Automatic Slims

Bar / Café
Automatic Slims A classic neighborhood bar located between two eclectic, party-loving areas, Automatic Slims definitely packs in the best of the Meatpacking clubbers and artsy West Village revelers. New York United States 40.7362447 -74.008144
3.92 5
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Party Earth Review A classic neighborhood bar located between two eclectic, party-loving areas, Automatic Slims definitely packs in the best of the Meatpacking clubbers and artsy West Village revelers. By day, the sun-filled venue with its... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    A, C, E, L: 14th Street-8th Avenue

  • Phone:

    212-645-8660

  • Hours:

    M–Sa 5:30pm–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Automatic Slims Review

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A classic neighborhood bar located between two eclectic, party-loving areas, Automatic Slims definitely packs in the best of the Meatpacking clubbers and artsy West Village revelers.

A classic neighborhood bar located between two eclectic, party-loving areas, Automatic Slims definitely packs in the best of the Meatpacking clubbers and artsy West Village revelers.

By day, the sun-filled venue with its black-and-red checkerboard floor, whitewashed walls, and vintage photos of musicians and celebrities seems more like a quaint café, but once Happy Hour begins, so does the sloshy fun.

Flowing taps and a DJ spinning a nightly mix of everything from Bon Jovi to Jay-Z bring in a rowdy crowd of trendy locals, college students, and ex-frat boys that packs the tiny space to the rafters.

Friendly bartenders keep everyone well lubricated, while sweaty dancers fill the floor space or elbow their way to the small tables for a breather and to admire the collection of dominoes and toy cars preserved under the Plexiglas.

Despite being a popular event space for small fashion shows and industry parties, the lively bar is blissfully free of pretention, welcoming Wall Streeters, industry workers, and weekend warriors with equal zest. In fact, the only prerequisite for having a good time at Automatic Slims is to show up.

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Tip from Lucas:

Definitely go for after-work drinks – the Happy Hour deals on food and the $4 well drinks are almost as great as the cool young crowd. If you’re looking to get a little crazy, this would be the place.

  • Crowd

    After-work young professionals, post-college frat guys, financial types, retail and service industry workers, and college students, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Nightly DJ spins a mix of pop, rap, and dance music.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Bar menu includes burgers, fries, salads, and quesadillas. Happy Hour M–F 5:30–8:30pm.

  • Prices

    Appetizers $8+, salads $8+, entrées $11+. Beer $6+, wine $6+, cocktails $8+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Business casual: comfy dresses, flats, nice sneakers, button-downs with jeans, blouses with skirts or slacks.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursday through Saturday nights for the busiest scene, or any weeknight for Happy Hour.

  • Close By

    The Standard Biergarten (848 Washington Street) has a similar crowd and, in nice weather, is a great outdoor space for a beer.

Automatic Slims User Reviews

Average rating:
Automatic-Meter Fun = 8
Jaclyn W. Nov 13, 2012
I can proudly say that I was thrown out of this awesome bar for playing quarters. CAVEAT: DO NOT PLAY QUARTERS. Four bars later at 3am on a Friday night and my co-worker and some of his friends decided this place should be the last stop (actually a place down the street was), but for these purposes it pretty much summed up the night. The crowd is a tad hipsterish and it's young. I wouldn't be shocked if you found some fake ID candidates in here (probably NYU students). The drinks were great and they were strong. Though the space is small, the music definitely makes you want to move, so there is definitely some cramped dancing going on at this hour. As for the bartenders, they were good. Just don't reach over to steal plastic cups from behind the bar for quarters and it will be a pretty fun time. Also, second caveat: beware of the bathrooms. Those steps are steep and they are definitely cleaned like only once a week.
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