Poco Bar

Bars , Tapas bars East Village
  • 4 out of 5 stars
(3 user reviews)
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Venue name: Poco Bar
Address: 33 Ave B
New York
Cross street: at 3rd St
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
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Christa Sully

I am not a boozy brunch person, which I know is blasphemous in New York. I don't mind drinking during brunch, but to slug down X amount of sugary screwdrivers and watered down mimosas in 2 hours isn't the ideal way to start, or end, my weekend. But I tried Poco for a friend's birthday and I would definitely go back.

First, the service was excellent. Our waitress Jennifer made sure we had plenty of drinks (you could choose from bloody marys, mimosas or sangria), which were all pretty good and strong. I opted for the bloody marys, which I expected to be terrible, and they got the job done. I feel like the service at most of these places is pretty miserable, so she made our experience. 

Obviously the food is never the star when you're at a boozy brunch, but I was happy with my guacamole Benedict and my friends enjoyed their food too. The music was loud, but didn't drown you out, and all the guests looked like they were having a good time. 

Poco was a win. Just make sure to bring cash. 

Topher R

Poco is by all means a boozy brunch staple in East Village.  The drinks are strong and the food is good!  They try to set rules to make sure people don't get to tipsy and stay forever, but you will notice everyone leaves with a good buzz.  I highly suggest the Lobster Mac (it is to die for), but i would suggest as an appetizer shared among friends (esp if you are all foodies).  I always go with "The Cure" or Steak, Egg n' Cheese sandwich.  If you had a long fun night before brunch, "The Cure" definitely does what the names suggest, cure your hangover.  

Lastly, it is cash only and always crowded!  If you have over 3 people in your party you will most likely need a reservation.

Tazi Phillips

This is my go-to brunch spot in Manhattan. The atmosphere is fun, the food is great and there is outdoor seating when the weather is nice. For $30, patrons get an hour and a half of Bloody Marys, mimosas or sangria. Some of my favorite dishes are the Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese, Poco Benedict and Truffled Mushroom Omelet. Be prepared for a long wait during peak hours. And bring cash!