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807 Ninth Ave., New York, NY, 10019
nr. 53rd St.
By SanMorango on 10/24/2013
I went to Bar 9 last Friday after the renovation. Its so much cozier than it was before and BEAUTIFUL. Music was great. Staff still the same, fun and friendly but get this: brand new couches! I loved Bar 9 before but now it is the perfect spot for a date or group hangout.
Does the new owner think it's a dance club?
By pinkie098 on 3/26/2011
I used to love this bar, but I'm guessing it's been taken over by new management who appear to think it's some sort of crazy dance club as opposed to a chill neighborhood bar. I went there last night. The service was TERRIBLE. Rude and slow and the manager was a jerk too. They wouldn't let anyone into the big area with the couches. It was apparently reserved for a party that only 6 people ever showed up to. The music was so painfully loud you couldn't even think let alone talk and they refused to turn it down despite many people asking them to. We ordered the buffalo chicken strips which weren't buffalo at all, they were soaked in BBQ sauce and served with a side of sour cream. They were disgusting. I won't be going back.
Chill hangout, great drinks.
By alexandraisaacs on 6/8/2010
Definitely a good crowd. The live music was a great mood setter. I was there with a girlfriend and we had a great time people watching. The drinks are so good and my friend and I had a blast! I highly recommend it. This is the kind of bar any New Yorker should be seen at.
Hip and very relaxed
By arcticranger on 8/10/2009
Went here the first night I lived in HK, had no idea what it was, now I plan on making it my local. Here's why: - its big and labyrinthine and sorta mysterious - drinks are strong, I bet the bartender refuses to make Cosmos - music booking with integrity. I saw The Hrny Wrms who are very early 80's Wire-like experimental band - it has a super mixed crowd. everything from old jazz hounds to post-punk riot grrls to Butor nerds reading on couches. Overall it reminds me more of the old Club 57 back in the 80s, without the glue sniffing. Even performance art type cabaret on Mondays.
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