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Le Bar Bat

311 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019 40.766878 -73.983171
between Eighth and Ninth Aves.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-307-7228 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Live Music, Lounge, Nightclub, Restaurant & Bar

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N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.; 1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle


This venue is closed.

This outdated weekend nightspot has been dishing out mediocre surf-and-turf standards and gimmicky cocktails (like the Bat Bite, which serves four and has a "secret ingredient") for more than ten years. After getting past the velvet ropes (which nobody seems to have a problem doing), serious revelers head straight to the downstairs disco, which can get crowded and sweaty. The spacious main floor and upstairs balcony, meanwhile, attract an older crowd with nightly R&B or rock bands and a cigar bar. It's neither chic nor hip, but it'll suffice for tightly dressed baby boomers who just want to have fun—or who didn't make it past the Hudson Hotel Bar's more discriminating doorman.


Before the over-sized steel bats were hung from the ceilings, Le Bar Bat was the site of Mediasound Recording Studio, which hosted such rock legends as Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon—hence the gold records, album covers and signed celebrity photographs hung throughout the bar.