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Boss Tweed's Saloon

115 Essex St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Rivington St.

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Fun Times at Boss Tweeds

By SkyHigh72 on 2/6/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Went to Boss Tweeds for their new 6.30pm trivia night there. It was so much fun! Live game of trivia with a wide range of questions from TV to movies to geography to sports. This bar is a grimy, but warm place with terrific drink specials. Good deals + ability to win up to $50 off the tab with a pub quiz victory makes it too good a deal to turn down. Good music, good vibe, nice people. My kinda place!

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177 out of 370 people found this review helpful.

Boss Tweed's is a good spot...

By thevinhamilton on 1/22/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

While I feel bad for the other dudes unpleasant experience, it is unfair to call the place a racist dive. A dive maybe. If it's college night and you are looking for something other 20 year sluts and drunk dudes playing beer bong then this is not the stop for you. If you are looking for that then rock on... Other nights it draws a cool local crowd with good LES drink specials $4 PBR tall boys and can a beer and a shot, etc... The owner can be a cool dude, just make sure you love the Yankees cause if you don't, he's not shy about letting ya know his thoughts... I strongly recommend this spot for authentic LES fun as long as its not Twilight Night... unless you are into that..., what do I know... go to Boss Tweeds and shut up... The outside space is way cool when it's not 8 degrees out...

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205 out of 452 people found this review helpful.

The other review is nonsense

By richefc on 11/6/2009

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

This is the best bar I have been in NYC, possibly the world Try striking up a conversation with the owner, Brian, and you'll find he's the friendliest barkeep you could hope for. Buy him a Jameson's and you'll get a sit on his Harley and a list of the best Italian restaurants in NYC (they're in Brooklyn and Coney Island by the way, and they're not called Lombardi's). Speak to the food and beverage director and you'll get up to the minute advice on the best draft beers. Boss Tweed's is not for whiney college types like the previous reviewer, it's for the discerning punter who wants a slice of the real NYC, and to spend a bit of time finding out that real New Yorkers are among the most hospitable people in the world. Thanks Brian, we'll be back soon as we can.

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207 out of 420 people found this review helpful.

Racist, low-class dive

By LloydSvatos11 on 7/26/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

My friend got thrown out of this place during a party for being wrongly accused of sharing an open bottle of liquor in the bar. He doesn't drink and hadn't ordered a drink all night. He was, however, the only black person in the bar. Draw your own conclusions. On top of this, the place grossly overcharges for anything but the nasty tap beer, so if you're going to pay $40 for 4 shots, you can do that at a much nicer bar than this. There are far better places to spend your night than at this low-class, racist dive.

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