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9th Avenue Saloon

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Address: 656 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3633
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+1 212-307-1503
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 04:00

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My first night in NYC and someone had recommended this place to me. I almost walked past because the place was packed. I'm glad I went in. It's difficult being in a bar this busy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 February 2017
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

My first night in NYC and someone had recommended this place to me. I almost walked past because the place was packed. I'm glad I went in. It's difficult being in a bar this busy alone and it was impossible for a while to find a place to be without standing in the middle of the corridor or looking like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

If you're travelling alone as a gay man this is really the first place you have to visit! I went to the saloon on my first night in NYC and it didn't take long before I was talking to the lovely bar man named Freddie. He made really made me feel at home. The other guests were alot of fun... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

I realize that's a large claim to make, but the Saloon embodies a casual, old-school atmosphere that is extremely lacking these days. This is no upscale, pretentious gay bar; it is all about relaxing, watching the TVs, fun conversation, and a great jukebox. Prices are absurdly low and the bartenders, from Joey on weekdays to the sensational Bobby on weekends,... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

I went a few weeks ago on my own very suitable for international travellers and people very open minded. Stuff really friendly even when I didn't give tip because i didn't know this american habit.

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South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

I hope I'm allowed to write that. My sister and I were in NY and stumbled across this bar and went in. We noticed no other women only men. We ordered our drink with Freddy who was very friendly he asked if we realised it was a Gay Bar. Only then did we. He assured us we were very welcome... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

We visited this grille twice, for breakfast. The first time was excellent so we decided to pay a second visit. Service was not so good the second time. Only one cup of coffee materialised and the staff seemed to go missing. Good food thhough.

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Reston, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Neighborhood feel for this place. Bartender was great, drinks were nicely poured and reasonably priced.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

This place is one of my guilty pleasures. I go here to just relax and enjoy a drink and not be bombarded by people. It does get crazy on the weekends, but during the week it nice. Last time I went here the place was DECKED out for Halloween. I asked, and they said it took one guy two days... More 

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Hawai'i
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

Our first night in NYC... ATMOSPHERE: The decor carries the name well. Thank goodness no one came in gun slinging! The bar is small and dim and nothing to write home about. The only entertainment was ESPN on the TV's... Snooze! DRINKS: Heineken - Over priced like everywhere else in NYC at $7. SERVICE: The male bartender was friendly. OVERALL:... More 

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