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Sugar Bar

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254 W 72nd St, New York City, NY 10023-2821 (Broadway and West End)
+1 212-579-0222
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Hours:
Mon 20:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After watching Ashford & Simpson talking about Sugar Bar a couple years ago on CBS' Sunday Morning news (it's on YouTube), I knew I have to come here to check it out myself. So I surprised my wife that we're going to eat here for our 13-year anniversary (and she had no idea that this place ever existed nor did... More 

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Thank Thomas P
Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The food was delicious and service was great! And it all was extremely affordable. Set in a charming upper west side townhouse, the small room in the back afforded us just the intimacy we wanted to catch up with old friends. In the front room, there was fantastic live music if we'd wanted a different kind of evening. While many... More 

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new york
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I guess the good food should bring me back? I may try it again. on the fence.... and it wasn't just my meal, I sampled five different dishes from my friends, all freaking delicious! appetizers were also up there. my rum punch was weak, and im a "lightweight" so it should have been better. OK, here is for ghetto!!! we... More 

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Thank lalatrips
NYC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a surpisingly successful but rather down market restaurant and music venue on Manhattan's trendy Upper West Side. There is a regular clientele of largely wanna-be music types and their "dates" and a mediocre Caribbean kitchen.

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Thank DJKTraveler
Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Went here for my birthday- party of 5. What fun we had! My friends told them it was my birthday and we were seated and treated like royalty.... A wonderful band that played lots of Stevie Wonder and R&B. The cover was 10.00 and well worth it! Everyone loved their food. Took a while to get it but so worth... More 

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Perugia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

If you are into live music (R&B/ Soul/ Funky) or singing go visit this place on an Open Mic day, you'll not regret it. We are professional musicians and are picky but we were blown away! The Band was incredible, and the singers.....UNBELIEVABLE! Probably the best night of live music in NY. Seriously. The host singer of the Open Mic... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I had looked forward to visiting for a long while, but was disappointed with food and decor. The food arrived barely warm, was nothing notable and though we ordered just apps was slow in coming though we were the only customers at early evening. Really in need of a makeover as the African Village decor is past its prime.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This isn't a tourist spot. I'm a NYer and went there with friends on a Friday night. We ordered Tom Collins', catfish fingers and quesadillas. The drinks were strong and tasty, and the catfish fingers perfect, crispy on the outside and flaky on the inside. They had a great band, 30th Street Blues Band, The singer had an amazing voice.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome time at Sugar Bar with friends. The food was delicious and the open mic very entertaining.

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Thank MJCAN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Went on a Thursday to check the open mic night. Glorious music. The people could really sing! This is NOT bad karaoke (my biggest fear) and I enjoyed it immensely. The place had a great atmosphere and the staff was very nice. It is a small place but I was lucky enough to get a seat by the bar. For... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
20:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 W 72nd St, New York City, NY 10023-2821
    (Broadway and West End)
  • Public Transportation: 1,2,3 to 72nd Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-579-0222

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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