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Bar 50

50 Bowery St., Second fl., New York, NY 10013 40.716 -73.996
nr. Canal St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-227-8831 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Hours, After Work, Billiards, Restaurant & Bar

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Daily, 9pm-2am

Happy Hour

Mon-Thu, Sun, 9pm-10pm; $3 beers; $2 house shots

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D at Grand St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

Dim-sum palace Golden Bridge Restaurant is moonlighting as Bar 50, a massive space that is mostly a quiet bar, located up an imposing flight of stairs. The back recreation room boasts a couple of racing arcade games, a couple of pool tables, and a picture-window view of the Manhattan Bridge. In the front bar area (decorated with projecting dragons and photos of the owner shaking hands with Bill and Hillary), colored spotlights rotate while flat-screens show sports and the speakers pump house music. Ask the friendly bartenders for some dice and they’ll play a round of “Bullshit” with you. Be warned: There’s a good chance you’ll hear “What Is Love” at least once while you’re here, but this month, at least, your exposure is minimal. One last bit of trivia: A door down from Golden Bridge, there was, some years ago, a completely unmarked karaoke bar with a giant dance floor that you could only access by going through a travel agency’s office on the second floor (unless you snuck through the exit doors, located in the tunnel-like Chinatown Arcade). We once went to a blowout there that was busted by the cops. We’d be surprised if the space is still used for such shenanigans, but we’ll put it out there for intrepid explorers and nightlife historians.