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The Cellar

325 14th St., New York, NY 10003 40.732129 -73.984326
between First and Second Aves.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-477-7747 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, College Bar, DJ, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Outdoor Area

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Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.; 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

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American Express, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

Remember in Revenge of the Nerds when the brainy outcasts had to build a frat house? This might have been the result—a collegiate, testosterone-friendly hangout drawing a crowd that’s more about pocket protectors than pool pockets. Appropriately, the step-below-street-level bar was modeled after the owner’s own childhood basement: It has a ratty make-out couch, a Getaway pinball machine, and pin-ups of Burt and Farrah in the bathroom. During the day, when the place operates as a coffee shop, NYU kids bring in laptops and munch on bagels. At night, the scene can get schizophrenic: a group plays Hungry Hungry Hippos at the bar while a woman does her homework at one of the small tables, and a random suit under the influence of the bar’s mid-week, all-you-can-drink special gets his dance on. Not quite Union Square, not quite East Village, The Cellar is a little out there and a little out of the way but the back yard patio may be 14th Street’s best kept secret.


Barbeque: From 4pm-8pm on Saturdays and Sundays during the spring and summer, there is a free rain-or-shine barbeque on the backyard patio.