Party Earth Review A simple BBQ joint by day, by night the southern farm-themed Brother Jimmy’s turns into a raucous ex-frat boy hangout where hordes of former Gammas and Deltas chug Bud Light, yell along to classic rock, and relive their... ... read full review
116 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6: 14th Street-Union Square
M–Th 11:30am–2am, F 11:30am–4am, Sa 11am–4am, Su 11am–2am
Gramercy / Union Square, New York –
A simple BBQ joint by day, by night the southern farm-themed Brother Jimmy’s turns into a raucous ex-frat boy hangout where hordes of former Gammas and Deltas chug Bud Light, yell along to classic rock, and relive their glory days.
Khaki-clad young professionals and recent college grads mill around the whiskey barrel wall in the front room or at the long license plate-covered bar to binge drink and check each other out, while groups of girlfriends gossip at rustic tables beneath a collection of farm equipment and Carolina maps.
When not in use by bands or comedians, an elevated platform with red farmhouse walls and gray banquettes offers a place to grab a bite or just take a load off, though patrons in the mood to chow down will also find plenty of dining space in the back room, appropriately decked out in corrugated tin.
Rows of flat-screen TVs make it apparent that sports are a major focus at Brother Jimmy’s – and indeed, college and NFL games really pack ’em in here. But even during the off season, this southern-fried bar is packed to the rafters with beer-guzzling frat and sorority types breaking into spontaneous dance parties, creating a rowdy, carefree vibe perfect for alums who like an extra shot of nostalgia with their margaritas.
Post-college young professionals, jocks, preppies, and Michigan Wolverine fans, early 20s to 30.
Live cover band on Wednesday nights 9pm–midnight. Comedy show every other Monday 8–9:30pm. Otherwise, ambient country, rock sing-alongs, and Top 40.
Southern-inspired cuisine including rib tips, country fried steak, and Carolina pulled pork. Dinner served M–Th until midnight and F–Sa until 1am. Lunch M–F11:30am–4pm. Brunch Sa–Su 11am–4pm. Happy Hour M–F 3–8pm. Various food and beverage deals M, W, Sa, Su.
Minimum food order $10/person. Sandwiches and burgers $9.75–$10.75, entrées $13.50–$23.50, lunch special $14.95, brunch special $13.95, all-you-can-eat ribs $27.95/Su. Beer $4.50–$7 or $18–$22/pitcher, cocktails $8–$14 or $28–$44/pitcher or jumbo Mason jar, swamp water (a legendary cocktail served in a 64oz fish bowl) $20.
Preppy casual: button-downs, khakis, college hats, casual dresses, jeans and heels.
Thursdays for the biggest crowds, Saturdays for college football, and Sundays for NFL.
If Jimmy’s is completely packed, Side Bar (120 East 15th Street) just down the street is a more upscale sports bar.