SideBAR

SideBAR

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Union Square, New York
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  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • GI-GAMER.com
    "Great staff & good bar food."(20 Tips)
    Amber E.
    "Gators bar, beware highly obnoxious."(2 Tips)
    Ronni
    "Thursday ladies happy hour"(8 Tips)
    Robert R.
    "great sports bar!"(6 Tips)
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  • Dawn M.
    Dawn MicheleJune 26, 2016
    $5.00 margarita and nachos -- cool concept, except you're drinking two or three BIG margaritas with no nachos wondering where it's at & fearing if you ask too much, well, you want your food fine OK...
  • @HungryEditor B.
    They have a solid burger that is off the menu, but might get added next month. Chef Jordan describes it as...if In-N-Out, Shake Shack & a Big Mac had a baby it'd be this burger.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkOctober 29, 2013
    For a Halloween treat, try the Blurry Bloody Vision: Vodka and fruity flavors like Grenadine make for a simple sip, but the Red Bull will give extra boost for victims in an ax-murder chase scene. $10.
  • Armando
    ArmandoSeptember 26, 2012
    Union Square: Sunday Funday for just $30. You get unlimited bloodys, mimosas, Bud Light drafts and other signature cocktails and punch. Plus, your choice of entree.
  • GI-GAMER.com
    GI-GAMER.comJuly 22, 2013
    The official Oregon Ducks (overflow from Little Town NYC)bar of NYC. Great staff & good bar food.
  • CBS New York
    CBS New YorkJune 12, 2015
    They're serving a special Blue Hawaiian cocktail, and lamb sliders with cucumber mint chutney for NYC Cocktail Week (July 13th through the 17th).
  • Ronni
    RonniNovember 29, 2016
    Excellent service and love the Thursday ladies happy hour (overall they have a diff happy hour special every day) 👍
  • David S.
    David SkurnikSeptember 30, 2013
    If you're going to watch football on a Sunday, be prepared for just music, no football sound, during the 4PM games, even if it's a NY team playing. Also, the "manager" is an asshole.
  • Kristin S.
    Kristin S.August 8, 2012
    +I found Taco Tuesdays in NYC! 3 tacos and a scrumptious shot of tequila for only $10! -Way too loud, not the best place to come if you are just trying to catch up with a friend
  • Theresa R.
    Theresa RoldanJanuary 3, 2016
    They need more than one bartender at a time. Be weary of the crowd...it's a weird mix of young students and old professionals. Good music though, and decent beer selection.
  • Matt G.
    Matt GormanSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware: this is no longer the Ravens sanctuary it used to be, they've got the entire NFL Sunday Ticket going. The beer's still cheap, but you'll have to rub shoulders with some Eagles fans
  • Vanessa P.
    Vanessa PeñaFebruary 26, 2014
    Great place to work off post work frustration. The night club music is so loud for happy hour you'll be yelling the whole time.
  • H B.
    H BombzApril 9, 2012
    Bartenders are absolutely adorable here! Mon thru thrus bring ur ticket stub from Darryl Roth and get a discount and don't forget to sign up to win an open bar for u n 100 friends
  • Davinci Virtual
    Davinci VirtualApril 12, 2011
    With a slew of HD flat-screens, this Union Square spot is ideal for game-watching. If you've got a group meeting planned, reserve the tasting room which features 4 HD screens & holds up to 50 people.
  • La Fer @.
    La Fer @lenubienneDecember 10, 2014
    Great service, good music, excellent proximity to Irving Plaza. Cucumber 'tini was delicious.
  • Tony C.
    Tony ClomaxDecember 1, 2013
    Has all the games, extremely hot wings and a beautiful & attentive waitstaff. Great for groups or solo.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GrantNovember 16, 2016
    A Florida Gators bar - waitresses wear skimpy clothes and the hot wings are pretty hot. Go on a game day and it's crazy. Not my kinda place but it serves its purpose well.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great $30 brunch special with unlimited drinks for 3 hours and the food is also really good!! My favorite place to go!
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceJanuary 7
    Been here 5+ times
    This place generally is full of the youthful crowd watching a lot of sports. Nice outdoor seating when the weather is warm.
  • Hudson T.
    Hudson TerraceNovember 9, 2011
    GREAT FOR SUNDAT FOOTBALL WITH ZACH ON THE WHEELS AND ALSO A GREAT SPOT FOR PRIVATE PARTIES IN THE BACK ROOM!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShawJuly 1, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    $8.95 lunch special is the a great deal for a burger and a beer. It keeps me coming back!
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 7, 2012
    Bit overpriced but a good selection of beers, typically greasy bar food and happy to change the station to the Georgia game if you ask nicely!
  • Frances H.
    Went on a Tuesday for the 2 for 1 drink special and the drinks were disgusting. Also in order to get the 2 for 1 deal, you have to order the same drink. So if you hate your first drink, you're screwed
  • Manisha
    ManishaJanuary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out! Although they have great service on game days, they will add 18% gratuity without telling you!
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron ClosseyMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The only place in NYC to watch the Gators dominate. Awesome food, great specials, and an amazing staff.
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JacobowitzSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Been coming here for years. Decent selection of drinks, but usually a good time.
  • Howcast
    HowcastJuly 31, 2011
    Go to SideBAR's Sunday Funday, serving up unlimited bloody marys & mimosas, and 1/2 price apps! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZJDhgkXWXg Read more
  • Paola G.
    Great food, and music but poor service. 2 for 1 drinks during happy hour made up for it.
  • Robert R.
    Robert RoweJune 11, 2010
    ...this is a great sports bar! Enjoy a Buffalo Chicken Wrap (with Blue Cheese dressing) and catch a game! Check online for events -> Read more
  • Meredith (.
    Meredith (Brown) SnookFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best lunch special in Union Square- $7 for a burger, fries and bud light. Burgers are cooked perfectly.
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CohenDecember 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to spend Sunday fun day watching the Lions destroy every team they play by at least 1000 points.
  • CThe F.
    CThe FlowFebruary 18, 2012
    Hot bartenders, great food, awesome bar in general. Bouncers are real cool too.
  • Sam G.
    Sam GimbelAugust 31, 2012
    Honestly, go anywhere else. Beauty bar is wonderful and close by.
  • Alex
    AlexAugust 6, 2016
    Decent happy hour and great price for ladies night. Brew selection isn't worth noting. Can become "club loud".
  • Brad T.
    Brad TempleJune 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Geeks Who Drink hosts a pub quiz here on Wednesday nights at 8 PM. Only venue for it in the city so far.
  • Jon L.
    Jon LinDecember 11, 2011
    Overpriced shots but surprisingly attentive service. You need a drink they'll get it for you. Reservations a must for sporting events.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkMarch 30, 2010
    For a weekday binge, start at this sports bar. From noon to 7pm, hoist $3 Bud Light drafts and two-for-one Absolut cocktails, Cruzan mojitos and bottles of Bud. Read more
  • Leah H.
    Leah HammerschlagJuly 22, 2016
    Solid lunch special, get the turkey instead of beef burger
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerJanuary 2, 2016
    A great way to remember every person you've tried to forget from your hometown. Because they all show up here, for some reason. It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the crowd.
  • Alison K.
    Alison KlempMarch 4, 2012
    If you are looking to go on a bro safari, to view and hunt bros in their natural habitat, this is the place.
  • Mariana L.
    Mariana LOctober 13, 2012
    Their themed bartending classes are a lot of fun!
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenJanuary 13, 2015
    Fun place to watch a game. Decent happy hour and food
  • Tal F.
    Tal FredJuly 10, 2014
    Amazing cocktails with reasonable prices and nice ambiance.
  • Nicole Y.
    Nicole YaleNovember 9, 2013
    $30 for one brunch item and unlimited beer & cocktails.
  • Neha S.
    Neha SahuApril 4, 2010
    "4oz. Mini Burgers: smoked burger, guacamole, chipotle ketchup." These Sliders at most bars = reason enough for me to go to them!
  • Victoria N.
    If you come here for a football game it's MAYHAM. But so much fun :)
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BairdOctober 6, 2012
    Don't pay with your card on game day I saw the bar tenders lose two. Bring cash!
  • Matt G.
    Matt GormanDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're a Ravens fan, this is the place to be on Sundays
  • Alex R.
    Alex RedmondSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Finest Ravens bar outside of the Purple Patio in Charm City.
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BlackmonJune 19, 2013
    The first time in a long time Scoutmob worked in my favor! $15 off! #win
  • RoryTheDream ..
    RoryTheDream .September 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    This is my favorite Sunday Football Spot. The Titans and the Cards have a home here..
  • John M.
    John MarachilianAugust 6, 2013
    Don't confuse a fork for a spoon. You will make a mess eating your soup...
  • Thump
    ThumpJune 25, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Make sure you use you special discount before 10 pm on Fri.
  • @MarquetteU
    @MarquetteUJanuary 17, 2012
    Wear your blue and gold and cheer on the Marquette Golden Eagles basketball team. For additional info, click on "read more." Read more
  • Mackenzie C.
    Mackenzie ClarkFebruary 15, 2015
    Kinda spendy but a fun atmosphere to watch big football games
  • david ' dj shakez ' t.
    david ' dj shakez ' thaiFebruary 16, 2012
    Lets go knicks and lin! Try the 'Lin-island iced tea'
  • Joe O.
    Joe OrtizApril 17, 2011
    Great drinks & cool bartenders. Recommended.
  • Arjumand B.
    Good bar food, very attentive wait staff.
  • Surya Budhi U.
    Surya Budhi Utama WintaraDecember 17, 2010
    You rock the discount cocktails -- that's 4 check-ins at venues recommended by Time Out New York.
  • PHD
    PHDJuly 30, 2012
    Happy Hour until 7 pm on weekdays!
  • Dave F.
    Dave FordNovember 28, 2010
    This is one of the best Ravens bars in town.... Lots of purple on Sunday...
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BeckMay 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Becklin! Absolut Brooklyn + Tonic + splish splash of cranberry. Created by N.Beck & Franklin.
  • James F.
    James FarrarAugust 28, 2013
    2 for 1 Jim Beam Blacks at happy hour for $12. Not bad!
  • Ben W.
    Ben WaldmanJanuary 3, 2012
    Watch out for automatic gratuity! They added it to my bill for a party of three!
  • Virginia T.
    Virginia TooMay 16, 2014
    Stay organized, get weather and stock updates. Take notes on bar naps and catch up with old friends.
  • FunBars.com
    FunBars.comAugust 12, 2011
    Ladies Night every Thursday with 1/2 price drinks for ladies from 7pm to close!
  • Amber C.
    Amber CrisciJune 24, 2015
    Great pickle back shots, two for Tuesdays.
  • Tracey T.
    Tracey Tann ParkerApril 18, 2013
    eat the burgers...delicious"
  • Kacie P.
    Kacie PlutaJune 1, 2012
    Hands down the best Cobb salad I've ever had.
  • Aditi
    AditiSeptember 20, 2016
    Reserve table for Sunday football
  • AnnMarie T.
    Slow service for a quiet Sunday afternoon but the "pigs and tots" we're so tasty
  • C M.
    C MApril 7, 2012
    Experience football sunday with about 987 fellow drunk and overenthusiastic fans.
  • Tri N.
    Tri NguyenJune 5, 2014
    Nice to go. meet in sunday http://dienthoai.com.vn/
  • Gabriela A.
    Gabriela AriasMay 30, 2015
    Great place to come with friends!!
  • Christopher G.
    Christopher GloriaDecember 29, 2010
    If you work in the area and commute from new jersey or staten island or long island come here.
  • Jeffrey B.
    Jeffrey BuesingSeptember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Gina is the BEST bartender!
  • M. K.
    M. K.August 17, 2012
    This is a Jersey Shore place. Vibe is unmistakable.
  • Tom W.
    Tom WhelanSeptember 10, 2010
    The upscale BLT dish was fantastic!
  • Vani P.
    Vani PrabakaranOctober 10, 2010
    unfortunately they dont honor the special offer on weekend nights...but great DJ!
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyApril 15, 2016
    You know the bar sucks when they serve beer in plastic pint glasses.
  • Jacqueline V.
    Jacqueline VanDusen 🐷November 6, 2011
    The place where airheads find husbands and I want to shoot myself.
  • Marissa R.
    Marissa RobinsonApril 15, 2012
    One of my least fave places in NYC...
  • Martina C.
    Martina CampbellDecember 16, 2012
    Kate is the best bartender!!!!
  • Grant M.
    Grant MoryanFebruary 6, 2015
    Beer prices aren't even dollar amounts. Hope you brought your change purse.
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FieldsMay 12, 2015
    Poor tasting Sunday brunch Bloody Mary.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RodriguezApril 5, 2011
    A sports bar but not really a sports bar, kinda where the girls get drinks and watch sports? Not saying that's a bad thing, of course..
  • Damon S.
    Damon SununtnasukDecember 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Young and rowdy. University of Florida (Gators) bar
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HeringMay 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Trivia on Wednesday's at 8p now!
  • Greg O.
    Greg OzOctober 2, 2011
    You want Dana as your bartender
  • Lulu
    LuluJanuary 28, 2012
    Great spot to watch a Georgetown game!
  • Carrot C.
    Carrot CreativeFebruary 13, 2013
    Oregon College GameDay spot.
  • Brittany L.
    Brittany LMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    hummus plate... yummus plate!
  • Ileana M.
    Ileana MJuly 22, 2011
    2 4 1 ON THURSDAY 11AM 2 7 PM THEN HALF OFF AT 10PM
  • Tracey T.
    Tracey Tann ParkerApril 18, 2013
    really good burgers!
  • Matt
    MattJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sidebar...where girls drink for free
  • sarah s.
    sarah stoneJuly 16, 2013
    Overpriced, bartenders were unfriendly, bar is full of bro guys, I felt like I was in an airport bar and not in NYC.
  • Public House W.
    Public House WineAugust 12, 2014
    Bridge and tunnel. B-
  • Marc P.
    Marc PhillipsAugust 5, 2012
    This place had a good vibe.
  • Julia M.
    Julia MontiNovember 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Takes Sunday funday to a new level.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SicilianoOctober 24, 2011
    Free open bar an hour before the ravens game. Nice deal.
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay SamsonJanuary 11, 2011
    Bartenders are unbelievably crazy smokin' hot.
  • Ana M R.
    Ana M RodriguezFebruary 20, 2014
    Looks good from the outside, but inside smells like fried food. All my clothes and hair smells like grease. I couldn't stay for mor than half an hour.
  • F C.
    F CSeptember 24, 2011
    Get the skidded with blue cheese...
  • Jim V.
    Jim VigottySeptember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    At SideBar for Gator game. Kickoff at 4pm...
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda RMay 30, 2011
    Try the Pomegranate Martini!
  • Sonny K.
    Sonny KwokJuly 10, 2016
    drinks are kinda pricey
  • 901 Silver Tequila
    901 Silver TequilaFebruary 20, 2012
    Enjoy a 901 Silver Margarita before the game Read more
  • Ana E.
    Ana EcheAugust 5, 2011
    Awesome mojitos!!!
  • Linnie D.
    Linnie DNovember 11, 2012
    Hella overpriced ($8 for tiny shot) and 50% not valid on wknd.
  • Sonia K.
    Sonia KhanFebruary 22, 2014
    😱 oops meant Cibar
  • Chris B.
    Chris BarberJanuary 23, 2011
    If u like young girls that scream really loud for no apparent reason... This place is the shizzzy!!
  • Nick P.
    Nick PatrickFebruary 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    GO RAVENS!!!
  • Frances G.
    Frances GonzalezJuly 8, 2011
    White Sangria tastes like its been in fridge forever! :-(
  • Robert "Max" T.
    Robert "Max" TwittyNovember 11, 2010
    Today only Veterans recieve 15% off their bill
  • Soo Y.
    Soo YooFebruary 23, 2012
    Good sports bar
  • Michael S.
    Michael ScadutoMay 12, 2013
    Douche-a-Rama!
  • Jon
    JonJanuary 15, 2014
    Lots of roaches.
  • Nicky K.
    Nicky K.August 19, 2014
    This place sucks but it's fun at the same time.
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoJune 14, 2012
    Fist pump as much as possible.
  • Mike S.
    Mike ShemeshDecember 17, 2012
    too loud not a great place for watching the game
  • Spencer B.
    Spencer BryanDecember 13, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    chicken fingers are surprisingly good for a sports bar
  • Alexis
    AlexisDecember 30, 2012
    My definition of hell
  • Karin R.
    Karin RendelmanJune 12, 2011
    Looking for a frat bar?!?! And bartenders that make the wrong drink?? Then this is the place for you!! Sucks andddddddddd expensive. We are out!!
  • Jaimie "Cider" W.
    Jaimie "Cider" WatsonNovember 29, 2011
    Hottest waitress is Sarah!
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LAugust 30, 2012
    This place is mega-douche central.
  • Katie T.
    Katie TracyApril 8, 2012
    This place sucks! Terrible service. They served Stella in a cafeteria type glass over flowing with foam-seriously?!?
  • Sonia K.
    Sonia KhanFebruary 22, 2014
    😱 I meant Cibar
  • Vincent
    VincentFebruary 17, 2014
    Might be the worst bar in the country other than 13th step.
  • Ab L.
    Ab LaniyanMarch 18, 2011
    Have a Jameson shot
  • Amber E.
    Amber Exsoycise.comNovember 14, 2010
    Gators bar, beware highly obnoxious.
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MayOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Go Gators!
  • Holden K.
    Holden KarauApril 16, 2011
    4sqday is in the backroom
  • Brianna T.
    Brianna TurnerJune 18, 2014
    Special is non existent! False advertisement, bad customer service.
  • Alex C.
    Alex CasariegoFebruary 22, 2015
    Feels like I'm back in college, in the worst way possible
  • Katy Z.
    Katy ZackAugust 8, 2011
    Always overcrowded with mediocre food and drinks. Why do people still go here?
  • FingerStinger
    FingerStingerNovember 10, 2015
    Too pricy for the bland, loud atmosphere
  • Kam P.
    Kam PerezOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Apparently they don't honor the 10% off coupon during games. Sounds Like BS to me.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CJuly 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Good Place for Parties
  • 🍣😘💁Nam T.
    Could we make a swarm on 4sqd here???
  • Avi G.
    Avi GFebruary 12, 2010
    Great place to watch a Cardinals Game!
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerOctober 20, 2014
    Save yourself. Don't go here.
  • 💕Linds💕
    💕Linds💕March 4, 2011
    Plastic cups. Epic failure. :(
  • Troy P.
    Troy PayneNovember 19, 2009
    The sliders are good!
  • Izalette
    IzaletteJuly 21, 2015
    Shitty service. Honestly don't go!
  • Tamara H.
    Tamara HJuly 21, 2011
    Too loud!!
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KreickMay 5, 2012
    Worst bar. Ever.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HornFebruary 28, 2010
    Trendy...sucks...overpriced drinks...don't do it!
  • Naama B.
    Naama BarretoJanuary 5, 2014
    muito feliz...
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