Calico Jack's Cantina

(212) 557-4300 | View Website

800 2nd Avenue, STE B, New York, NY | Directions   10017

40.749952 -73.971952

Open Hours

Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

 
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Neighborhoods: Midtown East, Midtown East (Turtle Bay), Midtown

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Calico Jack's Cantina
Calico Jack's Cantina
Calico Jack's Cantina
Calico Jack's Cantina

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Menu
Soup Du Jour, Black Bean Soup, Southwest Chili, Guacamole Authentica, Jalapeno Poppers, Nachos Suprema, Spicy Chicken Wings, Cajun Popcorn Shrimp, Pedro's Salad, Ensalada De Casa... more

Reviews for Calico Jack's Cantina

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Go anywhere but here – I'm not picky, but this was by far the worst place I can think of to spend an evening. Completely unprofessional behavior. If I was the owner the front of house would be fired on the spot. You can tell that everyone who works here doesn't care, bouncers included. I'm baffled as to how they're still in business. Food was burnt, drink orders were screwed up, and the staff is rude. Avoid at all costs.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Decent Bar – My friends and I came here last week and we had an awesome time..Maybe the place is not the classiest, but when you go to a bar like this you shouldn't expect exceptional service. They had great open bar specials, and the bartenders were a lot of fun. DJ wasn't terrible but the bouncers were a**holes. I do not think I will ever make it back there, but I had a fun night.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Will never go again... – First time here as well as last.

Sketchy experience, paid check on credit card, tipped bartender A in cash. Bartender B comes back with credit card and says there was no tip.

After explaining what happened to bartender B he proceeds to call our party liars.

Expect to be treated poorly.

Will never, ever go again.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Lets Go Buffalo! – Bar is fun for Sunday Bill's games but other then that i wouldnt go but for the Bill's games it is a lot of fun

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Wow – Its bars like these that ruin the reputation of every bar in midtown and has new yorkers vowing to never return to the entire area. It all depends on what your looking for. For most, this bar is trash. If you are looking for drinks poured with unlabeled mystery vodka, a trashy B @ T crowd, terrible terrible dj's, and sloppy underage drunks, then get ready to party this bar is for you!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

FOR MIDTOWN, THIS PLACE IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS – Having looked at everybody else's reviews, I don't understand why people could dislike this place.

First of all, They had an all you can drink deal for $30 for 3 hours and it didn't take a genius to see the better tips you gave the bartender, the better service and drinks you would then receive.

Also, they had 3 of the hottest female bartenders I've ever seen frequently dancing their asses off on the bar, I'm suprised they didn't hurt themselves, they were pouring shots into people's mouths- free booze, good thing!

In addition, these girls were nice! which threw me, cause most gorgeous female bartenders, even when they are working for tips...are bitches!

I've never been to a bar in Midtown NYC that provides the entertainment like this place does. For f&*k sake, one of the guy bartenders was doing fireballs...and did a Jagerbomb with me cause my friend chickened out and he didn't want me to do one alone, All in all, I had a great time here!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

THE WORST BAR – PLEASE AVOID. THE BOUNCER THOUGHT HE WAS GOD. THE KITCHEN AND RESTROOM IS DIRTY. THE BARTENDERS ARE JERKS!!! AND THE DJ IS A PERVERT. IT WAS A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

This bar is as bad as Nicolas Cage in Ghost Rider!! – Let's start from the beginning of the night. So my friend had won her own "happy hour" where you get to drink for free for 3 hours and you can bring friends and they drink for half price. So sounds good right? Before I left my house that night I was curious and I looked online to find out about this place. Pretty much 90% of the reviews I read online started out like this "Oh my god. Worst place ever. The music is too loud, the people are all a -holes, it's too crowded, and the dj is terrible cause he talks over every song." I was like wow this place looks really bad and I definitely wouldn't like it. I called up my friend and tried to inform her of this but she tells me oh its not that bad I've been there before don't be a wuss just come out and have a good time, give it a chance. So I agree to give it a chance plus maybe its not that bad. So when I get there right off the bat I don't like the place cause they tell me I have to take my hat off cause you aren't allowed to wear hats inside. Ugh fine. After a few minutes of being there me and my friend were bombarded by this Shot girl who would not STOP asking us if we wanted a shot the entire night after telling her no like the first 3 times. Then of course the music is too loud(it's a bar trying to be a dance club) the dj is talking over every song and the crowd is made up of a-holes/ tools/ sluts from Staten Island or Bed Stuy. Everything I read in the reviews came true. Sure enough some guy got kicked out while I was there, they didn't want you standing in front of the place outside you had to go to the corner. Drinks were ok but nothing to write home about. Didnt have the food but I can't imagine it being good. The only good thing was when these two hot bartenders in tight black jeans got up and danced on the bar. That was my favorite part of the night. When asked by a girl that worked there if I wanted to sign up for my own chance to win my own "happy hour" I said NO I DON'T EVER PLAN ON COMING BACK HERE!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Avoid at all costs – Stopped in there late last night after being at another bar. First of all, the place was filthy. Also, a shot girl came up to me and my friends and was literally HARASSING us to buy shots. We said no several times and she just kept insisting. Then she came back five minutes later and did it again. But that isn't the worst of it.

Around 2:40, we bought a drink. It looked like people were starting to clean up so we asked the bartender first if it was too late. She said no and gave us the drinks. About 1 minute later, the DJ announced final song and said to start closing out your bar tabs. After that song, the lights came up and every one started cleaning. The workers all started yelling that every one had to get out. We still had our drinks and one of the bouncers told us that we had to finish our drinks in the corner by the door so they could clean. When we went over there, the three bouncers just stood around us staring at us and mocking us about how long it was taking to finish our drinks. One even threatened us that he was going to lock the door so we "can't leave." Some one sweeping in the back chimed in that my boyfriend, who was the only one with a drink at this point, wanted to finish his drink like a little girl (not the word he used). When my boyfriend said that he had paid for the drink and was going to finish it, the bouncers ganged up around him, got in his face and told him that he was going to leave now. Some 20 year old in a suit jacket behind the bar tossed $5 over and said "I'm the owner- Here is your money back. Leave." The worst part- at this point it was only 2:49!!! 9 MINUTES AFTER THE BARTENDER TOLD US IT WASN'T TOO LATE TO BUY A DRINK. 8 MINUTES AFTER THE DJ ANNOUNCED LAST SONG. WHY WOULD YOU TAKE OUR MONEY (AND TIP) WHEN YOU KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO FORCE US OUT IN MINUTES?

I have never been so repulsed by "service" (or lack thereof) in my life. I urge every one to avoid this place at all costs. It should be shut down.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

never again – it wasnt that good.. very crowded, and the bartenders were more drunk than the ppl. we had a special deal but the bartenders were super strict on what type of drinks when it was open bar. the place was so tiny. and it took more than 20 mins for a drink... i would not recommend this place at all.. and the magaritas were horrible.

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