Niagara

Niagara

Bar and Dive Bar$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Rocks Off
    "Yeah you can easily see the Joe Strummer mural on the wall."(3 Tips)
    Veronica A.
    "Great music, dance space, and a photo booth?! #gonetoheaven"(2 Tips)
    Carol
    "bartender in by the dance floor makes the best drinks?"(2 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "... week (it gets super crowded during the weekends) for happy hour. Our..."(5 Tips)
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 1, 2013
    Great place to come during the week (it gets super crowded during the weekends) for happy hour. Our favorite part: the photobooth!
  • Nikkitha
    NikkithaApril 13, 2013
    Love the music here! We heard The Doors, the Strokes, a live version of Hotel California. Music that can't go wrong, really. This was early evening.
  • Carol
    CarolJanuary 18, 2016
    The bartender in by the dance floor makes the best drinks😉 but the DJs tend to be... If you're down to bop and shimmy, you'll like the music.
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 24, 2013
    The back room is perfect for dancing to nineties hits on weekends, and the photobooth is constantly occupied by couples and reunited friends.
  • Rocks Off
    Rocks OffApril 14, 2011
    Yeah you can easily see the Joe Strummer mural on the wall. But take the tour to unlock the rich alcohol and musical traditions of this spot going back over 100 years! Read more
  • Tim V.
    Tim VetterNovember 6, 2010
    Order a pint on a cool fall Saturday afternoon and sit on the bench by the big picture window looking out on the corner of Ave A & 7th. Best peoplewatching in Alphabet City.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaximFebruary 14, 2015
    Low key spot in the day. At night this is a good place that's close to everything/not as crowded/ but still fun.
  • Megan K.
    Megan KosmoskiNovember 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Go on Thursdays, early! Great happy hour and freaking awesome bar tender, Michael! She'll make you an awesome drink!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesJuly 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place for dancing in Alphabet City. On weekends has great DJs that play 90s jams.
  • Julia H.
    Julia H.August 9, 2010
    Niagara never fails to disappoint, even after all these years. Relax and have a drink at the bar, or make your way downstairs for an impromptu dance party- complete with a tiki bar and christmas light
  • Natasha Z.
    Natasha ZuluagaJune 21, 2015
    Super weird dance floor in the back. Great for meeting friendly strangers ;)
  • Matt H.
    Matt HargraveMarch 13, 2014
    Nice little corner bar with friendly staff and retro atmosphere.
  • Anders W.
    Anders WallnerNovember 22, 2011
    Nice service, good music and free wifi. Perfect for having a drink on your own.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesJuly 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Dance space in the back room is great. There is a bar back there too.
  • Rob C.
    Rob CassidyJune 22, 2011
    Embrace your inner East Village Hipster. Sometimes, there's an art gallery in the back room. If that's not your thing, Buck Hunter is an option.
  • Hans W.
    Hans WolfJune 10, 2010
    Great mixed drinks from great people: Ethan and Ted: But most importantly: ANTAGONIST ART SHOW Every Thursday from 9 pm to 12:30 AM!!
  • chad n.
    chad nashSeptember 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    loved it when it was the Tiki bar. I have to check out the main floor in the back for its new dance room
  • whoisCnC.com
    whoisCnC.comJune 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Crickets Comedy every monday night at 8 on the back!
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurOctober 5, 2013
    Three dollar happy hour and the comedy is super fun. Good place to start off the night.
  • Gideon O.
    If you like loud music, lines for the bar and bathroom, and sticky floors, this is the place for you.
  • Ruby A.
    Ruby AnayaJanuary 1
    Sweet pinball set up and photo booth!
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MyersFebruary 23, 2013
    Best dance music from the 80s, 90s, and today. Love!
  • Veronica A.
    Veronica AtkinsSeptember 16, 2013
    Great music, dance space, and a photo booth?! #gonetoheaven
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikMarch 28, 2015
    Great spot to hear some amateur comedy. Both purposeful and not.
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BeattyApril 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on Monday night for Motown Mondays with bartender Gordie. Also check out the memorial mural of The Clash frontman Joe Strummer.
  • Small Demons
    Small DemonsOctober 4, 2012
    I turn off the news and walk over to Niagara at the corner of 7th and A. It's about nine and the place is dead, the hipsters won't start crowding in till eleven.—Charlie Huston, Already Dead Read more
  • Jason
    JasonOctober 26, 2014
    Good place for a night out. Crowded but good vibe
  • Giovanni D.
    Giovanni D'PalmaApril 19, 2016
    Solid local vibe most nights, not always over crowded.
  • Tiernan K.
    Tiernan KennedyApril 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Jen always gets her cans out, they're so sweet, like raisins on the beach
  • Claire J S.
    Claire J SongOctober 8, 2015
    Mon-Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat-Sun 2pm-8pm Everything’s two-for-one
  • Megan G.
    Megan GirdlerFebruary 25, 2012
    Don't come here if it's your birthday, or if you want to have fun. Boo-Agra!!!!
  • Sam W.
    Sam WinnickMay 14, 2015
    Great music and always a fun time.
  • Lily G.
    Lily GompertsAugust 24, 2016
    Super fun dancefloor in the back!
  • Sam L.
    Sam LevyMarch 30, 2012
    Try the Mint Mojito - Thé best mojtos in toen
  • Cary
    CaryJune 21, 2012
    Will charge phone at bar so it stays safe. Nice folks. Joe Strummer FTW
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoMarch 24, 2015
    CHECK OUT THE PHOTO BOOTH, IT'S $5 (EXPENSIVE)
  • Ivie C.
    Ivie CNovember 18, 2012
    Great happy hours. Great bartenders.
  • James J.
    James JAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Super crowded but some decent dancing in the back.
  • Leanne Z.
    Leanne ZickDecember 17, 2015
    Throwback tunes and dancing in the back. Have to check your coat to go in.
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroApril 26, 2015
    Dive bar that plays amazing music.
  • Ellie D.
    Ellie DMarch 28, 2015
    Friday night 8pm free standup comedy was GOOD
  • Rebecca I.
    Rebecca IAugust 7, 2014
    Plenty of 90s music!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LiebermanMarch 11, 2013
    DO NOT GO HERE. Horrible horrible bar. The bouncer attacked me, unprovoked. He pushed me down and every time I got up he pushed me down again. Manager refused to take responsibility. Go somewhere else
  • Edmund
    EdmundJanuary 28, 2012
    Tie your coat around your waste to save money on coat check
  • Kim C.
    Kim CoccagniaNovember 15, 2011
    Great music, friendly bartenders!
  • Brandie
    BrandieOctober 9, 2010
    Play Big Buck Hunter and take a picture in the photo booth! Good Times!!!!!
  • Maria D.
    Maria DevittMarch 30, 2014
    I like Nicola too.
  • Danielle R.
    Danielle RyeaOctober 16, 2011
    Say hi to Danny Sage from DGeneration!
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDNovember 19, 2011
    1 time k2 and I got my brother and jeana thrown out this place
  • Tracy Y.
    Tracy YoungJuly 25, 2012
    Love the photo booth!
  • Maria D.
    Maria DevittMarch 30, 2014
    I like Omar.
  • Maria D.
    Maria DevittMarch 30, 2014
    And Jane. I like Jane.
  • Robert I.
    Robert IngaOctober 10, 2013
    If you like waiting 15 minutes for a bartender to take your order than this is the place for you. Horrible service.
  • Will V.
    Will VanderhoefApril 17, 2011
    $7 for a domestic draft? Much better options exists within walking distance.
  • Gabriel F.
    Gabriel FrancisApril 3, 2010
    has probably one of the hottest bartenders in the East Village.
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DAugust 29, 2011
    skip this and head around the corner to Lovers of Today
  • Megan G.
    Megan GirdlerOctober 6, 2012
    BOO-agra!!!! ;)
  • Greg F.
    Greg FertelSeptember 24, 2011
    They have big buck
  • Brad A.
    Brad AApril 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sunday nights are the nights to go!
  • Dion R.
    Dion RoyJuly 16, 2010
    Don't have deep conversations at the end of the night with @alexisbabini
  • Harding R.
    Harding RoysterDecember 22, 2010
    fake dive, good bartenders
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MeltonJune 9, 2010
    They are playing Tusk by Fleetwood Mac. Nice.
  • Dev P.
    Dev POctober 2, 2010
    Classic dive!
  • T O.
    T OconnorJune 3, 2009
    avoid it on the weekend. there is a TON of bridge and tunnel kids.
  • Natalia R.
    Natalia RibeiroJanuary 13, 2011
    Stay away from their hot toddy's
  • Damien B.
    Damien Basile 😈December 6, 2009
    Avoid the photobooth unless you're looking for a different type of photostrip. It's not photobooth paper. It's just paper... in black & white.
  • Gretchen A.
    Gretchen AltmanJune 24, 2012
    Do not go here if you are a female
  • Loisaida Sam S.
    Niagara is a dudefest on Saturday night
  • Seth J.
    Seth JosephApril 25, 2010
    Shithole
  • Linda M.
    Linda McbainFebruary 13, 2016
    The dj is not very accommodating - limited allowance on tune selections.
  • Tucker A.
    Tucker Aust2 days ago
    Absolutely great music. Had such a blast
  • Andrey C.
    Andrey ChelpanovJune 6, 2014
    Тут семь видов водки Столичная. И вообще в баре стоит более 200 бутылок с горячительным. Заходите, заходите.
  • Mikhail С.
    Mikhail СбджNovember 26, 2011
    Татуировки якорями. Окно куда-то, наверное, в мир менее чем трезвых людей.
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