“Great selection of beers on tap and bottle, nice minimalist decor.”
“They also make fresh donuts for dessert which were great.”
“Almost the same size of the front area, the back has a full bar and plenty of extra seating.”
“Unfortunately because NYC still has Blue Laws we couldn't have mimosas/bellinis before noon on Sunday, but the food is excellent!”
“Beer choices galore, good burgers & pickles”
“It's a great place to socialize and hang.”
“That's how a restaurant should be run, and even though the service was appalling at first, I am giving Spitzer's Corner 3 stars and I will likely return -- the beer selection is fantastic ($6-$8) and I just can't get enough of the grilled cheese w/ tomato”
“Because of supposed underage drinking citations they've received the poor bartender has to see an i.d. for ever beer she/he gives out.”
“The outdoor seating is great and the prices are good too!”
“lots of baseball hats and cute young preppy girls (wait a minute, that's a good thng...)”
Get your friends and grab a beer!. This is a great place to grab a few beers and hang with friends. The outdoor seating is great and the prices are good too! It's a great place to socialize and hang. Lots of fun in the summer. Lots of beer varieties too! I really enjoyed it. It a busy place, so it maybe hard to snag seating. Fun place for happy hour as well.
Great date spot. i love this spot. i take dates here. or sit at the bar by myself. love the sandwiches and burgers. they have gus's pickely on the menu. and their beer selection is always amazing.
Great place, stamps have to go. Great bar, amazing burgers, great atmosphere, great beer selection. However, everyone I have been with is unanimous that the stamp system (were you are id'ed at the door and get a stamp but then must reveal the requisite number of stamped patrons for each alcoholic beverage purchased EVERYTIME throughout the night) must go. It is lame, it is underage dance party stuff. I can go around the corner to another bar and be treated like an adult - get a new system or become regarded as the training wheels bar. It would be a shame, all the other ingredients are there.
Favorite bar in the city. Spitzer's corner's has got communal seating, 40+ beers on tap, and awesome pub grub... what else could you want? In the summer they open up their windows right onto the street. not too shabby
Beer choices galore, good burgers & pickles. Spitzer's corner is a great place to go with friends for some beers and burgers. The front of the place offers communal tables, whereas the back offers a more private setting. Order a bucket of pickles and some beers while you wait for your food and you will be all set. The burgers are quite good, and the option of a fried egg really adds tons of flavor. I'll definitely go back.
pretty deccent spot. will be back, right next to alot of my favorite spots. usually busy in the hood, & I live around here so usually there for brunch!!
A Blessing to the L.E.S.. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! This place...I dont know what the hell this other guy is talking about. Ive never once had a bad experience at Spitzers and I come here constantly. The manager and the bartenders are always so sweet and accommodating. I have friends of a variety of colors and everyone has been treated wonderfully. They are super strict with their ID policy but its also their job. I bartend in New York so I get it. Spitzers is truly a gem!
Great Beer Selection but... great beer selection, one of the best in town, though I passed by it just last week and it appears that a certain city department has close it down. There were yellow notes on the windows that read the establishment had been closed. too bad as it was a great hang out for beers after work.
Good bar but poorly run...and victim of its own success. Spitzer's is a very bar in a fun area. Great selection of beers on tap and bottle, nice minimalist decor. Too bad I will avoid it on weekend nights for the following reasons: 1. It is overrun by the young upper east side crowd..lots of baseball hats and cute young preppy girls (wait a minute, that's a good thng...). And they'll ALL trying to get a drink! It's like they all got on a bus at Dorian's and it dropped them off on Rivington. What a nightmare. 2. Because of supposed underage drinking citations they've received the poor bartender has to see an i.d. for ever beer she/he gives out. Never mind that you opened a tab and have been previously served several beers for your friends...she still has to see who she's serving. The back bar did not have someone working back there. They did have a server taking orders back there though...he explained that b/c of the citations and having two exits in the back room the bartender has to card everybody. The girl working the bar last friday did her best but was understandably exasperated at points. She needs to pour drinks, not hasslbe people over id's. Let her do her job. So, dear owners of Spitzers, here'es how to fix this place: Please put a bouncer or two at the front door checking id's. Get another bouncer at the back doors. OR, just lock on back door and get a bouncer for the remaining open door. And get a bartender at the back bar! It'll hopefully draw the crowd to the back instead of the crap-show at the front bar. Yeah, extra staff will cost more $$ but I bet you make it up when the bartender pours more beers as opposed to me leaving and spending my $$ elsewhere! I'd love to come back, but under the right conditions:) Respectfully yours...
Excellent Beer Selection, Great Atmosphere, Good Food, Hit-or-Miss Service Though.... I've been to Spitzer's Corner twice and I think I agree with some of the previous reviews that the service can be hit-or-miss. My first time there 2 months ago was an excellent experience. We drank great beer, ate delicious food, and enjoyed the pleasant ambience that this restaurant/bar provides. The service was okay that time, given the bustling late-night crowd. But last night was a different experience: our waiter was unattentive, bouncing back and forth between the front and back areas, and rarely checked on us. We repeatedly sat with empty beer glasses for 15 minutes at a time, with nary a server in sight. 70 minutes after we ordered our food (and it still had not come), I finally got up to speak with the manager. At least he was responsive and listened to our gripes. After discussing the unacceptable service issues, we were treated great the rest of the night and our food came out within 10 minutes (a supposed miscommunication with our waiter caused our food to be delayed... still, that didn't account for the lack of service with our drinks). It seems like the service has declined in the past month or two -- other people who left reviews said similar things... that service used to be good, but lately it's just not up to par. What did give me a little reassurance was that the manager responded positively to our complaints and took care of us after we spoke with him. He was professional and understood our frustration, and he offered to knock something off our bill as a courtesy -- as someone with restaurant experience, I know that he handled things right. Our food ended up being delicious, and a new server was constantly checking on us, refilling our glasses frequently. That's how a restaurant should be run, and even though the service was appalling at first, I am giving Spitzer's Corner 3 stars and I will likely return -- the beer selection is fantastic ($6-$8) and I just can't get enough of the grilled cheese w/ tomato chutney.
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