Max Fish (Now Closed)

178 Ludlow St (btwn E Houston & Stanton St), New York, NY 10002
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Lower East Side NYC. Since 1989.

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  • "Can't go wrong $3 pbr's" (2 tips)
  • "... pregame special. $6 pbr and shot. Can't beat that!" (2 tips)
  • "... to all my problems... skateboarders, artists, photogs and meik!" (3 tips)
  • Dens

    Back in the dodgeball.com days, this spot is where the very first "friend-of-a-friend" message actually worked back in 2005 ("Hey, Mona is across the street and you know Mona thru Brian - say hi!"). Read more

    Dens · August 29, 2011
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  • The Corcoran Group

    Go before it closes! This bar hasn’t changed in a decade, and that’s a good thing! An unpretentious dive bar with a hip crowd.

    The Corcoran Group · December 22, 2010
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  • Max G.

    Get a 3$ PBR!!!

    Max G. · July 13, 2010
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  • Lukas W.

    Try the alcohol

    Lukas W. · July 1, 2011
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  • Sean

    nice pics on the wall!

    Sean · April 17, 2010
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  • stephanie h.

    duh. skaters and drinks. a total no brainer. don't go near this place on saturdays.

    stephanie h. · December 13, 2009
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  • Chris t.

    I got an awesome beer at Max Fish

    Chris t. · July 31, 2009
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  • a. h.

    great way to close the night. can't go wrong with $3 pbr and a downtown crowd.

    a. h. · September 7, 2011
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  • The Local East Village

    Alain Levitt's favorite place for late-night conversation. "I do miss Tino and Desiree who used to work there, though." Read more

    The Local East Village · August 18, 2011
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  • a. h.

    Not a tip, but what asshole categorized this spot as a sports bar?? Must be douchetastic.

    a. h. · April 12, 2013
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  • Tony X.

    I'd go back just for the bathroom. Sure it has a broken lock so unknowing patrons can open the door only to be introduced to your junk but you know what? That's Max Fish for ya. Love it.

    Tony X. · February 8, 2013
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  • Mathieu P.

    Killing Long Islands...

    Mathieu P. · April 9, 2012
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  • Daren R.

    Music is always right

    Daren R. · February 7, 2011
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  • Maggie

    Cash only! Oooops

    Maggie · September 5, 2010
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  • Mynette L.

    Table by the window was nice and away from the crowd. But the rest of the place was too crowded and loud.

    Mynette L. · April 11, 2010
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  • sheryl

    happy hour is nice and chill. order a $4 whiskey sour.

    sheryl · January 18, 2010
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  • Michael S.

    the source and solution to all my problems...skateboarders, artists, photogs and meik!

    Michael S. · November 7, 2009
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  • Dylan N.

    My last band Myrrh used to come here after prac. Um like duh.

    Dylan N. · February 16, 2013
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  • Victoria M.

    This place makes a great whiskey sour, but what you really need to come for is the Doctor Who pinball machine in the corner.

    Victoria M. · July 22, 2012
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  • ArtNerdNewYork

    Originally part of “Life Underground” (which we all know I am not a fan of…), The Metropolitan Transit Authority asked artist Tom Otterness to remove the bronze “Rat Cop,” as it was deemed offensive Read more

    ArtNerdNewYork · May 6, 2012
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  • Richard W.

    This used to be a good place to go in the LES, but lately I have seen the signs of ageism and racism. I was called a deutsch bag because I called Harry the bartender by his name. He had been standing

    Richard W. · July 6, 2011
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  • Benjamin B.

    Expensive baby cocktails. Stick to beer.

    Benjamin B. · March 18, 2011
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  • Chris H.

    great jukebox, but never know when your song will play

    Chris H. · February 12, 2011
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  • George G.

    don't get the SoCo & lime

    George G. · May 6, 2010
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  • Michael S.

    Tomorrow the preparation will be begin at Max Fish right after work

    Michael S. · November 5, 2009
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  • Andy M.

    Go to Max Fish and do everyone's taxes in the bar. Should only take a few days and someone might hug you.

    Andy M. · June 22, 2009
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  • Greg O.

    RIP. Thank you for the good times.

    Greg O. · July 30, 2013
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  • Urban Compass

    Make new friends and kick it with old ones at the bar known for its PBR and whisky shot combo and killer tunes.

    Urban Compass · July 23, 2013
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  • Bernard (Ben) G.

    Don't bring your skateboard. It will get stolen

    Bernard (Ben) G. · July 17, 2013
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  • Bretton T.

    Max Fish is one of most competitive bar pool scenes in lower Manhattan -- put your name on the list and get ready to wait! 7' Table, questionable condition.

    Bretton T. · July 12, 2013
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  • Brett C.

    Cash only! But very reasonable and friendly.

    Brett C. · June 8, 2013
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  • Brittany H.

    This bar is amazing. There really isn't much more to say from there.

    Brittany H. · May 7, 2013
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  • StageBuddy

    Mention casually to the owner that you know her daughter Sadie, and see what happens... Read more

    StageBuddy · April 19, 2013
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  • Anatoly R.

    Awesome pregame special. $6 pbr and shot. Can't beat that!

    Anatoly R. · December 15, 2012
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  • Chelsea Mae H.

    This place is like stepping back into the 90s. Almost got shut down, so appreciate your bartender.

    Chelsea Mae H. · October 29, 2012
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  • Cultivora

    Head to the back for the pool table.

    Cultivora · October 12, 2012
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  • Marc B.

    They scan your ID and record the info, assholes

    Marc B. · August 8, 2012
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  • Jenna W.

    Jukebox is free!! Just ask the bartender to hook it up!

    Jenna W. · May 26, 2012
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  • Alexandre T.

    Skateboard and 6$ PBR & shot

    Alexandre T. · April 10, 2012
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  • Tom D.

    Free Jukebox!

    Tom D. · March 12, 2012
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  • Diya V.

    Eh. On second glance, this place is deutschey.

    Diya V. · November 16, 2011
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  • So' K.

    One of the best bars in the world

    So' K. · August 21, 2011
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  • Xayphet P.

    R:4 Zdtx5(d

    Xayphet P. · July 23, 2011
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  • Camille N.

    Wanna see a celebrity? Come here.

    Camille N. · July 22, 2011
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  • Randall N.

    Not as hipster as it used to be. Read more

    Randall N. · July 18, 2011
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  • JUJU

    This place fucking sucks!!!!!

    JUJU · March 23, 2011
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  • Simeon K.

    Don't wear any under wear

    Simeon K. · September 14, 2010
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  • Deep G.

    Can't go wrong $3 pbr's

    Deep G. · September 6, 2010
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  • Div K.

    reminds me of Madison <3

    Div K. · July 23, 2010
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  • Iversen

    Bro, bro, bro, bro, bro, bro, bro

    Iversen · March 28, 2010
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