“the boxing decor is impressive.”
“The drinks were great and cheap compared to the ridiculous prices we had been paying at the other bars we dropped into.”
“An authentic NYC bar”
“great place anytime!”
“friendly bar staff, friendly patrons, great juke box (was I really in NYC!)”
“Jimmy Glenn is a true gentleman, and if you can get him to sit still long enough to tell his stories you are in for a treat, the staff is great, the drinks are cheap, and we always meet a lot of great people from all over the world.”
“great place to grab a quick beer, although I usually end up staying for two or three!”
Jimmie's Corner has developed a not-undeserved reputation as the consummate New York dive bar, and while it's probably a little too friendly / well-lit for that, the true dank stupor and ennui of a dive bar hover unmistakably in the air like cigarette smoke. This is a bar you go to sit down, have a few drinks, and run away from your thoughts as best you can. It's a refuge of desperate men, cuckolds, and the bankrupt. An occasional beam of oblivious tourist sunshine comes in from time to time but rarely stays for long.
Best Dive Bar to cool out. You wll not find another place like this in midtown with these prices (maybe Rudy's 45 & 9th) thus it can get crowded very quickly. Unfortunately, lately the young crowd found out about this place and they crowd out the regular drinkers and tourists spending money while nursing their one beer for 2 -3 hours. Jimmy, the owner, manages a tight ship as in " no politics or religion discussions aka arguments" are allowed. He keeps watch over who is getting too drunk and asks them very politely to leave. Jimmy has a good sense of humor believe me. As far as the person below who said the owner was drunk and threw her out , I say B.S. Jimmy's Corner just wants respectable people to have a good relaxing time and he appreciates your business.
The best bar in NYC!!!. On our recent trip to NYC, we dropped into Jimmy's Corner not having a clue what we had stumbled into. Being huge sports fans, my Father, brother and I were very familiar with who Jimmy Glenn was and was pleasantly surprised to find out that we had landed in his bar. The drinks were great and cheap compared to the ridiculous prices we had been paying at the other bars we dropped into. The service was the best and friendliest that we experienced on our entire trip to NYC. Mr. Glenn and his wife (whom we were told afterwards, nevers has her picture taken with anyone) Both took the time out of there day to snap a picture with us and just make a little small talk. Mrs. Glenn served up our drinks and Mr. Glenn sat and visited with us like we were long time friends. If you are in NYC you have to make it by this bar and have a drink or two and just check out the warm atmosphere and some of the coolest people in New York. The BEST bar by far!!!
Interesting feel, interesting crowd. It definitely wasn't what we were expecting when we read the reviews, but it is as stated a small little local bar, a definite break from the Times Square feel that Midtown usually offers. A very friendlys staff, very reasonable drink prices but a very unusual crowd. It could have just been the night we were in there, but the atmosphere was almost a little bit scary.
Truly Unspoiled!. Yeah, it's a tight fit but it's packed with good company and lots of fun! It's like a neighborhood bar hidden right here in crazy Times Square. If you're looking for a big comfy couch to sip your martini...this isn't the place for you! Drinks are cheap, folks are friendly and the jukebox is the best in NYC. A little tip: even though there are tons of boxing paraphernalia on the walls, don't sleep this is really a baseball bar at heart.
Stars and slackers alike adore this glamorous dive.. Its enduring identity crisis is perhaps one of this unpretentious watering hole's greatest charms. Owned by former boxer and trainer Jimmy Glenn, it's a sports bar situated in the heart of the Theater District that attracts an intoxicating mix of boisterous businessmen, veteran winos, in-the-know tourists and actors relaxing after a night on the boards. Cheap beer, multiple TV sets, an awesome collection of boxing memorabilia, a fierce jukebox and an adorable Eurotrash waitstaff are all key attractions. But in the end, it's the authentic, old-school NYC vibe that entices patrons from all walks of life to enter this claustrophobic bar and its small back room. The decor hasn't changed (or been dusted) since the 1970s, and after an hour of listening to blues and jazz hits, you'll really believe you're back in the 20th century.
Cheapest Drinks in NYC - hands down!.
Cheapest drinks in NYC. Great location, good conversation.
No food, but "snacks" are plenty.
A good place to watch the game, talk football and absorb the atmosphere.
Jimmy should be drawn and quartered. Nothing has provoked me to write an on-line review until my friend was thrown out of Jimmy's Corner for no reason. When my friend first entered the bar (at the recommendation of a friend of mine), Jimmy said he had "had too much," but my friend had never retorted and was perfectly lucid and affable - Jimmy never really specified what had set him off. It's too bad - the bar had cheap drinks and the vibe was compelling - but the best thing for this place would be a good conflagration. What a waste of decent Midtown space.
Great sports bar..
Jimmy's is the best, a nice pub to just chill out and get away from all those tourists.
Highly recommended for blue collar, salt o' the earth folks. Let those posers and bulimic sluts go to 40/40 and snort junk of the bar.
The owner's behavior is obnoxious. I just attended a corporate gathering at this bar and the owner was quite intoxicated. He asked me to move my chair over so he could get to the bathroom. I moved but it wasn't good enough. So in return, the drunken owner threw me, a 110 lb girl out of the bar because he coudln't navigate through chairs. Don't ever go there....not cool....and you might get thrown out due to the dietary complications of the owner...the "great trainer." Whatever.
Read about this place in the NYC travel guide. My husband and I are living in Baltimore now and we wanted to find a place that reminds of our favorite place, Fell's Point. The NYC guide had this place as the #1 dive bar. We knew what that meant, that it has it's own character and is usually cheaper than other places. So we went there twice during our four day trip and we met some nice people. The place is small but if you are looking for something different and casual among all the hustle and bustle of NYC, this is a good place.
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