1452 2nd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002140.771198 -73.956620
Daily 12pm- 4am
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper East Side
Iggy's is a blast – Iggy's is a fun dive with a great set-up for karaoke. Certainly not a high-brow venue by any stretch but a fun place with a laid-back crowd, friendly staff, and reasonably priced drinks. The decor (especially the entrance) is decidedly vintage, a throwback to New York's wilder and more carefree days. The few fools posting negative reviews about Iggy's here are either snobs expecting something more upscale in the Upper East Side or more likely people incapable of grasping the concept of first come, first serve in regard to karaoke. Iggy's gets packed on the weekends and when the entire bar is waiting to sing you can't expect to be on stage ten minutes after you walk in. The DJ isn't going to bend over backwards to accomodate you. Wait your turn like everyone else or come earlier when it's less crowded if you want to sing so badly.
fun, fun, fun – this place is very unique. watching people having a good time and doing karaoke is quite the experience at Iggy's. the people that work there do a great job keeping the party going. the food there is very, very good. its not the usual greasy bar food, it was very good. overall a very good experience.
No matter what day you go, it's always a positive experience. – Whether you go for the karaoke, the food (try the Bison Burger!), the great drink specials (perfect for loosening up those vocal chords), or just to hang out with some good friends, Iggy's is ALWAYS a positive place. Iggy, himself, is a genuine and positive chap, whose infectious attitude has clearly made it's mark on the rest of the staff.
Perhaps it is because of this atmosphere, that Iggy's also tends to draw a great crowd no matter which night you visit. The crowd varies from college students, after-work hipsters, scraggly regulars who have never left in 13 years, 20 and 30 somethings out for a good time, and birthday parties. The crowd tends to be multicultural as well. The unique mix of people, all of whom are willing to shake it to the music of karaoke, lends to an awesome night out, where you are bound to have a good time no matter who you are.
Interesting experience.... – I had a party at Iggys last night for a friends birthday. I came almost an hour early to set up and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Once 11pm came, everyone was having a great time, yet it took a very long time to get our drinks (maybe next time there should have been 2 waitresses to handle 4 large parties because 1 took 20min to get drinks, but I understand she tried her hardest.) The owner Iggy even came over and bought me and the birthday girl a drink. Around 1-1:30am everyone who had a tab was closing them out and there was an altercation between my friend and the waitress because my friend said that Iggy offered to buy one of the rounds of shots that my friend ordered (he ordered a few rounds shots, 10 at a time), so when the waitress gave him his tab, he let her know that Iggy offered to buy one of the rounds. The waitress said he did not approve this and it ended up in a small argument that put a damper on the end of the night. Then after we all left I was waiting outside for a friend and a few members of my party told me that the waitress wanted to see me. I went back in and she told me that she only made 20$ from my whole party, so I gave her more money and apologized. Then when i returned outside to my friends they all were shocked. One tipped her 50$, another gave her 40$, and another gave her 10$ on a 20$ tab. These were only 3 in my party who said that, so i can't imagine that the other 10 people didn't tip her either. So the waitress clearly lied somewhere which is so shady. But then again, many people in my party got drinks from the bar because it took over 20minutes to get a drink from the waitress in charge of the parties. Overall the night was fun and everyone had a great time, yet next time I would book a table for a party and then get all my drinks from the bar because the waitress was slow, lacked customer service, and may have been lying to me to score a larger tip then she got, but she made out VERY well last night.
Iggy's is Awesome! – Came to Iggy's with a group of friends as we were on the Upper East lookin for a few drinks. By the end of the night, we had so much fun singing so many songs in karaoke. The back room was really huge and made it very comfortable to enjoy yourself.
I am going to be planning an upcoming party there for my office after meeting Iggy the owner who was just as great as his place!
charity -- no deal – Owner promotes his bar as a place where people can earn cash for their charitable endeavors. No dice. He is actually more about dissing his customers when they "complain"... meaning if their order doesn't come in 40 minutes. I mean -- I actually got a lecutre at the bar for this. Don't go here. It's a small, loud, hole in the wall with bad wine and beer.
Fun party – Some friends and I just hosted an unconventional baby shower at Iggy?s recently and it was a huge success. It is a fun atmosphere the staff was very friendly and helpful and Iggy, the owner is a riot, very energetic. He was very welcoming and easy to work with when planning our event. It was no problem when we wanted to add a few personalized theme decorations for the room. Not that you need to, the room is quite festive on its own. There was plenty of space for people to chat, sing and dance if the spirit moved them. The food was really good, and they were able to have healthy options. Many of the guests commented that it was a really fun party, so we came across as party planning superstars, but that was mainly due to Iggy and his staff. So a big thank you goes out to them.
Perfect for a Party! – I just had my birthday party at Iggy's and I thought it was great. Iggy, the owner, was very warm and took great care of my guests. The food was fantastic and the drinks were reasonable. The music selection was very extensive. Iggy's is a wonderful place for a casual party.
BEST PARTY SPOT – A huge thanks to Kathy for coordinating the event for Guan's 30th Surprise Birthday!! I was searching for a location for a quite a while because not many private event spots can offer food, drinks and most importantly, entertainment. Therefore, Iggy's superb karaoke feature was a big plus to the fantastic drinks and food that was provided.
Everythinng was very well-organized with the help of the staff. The customer service provided was beyond excellent. It was so fun that our group did not even know how much time has passed. I will be recommending this place to all of my friends who wants to have a good time. Once again, we all had a HUGE blast so I just want to say: thank you, Iggy's!!!
- Terri C.
Holy COW!!! Great Time! – I went to a party last night at Iggy's.... We had a blast. DJ Brooke was playing awesome music, and the new karaoke selection was HUGE! Soo many choices! This is by far the best karaoke bar in the city. Kudos to Iggy for making a great bar even better!
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