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197 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.731201 -73.985799
nr. 12th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-529-0340 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Fireplace, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Romantic, Theme
Photo by Elliot Black

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Mon-Thu, 4pm-2am; Fri, 4pm-4am; Sat, 1pm-4am; Sun, 1pm-2am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 4pm-8pm; two-for-one beer and well
Sat-Sun, 1pm-8pm; two-for-one beer and well

Nearby Subway Stops

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

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

From the people who brought you Uncle Ming's comes this Scottish theme bar, a twist on the antique-chic trend begun by Freeman's and writ large by the Bowery Hotel’s Lobby Bar. The Rob Roy–ish décor focuses on an old Scottish design tradition that may or may not actually have existed—there’s a liberal use of stained glass and prints of heroic-looking Scots in kilts, much like the ones the bartenders wear on special occasions (only less sexy). Custom wood paneling covers the walls and ceiling. Splurging on the single malts will warm you from within, even if the fireplace doesn’t do the job. A refreshingly varied age range, mostly local creative-professional types, seem to enjoy the relaxed, high-concept atmosphere.