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Taps Bar & Restaurant

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515 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2548
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Syracuse, New York, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The owner must really not give a flying you-know-what about this place, and it shows. The bouncers are total @$$holes to limit the amount of work they actually have to do any given night, which clearly NEVER includes cleaning anything in the place. Last time I went here for a drink after a holiday lunch with some friends from work... More 

Thank Rocky F
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This place is a piece of work. Let me paint a picture for you: typically they ID you multiple times (and if you are out of state expect to get hassled). The Jameson is watered down. Last call happens 15 min early bc their clocks are all set ahead. If you are with a group and start to have fun... More 

Thank toanjo
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Taps is the worst bar in syracuse. I have lived here my whole life and its been this way forever. It used to be a funeral parlor and nothing has changed. Literally,. Do not go there under any circumstances

Thank Dbo420
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Just as previously stated, I had a beer at alto and went looking for a friend at this "establishment". The only thing the guy at the door said was I had had enough and he wouldn't let me in. I didn't understand what he was saying at first, and as soon as I questioned him another guy materialized saying you... More 

Thank Thunder123456789
Kathmandu, Nepal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Yes, most of the negative reviews here are true. Sadly, these types of places are allowed to exist. If you want a two dollar pint of Genesee or Pabst you'll be fine. They also have a couple of video games and darts and pool. There are two TV's usually airing popular sports. There is free popcorn. Just recently I met... More 

1 Thank chefjeffbishop
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

They don't even let me in because I am "too messed up" when i am completely sober. If they do let me in, they beg me to sit down and to have my jacket on the coat rack. I will never try to go back there because they do not deserve my money. I just want to sit, relax, and... More 

2 Thank ShenBaw315
Upstate NY
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Not a restaurant, they haven't served food since the first year they opened. Regulars are territorial, and they will vibe the unfamiliar. The belligerent, staggering, reel down the steps, appears to be the exit style of choice. There is a very nice sushi restaurant with a full bar (a little pricey) right next door, and there are several other places... More 

Thank roaddogbassman
Albany, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I know it's been stated before but it's really a dump bar. It smells and the staffs are very cold and rude. It has that cowbell hanging on the door. Our friend just arrived, opened the door and the bell clang loudly. They then unpleasantly looked at him and said: "you've had enough for the night". Our friend said he... More 

3 Thank cathy M
Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Taps is a dive that serves liquor. If you live nearby and can walk to/from, that's a bonus. I have a feeling that is the exact crowd that keeps Taps in business. Drinks are average price, average quality, below-average variety - cheaper than armory square, cheaper than Alto Cinco across the street. If you are already driving/cabbing to go out,... More 

1 Thank Andrew M
Syracuse, New York, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Requires 2 forms of ID for no other reason than their inability to recognize a fake ID, I have to imagine. 4 people in their late 20's needing 2 forms of ID is preposterous. didn't bother to try ever again, but just looking in from the entry way, its obviously a filthy dump anyway, would likely have turned around and... More 

3 Thank Jeff N

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  • Address: 515 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY 13210-2548
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Syracuse
  • Phone Number: 315-472-1303

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