Bars, Sports Bars Gramercy
3 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)

This wood-paneled sports bar also serves contemporary American food.


Venue name: SideBar
Address: 118 E 15th St
New York
Cross street: between E Union Sq and Irving Pl
Opening hours: Mon–Wed, Sun noon–2am; Thu–Sat noon–4am
Transport: Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq
Price: Average drink: $13. AmEx, MC, V
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

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So I came to this bar to watch the olympics as advertised. Not only did they not play sound as they said they would, their staff had an attitude when customers started complaining. They have overpriced drinks and I resent that I was lured here under false promises.


Proximity to Union Square is great. Open spaces, good amount of room, lots of tables, TVs, seats and a long bar with attentive service. Decent food served relatively quickly by competent staff. Pretty good specials, and discounts; can get pretty crowded.

Visited this bar-restaurant prior to a hockey game on a Sunday afternoon.  It appeared that a large group of people were just leaving after an afternoon of sports viewing.  I sat at a table first, but after being ignored, walked over to the bar.  The bar tender was attentive and I ordered food and drinks.  Decent pub food.  There is seating outside as well, and it seemed most people were taking advantage of the nice weather.  Large screens make this a good location for gathering with many to watch games.  Good for Irving Plaza pregaming as well.  


Came here last night for Cinco de Mayo and it was popping. We had dinner in the back then came up tot he front for drinks and even though it was 8:30 on a Thursday the dj was giving me 2 am on a Saturday vibe. Amazing, all the early 2000's and current jams. The set up is interesting with two bars and kind of a square dance area. You wouldn't think a location like this would have such a cool vibe but it does. I will definitely we coming back on the weekend to see how it is. 


So apparently Sidebar Sundays are a thing. The place was PACKED. People everywhere. On the tables in the back there were literal coolers of beer, it was like getting bottle service at a club. Really fun though!