Durden

Bars , Cocktail bars East Village
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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You won't find soap-making tutorials, underground brawls or—alas—Brad Pitt at this Fight Club–themed East Village bar. The cinematic homage is more subtle: Along with red-leather booths and a lacquered-wood bar, a large mural decorates the space, depicting the film's antihero, Tyler Durden, alongside Lady Justice and Ben Bernanke of the Federal Reserve. Cocktails are named with the film in mind: The Jack's Revenge mixes whiskey, muddled cucumber and mint leaves, while the rum-based Raymond K. Hessel comprises muddled red peppers, ginger syrup and red wine. Beer drinkers can find 12 brews on tap (Captain Lawrence IPA, Kelso Pilsner), with another dozen by the bottle.
Venue name: Durden
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Address: 213 Second Ave
New York
10016
Cross street: between 13th and 14th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 4pm–3:30am; Sat, Sun 1pm-3:30am
Transport: Subway: L to Third Ave
Price: Average cocktail: $11. AmEx, MC, V
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Chloe W
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If you like Fight Club, you'll get a kick out of the bar's onning and decorations, and if you like drinking outside in summer, the patio out front is a great place for that, but those are really the only two highlights of visiting.  If you drink here, pay in cash (I've seen the bartenders tell different customers different card minimums) and come for the happy hour special. Durden is good for a quick stop to check the score of the game, but there are more exciting places to go.

Rodney B

This place has a cheap happy hour. Went to catch the Met's game on a random friday bar tender Erik was drinking with me and my buddies. If you want a bar to be that regular and feel local this place is legit. 

Tyler Durden

You may not find Brad Pitt, but you will find Jake and his famous "Jake's lemonade". If you want a touch of something different I highly recommend the place. Perhaps the coolest bar in the east village.