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Social Bar

$$ - $$$American, ,
795 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-7401
+1 212-459-0643
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“thai chicken” (2 reviews)
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Closes in 29 min
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
795 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-7401
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1 - 10 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this bar a few times mainly because it has a good strong WiFi connection. The beers are cheap from 5 dollars and real ale on tap. The staff are great really friendly. Biggest bonus is its spacious with plenty of seating.

Thank OldContemptible
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We visited here the first night of our stay in NYC. The atmosphere was upbeat. The waitress seemed like she had better things to do than be at work, but the food was good.

Thank apetty4621
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We were staying across the road at the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square and after a day of sightseeing were desperate for a pint of good beer. The hotel could only offer bottled beer, so having spotted this bar from our hotel window, we decided...More

Thank JohnLightwater
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Great place for a few after work. Louise, who tends bar Wed and Thurs, is one of the best all time bartenders, I mean hall of fame great. Respect her and behave and she'll take care of you. Shout out to Meghan, Vinny,Matt ..They're all...More

1  Thank andaloo
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Went in a few times and became my go-to spot for a quick point after seeing the attractions. Good service and has a great range of micro beers.

1  Thank srwf
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Well our visit started out well. Happy hour discount drinks. Woo hoo! The appetizer Chicken Quesadilla was fantastic. And then we got our entrees. My cobb salad was missing ingredients (eggs, 2nd kind of lettuce listed in menu). Oh well, I thought. But the chicken...More

Thank baummy617
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The location rocks, however my draft beer was flat. I ordered a Pilsner from Coney Island it was flat and tasted stale, I then proceeded to get a different draft beer that I had tired earlier in the week at different bar that I knew...More

1  Thank BW253
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Do not come here for the food. Just come here for drinks and beer. It is an upscale dive bar with decent atmosphere. They have a lot of beer on tap for a decent price to be in mid town. Happy hour is quite ok....More

1  Thank goldmann
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Great place for drinking. It seems to be popular with New Yorkers who just want a few drinks after work. I loved the atmosphere and great selection of beer. I liked the Sam Adams seasonal a bit too much and left a little bit elephants...More

Thank paul d
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch and happy hour.We had a fantastic server that made the experience fun and relaxing!

Thank melba r
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 795 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-7401
    (Btwn 48th & 49th (West Side of 8th Avenue))
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-459-0643
  • E-mail
Occupying 3 enormous & well-realized floors in Hell’s Kitchen, this newcomer combo won't be hard to find. In the back of the 1st floor sits a sensible & roomy collection of tables where generous helpings from a full-service kitchen supports Social's exertion as a formidable all purpose haunt. A staircase that's been thoughtfully accented leads to a 2nd floor, which marks a half way point between the leisurely neighborhood dynamic of the first floor's pub & the 3rd Floor Cocktail space and Roof Deck. The west side of the second floor staircase houses a "Pub Room" with dark wood furnishings that complete a stylish interpretation of a modern & traditionally fused Celtic lodge hybrid, complete with a smaller bar that's highly serviceable but intended for its own private corner of this roomy complex.
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