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Sly Fox

140 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.728939 -73.987362
nr. 9th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-614-3283 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, Neighborhood Bar, Singles Scene

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Mon-Thu, 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 6pm-4am; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; L at Third Ave.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU

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American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


Slide down the wheelchair ramp into the subterranean Sly Fox, improbably buried in the Ukrainian National Home, for a reminder of those not-so-memorable trips to Bratislava, Kiev, or Minsk. Run by a hardened Polish woman for decades, the bare-bones bar closed down in 2004 only to re-open again with a new owner and a new look meant to evoke a cozy home in the hinterlands of Eastern Europe. The mirrored ceiling, floral-pattered booths above which candle-lit lanterns ooze an orange glow, and the Euro-pop that regularly thumps from the stereo vaguely recalls a porn set, presumably to the delight of the frat boys who invade after 10pm on any given night to take advantage of the reasonably priced Slovakian beer, $2 PBRs, or $4 beer-and-shot specials. In the early evening, however, a couple of old drunks nursing glasses of Ukrainian vodka are likely to be your only competition for the ear of the bartender.