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Employees Only

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510 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2854
212-242-3021
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6:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Trendy, fun

Loved this spot once we made it in. We arrived at the door about the time they started getting extra busy. The doorman held us at the door telling us here wasn't room enough for my group of four to get in right away but that it would only take ten minutes. Twice while we were waiting, a group... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
HannahHenson
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New York City, New York
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English first
New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Loved this spot once we made it in. We arrived at the door about the time they started getting extra busy. The doorman held us at the door telling us here wasn't room enough for my group of four to get in right away but that it would only take ten minutes. Twice while we were waiting, a group of... More 

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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We waited ages to get in here to be very disappointed. It was very small and very cramped and the drinks were fairly average given the price. Wouldn't recommend.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Friday night, busy and a little tricky to gain access but worth it. Music was 80's and a great buzz. Drinks in the pricey side at $16~20 a cocktail but you do get a good drink! Worth a look!

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The bar is cute but it's expensive and just isn't worth it when there are a million other bars around. Hard to get in and when you do get in its nothing special It's way too cool for school for me. I'd rather a bar that was actually cool rather than pretending to be

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Surrey, England
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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We popped in here for a couple of drinks having read up about it on Trip Advisor. It's like a traditional speakeasy but with a small restaurant at the back. Like all speakeasy bars It was extremely busy at the bar, but the friendly staff directed us to a table, which was reserved for an hour later, but great for... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Such a great place! Coming her was one of the highlights of my whole trip! There's someone who reads fortunes, amazing drinks with bartenders who are so friendly and attentive, there was a burlesque dancer at one point, lots of interesting people. Great vibe!

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

a fun night out and great drinks in a swanky space where service is great and the choice of cocktails is fabulous.We were on a speakeasy night and this is the one that truly stood out.we will be back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a speakeasy concept that works extremely well from the not so obvious entrance to the burlesque dancer on Sundays. That being said - let's not forge the obvious; the drinks are phenomenal. One of the ones I had is the billionaires cocktail which was quite addictive. Their food also competes with the cocktails. The made at the table... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

great atmosphere if not a little full of too cool for school type people all looking around to see who had the best outfit or the 'right' shoes. Don't let that put you off though - great cocktails and fabulous neighbourhood.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This bar atVest Village is small, but famous! Beautiful people, great drinks, good for happy hour and night. The door is tough when its packed. Barmen"s are quick and nice. And its good any day of the week! Highly recomend to know!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 510 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-2854
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: 212-242-3021

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 4:00 am

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West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighborhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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