Social Bar, Grill & Lounge

Social Bar, Grill & Lounge

Bar, American Restaurant, and Pub
795 8th Ave (at W 48th St), New York, NY 10019, United States
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–4:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–4:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Social is Hell Kitchen’s best three story bar, grill & lounge with an impressive selection of beer, daily Happy Hour specials and expertly-crafted bar fare.


Based on 242 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Sean C.
    "The Southwest Chicken sandwich and fries are great"(2 Tips)
    Margarita A.
    "Happy hour all day sun and Monday."(5 Tips)
    Jhoana O.
    "trivia night is fun but the specials aren't that great."(2 Tips)
    Corey K.
    "Straight up Coyote Ugly meets Bourbon Street mayhem."(2 Tips)
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  • happy hour
  • southwest chicken sandwich
  • trivia
  • french fries
  • rooftop
  • comfortable atmosphere
  • Irish pubs
  • DJs
  • casual
  • spacious
  • chicken wings
  • chorizo burger
  • calamari
  • karaoke
  • beer
  • music
  • cotton candy
  • cosmopolitans
  • good for a late night
  • good for singles
  • NYC Trivia League

    Join us every Monday @ 7 for the best bar trivia in NY. Compete throughout the night testing your knowledge on 5 rounds of trivia. Topics range from Euro history to cartoons that don’t wear pants. Read more

    NYC Trivia League · 3 days ago
  • Heidi N.

    I plan to be a more frequent customer, now that Major Mayhem's Karaoke (with Sabrina & Justin) is hosting there, on Wednesday nights!

    Heidi Nakanishi · 1 week ago
  • Esther J.

    It's pretty spacious, chill and have a great drink!

    Esther Jung · 3 weeks ago
  • Tian X.

    Who would suspect that this karaoke dive bar would have an adorable rooftop location that looks like a neighborhood porch? Go straight upstairs to the top.

    Tian Xie · July 16
  • CBS New York

    They're serving a special Cotton Candy Cosmo cocktail, a classic cosmo poured over cotton candy, during NYC Cocktail Week (July 13th through the 17th). Read more

    CBS New York · June 12
  • Leigh Anne Z.

    Drinks are cheap, music is good and it's not so loud and crowded you can't have a conversation. Basically all I'm looking for in a bar.

  • Jeremy J.

    It's OK for a times square bar. Multiple levels is nice, decent beer selection. If you have to be in the area, not a bad spot.

    Jeremy Jacobowitz · January 4
  • Sílvio L.

    Peça uma Bud Light e descanse um pouco as pernas. Excelente ambiente.

    Sílvio Lemos · November 30, 2014
  • Jackson G.

    A bit busy after work but the place is big. Happy hour is good and lasts forever.

    Jackson Gallagher · September 26, 2014
  • Gary T.

    Good for a quick after work drink

    Gary Toriello · August 15, 2014
  • Lindsay W.


    Lindsay Waxman · August 6, 2014
  • Kristen M.

    Love the cheese fries!

    Kristen Moreno · June 18, 2014
  • Barbara G.

    A 20 percent gratuity is added to every tab regardless of how many people are in your party.

    Barbara Genese · December 29, 2013
  • Barbara G.

    Don't come here to watch a Rangers game here. They prefer the Devils.

    Barbara Genese · December 28, 2013
  • Michael L.

    Love an Irish pub that's blasting EDM!!!

    Michael Lacey · September 20, 2013
  • Joshusa

    Great place to go if you don't want to talk with the people who dragged you here despite your normally good judgement!

    Joshusa · September 20, 2013
  • DJ Mark Anthony

    Resident DJ every SATURDAY night come rock with me

    DJ Mark Anthony · September 8, 2013
  • Sean M.

    Reminds me of my 30s

    Sean Murphy · September 6, 2013
  • DJ Mark Anthony Saturday Night Resident DJ

    DJ Mark Anthony · August 25, 2013
  • Jens W.

    Sorry but this was by far the worst pizza since years i had here

    Jens Wachtel · August 3, 2013
  • Annette L.

    Great environment and cool owner! I'll be back for sure.

    Annette Lilly · August 2, 2013
  • Dan G.

    Go somewhere else. Service was terribly slow and the place is so noisy you can't even talk across the table.

    Dan Greenleaf · July 26, 2013
  • Richard B.

    Calamari is great, but the buffalo chicken tenders... Suck.

    Richard Beeman · July 4, 2013
  • Oscar R.

    Friendly and comfortable atmosphere

    Oscar Rodriguez · July 3, 2013
  • Johnny S.

    Was just informed that Simon is no longer here. Happy days are here again.

    Johnny Scarlet · June 10, 2013
  • Aimee

    Ten cuidado de las verrugas genitales del Joel.

    Aimee · May 3, 2013
  • Margarita A.

    Happy hour all day sun and Monday. Well drinks 4.50

    Margarita A · April 23, 2013
  • Anthony V.

    Doc's Apple on tap

    Anthony Villano · April 18, 2013
  • Alex K.

    Wings are OK. They are small and have a different flavor from normal wings. Get the Social Platter instead so you can try multiple apps.

    Alex Kut · March 27, 2013
  • Xavier H.

    I love this spot. With great drinks, good company and good music you can't go wrong.

    Xavier Harrison · March 2, 2013
  • Laura W.

    Best tartare sauce (with fish and chips) I've ever tasted

    Laura Westcott · January 11, 2013
  • Sasha B.

    $3.75 domestic bottles for happy hour. Pretty good bar food.

    Sasha B · November 30, 2012
  • Britt H.

    Watch out for the Irish bartender named Simon. He's the worlds biggest asshole!

    Britt Heit · November 18, 2012
  • Marc (Ezzy) K.

    Cool place.

    Marc (Ezzy) Klein · November 11, 2012
  • Melanie C.

    The women's restroom is the home of the least impressive Xcelerator hand dryer in NYC

    Melanie Carter · September 10, 2012
  • Ricardo H.

    La grill pizza esta exquisita

    Ricardo Hernandez Canto · September 8, 2012
  • Jared M.

    Marsena, the Rihanna look-alike, is the best waitress in town.

    Jared Mancuso · August 20, 2012
  • Susan Q.

    I have been here a few times and i like it. There is always good 90's music and cheap pinot grigio.

    Susan Q M · August 13, 2012
  • Robbi T.

    Nice lunch menu.

    Robbi T · July 23, 2012
  • Farah K.

    Great music on a Friday night, reasonably priced drinks

    Farah Kirstie · July 14, 2012
  • Amy I.

    Ask frankie to mix you a cocktail. You won't regret it.

    Amy Inzanti · June 29, 2012
  • Marcos R.

    We love the bartender Melinda, she is too much fun.

    Marcos Rios · April 3, 2012
  • Jackie I.

    standard HK/theater district sports bar.

    Jackie Ionin · March 12, 2012
  • Donald B.

    Wifi pass is social1234

    Donald Burke · March 12, 2012
  • Jacky G.

    Private parties get their own bar tender which I love

    Jacky G. · February 12, 2012
  • Mark C.

    Vodka tonic and football

    Mark Chastain · December 4, 2011
  • Jillian W

    Make friends with the bartenders.

    Jillian W · December 1, 2011

    Be careful when making advances at others, you may be fined $25.00 for flirting. · October 24, 2011
  • Basak A.

    Ditto the extra charge for soda refill tip. I didn't see the tip before I ordered the 2nd one.

    Basak A · October 14, 2011
  • Kyle J.

    Make sure you really want that second glass of soda. They charge by the glass and don't mention it until your bill comes.

    Kyle Johnson · August 10, 2011

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