Max Fish

(Now Closed)
Bar
178 Ludlow St (btwn E Houston & Stanton St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
No

Lower East Side NYC. Since 1989.

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  • What you need to know
    a. h.
    "can't go wrong with $3 pbr and a downtown crowd."(6 Tips)
    Jenna W.
    "Jukebox is free!! Just ask the bartender to hook it up!"(3 Tips)
    Bernard (Ben) G.
    "Don't bring your skateboard."(2 Tips)
    Compass
    "its PBR and whisky shot combo and killer tunes."(3 Tips)
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  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • jukebox
  • skateboard
  • whiskey
  • beer
  • fish
  • staff
  • cash only
  • tunes
  • Pablo G.

    good fun . late nightlife

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  • Greg O.

    RIP. Thank you for the good times.

    Greg Ory · July 30, 2013
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  • Compass

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

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

    Don't bring your skateboard. It will get stolen

    Bernard (Ben) Geluk · 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 Taylor · July 12, 2013
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  • Brett C.

    Cash only! But very reasonable and friendly.

    Brett Chickey · June 8, 2013
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  • Britt H.

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

    Britt Heit · 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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  • a. h.

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

    a. hirata · April 12, 2013
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  • Dylan N.

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

    Dylan Nirvana · February 16, 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 Xerray · February 8, 2013
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  • Anatoly R.

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

    Anatoly Rozental · 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 Hassman · 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 Brodeur · August 8, 2012
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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 McNally · July 22, 2012
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  • Jenna W.

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

    Jenna Wortham  · May 26, 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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  • Alexandre T.

    Skateboard and 6$ PBR & shot

    Alexandre Torti · April 10, 2012
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  • Mathieu P.

    Killing Long Islands...

    Mathieu Planche · April 9, 2012
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  • Tom D.

    Free Jukebox!

    Tom DiMaggio · March 12, 2012
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  • Diya V.

    Eh. On second glance, this place is deutschey.

    Diya Vij · November 16, 2011
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  • a. h.

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

    a. hirata · September 7, 2011
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  • 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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  • So' K.

    One of the best bars in the world

    So' K · August 21, 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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  • Xayphet P.

    R:4 Zdtx5(d

    Xayphet Phongvichith · July 23, 2011
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  • Camille N.

    Wanna see a celebrity? Come here.

    Camille Natzke · July 22, 2011
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  • Randall N.

    Not as hipster as it used to be. Read more

    Randall Noval · July 18, 2011
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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 Walker · July 6, 2011
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  • Lukas W.

    Try the alcohol

    Lukas Witek · July 1, 2011
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  • JUJU

    This place fucking sucks!!!!!

    JUJU · March 23, 2011
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  • Benjamin B.

    Expensive baby cocktails. Stick to beer.

    Benjamin Brimm · 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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  • Daren R.

    Music is always right

    Daren R · February 7, 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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  • Simeon K.

    Don't wear any under wear

    Simeon Kasmetski · September 14, 2010
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  • Deep G.

    Can't go wrong $3 pbr's

    Deep Gujral · September 6, 2010
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  • Maggie

    Cash only! Oooops

    Maggie · September 5, 2010
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  • Div K.

    reminds me of Madison <3

    Div K · July 23, 2010
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  • Max G.

    Get a 3$ PBR!!!

    Max Gebhardt · July 13, 2010
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  • George G.

    don't get the SoCo & lime

    George Godik · May 6, 2010
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  • Sean

    nice pics on the wall!

    Sean · April 17, 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 Louie · April 11, 2010
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  • Iversen

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

    Iversen · March 28, 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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  • stephanie h.

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

    stephanie hodge · December 13, 2009
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  • Chris t.

    I got an awesome beer at Max Fish

    Chris test · July 31, 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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