Porchlight

Porchlight

Cocktail Bar$$$$
Chelsea, New York
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  • Dipsology
    "... & beef jerky - and Danny Meyer's signature hospitality make for a winning..."(5 Tips)
    Red & Brown
    "mezcal lovers"(3 Tips)
    Caitlin C.
    "flasks of punch for $5, and $9 for “dark"(2 Tips)
    Paige C.
    "porch area for a private party"(2 Tips)
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  • Lucy H.
    Lucy H.August 28
    Good for groups! Great beer selection but food is mediocre.
  • John D.
    John DuarteAugust 27
    Cocktails were great. As was lunch and service at the bar was on point.
  • Marty M.
    The breakfast sandwich is literally the best I have ever eaten. Perfectly cooked egg, deliciously, juicy pork belly and a fluffy roll for it to all sit on.
  • Caitlin C.
    Happy hour Monday to Friday - flasks of punch for $5, and $9 for “dark and light-spirited cocktails.” For $9 you can also get your choice of beer and a bite. Happy hour is from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Upvoted Sep 18
  • Guest of a Guest
    If you're feening for some Southern hospitality head on over to Porchlight. This bar offers unique takes on classic Whiskey-Cokes and Gin & Tonics. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 31
    Porchlight offers happy hour Monday to Friday 4 to 7 PM. Drink options include flasks of punch for $5, and $9 for “dark and light-spirited cocktails.” You can also get your choice of beer and a bite. Read more
  • Daryna
    DarynaOctober 14, 2016
    Bartenders ain't trying to be nice even a bit. Doing a decent job with a drinks but an attitude...
  • Cameron G.
    Cameron GidariOctober 3, 2016
    The Revolver is my go-to cocktail. The biscuits and spicy chicken are both steller.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MessinaJuly 15, 2016
    The Gun Metal Blue is not girly. At all. Actually, it's quite good.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PowellJuly 9, 2016
    A bit out of the way but good bar service and cocktails - decent beer selection
  • Surface Magazine
    Surface MagazineJune 14, 2016
    Nick Bennett, bartender at Porchlight, reimagined Tumblr (the iconic technology company) as The Cat Swizzle. Click Read more for ingredients and details. Read more
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneMay 28, 2016
    Can't decide between a sweet or savory snack? Don't choose. The fingerling potatoes are to die for, wrap your night up with warm cookies and a shot of milk.
  • Michael N.
    Michael NataleMay 4, 2016
    Some of the best cocktails and bartenders I've seen in the city. Also very cool and tasty menu
  • Tudor S.
    Tudor SaitocApril 23, 2016
    darts are sharp, be careful
  • Adam M.
    Adam MayMarch 19, 2016
    The Peacemaker is amazing so is the burger
  • Lincoln C.
    Lincoln ChinneryFebruary 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Porchlight is a gem of a bar. You'll not find a better staff, a better drinks & food program in that area. Turkey Jerky - Delish.
  • Denis S.
    Denis SosnovtsevJanuary 30, 2016
    Don't get the hot buttered rum. Perhaps the only cocktail in my life I chose not to finish out of disgust.
  • John E.
    John EJanuary 29, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Danny Meyer does not disappoint with kickass cocktails and an unsurprisingly delicious burger (similar to Shake Shack's). Occasional live music cements this as the best spot in a several block radius.
  • EM H.
    EM H.January 28, 2016
    Fried oysters
  • Tarnima S.
    Tarnima SabedJanuary 27, 2016
    Happy hour runs Monday-Friday from 4-7 PM and features $9 dark and light spirit cocktails, $5 punch flasks and a $9 beer and bite
  • Cynthia L.
    Cynthia LinJanuary 17, 2016
    Reserved the porch area. Min order of $1000 required. Service was nice. Stayed past their 2 am close. Ordered tons of shots, cocktails and food!
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonJanuary 7, 2016
    The cocktails are a little overthought but tasty. The snacks are quite satisfying--especially the super crunchy tater tots
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinDecember 30, 2015
    This Danny Meyer cocktail bar is the total package: ambiance, decor, friendly staff, off-the-beaten-path location and well-crafted drinks.
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungDecember 22, 2015
    Snazzy decor and $15 cocktails.
  • Aly H.
    Aly H.October 24, 2015
    I thought the food was overpriced, but the cocktails, the atmosphere, and the service will have me coming back!
  • WineandBeats
    WineandBeatsOctober 17, 2015
    Popcorn and biscuits
  • WineandBeats
    WineandBeatsOctober 17, 2015
    Ask for the popcorn! For goodness sake, ask for the popcorn.
  • Jenn D.
    Jenn DayOctober 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for a cocktail. Good date spot.
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BOctober 8, 2015
    Fried chicken po boy excellent. Good fresh and tasty. Plenty of room inside. Will go back
  • Leigh F.
    Leigh FerreiraOctober 1, 2015
    gun metal blue, storm's brewin & the daily punch drinks. yum! say hi 2 brandon. ♥️ this place
  • Dipsology
    DipsologySeptember 27, 2015
    The Gun Metal Blue cocktail is making blue drinks trendy again. Delicious bar snacks - try the biscuits & beef jerky - and Danny Meyer's signature hospitality make for a winning combination.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WarrenderSeptember 25, 2015
    Great hidden gem and whiskey selection is so on point.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GattoAugust 18, 2015
    I love this place. If I opened up a bar, it would be this
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MagrinoAugust 17, 2015
    Get the Catfish po' boy! Service is excellent. A great find in Chelsea open for lunch!
  • Joey J.
    Joey JAugust 16, 2015
    Try their behind the mule.
  • Sal C.
    Sal CAugust 1, 2015
    Excellent cocktails.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HurstJuly 24, 2015
    Relaxed vibe, great cocktails.
  • Geoff Y.
    Geoff YenJuly 20, 2015
    The Chicken Po' Boy (get it crispy) and a Newburgh Brown Ale go very well together.
  • Joey A.
    Joey ArakJuly 20, 2015
    The booze-free mocktails can easily become boozeful cocktails if you ask.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CJuly 13, 2015
    Really nice staff. They let me reserve the porch area for a private party and we had a great time.
  • Gary T.
    Gary TorielloJuly 12, 2015
    Gun Metal Blue (mezcal, curacao, peach brandy) looks and tastes like what would happen if the Caribbean were smoked over hickory and finished with a squeeze of lime.
  • Britt S.
    Britt SternJune 27, 2015
    Manhattans were superb and the staff was so so nice and attentive
  • Hunter T.
    Hunter ThomasJune 14, 2015
    Out of the main area but nice spot with a lot of space. Good for groups or a date spot. Pricey drunks but good service.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerJune 3, 2015
    Cocktails are good, but service is a bit full of themselves. Draws a pretentious crowd; start the night here for the flavor, but def end elsewhere.
  • James J.
    James JMay 18, 2015
    The atmosphere is cool and bartenders good. I wasn't a huge fan of the drinks menu though. Lots of great bourbons though.
  • Monti B.
    Monti BrayMay 15, 2015
    The sherry cobbler is delightful.
  • Red & Brown
    Red & BrownMay 12, 2015
    You can't go wrong with any of the cocktails, but mezcal lovers will definitely want a Gun Metal Blue.
  • Derek S.
    Derek SnyderMay 11, 2015
    great date spot/sceney
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah T.May 10, 2015
    You gotta get the avocado + crab toast. Interesting cocktail assortment, and the staff will have a detailed conversation with you about everything on the menu.
  • Avin N.
    Avin NarasimhanMay 3, 2015
    Stopped in here after seeing Sleep No More. Loved the vibe, especially for a place so far west. Get the spiced popcorn. Beer list is also pretty impressive. My friends loved the bespoke cocktails
  • Joseph O.
    Joseph OpulskiApril 26, 2015
    Great signature cocktails
  • Emilie F.
    Emilie FuttermanApril 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Busy after work and service is slow. Yummy cocktails and food, especially the New York Sour and the guac. Ask for a pack of playing cards to play a game.
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HansenApril 11, 2015
    The bartenders all wearing overalls was an interesting addition. Very bro-ey and crowded.
  • Janine P.
    Janine PerryApril 10, 2015
    Unique, welcome addition to the neighborhood. Lively but cozy. Great beer selection and awesome cocktails. Slow service.
  • PureWow
    PureWowApril 9, 2015
    At Danny Meyer's first stand-alone bar the drinks are the stars. But, menu items like beef jerky, boiled-peanut hummus and jalapeño corn bread play delicious supporting roles. Read more
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanApril 6, 2015
    Worth the trek out to 11th ave, if you can convince a group to meet you there during happy hour. Try and grab one of the game tables in the back, a deck or cards or dominoes and don't move.
  • Booie
    BooieApril 5, 2015
    Quite pricey but their drinks are original
  • Tester F.
    Tester FiveApril 3, 2015
    Sent trendy
  • Michael D.
    Michael DempseyMarch 28, 2015
    Drinks are decent but a little touristy. If for some reason you find yourself over here, a fine option, but don't go out of your way.
  • Melissa Y.
    Melissa YuMarch 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Service was slow. Food menu is limited
  • Sara Y.
    Sara YMarch 25, 2015
    Brown liquors.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseMarch 22, 2015
    Great cocktails. Wish they had traditional boiled peanuts (get your fix at Tipsy Parson). Tom's Balls were also a hit. Skip the cookies, though.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhMarch 21, 2015
    Get the sherry cobbler & the gun metal blue cocktails 😍
  • Allie C.
    Allie CrozierMarch 12, 2015
    The Avocado & Crab Toast! Every bite I take I try to figure out how I can make it myself but I know it won't even compare. Ordered 2nds on this one 👌
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroMarch 8, 2015
    Off the beaten path, but worth it! This new spot has a cool vibe with great cocktails. Try the Stay All Night.
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CesearMarch 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Too busy for happy hour. Great cocktails that are too good if you're just trying to grab a quick drink.
  • David K.
    David KaplanMarch 4, 2015
    On the first visit, it felt like I'd been coming here for years. Great atmosphere, great food and drinks. And the best example of southern hospitality anywhere!
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Danny Meyers new place. Great staff, very friendly, delicious cocktails. Delicious food but TINY TINY portions. $100 a person but left starving. Opening for lunch soon
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WhalenMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great sazerac
  • Ed C.
    Ed CMarch 3, 2015
    Flagg Day, popcorn, and darts in the back.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    The Wall Street JournalFebruary 27, 2015
    The Gun Metal Blue drink steals the spotlight. Don't be fooled by the color. The drink, made with Mezcal Vida and blue Curaçao, is unexpectedly smoky, with hints of peach balanced by cinnamon syrup. Read more
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BarrezuetaFebruary 26, 2015
    Friends and family night was awesome! Saying we got obsessed with the shrimp toast is an understatement. But really, it's amazing food @ a bar. The whole team @ USHG & Porchlight are amazing. 😁
  • Ana Flavia C.
    Gracinha, boa música, drinks Bins e ótimo hambúrguer.
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