“The view we loved the 80's music they played.”
“From the lobby to the bar we had no problems, but after we sat with our drinks we encountered an incredibly rude waitress.”
“When he arrived he recognized me as one of the regulars and got us the best calamari and burger i could have asked for.”
“Beautiful mix of ppl, very diverse, great dj, plays everything from hip hop/pop/reggae, etc...wonderful setting, i've only been there twice, but it keeps getting better!”
“Definately a great place to meet some beautiful people!”
“This place was amazing from the rooftop pool there were some beautiful women swimming in the pool while i was there, loved the friendly staff, from security to the management they were very helpful sat us as soon as we requested a seat.”
“The drinks are very pricey.”
“This can be quite annoying especially when you see these girls just hanging around doing nothing on these slow and easygoing nights.”
Party keeps going. Went to Plunge on Saturday for half an hour as one of our bar-hopping-night stops. We didn't even know the name of this place at the time, just saw a line in front of the entrance. The guy behind the velvet rope was nice enough to let us in even though we have no reservation nor waited in line. The place is very big comparing to other bars in the same area and the crowd was a good mix of young and old. View of Hudson river from the rooftop was great, but the music was a bit too loud. A few people were dancing, rest just standing or sitting around and talking. The layout of this place may not allow enough privacy for a small party. Don't know about the drink quality, we had our fill before getting there.
Pigs. Who writes these reviews? Had this PIG of a waitress who couldn't have been more obnoxious. First told us the table "wasn't bottle service" - which was cool. Then, when it became more crowded, told us that it was "reserved for 6 people or more". Basically tossed us out. The "manager" came by - didn't listen - and we left. The PIG is just upset that she's too fat to model, so she takes her frustration out on the customers. Oink. Oink. Have a hot dog.
The view is worth it.. Let's tell it like it is. MOST NYC city bars with expensive drinks (which means every single one that is not a dive) are similar in ambience, quality, decor. They are all the same. This place is similar, a place where beautiful people flock, and people hoping to see and be beautiful people flock, but with the best view in Manhattan. When you get out of the elevator, the view is enough to take your breath away, and everything else is worth it. So instead of sitting in a crowded loungey bar, with no scenery other than girls tight bums grinding, Plunge is a gorgeous place and should be on your list whenever you want to feel like you are really living in the Manhattan you envisioned before you all moved here. Plus there is no cover...unheard of in the slew of other places on this scale.
run by 9-year-olds. I think at some point this place was considered trendy or cool, but maybe I wasn't old enough to drink then. Yes, there is always a line there, but if you go to the other door to get into the downstairs (G Spa or whatever) they always let you right in - without checking id, oh nooo - and you can just go up. My friends and I go there more than we should out of convenience (good location, easy to get into, not too crowded except in the summer) but I think this past time was our last! There was a group of older women, in their 40s and 50s, who for whatever reason decided to make trouble and pointed out one of my friends as "flipping her off" and giving dirty looks. I'm pretty sure my friend does not uncontrollably "flip people off" so it was really a ridiculous accusation. The "bouncer" or whatever those losers who just stand around are considered told her she had to leave! Not long after one of the women who made the accusations started talking to us and told us she believed my friend did not do anything wrong, which just made the situation even more outrageous! It was actually the most ridiculous experience I have ever had in NY in my lifetime. Try to go somewhere else!!
It's a little too sceney for my taste, with Eurotrash and coked up yuppies stinkin' up the place, but the view was really amazing.
They must be making a killing on booze at that place because my mojito was $14 and it was about the size of a shot glass. That wasn't surprising to me however, neither was the creepy Italian next to my friends and I who kept leering at us and telling us 'we had beautiful hairs.' If you aren't a douchebag, probably one visit to this spot should suffice, however, if you are aforementioned 'douchebag,' then this is your place.
Worst Place I have ever been to in NYC - Bad Drinks, Bad Attitudes, Plastic Cups?. On Saturday night, myself and my Girl, and her Brother walked into Plunge. We were allowed in once we tipped the doorman heavily (which is fine, since there was a line, and I am not new on how to get past the rope). Once upstairs, we were treated to rudeness of an extreme measure. When we attempted to rectify a billing dispute, it took going through no less than three levels of management to get to someone to let us finish a sentence. I would have liked to actually see the bar and the view, but we left within 15 minutes (and -$90). I understand the area and I expected so much more. The mixed drinks were horrible, and $10 for a short-pour beer in a plastic cup from staff that clearly resented my presence? Unacceptable! From the attitude we all got that night, I highly doubt that this is an isolated incident; It appeared they are pros at it. I was already out $500 for dinner, and was on my way to spend that much more for the rest of the night. Too bad it wasn't (and will not be) at Plunge.
best ourdoor bar in nyc. yes it is crowded, yes it is overpriced, but i had a blast!! i went over the summer and had a great time. its a nice mix of people and the view is amazing. highly recommended!
Only go for the spectacular views. The views are wonderful. The bar is trendy. Those are the only reasons to go. You have to wait in line, the place is RIDICULOUSLY crowded (to the point of almost not being able to move), there's limited seating, there are not enough bartenders to meet demand, so getting a drink takes a lifetime. The quality of the music could go either way. It's a great spot if you're a tourist and/or if you're trying to be in one of New York's "it" locations, but once that wears off, you're much better off going elsewhere.
Never again. In this great metropolis of opulent luxuries where I have learned to expect to be accommodated, my Plunge experience was overwhelmingly disappointing. In addition to a number of checkpoints upon entry, the doorman commanded me to wait and stared me down. While this obvious example of Blue Collar with a badge is expected with a menial position, the clientele in the lounge were likewise crass. Remember the old line about silk purses and sows ears? At Plunge, immaculate tailoring doesnt elevate ones social class.
Stylish , Relaxed, Great View. Felt like this place has a friendly, unpretentious vibe even though drinks are very expensive. All walks of people were present the night we were there, it looked like a Benneton commercial, very diverse! worth checking out. Nice outdoor area to smoke and hangout.
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