“Overall, a nice staple bar in the neighborhood.”
Awesome happy hour in the East Village with half off wines and beers. The crowd gets loud in the evening but the food is surprisingly tasty for a such a large gathering place. Try the ahi tuna -- you'll be left full from the large slices and lemony undertones.
best place for happy hour... the staff are great and they have a good and cozy atmosphere
Love The Penny Farthing :). I went to The Penny Farthing the other night and have been meaning to write on here for awhile about this place. The staff is cool (door guys and bartenders rock) and every time me and my girlfriends come here there are always attractive and nice guys hanging out there! (which is unfortunately hard to find these days lol) I feel like it's never dead there so it's always a good time, awesome vibe either when it's "slower" vs packed with a DJ. And even if we go there just for girl time, we always end up meeting other cool people every time and it's always a blast. Well done Penny Farthing!!
Just Like Its Downtown Counterpart.
It's no surprise this place is run by the owners of Phebe's (359 Bowery), it is almost identical. The perks of Penny Farthing are its size and, for now, the crowd is smaller and there is room to breathe.
Friday and Saturday nights it is mainly young professionals and borderline Bridge and Tunnel folks... However, they do have a DJ that plays some great Top 40s and hip hop.
Mixed drinks and beer are about in-line with Manhattan prices, perhaps a bit steep for the East Village. My mixed drink was $8.
Overall, a nice staple bar in the neighborhood. who doesn't love a nice local pub??
Citysearch Editorial Review. The East Village can never have too many bars (right?), and this spacious neighborhood joint is no exception. By day, the Penny Farthing is a laid-back spot for lunch (or liquid lunch); by night, it's an upbeat bar and resto with a little something for everyone. There’s a touch of Old West flavor, achieved with lots of unfinished wood and design elements like old-timey lanterns and wrought-iron wheels. Sidle up to the long, stately bar to catch the game on one of the flat-screens while tossing back a few brews (Boddington's, Abita and Carlsberg, to name a few), or perch at one of the high-top communal tables for a round of martinis. The crowd is more refined (i.e., older) than you might expect to find in NYU country, but as it gets later, that sense of sophistication goes right out the window.
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