1363 First Avenue, New York, NY | Directions 1002140.768702 -73.955354
Neighborhoods: Upper East Side, Midtown
Hot Spot! – I don't know what people are talking about! I was invited to a Birthday party on 10/25 it was a Saturday night. When I reached the door I heard the boucer explaining to some people that there was a dress code. Hey I can respect that! When I walked up the boucer he asked for my Id. He looked at it and said are you hear for a party or drinks. I told the him the party that I was there for and he told me were it was inside. When I walk in it was packed. The music was pumping and the scene and the was nice. I went to bar to order a drink and the bartenders were real cool and fast. My boy had a problem with the seating area that he had reserved and the manager was very accommodating. I had a great time and I will go back again. My only complaint is that it was a little warm inside.
Cool and Hot spot – I don't know what people are talking about! I was invited to a Birthday party on 10/25 it was a Saturday night. When I reached the door I heard the boucer explaining to some people that there was a dress code. Hey I can respect that! When I walked up the boucer he asked for my Id. He looked at it and said are you hear for a party or drinks. I told the him the party that I was there for and he told me were it was inside. When I walk in it was packed. The music was pumping and the scene and the was nice. I went to bar to order a drink and the bartenders were real cool and fast. My boy had a problem with the seating area that he had reserved and the manager was very accommodating. I had a great time and I will go back again. My only complaint is that it was a little warm inside.
Avoid this bridge and tunnel 'hot spot' – I was invited to this bar/lounge for birthday drinks. I live in area so thought I'd give this place a shot since I hadn't heard of it before. I am 100% confident that I will never return again. First off, the 'bouncer' was smoking a blunt and hassled me for wearing sneakers. Granted, I should've checked before hand about the dress code, but I assure you that I was dressed far better than most of the male clientele (I hardly think an untucked button down shirt, jeans, boots, and greased up hair is fashion forward). I managed to get in for a drink and by paying off the bouncer, but man it wasn't worth it. The bartenders don't know how to make good drinks, a waitress made me tip her for a glass of water, and when I went to close out my tab, the bartender had problems finding my credit card. Avoid this place!
WOW! Upper East! – Heard it was good, so I planned my birthday party with the event coordinator at stir. We had shuch a great time! DJ was good, drinks were better, a comp bottle of champagne! what a way to top off a night! I cant see why this place wasnt given top stars...very acommodating!
avoid – nice place for drinks but I thought it was very tacky to add a 20% tip to a bar tab!! I could understand if we had food but for just drinks that is RIDICULOUS!!!!!! I will be sure not to recommend this place anymore when someone asks for a martini bar on the upper east side.
not REAL martinis – Good atmosphere and great place to get girlie drinks, but don't count on real martinis here. Classic gin martini? nah. Manhattan up? nope. sorry, go for the cosmo instead.
The best place to bring a date! – We're so glad we found this great bar on the UES! Getting away from the other pubs or the "wannabe" clubby places is so refreshing. From the great drinks (lots of sugar and candy!) to really tasty and well portioned appetizers, Stir is an all around solid package. I brought a 2nd time date here and it was the perfect place. Just crowded enough, but not so much where you're getting pushed around and the music was great - not so loud that you had to shout.
Great ambience, cute bartenders – I love this place! I've been through three relationships with this bar and come here for dates, the guys didn't stick around but this great bar did.Great for cozy romantic dates on a weekday,also great for hanging out with your friend on a Saturday night.I love the drinks,it's not one of those watered down,diluted drinks you get at other places, ithits you as soon as you sip it. Cute hot bartenders.Love the margaritas. They even have a little dancefloor if you need to do your thing. Love it. It has the best ambience compared tomost bars on the UES which are more pub-like or sporty, has a cozy loungy trendy feel. Even when I was abusing the owner how terrible NYC men are, he still gave me and my friend a free drink. Hey,can't complain about that. They even let us stay longer than 4am bec I wasn't done dancing.
what a great place! – This is the first time ive written a review on anything. Not that i dont have an opinion...
I was at stir a last weekend and i had a BLAST! I read the other negative reviews and i just had to respond! The only problem with this place was...there was too much fun to be had! The staff was great and very welcoming and even bought us shots. How can that be bad?
Avoid this Club – We had gone into Stir to celebrate a friends event she had planned. Not only were the employees at this location extremely rude and unfriendly they didn't show any appreciation for customers there. I would not recommend this bar to anyone. It ruined our evening.
We would like to extend our most sincere apology for the timing error for your reservation. Unfortunately we did have a private party reserved that evening in which your party had overlapped by one hour which was our oversight. We also apologize that you found our staff to be "rude and unfriendly" after hearing that they had made every attempt to resolve the conflict for you. We would like to extend an offer to you to join us on another night of your choice and provide you a complimentary 1 hour top shelf open bar for you and your guests that were present that evening. We care highly about our guests and their experiences here and urge you to come join us for a traditional STIR experience.
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