322 Second Avenue b/t 18th & 19th St., New York, NY | Directions 1000340.737043 -73.986533
FANTASTIC! – Echoing an earlier review -- I had my birthday party at 3 Steps last weekend and it was TREMENDOUS. I was greeted by Justin, the bouncer, who was charming and friendly and brought me and my friends to our reserved area in the back. Angie, the owner and bartender, was so accommodating so that folks could watch the Jets game and then dance the night away with an amazing DJ who took our ridiculous and fun requests all night. It was the perfect night of drinks, dancing and fun. I usually mix it up every year, but I might just make 3 Steps a birthday tradition! The bar is truly a hidden gem and I hope it continues to see success and serve as an example for other bars with "too cool for school" attitudes to emulate.
Thanks again 3 Steps for a great birthday!
Fantastic Little Find – I love this place. I stumbled upon it one night a few weeks back and I've been raving about it ever since. Why?
50% off all drinks except specialty cocktails, every night from 5-10.
Every.Single.Night. The bartender/owner, Angie, is awesome - so personable and welcoming. The clientele is nice - not too young, not too old, not too rowdy, not too boring, etc. There's a DJ on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and I ensured there was dancing one recent Sat night. This is one of those gems that you feel so lucky for finding in Manhattan.
SAKE TO ME! – Went to 3 Steps with a girlfriend and we were totally surprised! This place is hip, cool, has a friendly crowd and mixes up some amazing cocktails. I asked for a cocktail suggestion and the bartender made me an awesome Green Teani with sake. I don't really like sake but this cocktail changed me! It is this new type called TY KU and she gave me a free taste of it!!! So cool of them and will be back soon
Amazing! – I had my birthday at 3 Steps last weekend and the night was so much fun. Angie, the owner/bartender bought me drinks throughout the night and kept making sure my friends and I were comfortable. The bouncer was also so sweet. The DJ played awesome music and it was just a great space to sit and talk or dance with friends.
Amazing drinks at great prices!
On Second Avenue, a bar foregoes pretense, reminding 30-somethings that Cosmos are tasty and cheap---and not exclusive to the Manolo set. – In Short
During the daily happy hour, cheap martinis and other cocktails have their way with everyone but the agile bartenders. Though the menu reads toward the sweet side, expert mixing avoids venturing into overly syrupy territory. Prices are considerably higher as the night wears on, but there's really no need to stick around. The free-flowing liquor seems to take its toll on the furnishings, and a lonesome lineup at the bar may encourage drinkers to make 3Steps a pit-stop between the East Village and Chelsea, not a destination.
Hits: Groups take advantage of window seating and ample space toward the back. Lightning-fast bartenders easily command the menu of wine, bottled beer, and drinks.
Misses: The schizophrenic ambience at once suggests bordello, club and dive. A black velvet rope serves only to emphasize the desolation of the sidewalk.
Great place! – I went on a regular Friday night, right at the end of the Happy Hour. First, the specials are awesome. Second, while the place isn't huge, it wasn't uncomfy, and the general vibe of the people were very friendly and chill. Third, the bartender happens to be the co-owner, and she was also very chill, down to Earth, and the whole atmosphere makes me want to come back again!
cute, romantic, fun! – 3Steps is a great place to hang out any night of the week. The happy hour specials are unbeatable...$4 for a cosmo?? I'm sold! And the weekends bring a really cool, fun crowd. You dont have to worry about being pushed around, the people who come to hang out are relaxed and just looking to have a good time. The music isn't so loud that you have to scream at the person next to you, which is great b/c its really romantic so you can go after a date and actually hear what the other person is saying. The bartenders are really nice, they're not trying to rush you, they make great drinks and look like they're having as much fun as everyone else. Go see for yourself!
so much fun!!!! – 3Steps is a GREAT time!! I live in the area and I'm there practically every night. It's the kind of place you can bring your friends for a good time or bring a date for the cozy, fun atmosphere. The music is great and the drinks are even better. There aren't many bars like this left in NYC!!!
Good Times – I found this bar on a random week night and feel like it's "so New York" because of the cool, fashionable and fun people. This is the perfect spot to start the night before painting the town! Try the Colleen Champagne Cocktail - it rocks!!!
Right to the point – All I have to say is great atmosphere, yummy drinks, and a perfect place to start or end your night. Oh yea ... and dont forget the HOT BARTENDERS.
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