by Sarah G. on
I prefer popcorn or peanuts if a bar is giving out something free, but hey in this recession you should be excited to get anything! ha ha Honestly this bar just feels like a fraternity house inside only cleaner. There are moose heads on the wall, wooden floors that stick to your shoes slightly with certain steps, not really real walls and doors leading to the bathrooms, and definitely music playing that makes you think you are in a fraternity if you didn't already think you were before. But the drinks are cheap, you can usually get a table here I hear, they have pool tables and darts, and they allow you to bring in your own games to play too, so really this place is nice if you don't mind a run down looking bar that sits in the middle of a semi sketchy looking alley. I wish they had a better beer selection, but hey, for being one of the few bars open on new years day, they get a star for that! Oh ya and there is some barbed wire right next door to this bar on the outside over a fence. I wonder what or who they are trying to keep out...
by G L. on
This is a true piece of trivia, the song "Le Freak" (AKA "Aaa, Freak Out") by CHIC was originally intended to be "Aaa, Fuck Off," because members of CHIC were pissed off after they tried unsuccessfully to get into the New York nightclub Studio 54 (they sang it as they walked down the street after not getting in). Given my similar encounter at Harlot I would like to improvise my own version "aaaw, kiss my a$$" or maybe "aaaw, suck my dxxx" Now if I could just play that guitar riff as I walk down Minna St.
by renee s. on
2 days later and my ears are still ringing!! I agree with a previous yelper it's way too loud. But, that explains the hoards of people standing in the back by the bar. I recommend you do this and you should be fine. Coat check is $3. Drinks are $7. I paid $18 for my entrance fee. So, overall it's not cheap. Aside from the ringing in my ears that I'm currently experiencing... I had a great time. There were a lot of males (as a prev yelper said) but there were also a lot of hot girls around to balance out the crowd. I had 1 loser touch my ass a few times but I just gave him the finger and he left me the fuck alone so that was refreshing. I also liked the outdoor area with a dj. It's cool because it's right on the street where the entrance is. It also makes for a nice break from the loooud tunes indoors. Next time I go: I'm gonna leave my jacket at home, pre-drink, and bring ear plugs!
by Bernadette Builes on
This is definitely not your father's bowling alley. Opened in the heart of Greenwich Village in 1938, Bowlmor is one of the longest continuously running bowling alleys in the country, and extremely popular despite the insanely high prices, ranging from $7.45 to $8.95 per person per game.The spectacular decor looks like it fell out of a Crayola box so, between the eye-popping visuals and never-ending crash of day-glo-colored pins, there's no way you'll ever doze off waiting for your turn. There's a full-service bar and an astonishingly eclectic menu that goes well beyond the usual greasy burger and fries fare in venues like these - how about some spinach-artichoke fondue, a chicken Caesar salad in a wrap, or grilled vegetables - eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, roasted peppers, and red onions - with balsamic vinaigrette on a multigrain roll to keep your energy up? From 10:00pm til 3:00am on Mondays, they host Night Strike, with unlimited glow-in-the-dark games, a live DJ, and shoe rental for $20. No doubt your head will be throbbing well into Tuesday afternoon.