'Wichcraft

Southwest Porch at Bryant Park

Lounge, Café, and Bar$$$$
Midtown East, New York
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  • Southwest Airlines
    "Try the 'wichcraft peanut butter cookie!"(3 Tips)
    Viral
    "Reserve ice skating tickets prior to getting there...the lines"(2 Tips)
    John T.
    "It's crowded, but once you settle in it's pretty nice."(4 Tips)
    Chiara C.
    "Yummy warm grilled mozzarella & fontina sandwich"(4 Tips)
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  • Greg J.
    Greg Jones2 weeks ago
    Nothing!! We never got our food!!
  • Mark P.
    Mark PollardSeptember 27, 2016
    I would make this my office if I could. Outside, Bryant Park, summer, here... that's everything in life.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WaslinJuly 23, 2016
    Food surprisingly excellent!
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SolorzanoJuly 14, 2016
    Perfect place to sit when the weather is nice. It's quick during the lunch hour and the food is good!
  • Roger R.
    Roger RJune 28, 2016
    Amazing place to people watch and get some rest from your day!
  • Cynthia L.
    Cynthia LinJune 27, 2016
    A great summertime bar out in the open! Can get crowded during after work hours.
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WilesMay 19, 2016
    Live music is a nice touch
  • Paula W.
    Paula WatsonDecember 8, 2015
    Loved Bryant Park
  • Ron H.
    Ron HsuNovember 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Good for drinks after work. Wait service is horrible though if you're trying to eat. Not enough staff. Eat at the bar instead.
  • Cancun P.
    Cancun PSeptember 4, 2015
    Its great for sitting down and having a drink or 2
  • Ralf K.
    Ralf KohlerAugust 16, 2015
    delicious salads and sandwiches
  • thm
    thmJuly 28, 2015
    Wifi, drinks, swings, but food menu wasn't awesome.
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.February 15, 2015
    Great summer spot
  • John T.
    John TindaleJanuary 8, 2015
    Have a friend camp out at a table while you get the beers. It's crowded, but once you settle in it's pretty nice.
  • Bridgette B.
    Bridgette BekDecember 20, 2014
    Grab a coffee from wichcraft, order a Jameson shot here, dump shot into coffee, go back to work
  • Crystal S.
    Crystal ScottDecember 19, 2014
    Spiked hot apple cider in Bryant Park.
  • Margie B.
    Margie BergerSeptember 27, 2014
    Starting Larry's b day celebration!
  • Shawn F.
    Shawn FurmanSeptember 5, 2014
    Good beer. Great atmosphere.
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WAugust 31, 2014
    Great place for a beer with friends after work.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PhanAugust 14, 2014
    Grab a cocktail after work and ride the swing
  • Bilal T.
    Bilal TatarAugust 10, 2014
    Very relaxing and social place but poor service I am waiting the waitress for 25 min.!
  • Shinal
    ShinalAugust 3, 2014
    Kitchen closes pretty early but great place to grab a drink on a warm summer night.
  • Samantha O.
    Samantha OwenJune 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Super laid back. Guacamole is amazing, watermelonade is out of this world. A little pricey but the drinks are strong and the good is quality.
  • Mariana R.
    Mariana RosarioApril 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Service is poor. They are extremely slow. However, it's a great ambiance
  • Luke M.
    Luke MillerSeptember 19, 2013
    Your unlocked scene : The Saloon
  • Christina K.
    Christina KirschJuly 27, 2013
    What an amazing place! I will definitely be back to have another awesome veggie burger and drink yummy mango sangria while sitting on a bench swing..doesn't get much better than that!
  • Dee Phunk
    Dee PhunkJuly 11, 2013
    I'm pleasantly surprised that the drink prices here aren't too crazy. I feel like a lot of people know this though because it's crazy here afterwork in the nice weather months. Lock down a swing!
  • Rev &.
    Rev "The Rev" 😈July 5, 2013
    An utter delight! A bar ... wifi ... power! Full of win.
  • Tiziana R.
    Tiziana RJune 20, 2013
    Lounging around on hammocks in the sun?! Yes please! Feeling like I'm at a mini resort...all in Bryant park!
  • Samara B.
    Samara BlissJune 17, 2013
    They have available power outlets on the north side of the building right next to a bunch of comfortable chairs. That combined with the park's free wifi makes for a great spot to do some work.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GwinJune 9, 2013
    Patrick seems lonely, if you see him give him a hug. Awesome location, great staff, best people-watching in the city.
  • Samantha O.
    Samantha OwenJune 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place!
  • Annette J.
    Annette JohnsonApril 30, 2013
    Great bartenders
  • Arutak
    ArutakApril 18, 2013
    The best guac I've ever had.
  • Betty C.
    Betty ChenNovember 26, 2012
    Perfect cuddle spot on the swinging bench under the heat lamps at night
  • Pilar S.
    Pilar ScratchOctober 29, 2012
    Best spinach veggie
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RodriguezSeptember 29, 2012
    Have a bruski next to the open fire!
  • Yesbelt F.
    Yesbelt FernandezSeptember 14, 2012
    It's so easy breezy beautiful Bryant park! Enjoy.
  • James F.
    James FoytlinAugust 16, 2012
    Great place to tryout some of those 70's pickup lines lol
  • Alexandria C.
    Alexandria CantrellAugust 6, 2012
    Goat cheese sandwich is super good. Place initially seems over priced but the location is beautiful and food is good. Totally worth it
  • Jon R.
    Jon RaynorMay 13, 2012
    Best bartender in all of NYC right here. See Chris
  • Jon R.
    Jon RaynorMay 13, 2012
    Best bartender in all OF NYC right here
  • debz
    debzApril 18, 2012
    service takes forever during lunchtime. food's not good enough for the wait.
  • Zack P.
    Zack PMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place. Great place on a warm day to grab a beer outside after work.
  • Mikel K.
    Mikel KingMarch 26, 2012
    A good place to recharge...
  • Althea M.
    Althea MonteverdiFebruary 9, 2012
    Winter ale delish!!
  • Benj R.
    Benj RobertsOctober 30, 2011
    Hot Apple Cider is very tasty on a cold day.
  • Meredith T.
    Meredith TorresOctober 28, 2011
    Open year round. Friends ice skate, you drink wine.
  • Ciro O.
    Ciro OtaOctober 14, 2011
    Beautiful place! Good to rest and look the things around! Veio até NY, vale a pena entrar neste parque!
  • Mark M.
    Mark MOctober 3, 2011
    Fire pit opened tonight!
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PlaineAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You can bring food from outside in here. It usually isn't very crowded. A well kept secret which makes for a much-needed relaxing lunch during the workweek.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KAugust 8, 2011
    Get the Gruyere; it's like french onion soup on a sandwich
  • Laila F.
    Laila F.August 3, 2011
    You're better off finding seats and navigating the bar on your own than relying on waitress service.
  • Catherine M.
    Love it, love it love it love it. Ok I'm done.
  • MtoM
    MtoMJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a porch swing, and wads of cash for the overpriced pints.
  • CB O.
    CB OwensJune 28, 2011
    here for business briefs—free monthly panel with wichcraft breakfast included!
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen MoyerJune 18, 2011
    Put your feet up and order a ginger margarita. Watch the world walk by.
  • Marc P.
    Marc PharelJune 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Stop by and say hello to the mayor. He's there every weekday around 1:45 and is a nice,personable guy :)
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer C.June 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    It's a beautiful spot for lunch, but it seems really understaffed. You have to wait a while before you can flag down one of the overworked waiters.
  • Keri E.
    Keri EllrodtMay 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty much my favorite-est place for the summer. Closes at 11p though! Ask for the spicy popcorn and lifesize jenga!
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel Alvarez-GomezJanuary 25, 2011
    Great iceskating rink! Free entrance, you also can rent skates. Go there on the early afternoon if you don't want to wait for too long to get in!
  • Viral
    ViralJanuary 10, 2011
    Reserve ice skating tickets prior to getting there...the lines are fairly long
  • Southwest Airlines
    Southwest AirlinesAugust 19, 2010
    Welcome to the Southwest Airlines Porch! Try the 'wichcraft peanut butter cookie!
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HealyJune 6, 2010
    Way overpriced for what you get but if you are single and on the make you can't beat it. Everyone seems to be looking to hook up in this place. Singles paradise.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BrownJune 4, 2010
    Great place.even the resident crackheads are well mannered ha ha
  • Katie C.
    Katie CubesApril 26, 2010
    Come here when the Bryant Park Grille is over crowded it's 10K times better and the beer on tap is great!
  • Chiara C.
    Chiara CosenzaApril 20, 2010
    Yummy warm grilled mozzarella & fontina sandwich
  • Bitsy M.
    Bitsy MetcalfNovember 6, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    hot chocolate and blankets to come next week (Nov 12th)!
  • Iván H.
    Iván HVOctober 2, 2014
    Perfecto para descansar después de caminar.
  • Patricia R.
    Patricia RojasAugust 17, 2014
    Buen servicio, para comer y echar tragos con calma.loooved ir, muy rica cerveza
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