Mother's Ruin

Mother's Ruin

Cocktail Bar, Bar, and Gastropub$$$$
NoLita, New York
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  • This cocktail bar is famous for their slushies. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • The Corcoran Group
    "Come during the summer & order whatever is in the slushie machine."(12 Tips)
    Danielle D.
    "And get the fried chickpeas!! Great vibe here too!"(8 Tips)
    Liz M.
    "Their french onion soup grilled cheese"(5 Tips)
    Melanie W.
    "The French Onion Grilled Cheese and Waffle Fries are incredible."(12 Tips)
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  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Sneaky great brunch with boozy cocktails to waste away a weekend day with. Breakfast sandwich with bacon, egg, cheese, and roast tomato on a croissant. Sausage gravy egg and biscuits. Coma.
  • Eater
    EaterFebruary 19, 2013
    Here the menu changes frequently, bespoke requests are encouraged, and the operation, run by T.J. Lynch and Richard Knapp, is kept down to earth with frozen drinks and cocktails by the pitcher.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownJune 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the dressed tecate, lime juice, salt, and hot sauce, on the top of a can of tecate! There you go, you got a drive through liquor store version of a michelada.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestAugust 16, 2016
    A low-key Nolita spot serving up everyday brunch (yes, every day) and inventive cocktail creations in slushie form. Pair those waffles and wings with tequila and a sweet chili molasses slush. Yum. Read more
  • Melissa Y.
    Melissa YuJuly 17, 2016
    This bar has some great edibles — however I'd be content just having the Tecates dressed (like, hot sauce & salt) and waffle fries (chipotle ketchup & chopped onion creme fraiche dip).
  • Precious C.
    Precious CoxDecember 8, 2016
    Treat the barkeeps good and they show it in awesome delicious drinks in return. The turn up is always real from open to close so any time is a awesome time. Ask them to make you something sexy!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableNovember 7, 2014
    After you've downed one too many boozy slushies, it's nice to know this cozy but stylish bar has some everyday edibles. Get the spicy fried chickpeas ($5), or the cayenne and salt, duck wings ($12). Read more
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupOctober 9, 2013
    If you're looking for a great, low-key cocktail bar, this is your spot. Come during the summer & order whatever is in the slushie machine. The food is not to be missed either - get the grilled cheese!
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListAugust 14, 2012
    Low-key cocktail bar adds a welcome neighborhood feel.The menu changes frequently, bespoke requests are encouraged. The drink menu is kept down to earth with frozen drinks and cocktails by the pitcher Read more
  • Dan D.
    Dan DickinsonDecember 11, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Whatever is in the slushy machine is always a solid bet, but my ordering strategy - order whichever drink name makes you laugh the most - has never lead me astray.
  • Eater
    EaterJune 22
    Mother’s Ruin serves Old Bay-spiced waffle fries in a big pile. The waffle shape means a high ratio of crunchy exterior to potatoey interior, while the Old Bay is spicy without being overbearing. Read more
  • Anna F.
    Anna FrenkelJune 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Favorite bar right now. The decor, music, atmosphere, munchies -- all rad. Tell the bartender what your preferred liquor is, and the mood you're in. S/he will make you a delicious cocktail. Trust.
  • @thirsty
    @thirstyJuly 8, 2016
    Not only does Mother's Ruin now serve all day brunch, they have a rotating selection of potent frozen slushy cocktails on draft, one reason this spot is a favorite of bartenders all around the city.
  • Giovanni D.
    Giovanni D'PalmaOctober 8, 2016
    Great cocktail spot with fun, tasty drinks and a good selection of food. The atmosphere is perfect for meeting friends or a casual date
  • Foxxy B.
    Foxxy BFebruary 9
    Been here 25+ times
    Food's very filling, drinks are good, & the slushies are usually excellent. Expect to be squeezing through crowds & unable to hear much anytime post 8pm Thurs - Sun. Great scene on random weekdays.
  • ConnecTheWorld
    ConnecTheWorldJuly 28, 2014
    The good thing about Mothers Ruin a part of the amazing food, is the friendly athmosphere and the casual awesomeness. You will feel at home. Find the other Top Hidden Bars in NYC, click the link. Read more
  • Jen R.
    Jen Rios3 days ago
    This place never disappoints. Food is the star and I love the cocktails, slushy drinks are a plus and not your average watered down pina colada. Gets crazy busy some nights. Give brunch a go!
  • Andrea H.
    Andrea HongNovember 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    French onion soup grilled cheese, holy crap. Get the slushies or ask the bartender to make you something with tequila - it will be awesome / you'll stumble out happy.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinJanuary 22
    This is a quintessential "soho" bar to pass thru. Good tunes, good crowd, they manage to do good mixology despite the fact that it's a crowded bar. Bar snacks are quite good as well
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FisherMarch 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This bar is great, and it's the only good option in this part of town. Very good cocktails and very good food (get the French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese)
  • Andrew
    AndrewApril 27, 2016
    You'll be lucky to grab a decent table here because it's so good! Wide range of drinks, good crowd and a lovely place to hang out with your mates.
  • Branzino B.
    Branzino BandiniJune 13, 2012
    A peaceful haven from Soho’s shopping-bag-toting hordes, this light-filled Nolita bar feels especially welcoming during daylight hours, when it’s scarcely populated and offers a neighborhood vibe.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkOctober 5, 2011
    Try the fried chickpeas, tossed with a savory mix of salt, cayenne pepper and pungent garam masala. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney R.October 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I've ever had. Gruyere, carmelized onions, smothered with more cheese ON TOP and served with au jus. NOM NOM NOM.
  • Douglas Elliman
    Douglas EllimanJuly 15, 2014
    A popular lounge with great vibes. We love stopping in with friends for happy hour to enjoy delicious signature cocktails. The grilled cheese is a must!
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Quite possibly had the best old fashioned in NY here. Out of the.countless spots, these guys get it right. Expertly crafted and personable service. Love this joint.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ChiuMarch 27, 2015
    Slushy machine. Do it. I had something that was sweet and slightly spicy. A spicy slushy! Life changing!!
  • Amy C.
    The service was a little slow around lunchtime, but the drinks and fried chicken sandwich were delicious! Ask for the French onion and burger sauces for dipping.
  • PUNCH
    PUNCHSeptember 24, 2015
    Cheap beer, strong whiskey and a consoling ear can all be found here. But Mother’s Ruin also flies under the radar as one of the most inventive cocktail bars in the city. Read more
  • Michael C.
    Michael CristeApril 12, 2015
    Great bar, has a good mix of people. Can get a little crowded and loud in the front but the back is usually better. Also try a Blood Stream just for fun.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacApril 29, 2016
    The fried chicken sandwich with seasoned waffle fries were perfectly done, and at $13, reasonably priced (especially considering I paid the same for a cocktail).
  • Luke
    LukeJuly 11
    Weekday any day brunch with a cool cafe vibe on weekdays and a daylight party vibe on weekends. Get the Bloody Mary and whatever looks good
  • Sonny B.
    Sonny ByrdOctober 27, 2013
    Super fun and delicious place for brunch and probably any other time. Amazing fried chicken, grilled cheese, and breakfast sandwich. Friendly staff.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithMay 20, 2016
    I know, I know, I know, this is a cocktail bar. But the tap list isn't too shabby either. If beer (or wine!) is your thing, try something on draft.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyDecember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't let the witty cocktail names fool you, or the magnetic letters on the slushy machine. These bartenders take mixology seriously and the results speak for themselves
  • Garrison P.
    Garrison PriceMay 30, 2016
    Awesome scene for singles. Great bartenders. Always have the frozen house cocktail. Always... and waffle fries. You didn't expect such delicious food.
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FormicaJanuary 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Here in the morn?.. BLOODY MARY. Here in the summer?.. Anything frozen. Here in the winter? Hot toddy..
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"September 5, 2014
    Nice bar - rustic feeling and great bartenders. Try their hand crafted drinks, although they have some great beers on tap as well.
  • India K.
    India KMay 13, 2015
    So cute, and perfect on a nice day. Sunday evening it's not too crowded and they have a great happy hour. Try the slushie.
  • Prad N.
    The fried chicken sandwich was excellent. Great coleslaw and mayo sauce. Fries were spiced well!
  • Serena
    SerenaJanuary 27, 2013
    possibly my new fave bar bar. nails the sweet spot in between too crowded and too quiet. plus they have slushies and make a damn solid old fashioned.
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DavisMarch 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Mothers Triple Decker Club with pecan smoked trout is to die for. And get the fried chickpeas!! Great vibe here too!
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurMay 24, 2015
    Veggie burger with waffle fries is amazing. Get a vodka cocktail and sit outside—it gets loud and packed in there real quick.
  • Elvis R.
    Elvis RodricksFebruary 23, 2015
    Came here on sunday and they had a guitarist playing. The waffle and chicken were great! Small portion though for a southern delight.
  • Alexandra D.
    Alexandra DoucetteApril 30, 2015
    Industry bar. Dope spot with delicious food and cocktails. They change up their specialty cocktails often. Frozen drink machine!
  • Ashley C.
    Attracts a very eclectic crowd, mostly SoHo hipsters. The bartenders are impressively attentive. Drinks don't taste very unique but the place is lively & crowded. Decent cocktail bar to hang out at.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HennesseyAugust 13, 2015
    Vibrant atmosphere. Drinks are a little less expensive (~$12) than some surrounding bars and way stronger. Good for drinking when you're on a mission. Food menu looked good but didn't try
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Excellent cocktails.loved the southside with gin and cucumber. Get here early, later it gets way too crowded and LOUD.
  • Parker C.
    Parker ChambersFebruary 4
    Been here 10+ times
    Spicy gin drinks and bros in button downs. For the win though
  • Public House W.
    Public House WineAugust 26, 2014
    Awesome singles bar on the weekends, and a great date spot Su-Wed. Drinks range from sweet to strong but they're all delicious.
  • Victoria N.
    Good date spot with good drinks. Not the best for large groups but perfect to catch up with an old friend. A staple in the SoHo area.
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BendjouiaJanuary 14, 2015
    Good ambiance, not too loud. Drinks are casual but tasty, do the job. The hot toddy was pretty good. The fried chickpeas were a plus too.
  • Rachel H.
    Rachel HarrisonJanuary 2, 2013
    I love this place. Be careful tho. The bartenders are all so nice you end up staying later than you planned... And often end up legless.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EvansOctober 12, 2015
    Cozy atmosphere that does get a little loud at night. They do a watermelon and fennel cocktail that really packs a punch.
  • Robert S.
    Robert StevensonAugust 27, 2014
    The bartender is a good guy, ask him if he's finished reading Hyperion. The cocktails are well executed, I liked the freewheeling hamster.
  • İpek A.
    İpek A.November 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect brunch on Sunday w/ live music. E.B.C highly recommended👍
  • Noah @Noah_Xifr X.
    Noah @Noah_Xifr XifrDecember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask fot the hot toddy if it is off menu. It includes homemade grated ginger beer and is awesome.
  • Matt K.
    Matt KDecember 2, 2012
    Cool place & atmosphere, try one of daily slushies. If u don't mind smell if pork fat, stat longer than one drink
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IJuly 26
    Hard to argue with a bar this near perfect. In the summer, go for the frozen drinks for a haute slushee.
  • Jon H.
    Jon HorowitzOctober 28, 2016
    Great atmosphere, cozy/cool vibe, overpriced drinks (SoHo, whattya expect), solid food. Get the waffle fries!
  • Phil T.
    Phil TorontoAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy Tecate - Cholula, line juice and salt👌
  • @HungryEditor B.
    Thai pork sliders...comes w/ three tasty little sliders that are a bit spicy w/ a hint of sweetness from the peanut sauce.
  • Allison H.
    Allison HeimMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get whatever concoction is swirling in the slushie machine. Yes, I know a slushie machine in a bar is highly suspect but believe you me, this ain't no cherry + coke 7/11 bullshit.
  • Cizenbayan E.
    Cizenbayan Elif TanverdiJanuary 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Mondays at mother's ruin. i love those spicy chicken wings & scotty's cocktails 🖖🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻
  • The Blonde Gourmand
    They make cocktails based off what's in season, not a set list of drinks! Also love the sunny window seats here.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchneiderSeptember 29, 2014
    Grilled cheese is good but doesn't live up to the hype. Try the brussel sprout salad and the slushy of the day!
  • Kathy M.
    Kathy MatthiesenMay 17, 2015
    Amazing cocktails (try the slushy!) A hip, trendy, laid back bar without the pretentious hipsters
  • Pelin K.
    Pelin KayiranMay 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the french onion soup-grilled cheese sandwich and fries. Dont ask any questions. This order is good for two.
  • Bonnie C.
    Bonnie ChuApril 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    French onion soup grilled cheese. Au jus! Le bomb! Sooo much better than Kraft singles on wonder.
  • Teresa G.
    Teresa GreenleesJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Serious drinks, expertly made - and served without pretension. Also, hot toddies. And a sick soundtrack. Your new home away from home?
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great cocktails. Cozy but lively spot. And have you tried the spiced chickpeas? Do it.
  • Kayleigh H.
    It doesn't get better than one of their seasonal slushies and a seat at the bar.
  • Katie E.
    Katie EytchMarch 7, 2015
    If you're ordering food with a friend order together so you get served at the same time. Otherwise one person will end up waiting a long time while the other person is finished with their food.
  • Kinjil M.
    Kinjil MathurMarch 28, 2015
    packed during happy hour. tecates done michelada style.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BradyMarch 8, 2013
    Thursday night after work or meeting spot. Total winner!
  • Doctore A.
    Doctore AguacateNovember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Salads, grilled cheese, the slushy cocktail, ango shots. One of the best bars in town
  • Tucker A.
    Tucker AustSeptember 2
    A great spot. Food is served super late, and the drinks are strong. What else do you need?
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KeatingJanuary 4, 2015
    Good food in not-too-large portions, perfect for saving space for all the slushies you'll want to drink.
  • Julia S.
    Julia San JuanDecember 11, 2015
    Cocktails are delicious, creative, and correspondingly pricey. No AC in the summer though.. Whaaaat
  • Camilla B.
    Camilla BurrowNovember 6, 2012
    Brilliant. So much bar tenders are great. Heading straight back after dinner!
  • Liz M.
    Liz MallalieuMay 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Their french onion soup grilled cheese might be one of my favorite bites in New York.
  • Anna O.
    Anna OhareNovember 25, 2014
    Gets super busy on week nights, but make sure to get a cider hot toddy!
  • Nicolle K.
    Nicolle KeoghDecember 28, 2012
    Their golden radio is tasty, and I know this is NYC, but be prepared to pay $12 for a drink that is only filled this high.
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen CorlessMay 29, 2015
    The crab dip rocks as does the laid back bartender and whatever slushy is on tap
  • Mari S.
    Mari SheibleyDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The BEC sandwich is a solid brunch choice. Thick cut bacon, fried egg and a little spicy kick.
  • Kirsten P.
    Kirsten PeisselOctober 14, 2015
    Order the house slushie - just drink it and don't ask any questions. 🙌
  • James K.
    James KiernanDecember 10, 2012
    Not sure if they always play music this awesome but the night I was there they were playing my high school mix CD - Naughty, Tribe, Lords of the Underground, Dre.
  • Jessie C.
    Jessie ChenApril 27, 2015
    Gets crowded after work and you might have a hard time ordering the exact drink you want.
  • Lily
    LilyJanuary 16, 2016
    Cozy spot with fantastic cocktail names. Personally a fan of the Fuck Buddy.
  • Sheila M.
    Sheila MarikarSeptember 9, 2013
    The fried chicken sandwich is like biting into the boardwalk in the best of ways.
  • Katie
    KatieSeptember 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    No plain Jane mimosas; ask for the house mimosas that change regularly - faves are: vanilla lavender, blueberry and peach
  • Baturalp T.
    Baturalp TorunMay 29, 2016
    Great cocktails with a neighborhood vibe. Over crowded on weekend nights.
  • Rob H.
    Rob HunwickApril 5, 2015
    Went expecting a pub, got a brunch place. Great burger.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmJune 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A solid Nolita bar. Their alcoholic slushes are excellent 👌🏽
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneJuly 13, 2015
    Trust the tips. Go for the slushies.
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GMNovember 17, 2016
    Creative drinks and friendly bartenders. Get there early on the weekends!
  • Maggie W.
    Maggie WalshJune 3, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Delightfully spicy Moscow Mules, wonderful bartenders, and all kinds of nice things.
  • Kira G.
    Kira Garvin LermanJuly 27, 2014
    Homemade ginger beer= one of the best dark and stormys I've ever had!
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroOctober 14, 2013
    Kick ass cocktail menu, leads to multiple drinks and ultimate ruin. And yet I keep going back.
  • Gino G.
    Gino GianneschiFebruary 17
    They staff is just the friendliest in the neighborhood! Great group of people!!!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BrelsfordJanuary 15, 2012
    The "effort waffles" - honey wings, Belgium waffles and buttermilk dressing - are AMAZING.
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NgoJune 7, 2014
    I got the Frenchie and my boyfriend got the "Eggo" waffles. Both were delicious!
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyJune 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Dirty Look, a refreshing cocktail made with gin, lemon, blueberries, and bitters.
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best music in the neighborhood. And while the drinks may be good, dont neglect the food
  • Kat C.
    Kat C.August 17, 2016
    Unclear if a craft cocktail bar or a frat party .... OK drinks, but sometimes the crowd seems like a bunch of Murray Hill residents on a field trip downtown.
  • Roscoe
    RoscoeMay 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're not getting a slushy and the French onion soup grilled cheese you're doing it wrong.
  • Sara Y.
    Sara YAugust 24, 2016
    Saturday night loud but fun. Decent cocktail options and nice if you get a window seat.
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AlmogNovember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great quality cocktail bar. More casual than your typical place of this caliber.
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedApril 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Windowed booths in the front are prime, but of you're with a large group head to the back left and get ready to get weird
  • s v.
    s vMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Mothers Ruin fries = boring waffle fries & sassy curly fries had an awesome baby
  • Zayed K.
    Zayed KhanOctober 18, 2015
    The space is too small for a live musician. Drowns out all other noise at brunch, and makes soft conversation very difficult.
  • Alissa W.
    Alissa WinberryJuly 13, 2016
    Ask for the Cholula drink, even if it's not listed.
  • Deep G.
    Deep GujralDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bar food here is astoundingly good. Hands down the Best burger in Nolita!
  • Meaghan S.
    Meaghan SmithNovember 23, 2014
    Bitchin' brunch doesn't lie. Food was great and the cocktails were on point!
  • Kelsey K.
    Kelsey KotzebueSeptember 13, 2016
    Local bar, young crowd, & great ambiance. Pretty decently priced as well.
  • Travis C.
    Travis CombelMay 25, 2012
    Forget about the drink you want. Tell them what you like and let them work.
  • Peter B.
    Peter BoyceJuly 2, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Slushy, French onion grilled cheese, bespoke cocktails, good vibes
  • Melanie W.
    Melanie W.December 8, 2013
    The French Onion Grilled Cheese and Waffle Fries are incredible.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceOctober 15
    Lovely place, phenomenal chicken sandwich. Great bartenders.
  • Adam W.
    Adam WrightDecember 31, 2016
    Ridiculously good brunch! Try the burger and Bloody Mary 👍🏼
  • Karen E.
    Karen ElizabethSeptember 23, 2015
    Go on Tuesday. Scotty is an amazing bartender. And cute.
  • Colin T.
    Colin TuskaMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If its crazy busy get a spicy Tecate & give the men behind the stick a breather! They are working hard!
  • Yang S.
    Yang SJune 3, 2013
    No cocktail menu. It's on the board. Order Behind The Car, it's the best.
  • Julian A.
    Julian AndrewsSeptember 24, 2014
    Very chill place on weekdays. Young crowd. Kitchen open very late.
  • Camilo M.
    Camilo Maldonado MatizApril 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    French onion grilled cheese, duckwings, crab dip, and the Cocktails.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrightOctober 15, 2016
    Fantastic bartenders and great pickle backs.
  • Anita M.
    Anita MooreDecember 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Dive bar feel, epic cocktails, badass bartenders. I LIVE in this place.
  • Nikki 🌺
    Nikki 🌺June 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice cocktail bar, with drinks made to order to your taste.
  • Brian O.
    Brian O'ShaughnessyJanuary 19, 2014
    Best place in five block radius for pickle backs and observing hipster make out sessions.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 31, 2015
    Tecate with hat sauce!! Specialty cocktails are good too!
  • Ryan
    RyanAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cool spot with great bar snacks
  • Henrik O.
    Henrik OscarssonMarch 24, 2013
    Cool name, great bar, with that Lower East Side vibe. Giddyup!
  • Tom J.
    Tom JosephMay 6, 2015
    Lively bar playing good music and open late. Fun place
  • Katherin S.
    Katherin SonJune 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The grilled cheese is D O P E. Sweet. Chill. Baller. Awesomesauce. Get it, gurl.
  • Donia
    DoniaMay 2, 2015
    They've got some funky cocktails in here! Be adventurous!
  • Sven L.
    Sven LenaertsOctober 5, 2016
    Get the window seats, admire the creative cocktail names.
  • Emilie F.
    Emilie FuttermanAugust 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the slushie. Sit in a window booth if you can.
  • Bonnie C.
    Bonnie ChuNovember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The English devil is delish. Those colonialists make for a yum cocktail!
  • Aditi
    AditiFebruary 21
    Great drinks and fav atmosphere to get some afternoon cocktails
  • Chris D.
    Chris DignesSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Come for The Clash, stay for the Tecates with salt, lime and Cholula.
  • Justine S.
    Justine Santa CruzAugust 19, 2013
    lots of seating in the back & they have Pimms!
  • Kelsey L.
    Kelsey LeeMarch 26, 2014
    Whatever's in that slushie machine is pure gold. And great waffle fries!!!
  • Jesse L.
    Jesse LaneApril 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Interesting cocktails, great vibe, and awesome bartenders
  • Adam W.
    Adam WrightMarch 10
    Great brunch on weekends! Enjoy a bloody mary and a burger.
  • Pam B.
    Pam B.May 21, 2013
    Tiki Mondays brings a menu of tropical drinks. There's even a Zombie flight.
  • Jean M.
    Jean MathurinOctober 30, 2015
    The vibe, the drinks, it's coziness, n more
  • Sam M.
    Sam MolterSeptember 29
    Order a Michelada and be careful not to spill it on your shirt.
  • Ana
    AnaFebruary 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Bartenders are quick, polite, and make great drinks.
  • Derick
    DerickJune 27, 2015
    Get the old fashioned and let them do what they will with it
  • ReALTO
    ReALTOAugust 10, 2012
    Stick with their great cocktails (made with fresh fruit) because the beers are way overpriced. $6 for a Tecate, $7 for a bluepoint
  • David G.
    David GreenbergerAugust 10, 2014
    Go straight for the slushy machine. Trust me.
  • Derek T. K.
    Derek T. KuSeptember 15, 2015
    Not the best place to grab a seat spontaneous. Definitely plan to come ahead of time.
  • Clarissa B.
    Clarissa BlancoOctober 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great date spot. If you get seats.
  • Lauren Rae A.
    Lauren Rae AustinMay 14, 2013
    Spicy margarita with the special spicy salt---mmm delish!!
  • Rhiannon B.
    Great after work meeting spot for some great cocktails
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerDecember 8, 2014
    Dark, cozy, great for a night out.
  • Jackson I.
    Overly crowded, but great drinks and a chill vibe.
  • Callie P.
    Callie PeckAugust 10, 2011
    Come for the no pants bartending set! Check your pants or admire the goods at this no frills soho "bar bar"
  • Berner
    BernerNovember 30, 2012
    Cocktails #FTW. Ask for the spicey margarita.
  • Graham L.
    Graham LindnerJuly 17, 2015
    Slushies and cocktails are top notch.
  • FMD
    FMDFebruary 23, 2015
    The best for late night cocktails 👌🍸
  • Compass
    CompassMay 20, 2014
    The low-key cocktail bar on Spring Street has a friendly neighborhood feel.
  • Nikki W.
    Nikki WegnerSeptember 27
    Cute bar in the neighborhood. Good bartenders
  • Stephanie I.
    Stephanie IsaacsonSeptember 27, 2016
    The slushie flavors change on a daily basis.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RichardsJuly 30, 2015
    Service here is great, the food and drinks are great too!
  • Michael J.
    Michael JamesJuly 9, 2015
    Sit at the bar and talk to the bartender. Go off menu!
  • Candice C.
    Candice CoyNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Drink whatever is in the slushie machine. It is guaranteed awesomeness.
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinMay 6, 2014
    come for brunch and get the cornbread french toast!
  • Elizabeth O.
    Elizabeth OtaolaApril 18, 2016
    Good cocktails, good vibes, nice crowd
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerAugust 11, 2014
    Get what is in the slushie machine. Just do it.
  • David P.
    David PessahJuly 27, 2014
    For a hot night: Tecates + salt & lime & Cholula
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MarieJuly 30, 2015
    Fantastic cocktails & great atmosphere
  • Frank M.
    Frank MaguireMarch 19, 2012
    @nymag best of ny - bar snack (fried chickpeas)
  • Alexander A.
    Alexander AttarMay 13, 2015
    Beers are overpriced. Stick to the cocktails
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CApril 15, 2015
    Awesome bar with great drinks.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonSeptember 14
    delicious frozen drink named after rick & morty
  • James J.
    James JMay 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    A less pretentious version of a speakeasy. Solid bar.
  • rebecca r.
    rebecca russellMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    These chickpeas are amazing. Deal with them.
  • Gary T.
    Gary TorielloOctober 11, 2013
    Get the French Onion Soup Gruyere Grilled Cheese
  • Steve R.
    Steve RossOctober 14, 2016
    Tecate with the hot sauce, lime juice, salted rim is amazing
  • Ryan
    RyanApril 10, 2016
    Trendy, good food, good cocktails
  • Boberto P.
    Boberto PatricioJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The drinks are stiff, pass on the veggie burger
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LeemanFebruary 13, 2016
    The Frenchie: best french toast in the city!
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MinkusFebruary 25, 2012
    Love the Daiquiri. Crowd is super young.
  • Rameycakes
    RameycakesOctober 27, 2016
    Used to love this spot but now too many people love it. Too crowded to enjoy
  • Abhinav K.
    Abhinav KapurAugust 25
    Waffle fries, good tap selection
  • Keith K.
    Keith KerrJune 12, 2015
    Great place for groups. Always cool people
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrOctober 23, 2015
    The perfect balance between hipster and ratchet.
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanDecember 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab yourself an all-dressed tecate
  • Gunnar A.
    Gunnar AasenDecember 31, 2016
    Don't pass up the boozy slushies!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CNovember 15, 2014
    Get their slushy and choose your poison. Really good.
  • Nicolle K.
    Nicolle KeoghDecember 28, 2012
    They're cheap on their water too.
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AvneryDecember 8, 2016
    Cozy and chic. Rolling cocktail menu. Need to come back for the food!
  • Tara M.
    Tara MedeirosMarch 30, 2016
    Great cocktails and atmosphere.
  • Erin C.
    Erin CrosbyMarch 10, 2013
    Great pie, awesome cocktails
  • Wendy Q.
    Wendy QiuJanuary 26, 2015
    Thursday night was a battle for seats. Great drinks, but overpriced.
  • Niji J.
    Niji J.May 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Slushies are reliably tasty
  • Simmy P.
    Simmy PappachenJuly 21, 2015
    Cocktails and food are both great
  • Simmy P.
    Simmy PappachenJuly 21, 2015
    Cocktails and food are both great
  • Sam K.
    Sam KrasnikSeptember 26, 2015
    Great deep fried chickpeas
  • Joe O.
    Joe ODecember 27, 2014
    Good vibe, solid cocktails
  • Monti B.
    Monti BrayJanuary 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Be single and ready to mingle when you walk through the door.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RichardsJuly 30, 2015
    The fried chicken sandwich is the bomb!
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BlackJune 3, 2013
    They don't have a menu. It's on the wall.
  • Aisea L.
    Aisea LaungaueOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the "I never said that to yo momma". Kinda like a frozen margi that you can sip for a bit.
  • No Leftovers J.
    Fun cocktails- spicy chickpeas!
  • Gaby
    GabyFebruary 24, 2014
    the kale salad is delicious.
  • Christian alex T.
    Christian alex TaminiAugust 27, 2014
    Ancho Reyes tasting ...on a hump day...:)🍻🙏
  • Meika H.
    Meika HollenderDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best drink here is the whiskey smash
  • Dan D.
    Dan DickinsonJune 3, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Mother's Ruin has a strict "no fingerbanging" policy. If you're looking to get your freak on, find another bar.
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoMarch 16, 2015
    Get the slushie. Why haven't you ordered the slushie yet?
  • Jaclyn K.
    Jaclyn KogutAugust 14, 2014
    Jalapeño infused tequila is SO spicy. Beware
  • Sanjeev S.
    Sanjeev SreetharanApril 5, 2014
    they play radiohead so im obv a fan. music is too loud however; cocktails are decent.
  • Jean M.
    Jean MathurinOctober 31, 2015
    Cocktails, slushy, food, ambiance
  • Eat This N.
    Eat This NYJanuary 1, 2012
    Rang in the New Year with the addictive spicy chickpeas from @TimeOutNewYork's #100Best
  • Clayton
    ClaytonMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Not on the menu, but these guys do right by a Penecillin.
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Not your fathers wiener is to die for!
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle ReedMay 9, 2012
    amazing music and chill atmosphere.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RorieSeptember 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken salad slushy cocktails
  • Liliana H.
    Liliana HacesSeptember 1
    Amazing!! Nice cocktails!
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MendelJune 8, 2016
    Cocktails are fantastic.
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaAugust 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken sandwich + slushie = good time.
  • Christopher G.
    Christopher GutierrezJanuary 25, 2015
    Fun cocktails. Busy but good service.
  • s v.
    s vMarch 19, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Kitchen is open till 3:30am everyday ....!
  • Kira F.
    Kira FisherJuly 21, 2015
    Slushy looks enticing but at $13 not a good value
  • @HungryEditor B.
    They make a solid old fashioned here.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KolodnerApril 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They make their own ginger beer!
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkJune 30, 2013
    Fourth of July Drinks: Ask for The Americ-Inn
  • Cecilia T.
    Cecilia ThreesixtyOctober 9, 2013
    Bar tenders special
  • Linda V.
    Linda VoDecember 9, 2012
    Great music and Drinks. Go.
  • Spencer H.
    Spencer HoltawayMay 21, 2013
    Nice quiet spot for a drink
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonDecember 20, 2015
    Fun vibes. Inbred donkey is 👌
  • Chondita C.
    Chondita ChatterjeeJanuary 21, 2012
    Hot toddys and fried chickpeas. For serious y'all...
  • E
    EAugust 26, 2015
    Michelada served in Tecate. Yes.
  • Pet S.
    Pet SJune 17, 2012
    Special bourbon slushy was LEGIT.
  • Noelia d.
    Noelia de la CruzOctober 29, 2013
    New favorite bar.
  • Isabel
    IsabelSeptember 6, 2014
    Build your own cocktails!
  • s v.
    s vNovember 20, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Apple cider hot toddy FTW
  • Matt S.
    Matt SettleMay 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome bar. Weiiiiiird bathroom.
  • @HungryEditor B.
    Try the curried crab dip.
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelJuly 13, 2016
    Fun late night and happy hour spot
  • Cloe B.
    Cloe BushnellSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask about the slushy
  • Taline E.
    Taline EkmekjianJuly 10, 2014
    Drinks are really watered down. More like a dive bar then a cocktail bar.
  • John A.
    John AntonyMay 22, 2014
    Get the old fashioned !!
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 27, 2015
    brunch $10-15, outdoor seating
  • Yelena
    YelenaDecember 2, 2015
    Waffle fries. Whiskey, neat.
  • Jane E.
    Jane ElkinsJune 5, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Fried chicken & kale salad: Fuck yes.
  • Damon S.
    Whatever is in that slushy machine is dangerous
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JorgensonOctober 19, 2014
    Tiki night is great.
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HuangJanuary 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Waffle fries. Trust me.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoJune 26, 2013
    Slushie machine, ftw!
  • Proper Idleness
    Proper IdlenessApril 2, 2012
    bar snack - chickpeas
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroMarch 14, 2015
    Hipster vibe. I like.
  • Dan
    DanJanuary 18, 2015
    Get the chicken waffle!
  • Miguel d.
    Miguel de LeonApril 8, 2013
    Slushy slushy slushy
  • rogey_mac
    rogey_macOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Probably the best soundtrack in NYC!!
  • Leanne Z.
    Good late night Place.
  • Sunny H.
    Sunny HAugust 9, 2014
    All about the slushy.
  • Elie K.
    Elie KardousDecember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    2 words: Moscow Mule.
  • s v.
    s vNovember 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Omfg chickpeas. Just. Get. Them.
  • Bonnie C.
    Bonnie ChuMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This bar has a dyson airblade. Nuff said
  • John S.
    John ShenSeptember 8, 2016
    Frozen cocktails!
  • Cheekd
    CheekdDecember 15, 2012
    Look for our little Black Cheek'd card that says, "your mother will love me."
  • Evie
    EvieJanuary 14, 2014
    Scotty is the best !!!
  • Helen
    HelenApril 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Moscow Mule
  • Luke M.
    Luke MeehanSeptember 23, 2014
    Amazing burgers!
  • Julie A.
    Julie AvraSeptember 15
    sycophant drink. Fries
  • Steven B.
    Steven BradyMay 6, 2012
    Skip the chickpeas but make sure to grab a stool
  • Marizza W.
    Marizza WhodakJuly 27, 2016
    Dranks are strong !!
  • Adam E.
    Adam EstesJune 19, 2013
    Good for beer.
  • Lindsey A.
    Lindsey ArenaJune 27, 2015
    Drinks are amazing
  • Alex M.
    Alex MooreJanuary 27
    amazing drinks!
  • Robert G.
    Long wait but it was worth it.
  • Amy
    AmyAugust 18, 2016
    $5 rose from a tap
  • regretpride r.
    great place!!! regretpride
  • Nathen M.
    Nathen McVittieDecember 6, 2016
    Get a loaded Tecate.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldFebruary 21, 2016
    Lively place, but cocktails were meh.
  • Elie H.
    Elie HirschfeldMay 17, 2016
    I love this bar!
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel Kang ©November 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I must learn how to make these fried chickpeas
  • Leonardo N.
    Leonardo NavarroJuly 15, 2012
    Slushie of the day
  • Theater B.
    Theater BoxOctober 29, 2016
    Box Office2016 >>> http://theaterbox.club
  • Josh F.
    Josh FerryJuly 24
    Packed always, warm always!
  • Lily F.
    Lily FishmanSeptember 26, 2015
    very hot bartenders 👍
  • Kailey T.
    Kailey ThompsonJune 17, 2016
    WAFFLE FRIES
  • Will S.
    Will SimonMay 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best bar in bobo.
  • Nina C.
    Nina CNovember 17, 2012
    Great old fash
  • Margaret S.
    Margaret SuhSeptember 17, 2014
    Cary's Salad is 👌
  • Sophie C.
    Sophie ChouSeptember 16, 2012
    Get the honeysuckle!
  • Claire S.
    Claire S.June 30, 2013
    Big dranks
  • Reggie S.
    Reggie SaldivarJuly 19, 2011
    Great cocktails
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateJanuary 3, 2015
    Cheers and snacks
  • Nick R.
    Nick RunyanFebruary 25, 2015
    COCKTAILS!!!!
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 26, 2015
    brunch $10-15
  • Jasmine M.
    Jasmine MoySeptember 4, 2012
    Kind of slow, terrible service from the bar. Good cocktails though!
  • Nikolas S.
    Nikolas SchrieferApril 4, 2015
    Don't order the Moscow Mule, other drinks are hopefully better...
  • lexi p.
    lexi petersNovember 4, 2011
    Chopped salad!
  • Sean H.
    Sean HermanJune 30, 2011
    Get the drinks here
  • Sean H.
    Sean HermanJune 30, 2011
    The bar takes money
  • Alex R.
    Alex Robertson3 weeks ago
    cocktails are great. fried chicken sandwich is good not great
    Downvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Mike P.
    Mike PApril 11, 2014
    This place is a ripoff and I hate it
  • OH!
    OH!September 24, 2014
    시그니쳐인 슬러시를 꼭 드세요
  • Sergey K.
    Коктейли средние. Но место хорошее
  • Suheyla E.
    Suheyla EmirOctober 4, 2016
    Burda kokteyler o an ruh haline göre yapılıyor.
  • Marioni D.
    Marioni DelucaDecember 22, 2015
    Bloody marys deberían ser todos los días!
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BuiOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot sauce + tecate = fun night
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