Phoenix

Phoenix

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AS THE PREMIERE GAY BAR OF THE EAST VILLAGE

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The Phoenix, originally established as The Bar in 1999, rose from from the ashes after a fire devastated the mainstay dive watering hole. The Phoenix has a strong tradition of catering to a diverse and trendy crowd, and has become a gay institution in the east village. Change is a constant in life, and The Phoenix has not shied from its own evolution. Receiving accolades including having the best jukebox in the city, to being a fashion insiders party, and even as an avante grade performance venue, The Phoenix has never closed it’s mind after opening its door. With new management, and a renovated interior, the bar has transformed from “go-to dive” to “be seen at destination”. Surviving blackouts, hurricanes, and crises in between, the bar has never shuttered, striving to serve a community and neighborhood it holds more dear than the strong drinks poured every night.

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Phoenix Bar
3.8
Based on 326 reviews
Carlos L.
00:24 10 Sep 22
I have visited Phoenix bar in the past and have always found the ambience to be fun, enjoyable and energetic. However, I went late night tonight hoping to...
G Rodriguez
23:54 15 Aug 22
Pretentious bartender. Wow, visiting with my partner, we weren't acknowledged, bartender walked right by. Finally he comes up, we say hello, order a beer and then again wow, I've never seen anyone since my baby sister roll their eyes so many in less than the 3 minutes we interacted. I have friends in the service industry so morally I felt obligated to tip, but man, I've never questioned whether or not I should so strongly. Worst first impression and hopefully my last.2 stars because they have a decent outside sitting area. LolCheck out nowhere, not far down the road and friendly bar staff to boot!
Lee G.
01:10 15 Aug 22
I came here regularly last summer (2021) to dance with my girlfriend and our friends. Pretty gay-boy oriented, but we always felt accepted in the space as...
Juan Tellez Sandoval
07:37 16 Jul 22
Wanted to scam people into between they had the best interest if residents in life. Not true. Scammers
Hipolito Alba
05:27 15 Jul 22
Came my first time had a blast bartenders was great the drag show was awesome even for a straight man I had a good time and felt completely comfortable in here second time not so much one bartender was upset about getting tips he was getting even though we were in a group and waiting for more ppl to come and he felt it was good enough cause he was prissy I guess...and decided to not serve us and argue about it
Philip Koch
20:29 16 Jun 22
Some of the best-looking men I've seen in ages. No attitude in this bar. I recommend it very highly.
William Woods
03:55 10 Jun 22
Hey I went with my boyfriend to get a drink at the end of the night. I gave him a 20 to buy my drink for the the drag show. I planned to use the cash for the drag performers and start a new tag and pay for all the tips on that with my card. However the bartender saw two black man and yelled oh you all won’t tip. I just walked in and had no time to show my plans to the bartender and all and all it seem d racially charged. Honestly. I’m offended with how the company treated me during pride. I did the same thing and gave a huge tip in drinks a week before. It’s just crazy that this bartender thought I wasn’t going to tip today based purely on my face.
Darrell Palagian
21:14 29 Apr 22
Blah pretentious bartenders. Very unfriendly. Skip this bar if you’re wanting to feel welcomed in our community.++ fun excellent drag queen Corma Kelley on karaoke Wednesday nights.
Paige G.
19:42 24 Apr 22
Had the worst experience at last week's trivia night! Our team of 9 won free shots for winning a round of trivia, so someone from our group went up to the...
Stephen O' Farrell
13:55 20 Feb 22
The Phoenix is an East Village institution. It’s been great fun for years, long may it continue. The bartenders are friendly and there’s varied entertainment, drags shows, pool table, dj’s etc. I accidentally left my coat there, and staff was super helpful and I was able to pick it up the next day. Thanks Guys! 🙂
Bode
14:59 25 Jan 22
This bar has been the scene of a number of Covid exposures in my experience- no one asks for proof (exception is Saturday nights) and during week Billards tournaments take place with no one checking
Josie S.
16:59 27 Nov 21
This was my first time here and as soon as I walked in the place looked around (about 3 people around) I had a feeling.. I know the bartender saw me walk...
Annalise Thode
20:21 14 Nov 21
Went here last night for the first time ever, feels like my life changed overnight. Everyone was so beautiful and kind, I came in at midnight and stayed until after close. Phoenix is the place to be and I can’t wait to come back
Owen Taylor
06:38 05 Sep 21
I’ve been in NY for 10 years and have always loved Phoenix. Until tonight. What happened to all the men!? All college girls. At the Phoenix?!?!
BRADTHEMUSICIAN
05:22 22 Aug 21
Decent music but dead crowd at 1am on a Saturday. Also, a $20 card? Yeah no I'm good.
Jennifer Rött
23:56 10 Aug 21
I was roofied here on July 4th. Be careful, ladies.
Michael Moncada
04:50 07 Aug 21
Love all the boys at Phoenix; Lorcan, Garrett and Sean have been amazing during the pandemic. Their new Happy Hour prices are pretty much the best in the neighborhood. Great vibe in the outside seating area and always a nice friendly crowd! Always worth coming back here for me
Michael M.
18:45 02 Aug 21
Love all the boys at Phoenix; Lorcan, Garrett and Sean have been amazing during the pandemic. Their new Happy Hour prices are pretty much the best in the...
Karlos A.
15:23 10 Jul 21
It was a cute place and it was very chill. The only thing I would say this place needed was a drag show. We went on Friday night and I kind a needed that...
Kwame S.
11:06 05 Jul 21
Updated review: Although I gave the Phoenix a 4-star rating a few years ago, I have to bring my rating down to 2 stars after a couple of visits over the...
Isaac B.
20:14 04 Jul 21
I gave a 20% tip and they told me "this is why we make you wait for drinks"Go somewhere else!! Awful bartenders
Bruce B.
18:16 27 Jun 21
Cute place, but $10 for a draft beer?! Where are we, the Plaza Hotel? Is Greed Good? What a ripoff. Gay bars used to be welcoming. $10 tor a draft beer is...
Javier Ramírez
00:57 19 Jun 21
The barmans were very antipathique
James Gallagher
03:03 30 May 21
Super rude waiter moved me around 2x and then said he was being generous. I'm definitely never going back and you shouldn't either. The days of rude and arrogant service need to end after this pandemic. I sincerely hope they go out of business (I've never had that thought before for any restaurant or bar, but they need to be taught a lesson.)
J G.
19:56 29 May 21
Absolutley the Worst service - Super rude bar server that moved me around 2 x - and not politely - never going back and you should definitely skip it. The...
Nir Amoyal
04:06 09 May 21
Nice place, service was very bad very Rude staff
All things Relle
02:39 22 Apr 21
First time going to this bar and i had a horrible experience. Not only the over priced drinks taste like throw up the people in there are so out of line and disrespectful. Drinks are so call accidently spilled on me and others. I was pushed so i had to leave. Music wasn't even diverse.
Patricia L.
11:34 20 Feb 21
I've been coming to Phoenix the last few years and I've been really impressed with them through Covid. Many gay bars in the city have either permanently...
Jonathan Melendez
05:43 19 Sep 20
The service was okay, but they weren’t taken the measures to make sure all was safe as secure. No screening for temperatures no bar code for covid screening to ensure all clientele are safe and secure. Security Had lack of focus enjoying himself enjoying the festivities instead of making sure everyone is safe. Failed to comply to safety measures and hazards for the clients. Do not recommend and will not be returning
Suresh D.
14:17 29 Aug 19
The last month I come in here on Thursdays after I volunteer at a nearby church.I looked at their happy hour specials which include domestic beer bottles...
Ashley Hanson
02:36 01 Jun 19
Went to another bar previously and there wasn't anywhere to sit. Came across the street to this bar and was blown away. Super energetic environment, attentive staff, fast service, and excellent performances! What a cool bar to accidentally stumble into!
Charlie
04:51 20 May 19
We spent our final night tonight in New York at Phoenix bar, the barman was accommodating and provided the drinks as asked and even provided a cigarette as asked and I provided a 2 dollar tip on a $13 bill, shortly after I asked for a glass of water and from a very sulky barman i got a sarcastic comeback on a poorly $2 tip for pouring four drinks! I know 15% to 20% is the expected tip in NY and I realised that perhaps I has short-tipped but after his remark I resent having tipped at all. I had simply miscalculated but if that is the consequence of a simple mistake I would recommend avoiding this bar completely. I didn't need that and neither would you! Find another bar!!!
Scott Steinbaugh
23:14 03 Jan 19
the phoenix is a great bar in the east village. they have great strong drinks and friendly bartenders. they have a great happy hour with cheap drinks. they usually host a viewing party for drag race (when its on) and have several drag shows throughout the week. any night you go, you'll be sure to have a good time.

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