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The Gordon Bar

60 Thompson St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Broome St.
212-334-7320

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7
"Recommended"

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71% would go back.

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horribly mistreated because we were not white!

By chastidy.roman on 2/21/2016

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

Showed up to meet a friend at this bar last night. Was not even let into the hotel lobby. The bald black security guard/doorman with a thick beard was extremely rude. He blocked the doorway and when we gave the name of the person throwing the party we were told that list was closed because there were too many people. Not 1 minute later a group of about TWELVE WHITE PEOPLE show up and are immediately let in. We then ask if we can just go up for a quick drink and to say hello to our friend who is visiting NY. The only reason we were even there. He rudely says "it is not going to happen" and doesn't give any real explanation. It became clear that they DO NOT WANT PEOPLE OF COLOR AT THIS PLACE. We stood in the vestibule of this place, not even allowed into the hotel lobby, and watched as large groups of WHITE PEOPLE were let up to this bar. This happened multiple times. Finally people from the party, also people of color, came down and were also severely mistreated by this doorman. It seems as though there were already TOO MANY BROWN PEOPLE at the bar and they would not let any more in. I am a 32 year old native new yorker and HAVE NEVER BEEN treated this way. It was disgusting. They clearly want WHITES ONLY at this bar. It was also really sad and upsetting that this black man was fulfilling this racist protocol. I am still so upset about how my group of THREE brown people was treated. I woke up this morning still so very upset about this mistreatment.

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20 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

Avoid like the plague

By irate_newyorker on 7/28/2013

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

This place is a tourist trap. Horrible drinks for ridiculous prices. The pinot noir I ordered came 15 degrees F too cold. The martinis sucked as if they had been poured out a can. I thot I would show my displeasure when it came time to tip. But they beat me to the punch - they tacked on mandatory gratuities. Take into account the bad attitude of the staff and you'll know why I won't be back.

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81 out of 168 people found this review helpful.

Funky cool bar

By DJLONDON on 12/7/2011

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

I went there with a buddy and thought it would be a great place to bring my lady for her bday. So will be there this weekend hope its still cool. If DJ LONDON was Djing there it would be EPIC....

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109 out of 218 people found this review helpful.

Rudest staff

By aquaaqua on 5/25/2008

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

We were enjoying drinks at four separate seaters and one of my guest happen to sunk himself into the chair to relax and unintentionally contacted a part of his heel on the chair.... The host passes by us and yells to him " DON'T PUT YOUR PUT ON THE CHAIR!!" We couldn't believe why he had to reprimand to a customer but we let it go and continued enjoying drinks for another twenty minutes until the same host .. I do not know WHY he had to pass through the impossibly narrow space between the bar table and my guest's seat..he could've go through the otherside w/ no effort.. He w/ a nastiest and rudest way "SCUSE ME!!" and pushes away my guest's chair w/ a strong force that guest's legs hit our table!!! We couldn't believe the whole scene where the bar staff intentionally passes through the tight space to earn an excuse to harass the customer w/ such a childish manner.

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211 out of 389 people found this review helpful.

Thom's Bar is spectacular and so is the bartender Jonathan!

By Fuji95 on 10/12/2007

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

WOW! What a memorable night we had. A welcome home to a city that we once called ours. The staff could not be nicer. Not only can their bartender Jonathan create a fantastic martini.....he created a warm and welcoming atmosphere as well. He is as nice as he looks ( if that is possible) ! Thanks to all. Good luck to you Jonathan...hope to see you again soon! Keep em coming...

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395 out of 740 people found this review helpful.

Where is my " Hottie " Jonathan ?

By XOXO4U on 10/11/2007

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

As stated in Page Six Magazine( Sept 30 2007) Jonathan, the bartender sure is one hot guy. He has such personality and manners that I almost forgot we were in Manhattan. The atmosphere and his company made our evening. (the drinks helped too) I need to get his schedule as we missed him twice this month. (((( Jon come back wherever you are.)))) Hope to catch him on our next visit. Great time...Great drinks...Great people and a real" Hottie" too. Who could ask for anything more? Jen Do you remember me?

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302 out of 609 people found this review helpful.

Beautiful bar

By Alvarez on 11/6/2006

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

Just went to Thom Bar Saturday night. Loved the art work and the eccentric yet classy decor. Great music all night but not too loud. Beautiful people everywhere. Will definitly keep going to this place.

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404 out of 827 people found this review helpful.

Staple Diet

By Bostwick on 11/2/2006

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

I just went to the Thom Bar the other night, and I just wanted to say that I had an amazing time. The atmosphere was great - the lighting was dim and candle-lit-like; there was a dj in the corner mixing sexy melodies and beats in the corner. I sat in one of the cove-like booths with very comfortable bench-style chairs with lots of stuffing, and looked at the post-modern/industrial mural that monopolizes and camouflages the majority of the back wall - i noticed it was commissioned by an amazing artist (his name escapes me now). The food was delicious - a great blend of mostly Asian influenced food. There was a great mix of beautiful people...very international looking. I know the place has been around for awhile - it looks to be a staple of New York.

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421 out of 844 people found this review helpful.

Very Sexy

By IamJazmin on 11/2/2006

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

Beautiful decor, and great cocktails. Nice place for after work. HOT SEXY gay and straight Staff!!

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393 out of 863 people found this review helpful.

Bar a par excellence

By Josh on 11/2/2006

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

I love the Thom Bar. The plush cushions, the world music, the unique bites (LOVE the tuna tartar!), and the lighting make for a great place to grab a quick drink before or after a night out - or as a destination to hang out with friends. The service is great, and the wait staff are as tasty as the food

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