Party Earth Review A lively sports bar with a classic West Village feel, Barrow Street Ale House is a refuge for blue-collars, young professionals, and students in need of a beer and a sports fix. Patrons entering the narrow space will find... ... read full review
15 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014
1, 2: Christopher Street-Sheridan Square; A, B, C, D, E, F, M: West 4th Street-Washington Square
West Village, New York –
A lively sports bar with a classic West Village feel, Barrow Street Ale House is a refuge for blue-collars, young professionals, and students in need of a beer and a sports fix.
Patrons entering the narrow space will find typical pub trappings like wooden booths, a weathered bar lit by a single iron chandelier, and the requisite clusters of older local regulars chatting over their pints of Yuengling.
Football banners and mirrored beer signs make up the rest of the décor, though most of the weekday patrons who show up for pub grub have their eyes glued to one of the many flat-screen TVs lining the walls.
A doorway with a misleading “Men’s Room” sign leads guests down to a claustrophobic basement area, where gamers hang out to play pool, darts, and classic arcade games.
On game days, the place is jam-packed with local sports fans shouting for their favorite teams, while financial types and upscale neighborhood folk avoid the fray by enjoying the game from the safe distance of their reserved booths.
Although game days are loud and raucous, weekends get even rowdier when the heavy-drinking party crowd shows up to pound pints and flirt by the jukebox.
While a happening Happy Hour makes Barrow Street Ale House a weekday must, the upbeat vibe and outgoing staff and patrons make it a great neighborhood joint and sports haunt perfect for kicking back with friends or cheering on the Yankees, Jets, and Giants.
Local young professionals, finance types, older regulars, and sports fans, mid-20s to 30s.
Electronic jukebox with rock, pop, and alternative selections. Twelve flat-screen TVs tuned to sports. Downstairs room features a pool table, twin dart boards, arcade games like Big Buck Deer Hunter, and more TVs.
Bar menu including artichoke dip, fried ravioli, burgers, and chicken marsala, served Su–Th 11am–2am and F–Sa noon–2am. Happy Hour M–F 11am–7pm.
Appetizers $3.50–$11.95, entrées $11.95–$20.95. Beer $4–$6, wine $8, mixed drinks $5–$8.
Casual: jeans, t-shirts, sweaters, after-work attire.
Weekend afternoons and Monday evenings in the fall for football, and Friday and Saturday nights for a lively drink-fest.
Blind Tiger Ale House (281 Bleecker Street) down the street offers specialty microbrews.