Party Earth Review Aussies know how to party, and The Sunburnt Cow with its all-you-can-drink brunch brings that down-under spirit to the East Village. Singles roaming the orange-and-black cow print seating areas in search of companionship... ... read full review
137 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009
L: 1st Avenue-14th Street
F 4pm–4am, Sa 11am–4am, Su noon–6pm
East Village, New York –
Aussies know how to party, and The Sunburnt Cow with its all-you-can-drink brunch brings that down-under spirit to the East Village.
Singles roaming the orange-and-black cow print seating areas in search of companionship may be hypnotized as much by the giant video wall projecting everything from sports to anime as they are by the potent drinks and the other flirty patrons determined to get buzzed as quickly as possible.
Preppy students and young LES professionals gather at the massive bar for moo-jitos and moo-tinis until they feel brave enough to try out their best pick-up lines, while more laid-back urbanites retreat with their house drinks to the enclosed patio, whose faux rock walls and orange paper lanterns create an intimate atmosphere for the couples and groups lounging on banquettes or huddled around candlelit tables.
To top off what’s already a guaranteed drunk fest, the bar is manned by a team of hard-drinking, kickass Aussies who could be straight from Thunder Down Under – though fully clothed – and who make it their business to give patrons their money’s worth and show them a good ol’ Australian time.
Singles, preppy young professionals, students, and former jocks, early to late 20s.
A DJ spins everything from reggae to commercial pop Thursdays through Saturdays from around 9pm. TVs for sports and big Aussie Rules Football games.
Dinner served nightly 6pm–midnight, brunch served Sa–Su open–4pm. Dinner menu includes a good selection of burgers and Australian fare like pesto shark and kangaroo shepherd’s pie. The three-course Counter Meal is served only at the bar.
Brunch menu features classics with an Australian flair, including buttermilk banana pikelets and barrier reef Benedict. The Endless Brunch deal includes one brunch item and unlimited drinks.
Appetizers $3–$9, entrées $12–$15. Brunch menu $8–$15. Counter Meal and Endless Brunch $18. Beer $6, wine $6, house cocktails $7–$9.
Anything goes: jeans, t-shirts, button-downs, dresses.
Friday and Saturday nights for an incredibly packed, fun, and rowdy singles scene. Saturday and Sunday afternoons for brunch.
Alphabet Lounge (104 Avenue C) just down the street is a fun drunken mess filled with singles looking to flirt.