800 2nd Ave, STE A, New York, NY | Directions 1001740.749952 -73.971952
Mon - Sun: 11am-4am
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown East (Turtle Bay), Midtown East
fun times – first off...this place is not your typical wall street bar. you will not normally find guys in their versace suits socializing at the bar. This is a place were the bar tenders dance on the bar and serve cheap beer. I have never had the food, but I am sure its not much more than bar food. I always seem to enjoy myself here. Its always packed and not filled with stuffy people. You go to have a good time and maybe dance in the back room.
Too many good memories not to go again :D – SO ive read some of the reviews already written and i think some people have been too snobby, Mc faddens is not for snobby nor picky people i think, i went on a ten day vacation in ny Manhattan, we stayed at the hilton 42nd on 2nd ave, and when we were tired from all the touristic things we've did during the day and where too tired to search for a place to have a drink, all we had to do was cross the street and there we were at Mc faddens.
First i got a little attitude from the bouncer coz i had my Lebanese id with me instead of my passport and wouldnt let me in so i had to go get my passport but i do understand he's doing his job, and turned out really nice.
The music i really enjoyed, if u come a bit early or during the week its a nice place to chill and have ur drink or watch the game i guess, but on saturdays wow it gets packed crazy packed esp on a friday ( or atleast the firday we were there) girls dancing on the bars people drinking and having fun it was nice but i bailed coz i got there late and there was no place to stand.
The beers i loved comparing to the beers we have in lebanon yea, other than that i didnt try.
The location is easy to reach yes it isnt too far from times square and for the snobbish people who had trouble at this bar i should say from their attitude they will have problems at most of the places they will visit. besides there are some cool bars close u can hop to when u want a change.
cheers and ill deff visit next time im there too many good memories :D
It started well until.... – So i recently won a raffle for the 3 hour happy hour tab. Excited to go because my girlfriend won about 2 months ago and we had a great time I invited very important people to come.
So..it was extremely crowded first off. Secondly, I was told I and my friends would drink top shelf liquor, draft beers, and house liquor. Haa, I was told by one of the bimbo bartenders that Blue Moon was not apart of the deal yet it was on DRAFT! so I had no other choice but to get BUD. The bartenders can be clueless especially the females.
Now for the "top shelf" liquor hahaha dream on it. You have to pay at least 7-10 bucks on top of the fact that you paid 25 bucks for a wristband (to get a dash of top shelf liqour) that clearly says in an email you get the above deals. I got house liquor which taste like rubbing alcohol at times, depending what bartender did you drink. smh.Then, as my happy hour was ending the so-called prick of a manager stated he seen my sister push a "dude" and the dude went and complained to the manager. Now for the douche who did complain your such a baby, and thats what happens when you push a WOMAN first!
As everyone was escorted out almost by force for no apparent reason because we were not hostile just getting our jackets from coat check. I personally asked for the "manager" and i explained to him in a nice way that my friends were not served as promised on the email. His exact words were (as well as not giving me direct eye contact which that already is unprofessional) tells me "thats hard to believe" I explained to him despite that i did enjoy my night. I also explained to him the situation about my sister and he supposibly stated that he was there. He really wasnt from what I was told by others. As i continued to talk to him he got aggravated and "snapped" his finger and had two bouncers try to escort me out! He handled the whole situation wrong and i refuse to EVER step a foot in there.
For a fun night with the girls! – In the busy world of NYC night life, it's often hard to decide whether you want to go to a good place to just chill and relax or go out for a fun night of dancing with the girls. McFadden's is both of these! Their special events are especially fun.
Great Sunday – I get sent to NYC on business every few weeks but this time I arrived on a sunday rather than midweek. My company put me up in the Tudor Hotel on 42nd so I decided to go across the street to Mcfaddens to watch the Yankees. I've gone by there sometimes and thought it was kinda rowdy and not my scene but they must have changed something because I had a great experience. I sat at the bar, ate my grilled cheese for dinner and had to drink away my sorrows at the yankees getting swept by Boston. I was just going to watch the game but I ended up closing the place down, Mary (the bartender) did a fantastic job and I recommend this place to anyone who wants to roll in for some good bar food and a fun place to watch a game. The only drawback was the yankees losing!!
Worst Bar in Midtown ??? – WORST BAR EXPERIENCE EVER! So me and my coworkers saw they had this $20 All You Can Drink for 2 hours Special every friday, we work a block away, so why not right? Wrong!! We get there, where the bouncer checks your ID just to step into the place (haha..big joke since this place is more of a pub) and they tell us that the $20 special's been discontinued. What they have now is you pay $5 , they clamp a wristband on you, and you get drinks HALF PRICE for 2 hours. Sounds cool right? Wrong!! Me and my buddies from work start ordering beers. They order pints of Guiness, myself a Stella. One of them is charged $3 for a Guiness, the other $4 for a Guiness, and I'm charged $4 for a Stella. So my $3 buddy says keep it quiet, he's getting beers cheaper than normal. We say..coool. But after 3 beers, I had to ask. I'm like, so Stella's are $8 normally? The bartender (cute but obviously dumber than a doorknob) says no they're $6. I'm like $6..whoa..I've been paying $4 a pop plus $2 tips on each bottle. She's like well, I didnt have change and walks away. Meanwhile the bar is packed! Come on, you were busted! Rather than her say, "oooh my bad, next beer on me!" Or even I'm sorry.. she gives atttitude..so I ask to speak to the bar manager. She whispers in his ear, and vice versa, so it wouldnt surprise me if they were banging each other after shift. Anyway, I'm waiting like 15 minutes..i think he was hoping I would just leave. He comes over and asks if there's a problem. I tell him the whole story, and he's got absolutely no excuse in the world but at the same time still NO apologies. He gives me my $5 back , a business card and tells me I can do whatever I want. It's not the extra $1 I'm paying , but the principle. Charge EVERYONE the same price, this is called discrimination and they were called out on it. We left for another local bar and got a buy back after 1 beer! Bad music, corny crowd and rude bartenders.. be afraid, be very afraid!
(Almost) the worst place I have been to! – This place is awful! All I can say is don't go and waste your money here!
We took some friends who were visiting here on a Saturday night to eat and the service was slow and the waitress couldn't have been more disinterested in serving us. She took our order and then came back 15 minutes later to tell us that there was no more steak left (half the menu is steak) which 3 of us had ordered. She then rushed us into choosing something else. When the food did come out, there was a disgusting hair in one of our meals which had been mashed in. We complained and she did bring out another one but there was barely an apology. The food is ok but nothing brilliant. About 9.30pm, the place starts to fill up with more people and you literally feel like you are being watched eating and they just want you to leave so they can use the space to squeeze more people in. When we did get the check, the waitress had already added on 20% tip. We complained again and said we would only pay 15% - way too generous! She then asked with a pathetic surprised expression whether the service had been bad. Bad is an understatement. I would rather flush all my money down the toilet than ever go to this place again!! You have been warned!!
preppy bar – . has some 20-25 dollar 3 hour open bar specials. bar gets packed
DISGUSTING, DISGUSTING, DISGUSTING. – I just wrote a review and I think the website crapped out so forgive me if this was posted twice. Im rather surprised the review says people in their late 20's-early 30s hung out here. We went last night and Id say the average age was 22. It looked like a fraternity party gone bad. The place was FILTHY, the crowd was immature, sloppy, falling all over themselves drunk, the music was so loud I thought my ears would implode. In at attempt to create excitement the bartenders urged all the drunk little tarts to dance on top of the bar. One girl fell backward and smashed her head. I think that was VERY irresponsible of the staff. This place was absolutely gross, the people there were gross, I wanted to go home and take a hot shower and disinfect myself when Ieft.
Don't go!!! – In a word: Awful. Although I don't know if that word can accurately sum up how bad this place is. Picture middle-aged couples getting down to the likes of "The Train," being shoved against the bar of an entirely uncharming pub to order a grossly overpriced pint, and music so loud it's impossible to carry on any semblance of a conversation. It's like the worst college party you went to, times 10.
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