Ace Bar

Ace Bar

Bar and Pool Hall$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
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  • Guest of a Guest
    Laid back, effortlessly fun, and functionally alcoholic - Ace Bar perfectly encapsulates everything you wish you were. Read more
  • Nicholas B.
    Tons of games and retro-kitsch
  • Samantha J.
    Bring your own food and chug bud lights while playing buck hunter and hopefully not bumping into a college friend of your ex boyfriends neighbor.
  • Radames p.
    Darts, pool tables and arcades, oh my...
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceDecember 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Youthful energy at its most aggressive in here. Some games, (pinball, darts, skee ball, pool) an awesome werewolf and low-priced b00ze.
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeOctober 6, 2016
    cheap beer and skeeball... what more do you want?
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MorrealeSeptember 23, 2016
    Skeeball, darts, pool tables, and other arcade games. Perfect for hanging with friends. Cheap beer
  • Paola T.
    Paola TrabancoAugust 23, 2016
    Games and cheap drinks.
  • Erika P.
    Erika PerziAugust 15, 2016
    Long standing establishment that still holds a cool factor, love skee ball and pool table action.
  • Will S.
    Will SchollJuly 18, 2016
    Buck Hunter, billiards, darts, skeeball. Nuff said.
  • Y N.
    Y NApril 16, 2016
    See that comment there below from "Michael Aiingorn"? (Aka: Ayngorn, Einhorn, Aingorn, Ainhorn, etc.) Don't accept one of his ATMs. He is a criminal scam artist. Real company name: FTF Inc.
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaApril 5, 2016
    Skeeball in the back for $1 a game. Gets crowded tho. May throw off your backswing.
  • Julia M.
    Julia MontiMarch 29, 2016
    Will be my new spot in alphabet city. I love this place. There's plenty of space, $3 & $4 beers during happy hour, excellent service and you're right across from black iron burger. 👌🏻
  • Genny
    GennyMarch 28, 2016
    Great arcade bar
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanMarch 15, 2016
    The grilled lemongrass chicken is delicious, but I'm assuming so is everything else on the menu. Also can't be beat for the price!
  • Phil C.
    Phil CalçadoMarch 7, 2016
    Good selection of beers, quite loud
  • Ali C.
    Ali ColangeloMarch 5, 2016
    When in doubt, this place is always a good birthday option. It's large enough where it's never super crowded AND has games!
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaMarch 5, 2016
    Nice sized bar with games, lively crowd and nice staff
  • Andrew O.
    Andrew OdenheimerFebruary 27, 2016
    Skee ball!
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WarrenderFebruary 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Does this bar look familiar? Ace Bar was featured in the Netflix series, Master of None starring Aziz Ansari.
  • David A.
    David AlejandroFebruary 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Dive bar with a great happy hour!
  • Mike N.
    Mike NickersonJanuary 26, 2016
    Play games and drink!
  • Niccolo O.
    Niccolo OlivaresJanuary 24, 2016
    Beer, lively
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonJanuary 8, 2016
    A solid selection of beers on tap for $3-$4 during happy hour. Go for a magic hat #9.
  • Brian M.
    Brian McGDecember 25, 2015
    Fun place for beers and pool and/or skee ball
  • Zack F.
    Zack FrancioseDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Games and late night happy hour prices make this a winner
  • Leanne Z.
    Leanne ZickDecember 17, 2015
    Fun place for literally anyone that likes fun. I love skiball, necessary addition to any East Village bar hopping night.
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MucilliDecember 4, 2015
    Bar w/ lots of games. Gets kind of crowded and overheated sometimes.
  • Chloe R.
    Chloe ReinNovember 21, 2015
    Typical Bro bar, someone suggested it in my group and we left immediately. Very loud and zero decor.
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsNovember 17, 2015
    Seen in Episode 7 of "Master of None"
  • Jess H.
    Jess HueyNovember 9, 2015
    Great place to go with friends- skeeball, pool, and darts!
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyNovember 2, 2015
    You have to pay separately for both the skee ball and pool table. Do try the ace pear cider!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MengOctober 10, 2015
    Fun bar! There's a lot of space for activities. They got pinball machines, buck hunter, skee ball, darts, and a couple pool tables.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhSeptember 13, 2015
    Cheap beer & bar games!
  • Charley T.
    Charley ToddSeptember 1, 2015
    So much fun inside. Skeeball tournament was happening. Lots of yelling. But like. Fun yelling
  • Raphael L.
    Fun bar games and cheap beer. $3 PBR is always worth a visit.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsJuly 31, 2015
    Tough to beat the cheep beer but loud and can be rowdy.
  • Emily R.
    Emily RoyJuly 18, 2015
    lots of fun early in the night- plenty of places to sit, nice staff, $4 beers, games and you can order in food!
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJune 24, 2015
    Ace Bar's got a little bit of everything: pinball machines, skee-ball, Big Buck Hunter HD, & pool for a dollar per game. You can also play a round of darts or show up to Sunday trivia night for free. Read more
  • Ronni
    RonniJune 14, 2015
    Cool pool table and darts but the Moscow mule wasn't good
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa StuartJune 9, 2015
    skee ball!
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyJune 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Skee ball is great, but it'll swallow your quarters; better off using cash. And be careful with the darts!
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerMarch 30, 2015
    Bro vibe. Good happy hour deals. Loud.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniMarch 29, 2015
    Arcade games and $4 drafts. Fun spot in alphabet city.
  • Jean C.
    Jean CelsoMarch 16, 2015
    $10 deposit at bar to play darts, be careful not to get too drunk and drop them on your toes...these aren't plastic!
  • Giovanni D.
    Giovanni D'PalmaMarch 15, 2015
    Not really my scene, but a good spot to play some bar pool.
  • Jeffrey K.
    Jeffrey KaoMarch 7, 2015
    Fun spot, but REALLY crowded.
  • Ana Marie 💃
    Ana Marie 💃February 16, 2015
    Super divey bar with darts, pool tables, pinball and skee ball machines.
  • Abner A.
    Abner AcevesJanuary 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Big buck hunter HD!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SussanJanuary 20, 2015
    Had my birthday party there on a Saturday night. Went off without a hitch. Jeff was really helpful getting us all situated and Maria could not have been better to us.Took care of all of us. Great spot
  • Michael S.
    Michael ShibaJanuary 10, 2015
    Way too crowded.
  • Ka-Chun C.
    Ka-Chun ChauJanuary 9, 2015
    They have Mastodon and Slayer on the jukebox.
  • christina lynn agatha
    christina lynn agathaDecember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Play games. Ignore people.
  • Ali C.
    Ali CotterDecember 18, 2014
    Always a good night here. Go for the Happy hour
  • Humphrey M.
    Humphrey MensahDecember 2, 2014
    Cool place
  • Cody-Ann .
    Cody-Ann 👑💫November 9, 2014
    This is. Like Dave & Busters without all the kids. Ski ball, Darts, pool, cute busboy, Great happy hour. Big TVs not too crowded for the sunday football🏈 games.
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyNovember 6, 2014
    One of my favorite bars in the east village. Buck hunter, skee ball, darts, and pool tables. Play all four games in a World Series with your friends.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CNovember 1, 2014
    It's like Chuck E. Cheese for adults: Skee ball, pool, darts and drinks! Fun place for late night.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarOctober 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great weeknight bar, gets crowded on the weekends. Play pool, skeeball, Buck Hunter or darts and just enjoy pure divey-ness.
  • James J.
    James JOctober 3, 2014
    Games always make things fun for a casual might.
  • Omer Z.
    Omer ZachSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chat a bit with the bartender.
  • E P.
    E PSeptember 22, 2014
    Wait for your table at Minca across the street. Great beer selection.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BretonSeptember 5, 2014
    Skee ball, darts and pinball... Oh my! Great bar! Be aware that it gets crowded and can be a little fratty on some nights. Still fun, though.
  • James J.
    James JSeptember 4, 2014
    Cool place to chill and hit up on an EV bar crawl. Play some games to break up the drinks.
  • Nicky K.
    Nicky K.August 19, 2014
    Play games. Get hit on by weirdos. Have fun.
  • Denis S.
    Denis SosnovtsevAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Buck Hunter! Pool tables! Darts! Beer!
  • Octane
    OctaneAugust 7, 2014
    Very chill. Super fun. Lots to do.
  • Taylor G.
    Taylor GerardAugust 7, 2014
    Games, pool, beer
  • Vansi
    VansiJuly 2, 2014
    The ace cider is actually quite sweet. Too sweet in fact.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownJune 20, 2014
    Like lithographed metal lunch boxes from the '50s, '60s and '70s? Ace Bar has strong game.
  • Jessie A.
    Jessie AllenApril 6, 2014
    Skeeball, pool, darts, board games, beer, and they're playing the theme song from Charmed right now. My kind of place.
  • @thirsty
    @thirstyMarch 30, 2014
    Games ... Pinball, skee ball, darts, pool and fun no fuss proper w great music
  • Kenan A.
    Kenan AliMarch 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Douche brofest 9000
  • Jon S.
    Jon SteinbackFebruary 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you plan to pass out on the skee ball ramp, bring a pillow.
  • Dens
    DensJanuary 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    They got Rolling Stones (2011) and Metallica (2013) pinball here. $1/each #justsaying
  • Tommy S.
    Tommy ShanahanDecember 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Killin pool. It's the new pong.
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SpetkaNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    $20 credit card minimum. Metallica pinball is awesome.
  • Matt P.
    Matt PayneNovember 13, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    There's a Big Buck Hunter social league here! www.nycbigbucks.com
  • John T.
    John T.November 9, 2013
    Stay away from Owen.
  • Sass Conf
    Sass ConfOctober 5, 2013
    Skeeball! but on the weekends can be filled with NYU crowd
  • Tian X.
    Tian XieSeptember 18, 2013
    The men's room is a really a singular man's room, but without a lock, leading to awkward encounters on the toilet.
  • Carley B.
    Carley BainSeptember 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Tuesday night is big buck hunter league! It's a great time with awesome people. #makeshotstakeshots
  • Bev H.
    Bev HancockSeptember 8, 2013
    Practice up on your skeeball. Good times
  • Dan H.
    Dan HaxelAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You nearly have to kneel to use the urinal its so low
  • Addison W.
    Addison WaltonJuly 27, 2013
    Happy Hour is really good here. Try the Ace Pear cider. Really good
  • Dave J.
    Dave JohnsonJuly 14, 2013
    Ask for a Dark & Stormy with Gosling's rum and ginger beer
  • Joey N.
    Joey NowakNovember 24, 2012
    The worst jukebox in New York.
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChuangNovember 9, 2012
    They have skeeball!!!!!
  • NCM
    NCMMay 16, 2012
    2-7 pm happy hour. Great collection pf lunch boxes. Condos around this place-follow the link Read more
  • RDW
    RDWApril 30, 2012
    miller high life only $3, SCORE! but their stern pinball machines are not that exciting, could use an upgrade if they expect to keep the "pinboys" attendance, or you could play real games in the back Read more
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoApril 29, 2012
    Bring your dog (off hours)
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah Bruning MeronApril 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Transformers pinball = best modern machine in city. Good for beer + recreation post Minca or Black Iron Burger.
  • Steve E.
    Steve ElliottMarch 6, 2012
    Great place for pool, darts, and cheap beer.
  • Priyanka M.
    Priyanka MathewFebruary 5, 2012
    This place has been aptly renamed "Priya hell"
  • Lianne S.
    Lianne StokesJanuary 2, 2012
    Be a skee baller! Ace is one of my fave old school NYC bars. They've got new fancy red booths! Nice.
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph MisitiDecember 11, 2011
    they have miller highlife bottles
  • Adam F.
    Adam FlomenbaumDecember 10, 2011
    The 24 pinball machine is 10x better than transformers. $3 PBR on tap is unbeatable.
  • Joonbug.com
    Joonbug.comNovember 14, 2011
    Daily Happy Hour 3pm-7pm. $3-$4 draughts and $4 well drinks!
  • Joonbug.com
    Joonbug.comNovember 7, 2011
    Happy Hour Mondays from 3:00pm- 7:00pm!
  • Meredith G.
    Meredith GloverSeptember 5, 2011
    Skee ball!
  • Orlete P.
    Não tomo, mas pra quem gosta... Ótima opção!
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