188 Ave. B, New York, NY, 10009
nr. 12th St.
By joker on 6/28/2009
I have been going to Rue B for a long time. The food and drinks are good. the decor is unique and comfortable. There is always good music, however, the audience seems to be indifferent towards it. My biggets complaint about Rue B is the people. It used to attract a diverse and mature crowd. Now, it has been taken over by young kids who are loud, disrepectful and obnoxious. They congregate around the narrowest space of the bar between the bathroom and musicians. They yell and scream over the music. They seem completely oblivious to the waiters trying to squeeze past them with drinks. They bump into the musicians in the middle of the performance and don't even apologize. They tip the waiters and bartenders poorly. They completely ignore the tip basket for the musicians when it goes around. I wish the older crowd would come back and show these morons some class.
By jamesviola79 on 4/4/2008
Despite the name, and its jaunty Parisian sign, there's nothing particularly French about Rue B. The collection of black-and-white photographs which clutter the walls celebrate mid-20th century American cultural or sporting greatness. Sinatra is well-represented in the bathroom. When lights are low a tight jazz combo swings in the corner, under the watchful gaze of an aging Chet Baker. The drinks are good, and so is brunch. How could I resist something called "Eggs Corleone".
By JerryJoe on 10/16/2004
A wonderful little place for Jazz and Juice-laced Martinis. Great service and tasty food. The Saturday and Sunday Brunch, along, with their 7 day a week Happy Hours, makes for a fun-filled time. From 9:00pm to 12:00pm nightly, the boast some the City's finest Jazz. Give it a try, I give it a 9 on a scale of 10.
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