
Filter:
  • cocktails
  • good for dates
  • danny meyer
  • good for groups
  • trendy
User icon
Log in to leave a tip here.

Sort:
  • Popular
  • Recent
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 31, 2017
    Porchlight offers happy hour Monday to Friday 4 to 7 PM. Drink options include flasks of punch for $5, and $9 for “dark and light-spirited cocktails.” You can also get your choice of beer and a bite. Read more
  • Avin N.heart icon on user image
    Avin NarasimhanMay 3, 2015
    Stopped in here after seeing Sleep No More. Loved the vibe, especially for a place so far west. Get the spiced popcorn. Beer list is also pretty impressive. My friends loved the bespoke cocktails
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsMay 7, 2017
    Happy hour Monday to Friday - flasks of punch for $5, and $9 for “dark and light-spirited cocktails.” For $9 you can also get your choice of beer and a bite. Happy hour is from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    The Wall Street JournalFebruary 27, 2015
    The Gun Metal Blue drink steals the spotlight. Don't be fooled by the color. The drink, made with Mezcal Vida and blue Curaçao, is unexpectedly smoky, with hints of peach balanced by cinnamon syrup. Read more
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeMarch 2, 2018
    Great cocktails (spicy margarita was awesome) and snacks (popcorn, beef jerky). Danny Meyer never fails
  • Nikki B.heart icon on user image
    Nikki BogopolskayaDecember 1, 2017
    A delightful addition that the far (far) west side, Porchlight has great cocktails, a good selection of light bites, and big tables to accommodate anyone from dates to groups of 10+.
  • Nelly M.heart icon on user image
    Nelly MagooMay 12, 2018
    Everything here was great. From the friendly attentive servers to the ambiance and restrooms. Happy hour and small bites are interesting and varied.
  • J.R. R.heart icon on user image
    J.R. ReedSeptember 16, 2018
    Great cocktails — can’t go wrong on Wisconsin Old Fashioned and Bey’s Knees — in a cool, southern environment (nuts and popcorn are also high quality snacks)
  • ℳ𝒶𝓎♍heart icon on user image
    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍February 9
    Porchlight in Hudson Yards is a southern-inspired bar serving small bites and cocktails with board games available for guests to use. Unique food options and the service is fantastic
  • John E.heart icon on user image
    John EJanuary 29, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Danny Meyer does not disappoint with kickass cocktails and an unsurprisingly delicious burger (similar to Shake Shack's). Occasional live music cements this as the best spot in a several block radius.
  • Andrea B.heart icon on user image
    Andrea BarrezuetaFebruary 26, 2015
    Friends and family night was awesome! Saying we got obsessed with the shrimp toast is an understatement. But really, it's amazing food @ a bar. The whole team @ USHG & Porchlight are amazing. 😁
  • PureWow
    PureWowApril 9, 2015
    At Danny Meyer's first stand-alone bar the drinks are the stars. But, menu items like beef jerky, boiled-peanut hummus and jalapeño corn bread play delicious supporting roles. Read more
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanApril 6, 2015
    Worth the trek out to 11th ave, if you can convince a group to meet you there during happy hour. Try and grab one of the game tables in the back, a deck or cards or dominoes and don't move.
  • Dipsologyheart icon on user image
    DipsologySeptember 27, 2015
    The Gun Metal Blue cocktail is making blue drinks trendy again. Delicious bar snacks - try the biscuits & beef jerky - and Danny Meyer's signature hospitality make for a winning combination.
  • Marty M.heart icon on user image
    Marty MonacoJuly 24, 2017
    The breakfast sandwich is literally the best I have ever eaten. Perfectly cooked egg, deliciously, juicy pork belly and a fluffy roll for it to all sit on.
  • IndieWhereheart icon on user image
    IndieWhereOctober 17, 2015
    Ask for the popcorn! For goodness sake, ask for the popcorn.
  • IrmaZandl Z.heart icon on user image
    Danny Meyers new place. Great staff, very friendly, delicious cocktails. Delicious food but TINY TINY portions. $100 a person but left starving. Opening for lunch soon
  • Lincoln C.heart icon on user image
    Lincoln ChinneryFebruary 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Porchlight is a gem of a bar. You'll not find a better staff, a better drinks & food program in that area. Turkey Jerky - Delish.
  • Emily K.heart icon on user image
    Emily KaneMay 28, 2016
    Can't decide between a sweet or savory snack? Don't choose. The fingerling potatoes are to die for, wrap your night up with warm cookies and a shot of milk.
  • Sarah T.heart icon on user image
    Sarah T.May 10, 2015
    You gotta get the avocado + crab toast. Interesting cocktail assortment, and the staff will have a detailed conversation with you about everything on the menu.
  • Tarnima S.
    Tarnima SabedJanuary 27, 2016
    Happy hour runs Monday-Friday from 4-7 PM and features $9 dark and light spirit cocktails, $5 punch flasks and a $9 beer and bite
  • David K.heart icon on user image
    David KaplanMarch 4, 2015
    On the first visit, it felt like I'd been coming here for years. Great atmosphere, great food and drinks. And the best example of southern hospitality anywhere!
  • Jason S.heart icon on user image
    Jason SuJuly 18, 2021
    Really good burger. Tasted like an elevated shake shack burger (it’s a Danny Meyer spot).
  • Paige C.heart icon on user image
    Paige CJuly 13, 2015
    Really nice staff. They let me reserve the porch area for a private party and we had a great time.
  • Emilie F.heart icon on user image
    Emilie FuttermanApril 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Busy after work and service is slow. Yummy cocktails and food, especially the New York Sour and the guac. Ask for a pack of playing cards to play a game.
  • Ashley R.heart icon on user image
    Ashley RoseMarch 22, 2015
    Great cocktails. Wish they had traditional boiled peanuts (get your fix at Tipsy Parson). Tom's Balls were also a hit. Skip the cookies, though.
  • Nicolette R.heart icon on user image
    Nicolette RomeroMarch 8, 2015
    Off the beaten path, but worth it! This new spot has a cool vibe with great cocktails. Try the Stay All Night.
  • Ray L.heart icon on user image
    Ray LinDecember 30, 2015
    This Danny Meyer cocktail bar is the total package: ambiance, decor, friendly staff, off-the-beaten-path location and well-crafted drinks.
  • Red & Brownheart icon on user image
    Red & BrownMay 12, 2015
    You can't go wrong with any of the cocktails, but mezcal lovers will definitely want a Gun Metal Blue.
  • Sarah M.heart icon on user image
    Sarah MagrinoAugust 17, 2015
    Get the Catfish po' boy! Service is excellent. A great find in Chelsea open for lunch!
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RobertsonOctober 22, 2018
    the decor is fine but the product—Moscow mule, firecracker chicken—is so high quality. Excellent
  • Hunter T.heart icon on user image
    Hunter ThomasJune 14, 2015
    Out of the main area but nice spot with a lot of space. Good for groups or a date spot. Pricey drunks but good service.
  • Cameron G.heart icon on user image
    Cameron GidariOctober 3, 2016
    The Revolver is my go-to cocktail. The biscuits and spicy chicken are both steller.
  • Chandra G.heart icon on user image
    Chandra GhosalNovember 10, 2017
    All cocktails are very well made. Bar snacks are addicting.
  • Leigh F.
    Leigh FerreiraOctober 1, 2015
    gun metal blue, storm's brewin & the daily punch drinks. yum! say hi 2 brandon. ♥️ this place
  • Janine P.heart icon on user image
    Janine PerryApril 10, 2015
    Unique, welcome addition to the neighborhood. Lively but cozy. Great beer selection and awesome cocktails. Slow service.
  • Nidhi K.heart icon on user image
    Nidhi KayJanuary 20, 2019
    Fried chicken po boy and how now whiskey cocktail, Good cocktails and nice space for party or date
  • Michael N.heart icon on user image
    Michael NataleMay 4, 2016
    Some of the best cocktails and bartenders I've seen in the city. Also very cool and tasty menu
  • John D.heart icon on user image
    John DuarteAugust 27, 2017
    Cocktails were great. As was lunch and service at the bar was on point.
  • Gary T.
    Gary TorielloJuly 12, 2015
    Gun Metal Blue (mezcal, curacao, peach brandy) looks and tastes like what would happen if the Caribbean were smoked over hickory and finished with a squeeze of lime.
  • Amy R.heart icon on user image
    Amy RobertsonJanuary 7, 2016
    The cocktails are a little overthought but tasty. The snacks are quite satisfying--especially the super crunchy tater tots
  • James R.heart icon on user image
    James RiosDecember 8, 2017
    The small bites are good. I really like the jerky and the biscuits. They have quite an extensive cocktail menu.
  • James J.heart icon on user image
    James JMay 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The atmosphere is cool and bartenders good. I wasn't a huge fan of the drinks menu though. Lots of great bourbons though.
  • Cynthia L.heart icon on user image
    Cynthia LinJanuary 17, 2016
    Reserved the porch area. Min order of $1000 required. Service was nice. Stayed past their 2 am close. Ordered tons of shots, cocktails and food!
  • Surface Magazine
    Surface MagazineJune 14, 2016
    Nick Bennett, bartender at Porchlight, reimagined Tumblr (the iconic technology company) as The Cat Swizzle. Click Read more for ingredients and details. Read more
  • Christopher B.heart icon on user image
    Christopher BOctober 8, 2015
    Fried chicken po boy excellent. Good fresh and tasty. Plenty of room inside. Will go back
  • Allie C.
    Allie CrozierMarch 12, 2015
    The Avocado & Crab Toast! Every bite I take I try to figure out how I can make it myself but I know it won't even compare. Ordered 2nds on this one 👌
  • Geoff Y.heart icon on user image
    Geoff YenJuly 20, 2015
    The Chicken Po' Boy (get it crispy) and a Newburgh Brown Ale go very well together.
  • Lauren H.heart icon on user image
    Lauren HansenApril 11, 2015
    The bartenders all wearing overalls was an interesting addition. Very bro-ey and crowded.
  • Matthew B.heart icon on user image
    Matthew BreuerMarch 24, 2019
    Really great spot and vibe, clearly benefitting from more people in the neighborhood
Photos241 Photos