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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 94
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Great bar amazing drinks

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
summerbreeze267
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW 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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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Excelente DRINKS! I recommend a table for two! Go for the steak tartar, delicous! The drinks with bourbon were my prefered ones. Not expensive for the drinks and atmosphere!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

We were told that this was one of the best bars in NY, and it was nice but the food was the best, please try the fish!

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

... maybe I shouldn't be sharing how amazing this bar is, but it truly is. Whenever I have someone out of town and wanting an amazing NYC drinks experience, this is the spot

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There's a creeper haunting the bar and putting some kind of drug in the drinks. Keep your drink in front of you at all times......don't take your eyes off of it!!! My daughter and her girlfriend had the same exact amount to drink (nothing to eat). My daughter while admittedly plenty buzzed was fine but her girlfriend got horribly sick.... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was a quintessential NYC experience for me because we had to wait in line, the hostess was bossy, into herself and had a huge fur hat on and once we were inside it was loud packed and the booze was flowing. I loved it! Had this not been vacation, this would not have been the atmosphere I would typically... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

With so many choices in NYC and so many areas my girlfriend and I decided to head to Employees Only for some cocktails. When we arrived at the main door on the Saturday night at 10pm there was already a small queue forming - we were told we wouldn't get in until approx 11pm until dinner had finished (as the... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had reservations n after a less than welcoming entrance on a frigid night we get in to stand at the "hostess" stand to be passed by twice until one person stops and looks up at me like I'm a tree n asks if she could help me. I replied with "are we supposed to just stand here to be... More 

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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 1 - 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Village

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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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