“They always have great musicians and a nice atmosphere to have a few drinks.”
“No door hassles, beautiful crowd, GREAT music and moderately priced drinks.”
“Time for a fresh look.”
“Not to mention their alcohol selection was minimal at best, and virtually every other person I talked to that night couldn't stop complaining about what an awful place it was.”
“the line did move quick, as they did a good job of entry, once inside, this cosmic like energy took over ; the place was jumping, as you walk in to the rear, the space opens and you get to experince this great music spot; fun to dance and drink; totally u”
“Overall, I would recommend Anchor to anyone looking to book a party or have a good time- Thanks guys, we will definitely be back!”
“Can't comment on the drinks since I just ordered bottled beer that night, but the bartenders seemed fairly friendly and weren't giving anyone a hard time.”
“reasonable drink prices, for NYC, fun, fun, fun and alot of flesh rubbing.”
“2) the drinks were strong and it didn't take long to get served by the friendly bar staff who work at a feverish pace.”
Great bar, Really good DJ's. Had an amazing time here at a Tribeca Film Festival after party and after hearing their DJs and loving the overall vibe, decided to do my birthday here the following week. Was not disappointed. From the initial reservation to arriving, Jason the manager was cool and super-accommodating. We got an area on the dancefloor and all of my guests danced and partied with no trouble getting in or anything. Nothing but good things to say about this place! look forward to going back soon.
Don't understand why people think this place is so good... I don't know what the hype is about this place but the service was HORRIBLE. I just had my birthday here last weekend and ordered two bottles with about 10 people. First of all, the old guy whos the bouncer at the door is a TOTAL DICKHEAD. I went out to get my boyfriend because he came in later and he wouldnt even let him in. He said something along the lines of "I will let him in when it's time for him to get in" While on the other hand, the manager who I talked to the bottles about said that my guests didnt HAVE TO WAIT ON LINE AT ALL. The place isn't even worth it for a wait, it's a small bar with way too many people. THe only thing I enjoyed was the music. I would go back here again just for the music, but I wouldnt waste my time with bottle service because even if you spend a bunch of money you wont get good service. The bouncer ruined the whole mood for the night... he needs to retire anyway, HES TOO OLD AND GRUMPY.
Good things come in small packages!. Haven't been to the Anchor in six months, and truth be told, when I go out in Manhattan nowadays, I really am not expecting much. After much debate, I made my triumphant return to the Anchor last Friday with a gaggle of girls and a couple of friends visiting from LA. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised to find the place packed with the same beautiful crowd I remember, and one of my favorite's Mick Boogie crushing it in the DJ booth. Seriously? A national DJ playing to a 1000 square foot room? F**k the haters, this spot is what its all about- The Anchor is truly one of NYC's hidden gems, and they have figured out the formula for a good time- the drinks are great, the crowd is great, blah blah blah, but really- at The Anchor, its all about the music. For a place this small to book some of the top DJs in the country is truly remarkable. Even more remarkable is that they don't charge a cover for it!!! They are located all the way on the west side of spring street (well worth the trip from the east side) you manage to get music, hot crowd, and a good time without the hordes of B & T and without all the Meatpacking District bullsh*t. Love it, for real- good things really do come in small packages! Get your sorry ass here immediately!!!!
epic birthday party. This is such a great place. I celebrated my birthday here 2 weeks ago and we all had an awesome time. The party planner we used really hooked us up, definitely use Josh from JSNProductions. com to plan your next party. We skipped the line and walked right in, didn't have to pay cover and got a free bottle of vodka. The staff there was very nice and classy, most places kick you off the table after you've finished your bottle but they didn't do that here. Awesome music, solid crowd and great ambiance. I highly recommend the anchor!
Perfect New Years Eve. Wow...I was super surprised by this place! Went for their New Years Eve party, expecting the usual mess, even after they told me they were not on any of the new years booking sites and were limiting the tickets, and they didn't lie. The party was great, with a great crowd, and the music was amazing. I went back the following weekend and found it to be a refreshing place- no BS, great music, fun crowd, and a top-notch staff. The anchor has become one of my new favorite places, looking forward to good times in '11!!!
Will never go back. I was there in November (2010), and was treated very rudely by one of the bartenders. I was apparently in her way to get behind the bar, so instead of asking me to move, she shoved me aside and then told the other bartender not to serve me. When I asked to close out my tab, she threw the book at me so that my credit card went flying somewhere behind the bar, and none of the staff would help locate it. I had decided to just cancel it, but when a friend and I asked to speak to a manager, he was holding my credit card. My friend told him that his staff had been very rude, and he kind of shrugged, so she repeated what she had said. He looked around the crowded bar, then looked back at us and said, "It looks like I don't really need to worry about that, does it?"
Great Night, Fun Crowd. Had a really great time at The Anchor last Friday- came with a big group, and the staff here was totally friendly and accommodating from the beginning. We had no door drama, and were given a great section where we enjoyed good music and some delicious cocktails. The crowd was very good looking and I noticed that people were mostly dancing and having a good time as opposed to just staring at their phones trying to look cool. I was pleasantly surprised by this place- someone finally got it right! Its about having a good time, and thats exactly what goes on here. Recommended for sure!
Great spot, great location. And the best music in the city...
Fantastic f*cking friday!!!. I was blown out of my f*cking shoes by this place- seriously- music rocks - I agree with previous reviews in that the DJs are crazy- didn't expect that in a smaller lounge. You can go to some sh*t bottle service place and get treated like an assh*le for wanting to spend $1000 or come to The Anchor, and actually have a good time and hear better music. Friday nights are my favorite night so far: music and crowd are great, you can get a table without some stupid bottle minimum, and for reasons I can't explain, it just WORKS. its fun, unpretentious, and you will totally get laid. I'm coming back here every week until the apocalypse. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
Unbelievable DJs and Music. Hands down, one of the biggest surprises in the city. Doesn't look like much when you walk up- my friend was even like "we're going HERE?" but that was quickly put to rest when we walked inside to one of the craziest scenes I have witnessed in awhile: people dancing like the floor was a hot skillet, dancing on tables, dancing on banquets. Hot crowd and staff, and the DJ were far superior than anything I've heard in the Meatpacking DIstrict or any of the "mega-clubs" - I'm going to do my party here, and I recommend anyone reading this do the same.
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