136 Second Ave., New York, NY, 10003
nr. St. Marks Pl.
By kimmay on 5/21/2010
As long as you don't (literally) bump into Weezy Jefferson reincarnate & David Bowie about 30 years from now, you'll REALLY ENJOY this great, low profile bar. It's a no fuss, no muss, relaxed environment. If you have no particular qualms about a jukebox filled with a unique mixture of tunes, then you'll enjoy the selection - and it's cheap! Strong drinks are in abundance, so no need to get paranoid that the bartender's gonna play that "first-strong-drink-second-third-fourh watered down" game. Now, re the subject of my review, a few months ago, my sig other & I visited our fave bar just to have to deal with 2 freaks at the bar making eyes at him. We soon discovered that what we thought was an old, horny woman w/her decrepid crypt keeper husband were both impersonators (oh the humanity)! Now, we have no issues with that, but they wouldn't let up with the flirting, AND suggestive language when my babe went to the bar to refill our drinks. The long & short of it is that the Weezy Jefferson dude, ummm...freak and an even more withered & wrinkled, embalmed David Bowie look-alike were escorted out for trying to start some kind of crazy fight with my hubby. The dead guy even had the nerve to try & explain to the owner that he was 75 years old, yada yada yada.. So, hopefully, Bar 82 hasn't allowed the freakish pair to return, otherwise, watch out for some weird bayou dancing & scarily unwanted flirting, unreciprocated, might result in a fist fight! Just keep an eye out for them..LOL!
By cc6carol on 2/3/2009
Too the people who lived in NYC all there lives Bar 82 is a great place to have a drink. It is the quiet place off of Saint Mark's Pl. right next to BBQs. Too the yuppies and NYU students taking over the neighberhood its another bar. The owners once owned the Ukrainian dive bar Bar 81. Bar 82 has more of a lounge theme. The marketing is not great and I would love to do the marketing for them but the drinks are good, bartenders =great and they keep underage kids/sex/drugs/fights out. Everyone check out bar 82-whether its for a date, afternoon drink with a generous Happy Hour or work related business. Or party like a rock star at night!
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.