It ain't the food, and it ain't the beer, it's the EXPERIENCE that gets 4 stars from me! First of all the Bowery doesn't serve food. Food is served at the restaurant next door named Duffys at The Bowery. When my wife and I visited on a Monday night we had already eaten, so we can't make any judgments on the food.
The Bowery only serves 4 things; beer, wine, cola and water. The bartender made that pretty clear and my wife picked up on that right away. I'm not the most attentive person to details in the world so I ordered a Coors Light for her and a Budweiser for me. The puzzled look on the bartender's face puzzled me, but I finally figured it out- there are only two choices of beer here: take it or leave it. The beer is an un-named unknown brand, and to me it wasn't really all that good.
But it's the experience that makes a visit to the Bowery worthwhile. Lee Travis & The Bounty Hunters pay here 6 nights a week and are very good and very entertaining, combining a mix of requested songs with country classics, honky-tonk, new country, and rock-n-roll.
Just So You Know:
• $3 cover charge to get through the door.
• They'll tell you that they don't get paid to work there, so they often mention the tip jar, and even bring around a tip bucket a couple of times during the night. We didn't mind that, everybody needs to make a living, the entertainment of the band and watching the crowd was worth it.
• Our only real complaint seems somewhat petty, but others have mentioned it too: the VERY annoying harsh metallic banging sound frequently all night long. There's a pitcher hanging from a chain over the bar and far as I can tell, the bartenders whack this with a bat to signal the servers that a drink order is ready for pickup.
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