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Jake's Dilemma

430 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-5849
+1 212-580-0556
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
Sep 4, 2018
“This is a great neighborhood bar with interesting people in it”
Jul 28, 2018
“Rudest doorman I ever met in NYC”
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4:00 PM - 4:00 AM Hours
American, Bar, Pub
430 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-5849
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Very friendly Customers. Drinks were very cheap during happy hour. It is unassuming and has the feel of a local hangout. Customers were friendly to strangers and they were all ages and types. Great place to grab a drink on your way to dinner or...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tms215
Reviewed July 28, 2018

We decided to visit with my son (Jake) expecting some fun and photo opportunities at least .... we only got as far as the door as the security man was rude, ignorant and almost aggressive - unable to even hold a conversation. Therefore no dilemma...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Dave G
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Very pleased to find this place. It’s not a Bar(in my opinion), it’s a pub. Almost in a constant state of Happy Hour, I was certainly smiling

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Simon14061965
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Love the food the bar serves, I like the jalapeño poppers and nachos. If you don’t like beer they have standard cocktails like vodka soda or cranberry. The atmosphere is very fun but definitely gets crowded when there are major sporting events.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank taylormariem
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.

Date of visit: September 2017
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

Date of visit: July 2016
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.

Date of visit: April 2017
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

Date of visit: March 2017
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

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank dpakman91
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.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Mike P
Upper West Side
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Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Full Bar, 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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