168 Ave. B, New York, NY, 10009
nr. 11th St.
By aka47 on 11/17/2015
If you are going to this place to have a nice chat, blow off steam & have a pleasant evening. Then I highly suggest you reconsider. The bar rundown & dirty. Seats with rips or duct taped , a floor that looks like they've never seen a mop, tiny rundown bathroom and the tacky looking patio seems to be a hangout for bugs. Let's talk about the garnish tray or is that a petri-dish full of exotic bacteria? There is a tub of behind the bar loaded with beer bottles floating in water for who knows how long. Sounds delicious! To make matters worse, the owner is pretty much a tool. He's a neighborhood curmudgeon (and laughing stock) who'll hate on people for numerous reasons: race, gender, sexual orientation (which he assigns based on his warped little mind), appearance, type of drinks ordered. You will be profiled as soon as you enter based on his narrow-minded view of the world, and you very likely to get raw end of his attitude. Inquire about the so called the happy hour specials and he'll give you an angry response. Appears his math need work because is calculations of credit card tabs is can be questionable. He think he's trying to keep up the old nature of East Village but that's a crock. There are bartenders & bar owners who have done far more for the community that he claims to be a part of. Pretty much, he's a poseur & hateful loser. Why bother going to this place? There are so many options around East Village that offer better deals and better experience.
By lmr1982 on 9/2/2008
Boxcar has become one of my favorite bars over the past couple of years. It's a great, laidback spot where my friends and I know we can always find a good crowd. Also highly recommend for parties and events, as we've had a few here.
By LeesaR on 9/1/2008
I've been going to Boxcar for a while and have to say it's my favorite spot to meet up with friends and have a few drinks. The happy hour is hard to beat and whether sitting in the garden or in the bar, its a great atmosphere. For those who are looking to avoid the crowds of "b&t" kids, this spot always has a good mix of people.
By supafly on 3/31/2005
I really did not like this bar. I found the service extremely poor and the demeanor very unwelcoming. The man behind the bar would be better suited delivering mail as a disgruntled postal worker than serving drinks to people looking to mellow out after a long days work. Plenty of bars in NYC. I'd avoid this one.
By black on 3/31/2005
i guess the bartender is a douchebag ALL the time? i went there on a wednesday, a night when a bartender should be appreciative of people spending $, but oh, that was just not the case on this particular wednesday night- the treatment my friends and i received was so ridiculous that i thought it was an early april fool's joke- there are too many options in the neighborhood to waste your time at a place like this- happy hour, shmappy hour, walk a block and go somewhere else- id like to leave a flaming bag of poo on the bartender's face, oops, i mean doorstep...if i could give a score lower than 1 i would...
By mariaelryan on 6/10/2004
I recently had a birthday gathering at the Boxcar and I would highly suggest it to anyone. The few of us smokers left could go outside to the garden to have a cigarette. And while we started off in the back the heat pushed us inside, where it was intimate enough for everyone to mingle and chat and yet not feel crowded. Their happy hour is also terrific for anyone like myself who is strapped for cash and know that their friends are as well. All in all it was the perfect place to have a party of about 15 to 20 and all without having to go through the trouble of renting out the space.
By pistol on 1/6/2004
I've been going to Boxcar since it opened and it's a great place for it's patio, happy hour, good bartenders and excellent music! I highly recommend it. The clientele and vibe is cool.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.