407 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1002440.783418 -73.977942
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper West Side
Raucous and rowdy, Bourbon Street resembles only that part of New Orleans for which it is named, a seething bro-hole missing only novelty hurricane cups and plastic beads. Oh wait, they do have novelty hurricane cups and plastic beads. Never mind.
An Upper West Sider more akin to "Animal House" than Dixieland jazz. – Blinking Christmas lights, Jack Daniels signs, shuttered mirrors, a dart board and a lone silver disco ball adorn the rough-and-ready wooden walls and ceiling. You won't hear New Orleans blues in this joint: Loud rock and roll blares out of the speakers suspended from the ceiling until midnight, when dance music takes over. Women are encouraged to dance on the bar. Men are encouraged to continue drinking. On Sundays during football season all games are shown on eight TVs. The clientele is (surprise) mainly college kids looking to get smashed on shots and cheap beer.
Crazy and dirty... – This place is insane! Its a great place to dance and haved a good time, but there is nowhere to sit and they definitely serve you drinks in plastic cups.... Overall I had a good time there and dancing on the bar is a blast!
Great times – I've been here the last 4 Years on Sunday for football, great place to chill and watch the games. After the giants sent 3 tables of Eagles fans home upset they paraded an Eagle Mascot around the bar in a Giants Jersery good fun. What the last reviewer is talking about is beyond me. Most Sundays you will recognize the same faces, the people come every week year after year. He might be that Jets fan who wanted to turn off the Giant game, which was in OT so he could watch the Jets. I saw the bartenders throw him out, it was kinda funny. His friends stayed and drank beer the rest of the day, and said he was idoit and always gets thrown out. Again I'm just guessing it was him " GangGreen "
Awful Management – Don't waste your time and money on a dump like this where the management is extremely rude and unaccommadating. On an avenue where sports bars and cheap drinks abound, this place does nothing to stand out or welcome its customers This would be the last spot I'd go to on the UWS.
Best Keep secret on the UWS – Amazing sports layout ,plasma TVs everywhere got to watch the Gators! Cheap drinks with cool bartenders i'll be back every week.
poor management – nothing special. mediocre at best. i could've had a better impression of the bar had not the man working outside, who we believe wasnt even a bouncer, said right in front of my friend, "she's hideous." (she was Miss. Korea 2005) its one thing to say it behind someone's back, and its another to say it right in front of her face and reply "oh i was talking about your breasts." (that wasnt the actual word for 'breasts' that he used but citysearch wouldnt publish the actual word) thats just rude and unproffessional. and as far as i was concerned there was nothing special about the bar to have to be selective with the crowd. everyone inside seemed mainly like underage college kids. i guess its a decent place to stop by for a drink (because it's pretty cheap) before heading out somwhere better.
FANTASTIC PLACE – boy oh boy, what a GREAT time i had there! the waitresses/bartenders were fantastic...including the young man who was roving the bar area. he was so helpful in showing my fellow missourians such a great time...thanks again, i wholeheartedly recommend this establishment.
Good times – the UW is full of sports bars and dives alike, with no clear cut lines that divide them; Bourbon St. is a breath of fresh air. call me jaded as I live up there, but it's a good time, with decent drink prices, some awesome specials (weds. and thurs. nights) and the hottest bartenders on the upper west, the girls behind the bar are hotter than Britney Spears in high school. Crazy things happen every time that I have set foot in the place and it is definitely worth a during any UW night out
skip it – there are a few bars worth visiting on the upper west, and this is not one of them. so if you find yourself walking by, keep walking. we were there last thursday and it was just corny. the music was awful (over played hip-hop and not the good ones), the bartenders were incapable of handling a busy bar, seemed like thirsty customers are not their priority, while the two female were completly rude and snots (yes, the world obviously revolves around them!), the guy bartender was just lame, and the customers should probably be at home studying for their finals, in high school!
I HEART BOURBON STREET – I love to go here for a crazy night out- dancing on the bar and singing to the popular music that's being played.
They just renovated the outside of the bar- added an awning and more bar tables/stools. Great for letting a breeze go through the bar.
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