1152 1st Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002140.769155 -73.955022
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper East Side
Call The Department of Health and Hygiene – What a seriously unfortunate watering hole. My friends and I love to have Sunday drinks and thought this would be a perfect neighborhood spot. WRONG!!!!!! First of all, the bar smells like urine. I probably should have called it a day at that, but okay its not The Ritz. Moving on....so we go to order drinks at the bar, and are pretty much ignored by some short guy with a height complex until we are forced to yell "hey excuse me sir"......after we got our sippy cups we laughed about the experience and just figured we would.nt go back. Hold the phone! I the noticed TWO employees emerge from the bathroom without washing their hands.....can you say ewwwww....As if I want dirty I touched myself hands pouring my drinks or exchanging money in my hand? How do I know they did not wash their hands......there was no sign of water in the sink, which means a faucet was never turned on. EW holy vomit. Go at your own risk.....or save a buck and drink at home!
One of my favorite places to go in the city – I always have a good time here especially during football season. Yes the service can be really slow, but if you sit at the bar that is definitely not the case, the bartenders have the ability to give way faster service than the servers… oh and did I mention that the food is delicious?! The wings are better than atomic and better than h00ters lol. Good burgers, nachos, French onion soup, and the chicken potpie is the perfect meal to soak up all the alcohol that is in the drinks… they pour them heavy here! If you love irish bartenders then this is the place for you
Great Place to catch 6 Nations Rugby Matches – Find an international crowd and you have yourself a great place to catch a rugby match on satellite. Good food and good crowd of folks.
MEAT – This is the place if you want to meet some meat and I'm not talking about the food. This place one guy mentioned is spot on with service if it is very slow but when busy the waitresses get harassed nonstop which means no beer for you. There are many less busy places in the area that allow you to drink your pain away oh single ones.
Mixed Bag – Baker St. is a mixed bag. They do pour a proper pint of Guinness and when business is slow, service is prompt. When it's packed however, the bar seems understaffed and movement through the main room, due to the obstruction of the dividing dry bar is almost non-existent. The food is above par pub food but the waitstaff are often overworked thus lending to slow table service. The biggest pet peeve though, as a trivia connousieur stems from the hosting style of the Weds. trivia night. The host's Irish accent is charming but his annunciation, propensity to tell jokes in lieu of authentic questions (which are frequently mistaken FOR questions) and seemingly random rhythm leave much to be desired. I've tried to give it another shot a couple times, but always leave frustrated with the inelegant and patternless style of the host. If you're into trivia that actually tests knowledge and not puns and 80s music, I'd go elsewhere.
avoid happy hour – I drink in the area. No I am not a drunk( maybe). Baker St is always involved in some kind of event-think sports with a door fee-. When there is no events the place is OK. The food is not that tasty and they have a hard time doing changes-"The Chef is picky" I was told: "no substitutions". However, Bartenders do a good job in faking the history of the place. I like the place for a quick beer(when there is no cover). The staff is surprisingly good and great at promoting their place of employment. Food could be better.
Fun, Great food and drinks – super fun pub, good crowd, great food and drinks, not too expensive. The only thing i dont recommend is the brunch - there is a good variety but the food just wasn't up to par.
Fun Bar, Great Staff – To "mmam" - (review below) the bar doesn't charge for those games, Setanta Sports does - the provider of the satellite signal. Anywhere else that was televising whatever rugby match you went to see would be the same deal, unless they pirated the signal illegally. The bar gets zero dollars out of that.
Baker Street is great fun - lively crowd, solid fun bartenders and a good selection of beers. Wednesday evening's trivia is a good time as well..
Avoid for sport – They are charging you no less than $20 per head for watching on TV a Saturday afternoon rugby game. This is just to enter the pub and to spend more money on drinks or food while watching your game (if you can seat - the place was overcrowded) !
This says everything about the place. Avoid.
great brunch – the BEST french toast I've ever had.... more to come later.
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