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Antarctica - 16 Reviews - 287 Hudson St, New York, NY - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (212) 352-1666


287 Hudson St (at at Spring St.)
New York, NY 10013
(212) 352-1666
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Perfect for happy hour, after work or just a place to grab a beer with friends. Pros: Great After Work Spot


All reviews seem positive

Great to unwind 1/26/2012

Great place to unwind have a few drinks and relax. There is a great atmosphere. Def. good choice. Pros: null Cons: null more

Cheers to Antarctica 12/17/2009

Perfect for happy hour, after work or just a place to grab a beer with friends. Pros: Great After Work Spot more

Enjoyable 12/10/2008

It is the type of bar I like. It is never overly crowded and never saw many rowdy people in there. \r It is very spacious and relaxed. \r The staff are pleasant to deal with. \r It's not a sports bar... which in itself can get an A+ for. You can actually hear your date or friends speaking and noone sitting next to you trying to talk to you while spitting in your ear/face. more

I like Antarctica 9/8/2008

Antarctica is a cool place to hang out and watch a game. They have friendly bartenders and a bunch of beers on draft. You can also shoot a game of pool if the game gets boring. Highly Recommended. Pros: Friendly Atmosphere, Service more

Now this is your neighborhood bar! 2/26/2008

Good beer, good drinks, good atmosphere, good people, good service, there's a pool table....Antarctica, a great American bar Pros: Beer, Drinks, Service more

It's a dive 9/21/2005

Pretty plain place. There's a pool table in the back (the sticks could use some work). A few TV's scattered throughout and a decent jukebox with a mix of hip-hop and rock. Surprisingly draws a decent number of English and Irish folk. If you come to play pool for fun, be warned. The people who gather by the pool table are very competitive. If they lose, some will try and interfere with the next game to vent out their frustrations. Name night is a good deal if you're lucky enough to have yours drawn. Bathrooms are plain. Pros: Cheap Cons: Plain, Clientele more

Great Dive Bar 7/15/2005

This dive bar is tucked away on Spring and Hudson. Never very crowded except during happy hour, it is a nice open space with a pool table. Name night happens every day and if it is your name that night, you drink for free. A great place to go if you want to take over the music and not be bothered. Definitely for happy hour only. more

Friendly Staff, Great Space 7/7/2004

I've held two parties here and the staff and the space were great on both occassions. Very attentive bartender, plenty of seats, and a good jukebox. And the volume of the music is such that you can actually hold a conversation without screaming. Pros: friendly staff, good value, good space more

A great classic pub 12/5/2003

To me, it says everything that the only negative reviews Antarctica has received came from a couple who normally review upscale restaurants and a single swanky lounge. I love this place. I hang out at Antarctica often, love the juke, like to get in a game of pool or just hang out with friends. It's a regular pub, and anyone whose ever been in a dive will tell you, this is no dive! Pros: good after work crowd, classic nyc pub, good prices more

WELL drinks 3/14/2003

Typical college looking kinda bar. Dark, smokey, but the drinks are loaded and given in pint glasses for about 6 bucks. Problem is it's hit or miss on certain weekends. more

pint-sized mixed drinks! 9/24/2002

My very first night in NYC and I spent it here. Their Name of the Day allowed me to drink free the entire night. The bartender even comped my friends and me a round of free shots! It was great! Definitely making this a regular stop on all of my trips to NYC. more

Wrong Night? 9/20/2002

From the enormous cocktails to the more than generous buybacks the reviews have been accurate. This is a great bar, I just wish there were more people to enjoy it with. more

Freezing Cool 8/17/2002

Antarctica is everybody's favorite dive- with HUGE cheap drinks and plenty of seating- how can you go wrong? more

Nice, Fairly Big Psuedo-Dive 8/12/2002

Friendly enough staff, decent prices and lots of room (at least the Friday I went there was). Nice breath of fresh air compared to all those "trendy" spots downtown. more

FANTASTIC BAR! 8/12/2002

Great staff, great jukebox and great drinks for the right price! Pros: Drinks, Music, Staff more

Best Bar, Best Jukebox 7/30/2002

Tremendous place... just take a moment to read the witty/catchy writings on the Blackboards ... Pros: Cold beer, Great jukebox, Great crowd .. more
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Owner Message


    Where the drinks are big, and the memories are short. Also, the drinks are big.

    A pre-prohibition, pre-Internet drinking establishment, Antarctica this year celebrates its 276th year of continuous business. Established the same year that Guinness Stout was invented, Antarctica shares with that beverage a rich, dark history of intoxicating peasants and noblemen alike.


  • The Scene
    It's nothing fancy, but that doesn't keep after-work drinkers from loosening their ties and staying awhile. A vintage photo of an Old New York pub crowd covers one whole wall...

  • 4/20/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat 4pm-4am
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, SoHo