Josie Woods Pub

Josie Woods Pub

11 Waverly Pl (at Mercer St.), New York, NY 10003, United States
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

All-American pub and restaurant that features two rooms for your drinking pleasure. The rec-room-inspired second room has two pool tables, an ’80s jukebox, a dartboard, and strategically positioned TVs that make every location a prime spot to view all major sporting events.


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    Ira B.
    A young crowd and cheap drinks is what you'll get here.(3 Tips)
    Theresa R.
    Great place to relax with a burger and beer.(3 Tips)
    Megan D.
    Great place to grab a beer and hang out on a weekend night.(13 Tips)
    Sriram V.
    They have waffle fries—potato fries like a waffle—really crispy.(2 Tips)
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  • bar food
  • beer
  • happy hour
  • burgers
  • casual
  • chicken wings
  • trivia
  • pool tables
  • waffle fries
  • cheap drinks
  • great value
  • good for a late night
  • lunch specials
  • staff
  • sports
  • Sam Adams
  • jalapeños
  • football
  • kale
  • appetizers
  • Tom J.

    Decent bar showing European soccer. The burgers looked good

    Tom Joseph · April 23
  • DoubleDeuce

    Below street level NYU-student-infused pub. A couple of decent pool tables and plenty of seating. Not a bad option but not much charm either. College pub with a happy and helpful staff.

    DoubleDeuce · April 4
  • Amanda C.

    College bar for sure. Good place to watch a game and order a cheap pitcher. Beer can be old and flat. Word of advice: stick to coors light if you come here. At least that one's fresh.

    Amanda Ciccone · February 16
  • Ira B.

    Wanna feel like you're in college again. This is the place to chill. A young crowd and cheap drinks is what you'll get here.

    Ira Blossom · February 1
  • California

    Nice atmosphere and cheap drinks! Perfect for a nice evening with friends. They also have pool table and jukebox. Sometimes the place gets crazy at night and it's hard to get in though.

    California · January 24
  • Theresa R.

    Great place to relax with a burger and beer. The fillet sandwich did not disappoint

    Theresa Roldan · December 27, 2014
  • Warren R.

    I came here on a Friday night and it was empty, nobody really to socialize with and $17 for a picture of Yuengling :( but otherwise really nice bar just not my kinda spot to hangout at

    Warren Rios · November 29, 2014
  • Bobby H.

    The beer. The food. The pool

    Bobby Holliday · October 19, 2014
  • Benedikt W.

    Great House Ale!!!

    Benedikt Weyer · July 26, 2014
  • Tom G.

    Best bar nobody knows about. Friendly staff that will hook it up with free drinks

    Tom Grady · June 15, 2014
  • Joanna K.

    This place sucks

    Joanna Kamien · May 11, 2014
  • Zoe K.

    Somebody left a tip that the bartenders watered down shots... That is bullshit I've gotten the strongest drinks and shots here since I've started coming over a year ago. The bar tenders are awesome.

    Zoe Kennedy · December 14, 2013
  • Justa D.

    Saturday night = 90s hip hop!!!

    Justa Dood · December 9, 2013
  • Elise P.

    Really awesome when it's not flooded with NYU kids.

    Elise Perrine · October 19, 2013
  • Joseph B.

    They have #LabattBlue!!

    Joseph Burtoni · October 5, 2013
  • Sean M.

    Ask about johnny bananas

    Sean Moloney · July 13, 2013
  • Jeff R.

    Big LGBT scene Tues-Sat. Very fun. (Hint: if you're in the b-room use password "Boo Radley" 4 a goodtyme! 🐨

    Jeff Rosie · June 30, 2013
  • Nikil R.

    Terrible place. Bad service and they carded me for 5 minutes despite having a real NJ id. Bouncer was drunk and let in my friend who was not 21. Never coming back.

    Nikil Ramanathan · June 16, 2013
  • Harry R.

    The best bar no one knows about...except NYU students.

    Harry Raymond · June 11, 2013
  • Cristiam D.

    Great to see FC Barcelona matches

    Cristiam Da Silva · April 16, 2013
  • HashtagNYU

    Wings, wings, wings!

    HashtagNYU · March 2, 2013
  • Alia 👻

    Eddie's an awesome bartender!

    Alia 👻 · January 1, 2013
  • Alia 👻

    Awesome place, reasonably priced, and very friendly! Usually a college crowd during the summer but I've seen all sorts of people there, definitely a good place for a chill night out with your friends!

    Alia 👻 · December 30, 2012
  • Amanda

    Alex is the best!!

    Amanda · October 7, 2012
  • Olivia C.

    Order a jack and coke.. Got 3/4 jack and 1/4 coke. That's my type of drink!

    Olivia Cheng · August 25, 2012
  • Boris B.

    Bartender Desi is the best. Try the house ale!

    Boris Blagoev · May 3, 2012
  • Suraj J.

    Fun sports bar to watch a game - lot's of TV's, so it is very easy to watch games. Also, it doesn't get too loud normally, which can sometimes be good. Easy to reserve a table as well.

    Suraj Jain · January 24, 2012
  • Jenn P.

    alex isn't the only bartender! kale (yes thats his real name) is really cool too. and def hit up the pool tables!

    Jenn Park · December 20, 2011
  • Trey P.

    Can't beat the $7 burger and a beer lunch special

    Trey Pinon · December 16, 2011
  • Bradley G.

    If you like driftin...

    Bradley Grinna · November 27, 2011
  • Ken H.

    Try the house beer and wings!

    Ken Herbert · November 22, 2011
  • Joshua N.

    Need a pint in the NYU area? This basement bar has you covered. Good beer and food, but no 3G signal downstairs.

    Joshua Ness · November 15, 2011
  • Evonne S.

    Viva is the best bartender, food was good, the best place to hang out 

    Evonne S · September 27, 2011
  • Jenn P.

    Been coming here with my girlfriends for years. They always take great care of us!

    Jenn P. · August 23, 2011
  • Matthew D.

    Stumbled on tis place today. Food was real good, Josie Ale was good, bartender was nice and friendly and TVs and sports packages make it a place I'll definitely hit next time in the village

    Matthew DiBari · August 3, 2011
  • Megan D.

    This place is awesome. Cheap drinks, great people and decent priced food. Great place to grab a beer and hang out on a weekend night.

    Megan Do · July 24, 2011
  • Larry

    Come for the Wednesday night trivia hosted by John Quinn that gets going at 8 PM every Wednesday.

    Larry · July 14, 2011
  • Keith G.

    Nasty chicken fingers.

    Keith Gersh · June 22, 2011
  • Angeli d.

    For a night you won't remember: Order a Three Wise Men (Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniels, and Jim Beam on the rocks). Feeling reckless? Add Jose Cuervo to the mixture. ;) Also, Alex is the man!

    Angeli de Leon · June 18, 2011
  • Kersi A.

    Beer + Soccer can't get any better. Catch any and every game you want to see here

    Kersi Asare · June 4, 2011
  • Jake R.

    That bartender, Chael, is one sexy piece of tail.

    Jake Roper · April 3, 2011
  • Jimmy L.

    The food is awesome, the house ale is great, and all the people who work here are great, esp. Alex!

    Jimmy Lawlor · October 22, 2010
  • chris l.

    The best bar no one knows about.

    chris lane · October 5, 2010
  • Stephanie

    Alex = the most accommodating bartender ever!

    Stephanie · September 26, 2010
  • Dead P.

    love tearing into some waffle fries and watching the mets.

    Dead Poet Manager · July 19, 2010
  • Drew K.

    Though the staff isn't the same since I started coming, they're still all awesome guys... Go and hang out, play some pool and drink Sam Adams Seasonal beers during happy hour!

    Drew Kolar · July 7, 2010
  • Tommy L.

    have shots of Rumple Minze :) it's the strongest thing they've got and well, it's strong.

    Tommy Leung · April 15, 2010
  • Steven L.

    Ordered shots of Jack Daniels with some friends, we received three unforgivably watered-down shots of whiskey. There are plenty of better bars around, it's worth walking the extra two blocks.

    Steven Lehrburger · March 2, 2010
  • Sriram V.

    Had a vegetarian burger with melted cheddar. Yum. Their jalapeno appetizer is awesome. They have waffle fries—potato fries like a waffle—really crispy.

    Sriram Venkitachalam · November 22, 2009

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