Bars , Gastropubs Hell's Kitchen
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BarBacon is a swine-centric sports bar, operated by owner Peter Sherman and executive chef Shawn Hewitt, where the white tablecloth is eschewed for butcher paper and culinary nuance is abandoned in favor of unbridled bacon-loving. In most neighborhoods, a restaurant of such singular obsession might seem out of place, but at the north end of Hell’s Kitchen’s unfailingly kitschy Restaurant Row, it fits in seamlessly.

A visit here is an exercise in unapologetic indulgence, certainly not for the health conscious or weak of heart. The brussels sprouts ($10) come piled high with blistered greens and massive hunks of slab bacon, all coated in a Vietnamese glaze and served above a swath of Greek yogurt. Despite a visually unappealing pool of oil, it’s a home run. Not so for the hand roll special ($12), a meat tube taking on any one of several rotating ethnic identities—one night it was deemed Thai due to the dubious inclusion of Japanese seaweed salad and hot chili sauce. 

Less offensive are the fish tacos ($15), which are not so much tacos as they are mini Tex-Mex salads plated atop flour tortillas that are impossible to eat with your hands. The Lobster Loves Bacon Mac & Cheese ($20) has the components of a hit entrée—generous hunks of lobster, crispy lardons and melty cheese—but in this case, the whole is not quite as great as the sum of its parts. 

BarBacon is not the type of restaurant where you’d linger for a three-course meal (cardiologists everywhere are nodding in earnest), but it’s a fun nosh for those looking to satisfy a lust for the cultish comfort food.  


Venue name: BarBacon
Address: 836 Ninth Ave (between 54th & 55th)
New York
Cross street: between 54th and 55th Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Thu noon–2am; Fri, Sat 11–2am; Sun, Mon noon–midnight
Transport: Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th St–Columbus Circle; N, Q, R to 57th St
Price: Average entrée: $11. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Meredith R

This is the kind of establishment that could get Ron Swanson to visit NYC. Do you like bacon? If so, put on your stretchy pants and go to this bar. Get the bacon and beer flight, a main and a whiskey cocktail of your choosing and be prepared for a treat. And by treat I mean an overload of bacon

If not, why in the world are you reading this review? Absolutely everything on their menu includes bacon in all its crispy, juicy glory. 

Christa Sully

I mean you can't really go wrong with bacon, whiskey and beer, can you? It's a solid bar if you're in the area, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. They do have bacon flights if you're into that sort of thing. 

I've only been once and I'm curious if this place attracts more tourists of locals (if anyone knows, let me knows). 

Will P

Cant complain with their delicious bacon infused menu!  The bacon old fashioned is my personal favorite


What's not to like? top notch bacon served with quality beer - maybe not every night if you're looking to avoid an ever expanding waistline.


Does BarBacon really need an endorsement? Let's break it down and do a comprehensive analysis of everything this place has to offer:

-A Bar


Sold? I really hope so. Because if that's not enough to get you in the door than you're probably an alien (or a sober vegetarian).

Every item on the menu incorporate God's magical gift to the earth in some way- from classics like BLT's and burgers, to more creative options like a lobster roll or a kale salad. And yes, they all have bacon. And if that's not enough pork belly for ya, you can also order a tasting flight... OF BACON. For real, they bring it out and describe each one as if you're sampling wines from the finest vineyard in Tuscany. But to be honest, I'd take the bacon over the wine any day of the week.