Pioneers Bar

Bars, Sports Bars Chelsea
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This large open bar with a solid beer selection takes advantage of its location near comedy venues like the Upright Citizen's Brigade, the P.I.T. Loft and Magnet Theater by also hosting stand-up nights and other performances on its small stage.


Venue name: Pioneers Bar
Address: 138 W 29th St
Cross street: between Sixth and Seventh Aves
Transport: Subway: N, R, 1 to 28th St
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This place is great during the week! Especially after an improv class! They have games (video board AND arcade!) Friendly staff, lots of room and a good selection of drinks and food! But on the weekends it is MISERABLE! They have a cover charge, a line to get in, its too crowded, can't really play the games, just yuck. I'm happy and sad that its become so popular! Do try to hit it up for your birthday! Birthday person drinks for free! 


I. Love. This. Bar. Midweek karaoke, Mario kart, giant Jenga and more. Every time I come here I meet awesome people because who doesn't love playing giant versions of your favorite games! Their beer selection is great as well and they have free popcorn. I've been here on dates, work happy hours and with friends and it never disappoints. Does have a tendency to get crowded on weekend but still a ton of fun!

Pinball machines, giant Jenga and Connect Four... Need I say more? Okay, cheap drinks and free popcorn. Pioneers is a must! It's perfect for larger groups looking for a fun filled night. The space is large and there's plenty of room for playing games or just hanging out. Don't forget to bring your quarters! 


Pioneers is a perfect after-work drink spot for you and ten of your closest friends.  The space is huge, the drinks are cheap, and the free popcorn is, well, free popcorn. Most of the time, they're playing a cult film from Netflix or airing that night's game, but the nights where you can play classic Nintendo games on the large screen are definitely not to be missed.  


Pioneers Bar is a great place to chill and hang out with some friends. It has a really cool, laid back vibe that makes it perfect for relaxing with a drink and nice conversation. I was particularly fond of the huge selection of games they had. They have life size jenga, life size connect four, a foosball table, and a variety of board games. There's also a bunch of arcade games in the front. I went hard on some pac man. I went on a night where they also had a Nintendo 64 hooked up to a huge screen tv. I had a kickass time playing Super Smash Bros, Mario Party, and Mario Kart and reliving my childhood days. AND they give out FREE popcorn! Overall, a super fun, unique place to chill with some buddies.


Fun, young, and lively place to hit after work in Midtown. Wide array of beers on tap, free popcorn to munch on, and plenty of oversized games that you loved as a kid to play in the back "lounge." If you're more of a pinball wizard, the bar has you covered there too with several pinball machines at the front of the bar.

This is a great bar to kill some time in before or after attending a nearby comedy show at the Pit Loft. It's owned by the same guy who owns Pit, so it's frequented by those in the comedy scene. Drinks are affordable, there's amazing, butter-drenched popcorn for free, decent pizza for purchase, and a huge area in the back filled with activities. You can play giant Jenga (which is very loud) or Connect Four, or play Mario Kart on the huge screens. Check their schedule for any fun comedy or trivia nights.