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Jake's Dilemma

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430 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-5849
+1 212-580-0556
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
Sep 6, 2017
“Fun bar”
May 4, 2017
“Off the beaten path”
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Bar, Pub, American
430 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-5849
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Been here two days in a row now, coming back the next few I reckon. Staff are very attentive, friendly and polite. They offer 50% off until 8pm on drinks everday, with other specific offers each day. Would strongly recommend.

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed May 4, 2017

came from Canada. was tired of the touristy expensive area went on trip advisor and we gave it a go. Was really impressed and surprised Had a great local feel for all ages. We hung out with the happy hour older crowd. Then it started...More

Thank dutchsteve
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Recommended to me by the staff at the hotel i stayed. Cool spot with great food and good happy hour. Favorite part were the beer pong tables. A nice spot to go and have good drinks, good bar food and good competition.

Thank Micheal M
Reviewed March 4, 2017

came in to watch the game, No waiters No Service... Asked to set up the station and the "friendly" bar-woman said "sure give me few minutes", after 20 minutes and 2 reminders from our end, it was obvious that either she does not know how...More

Thank abl107
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Disaster. Do not go here. Went to a friend's birthday party here. The mixed drinks are "cheap college bar" bad, and the service is atrocious. If you aren't being rudely told to stand elsewhere by a server or ignored by a bartender, you are being...More

Thank David P
Reviewed October 11, 2016

with the exception of Saturday every day from 12-8 is half off drinks. Could have better selection of cocktails. Yummy food great atmosphere for watching the game.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed May 5, 2016

We usually frequent NYC to visit a friend of ours and we always seem to end up at Jake's. This is one of our absolute favourite bars in the city and is a great place for the 21-30 crowd! Can't go wrong with Jake's Dilemma

1  Thank B-and-C_Rhode-Eats
Reviewed March 20, 2016

We popped in here the first night we were in New York, and then went in there every night great selection of Drinks at really good prices and Food to match Highly Recommend this place.

Thank SheffieldTopjoiner
Reviewed October 2, 2015

This place is a collegefest. Beerpong tables and scorebords. Mondays the HI hostel new york comes here for the cheap beer ($2) and shots ($4). So if you're not with the hostel expect a rowdy bunch.

Thank fiona v
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Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Air conditioning is super. Waitstaff was lovely. Drinks menu a good variety. Super clean bathrooms!! May get crowded with drunk twenty somethings late night but we missed them and had a good time.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
4:00 PM - 4:00 AM
4:00 PM - 4:00 AM
4:00 PM - 4:00 AM
4:00 PM - 4:00 AM
3:00 PM - 4:00 AM
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-5849
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-580-0556
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