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72 Totally Fine

The subterranean digs aren’t very sweet, but fans of taxidermy and rock and roll will feel right at home.

131 Chrystie St., New York, NY, 10002

212-226-5708

http://homesweethomebar.com

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The lowdown

A former sign-making shop is now a bar with no sign. Add to the irony: Aside from a couple of grandma’s mid-century-styled couches, there isn’t much to make this subterranean lair — also once a bean-sprout factory — feel like home sweet home. At best, aficionados of taxidermy and lovers of knickknacks will feel like they’ve paradoxically climbed down a stairway to heaven. The wooden bar’s illuminated dioramalike display cases show off eBay detritus like a de-necked electric guitar, dental casts, and the disembodied horse-head of a hitching post. As far as real animals go, a stuffed rabbit, an eagle, and a beaver frolic around a tree branch repurposed as a lamp stand. That sort of exoticism doesn’t carry over to the beer selection or to the DJ’s jams (which run the gamut from Skynyrd to the Smiths).

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelBring earplugs!