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Ace Bar

Bars, Dive bars East Village
4 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
Ace Bar
Ace Bar
Ace Bar
Photograph: Courtesy Ace Bar
Ace Bar
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp / Joanna T.
Ace Bar
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp / Joanna T.

Time Out says

No bar has a better collection of ’70s lunch boxes, and the rollicking jukebox ain’t half bad, either. This souped-up rec room offers two pool tables, skeeball, darts, pinball, arcade favorites like Big Buck Hunter, and more. The five-hour happy hour means you can rotate pitchers and pints among the 14 brews on tap. Locals are first drawn in by the clublike exterior, but stay for the chill, pool-hall atmosphere that suits both birthday bashes or a few beers between friends.



Address: 531 E 5th St
New York
Cross street: between Aves A and B
Transport: Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average beer: $7. AmEx, MC, V
Opening hours: Daily 3pm–4am
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Users say (6)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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What's not to love about this place? It's a pretty big space and got very crowded over the course of a wintery Saturday afternoon - definitely one of the places where the floor get super sticky and you feel like you're in college again - in a good way! The bathroom situation sucks but the vibe is really friendly and fun. Also very reasonable prices - you need (I think) $20 minimum for cards and you'll be pleasantly surprised to know that 2 drinks won't meet it! So throw your card down and throw back some!

Hit this place up on a Saturday night and you'll find a loaded bar. It get's very crowded, very fast. But for good reason. Great service, great drinks and a fun atmosphere. 


This bar is one of my favorites in the East Village, not only is there plenty of space for big parties BUT you can also order food here (always a plus) the bartenders are very friendly, the seating is ample and the games fun and cheap.


Ace Bar has everything you could ask for in a dive: unassuming entrance; dim lights; cheap drinks; lots of room; and a solid selection of bar games. 

It's one of those old faithful spots in a land surrounded by crowded, subpar bars and high-end cocktail dens. 


ACE bar is one of my favorites in the city. Shockingly more spacious than any other drinking spot in East Village, ACE bar has a very down to earth vibe. The beer selection is a bit lacking, but they make up for it in quality bar games: darts and pool among the favorites. Personally, I love showing off my sick skee ball skills and generally enjoying the elbow room toward the back of the bar.

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