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Jimmy's Corner

140 W. 44th St., New York, NY, 10036
nr. Broadway
212-221-9510

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"Highly Recommended"

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By Blutarski on 5/6/2016

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

Jimmy has been in this particular Corner for 46 years, and I have been drinking there pretty regularly for almost 20 of them. The staff are friendly, the beer is good (Sam Adams is the best), the jukebox is Frank and Ella and Otis with a smattering of Prince, and the bar itself is unpretentious and authentic. Jimmy has an amazing life story, which he will share with you once you've been drinking there for four or five years and he decides you're an ok guy (or gal). Until then, strike up a random conversation with one of the regulars and they will regale you with neighborhood stories and happily explain why Jimmy's in the best bar in Midtown. The only thing the official review above gets wrong is the tourist factor: a select group--boxing fans or people who know people who have been there themselves or wander--make a point to seek the place out. Others wander in from local hotels. Those who recognize its good qualities stick around, and often return every night until they leave the city.

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12 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

A "boxing bar" without boxing fights in tv

By francisco372019 on 8/13/2013

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

I went last weekend just to find that they don't pass boxing fights events "because it's too expensive for this small place" (that's what the waitress told me). Bad service as well (the waitress escorted me just to make sure that some friends were already waiting for me). The only good thing is cheap beer, though not many options available.

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89 out of 198 people found this review helpful.

Jimmy's is the best bar in NYC!

By pughbear on 9/9/2012

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

After traveling around America for several months and finally heading to NY me and a group of friends stumbled across Jimmy's Corner. The atmosphere is amazing, the staff are friendly and welcoming. The jukebox is full of treats and such a change from the surrounding bar's playlist. The pictures on the wall create a great setting for you to chill out and be entertained for hours on end through photographs and by Jimmy himself. Such a humble and nice man! We ended up going to Jimmy's for a drink for 5 nights on end, either relaxing and chatting all night or just going for a few drinks and heading downtown, no doubt about it that everyone should take a trip to Jimmy's Corner.

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147 out of 288 people found this review helpful.

Jimmy's Corner. Pure Pugilistic Perfection. A knockout!

By paulwiggins on 1/25/2011

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

What can be said about simple pleasures? They speak for themselves. When Jimmy's Corner speaks for itself, the message is as crisp, lively and consistently on target as the boxers Jimmy Glenn trained. Atmosphere, a welcoming staff and clientele, great cocktails, beer as cold as it can get and economy friendly pricing for a good honest drink. Legendary juke box and more things to look at than one can absorb in more than a few visits. Trust me, yes, you will like most, revisit Jimmy's Corner again and again.

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211 out of 390 people found this review helpful.

jimmys bar

By jimrowlands on 5/31/2010

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

visited from Perth australia what a great place wandered across the road from my hotel,was immediately welcomed and had such a great time went back the next night full of characters and good cheer,will always be one of best ny memories

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224 out of 420 people found this review helpful.

THE BEST YOU WILL EVER FIND NY I KNOW 100%

By geordieneville on 7/7/2009

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

I walked into JIMMY"S CORNER and what a refreshing change.i come from newcasle upon tyne great britain. .JIMMYS is the best bar in NY.great music.great cold beers.everyone very friendly.JIMMY looked after me and was a great host.down to earth.nothing was to much bother.staff were great.loved it so much was there for 4 nights in a row on my vacation in NY.talked to local guys from new jersey,queens. bronx,and also people from pennsylvania,canada,you could not find a more welcomed bar in NY.its not a 5 star bar.prices for drinks very fair. but has more character with all the legends boxing pictures on the walls.and all walks of people from all over the world. that there first place for a drink if they come back to NY is JIMMY"S CORNER.i will visit jimmys again because its the genuine feel of the place with the people that make it the BEST BAR in NY and i have drank in quiet a few bars around the world in my time.thanks again jimmy from neville x

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347 out of 596 people found this review helpful.

Real people, Cold Beer, The center of the Universe and Jimmy

By JOHNLEE on 6/11/2009

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

Its a favorite spot everytime I hit NYC on business or pleasure. You can always count on a great conversation, seeing or meeting new friends, the coldest beer in Manhattan and classic tunes. Its perfect when not too crowded but thats the downside of a legendary bar that has held its appeal for decades -- not too flashy, not too extravagent, just one great time.... and then theres Jimmy, No one makes you feel more welcome or makes sure your taken care of -- Its like coming in to his home and your always welcome. My son turns 22 on sunday, doing a summer internship on Wall Street and the drinks are on me -- I know he'll be stopping in to Jimmys Corner for a few cold ones with his buddies! Happy Birthday Son, Jimmy will take great care of you!

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215 out of 435 people found this review helpful.

Best bar anywhere!

By saminND on 7/6/2008

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

I started coming to Jimmy's Corner while stationed with the Coast Guard at Governors Island beginning in 1982. I have travelled all over the world in the service, and as a merchant seaman. I have never been to a better bar anywhere thanks mainly to Jimmy Glenn (a true boxing legend), but one of the nicest down to earth people anywhere. I always enjoy staying til closing to hear Sinatras New York, New York and Kate Smiths God Bless America on the juke box. If you cannot enjoy this place you are a stick in the mud, and what a bargain!

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270 out of 513 people found this review helpful.

a bar's bar

By astoria42 on 5/8/2008

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

Jimmy's Corner is a rarity in Midtown: an establishment that has kept its original flavor regardless of the "cleaning up" of the city. This is not a dive as much as just a real, old school bar. Classic rock, beer and bourbon, and sports. This is a bar's bar. I don't know what the previous reviewer's problem was with Mr. Glenn, but he has always been very nice to me when I have seen him. If I ever find myself in Times Square and need a quick pint, this is THE place. Go, but don't tell anyone. It's remarkably idiot-free, an oasis in Times Square, and everyone would like to keep it that way!

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237 out of 463 people found this review helpful.

A Good Night Was Had By All

By fizzyfeet on 4/22/2008

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

We stumbled on this bar which was opposite our hotel. The bar staff were extremely welcoming and Jimmy proved an exceptional host with his recollection of boxing greats and his general good humour. Here is a true gentle giant and a gentle man! This bar is steeped with boxing history and its juke box is one of the best soul and classic blues I have ever come across. People will class it as a dive but if you want to experience the genuine New York hospitality then you must give it a go. It is basic but genuine and has HEART & character!! The prices are affordable and I thought it was the DBs!! We certainly will want to return to this little peice of NY & boxing history. Thoroughly recommended!!

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208 out of 417 people found this review helpful.

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