329 1st Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.734674 -73.980512
Daily 11am - 4am
closed several months ago – ate chicken fingers here once got sick never went back a few months later they are out of business.
good design feels like a real irish pub! – i love the oak and cedar inside and the crowd was great too, cheap beers, great time!!!
BEST TRIVIA NIGHT IN NYC – I go to MJ Armstrongs at least a couple times a week, for the great brunch specials and dinner, but I never miss Tuesday night! Because that's when they hold their weekly Quiz night. I've been to other trivia nights at other bars in New York, but none compare to this one. Quizmaster Chris is probably one of the smartest guys in the city and he puts on a great show.
So I suggest if you want to have a great time and be a little smarter for it, go to MJ Armstrong's Quiz Night, every Tuesday at 7:30PM!
My friends and I love this bar! – I’ve been there a few times for a happy hour. It is so much fun, drinks are affotrable and the food is very good! Great bar food, laid back bar. I think MJ Armstrong’s is the equivalent of my neighborhood bar at home. I love the sliders and chicken nachos. I have also won the one of the happy hours and I had a great time! Free drinks for me, can’t complain about that. All my friends also got drink specials. We ended playing beer pong in their downstairs room. They also have tons of plasma TV’s, downstairs and upstairs so we were able to watch the basketball game. My friends and I will definitely go back!
awesome bar! – Where do I start? Well MJ Armstrong is almost like a speak easy bar, you have no idea is there but once you walk in you know there is definitely something going on. My first time there they had a western party, omg was it fun. We had a blast! My friends had won a great drink special party, so prices were terrific. Music was definitely a plus. The DJ was really nice and took a couple of requests for us. I have never been on top of the bar but that’s where we ended up lol. We had a terrific time and also won tickets to a baseball game. Mature and fun crowd. Tons of giveaways, affordable drink specials, great atmosphere and good people. We came back the following Sunday and found out they also have brunch, the food was excellent, service was ok. They also have a lot of TV’s; after all it is a sports bar. Overall we loved it and will definitely be back soon.
rude bartenders, bad service – This place is awful! They called my friend up and told him he won a happy hour. He would get free drinks from 6 to 8 pm, and his friends would get half off their drinks from 6-8 pm. The entire time we were there the bartenders would ignore us. We barely got any drinks. Which was stupid of them because if they had helped us out, we would have given them a great tip because we had saved so much money on drinks. Then we ordered spinach dip and chips for my friend, and they brought out the chips and forgot the spinach dip. We had to wait another ten minutes for the spinach dip when we had been waiting 15 minutes for the food already. They also have this awful loudspeaker where they make announcements in the bar as if all the people were cattle. This place is terrible. I will never go here again.
Never Again – I went with my boyfriend to MJ Armstrongs tonight and they wouldn't let him in because he is 19. This is a pub AND restaurant, so I don't understand why. I wanted to have a beer with my dinner, and I wanted to have my boyfriend with me. It appalls me that I couldn't even go here with someone underage just to have a beer with my dinner. The service was terrible. I went in anyway without my boyfriend (just to see what it was like) and the waitress never came. I had to go to the bar to get myself a drink. I ordered a rum and coke and they gave me a coke with water. There was no alcohol in it. Not only did this place give me a terrible vibe from the get go, they didn't even try and redeem me with their service. This is the first review I have ever given because I feel so strongly about how terribly I was treated. I'm not telling you not to go there, but I'd definitely give yourself a second bar to check out since this one probably won't do it for you.
the worst place, ever. – the bar is horrible. first, the service is horribly slow, and then my boyfriend isn't 21 and they didn't let him in. it is a bar and grill, he only wanted to come in and eat and he was denied so he left while i endured the horrible service inside. this bar was completely ridiculous and a complete waste of time. a horrible example of what the city is about. steer clear of this place! i was totally dissatisfied. the service was slow and rude. i would never recommend this place to anyone, ever!
AWFUL service super slow bartenders – Came with a friend for a $25 open bar for 3 hours. Came with an hour left of the open bar thinking I could catch up with this deal. NO WAY. The bartenders were super slow. The two nasty girl bartenders would stop mid drink and dance (even though they couldn't) while the bar was lined up with people needing drinks. They would totally avoid the people with wristbands and get to them...never! The guy who was bartending thought he was so cool cause he could pop the bottle tops off by hitting the bottom which it took him about 5 minutes to do this "trick" with a packed bar of people needing drinks who didn't give a **** about this "trick".
When my friends and I finally got fed up and decided the $25 wasn't even worth it we left and tried to find another bar in this area which everything was closed down before 1am. Lame and Lame.
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