Toad Hall

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77 Solid

Like a grand but cozy English manor, Toad Hall is made for enjoying yourself nicely.

57 Grand St., New York, NY, 10013

212-431-8145

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The lowdown

In the tradition of its fictional namesake English manor, Toad Hall manages to be capacious and cozy all at once. Exposed brick walls and dark-wood fixtures help, as do the mismatched mirrors strategically hung above eye level, which make the space seem bigger without forcing you to confront your drunken reflection at every turn. Or perhaps it’s just the motto posted on the register: Be nice or leave. Add a well-kept pool table (every Monday is league night), a pleasantly varied wine list, and a range of good beers (at low prices for the neighborhood), and you’ve got a charming bar that beckons on a chilly winter evening.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelBring earplugs!