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Sophie's

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507 E Fifth St (at Between Avenue A and Avenue B)
New York, NY 10009
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(212) 228-5680
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Best

Although not for everyone - thank god - Sophie's is indeed an old fashioned, unapologetic, dirty, grouchy, poetic, genuine NY dive with its own subtle code of conduct and cast of ...

Worst

The people in the bar might have been punkish but the music playing was typical Z100 crap. And I only saw one pool table, so this is hardly a billards bar. It was definitely a l...

Bars like Sophie's keep me from leaving NYC 3/10/2009

Although not for everyone - thank god - Sophie's is indeed an old fashioned, unapologetic, dirty, grouchy, poetic, genuine NY dive with its own subtle code of conduct and cast of characters. There is room for everyone here, but no one is going to go out of their way to make you feel welcome - or unwelcome for that matter - when you walk in the door. But if you give it some time, you're likely to feel the warm and comfortable vibe that quietly floats around this place. more

The real thing 6/9/2008

Sophie's looked like it was on the chopping block for awhile there but it seems to have been saved from the plight of becoming a Wine Bar. That's real good news for a city that seems ever homegenized and less and less interesting. Sophies is really one of the very few remaining East Village (hell, city-wide) bars that is the real thing. Yeah, it's a little raw at the edges but it's authentic. Perhaps there aren't enough people left in NYC who appreciate what a bar should be, and that's a crying shame but for those who don't want to smoke a hookah, or play Rockstar, or god forbid sing Karaoke, Sophie's is a living breathing reminder of what the East Village, New York, and all great places should be. Pros: Just about everything Cons: The spillover from the Ace Bar can be annoying on a Saturday night. more

Everyone loves a good dive bar 7/13/2005

Sophie's is the place to grab some cheap pitchers and hang out with friends. If you're young and looking to meet people I recommend Fridays or Saturdays, otherwise the crowd can be a bit sketchy but you gotta love it anyway. The jukebox is in pretty high demand and the bathrooms aren't so hot but it's what makes us love the place. Cons: No Bob Seger!! more

One of the best 6/23/2004

this place is awesome... I am a regular now and love it. The music is great, the people are great, the bartenders are great and make great drinks. It can get crowded but thats when it is the best. I always have a good time at this bar no matter the day of the week. i more

My home away from home! 9/27/2003

No idea what that last reviewer was talking about. I have been going to Sophie's for about a year and I love it. The bartenders are some of the best in the city. And the regulars are some of the most welcoming people i've met. When I first started going there I never felt like I was in ""their"" bar (which now I guess is ""my"" bar). All we want is people who leave their attitudes at the door. Yay Sophies :) Pros: cool people, cheap drinks, awesome bartenders Cons: too crowded weekends more

Punk Bar? 6/30/2003

The people in the bar might have been punkish but the music playing was typical Z100 crap. And I only saw one pool table, so this is hardly a billards bar. It was definitely a locals hangout but the kind that made you feel like an outcast for even looking twice at ""their bar."" The bartender was really crabby. Had a look on his face like he had just caught his girlfriend cheating him. Not a happy man. Also, I expect a dive bar to have some cheap drinks or specials. Nothing here. Skip it. Pros: Nothing Cons: People, Service more

punk rock juke box 8/21/2002

besides the pac man, there is the best damn juke box in the city. try the chocolate cake shots more

My type of Dive 6/23/2002

Great Bar. Came in there sometime in the wee hours, because there was a line at 7A. At some point I saw Ms. Pac Man, and well any bar with Ms. Pac Man rules. Plus you can't beat the grungy americana decor. Good place to get wasted, play pool, and chase the pretzels around Ms. Pac Man. Pros: Ms. Pac Man, Pool, Not Pretentious-Comfy more
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Editorial

  • It always feels like happy hour at this neighborhood dive, where a half-pint served in a glass beer mug costs just two bucks and a whole pint costs four. The original oak bar is still in place from...

  • 8/12/2009 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily 3pm-4am
  • Payments:

    Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, East Village, Alphabet City

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