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The Back Fence

155 Bleecker St., New York, NY, 10012
at Thompson St.
212-475-9221

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8
"Recommended"

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75% would go back.

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Very, very near the center of the folk-rock universe

By HowardN on 10/13/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is a treasure. Totally undemanding, what you see is what you get, but try finding it anywhere else. Singer-songwriters wander in asking for stage time. Stick around and you might hear something pretty good. Good draught beer selection. Not for the faint of heart. Even a flat screen with the game. The management acts like they don't give a damn, but they probably do, and this is the way they want it; a living artifact, a rarity, a gem.

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97 out of 189 people found this review helpful.

The Back Fence is the best bar in America. Hands down.

By MikeStrain on 5/6/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

There is simply no better bar.

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100 out of 200 people found this review helpful.

We found a gem in New York

By Chrissinclair on 3/3/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Myself and my wife found this by chance on hearing a rather talented female singer while walking by. We went in, and didnt leave until around 2am, (Sunday night, would have stayed longer if we could). Turns out the singer was Marisela, very very good, and she was followed up by Vinnie Ferrone, again very good. The staff were extremely friendly, and can honestly say I felt like I'd wandered into my local, not a bar thousands of miles from home. Next time I come back I will be visiting again for sure, probably every night. Thanks for a great night.

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