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Big Easy

1768 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10128
(212) 348-0879
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Big Easy - New York, NY
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Most gorgeous male bartender in NYC on Tuesday and Sunday night. A great place to just chill, even if you're alone.


This place is simply bad. Usually a crappy (i.e. dive bar) place can make up for itself with a friendly/chill staff. Not the case here.

Worthless Bar, Very worthless staff 4/17/2008

This place is simply bad. Usually a crappy (i.e. dive bar) place can make up for itself with a friendly/chill staff. Not the case here. more

Friendly Environment - Hot Bartender 2/20/2008

Most gorgeous male bartender in NYC on Tuesday and Sunday night. A great place to just chill, even if you're alone. more

Fun Bar 4/3/2007

We had a blast at this bar. Didn't really know what to expect from this bar from reading some of the reviews, but we ended up having a great time. We went after midnight on Saturday and the place was packed. I'd say probably 60% guys and 40% girls. The DJ played a mix of rock and hip hop and people were having a good time. The drink prices seemed cheap and I thought the bartenders were friendly. We met a lot of cool people, played some beer pong, and enjoyed the music. I will definitely be back. The bar doesn't serve food though. Pros: Music, Cheap Drink Prices, Nice Mixed Crowd Cons: No Food, Maybe a little too crowded more

HOT Bartenders, Beer Pong, Good Prices 3/15/2007

I had the BEST time at this place.... i went the last weekend in February with a group of people and we all wound up competely wasted and still came home with some money in our pockets...HOT HOT bartenders that can drink more than some of my boys were dancing on the bar, pouring out shots, chugging beers with us--theres nothing better than a hot chick serving you beers. They have beer pong there, great place to go with a group of people... the owner is cool too not a typical bar owner jerk..we'll definitely be going back there soon Pros: Hot chicks, beer pong Cons: Coat Check more

worst ever 3/10/2007

what a dump! total sausage fest of unattractive guys....lots of college frat dudes and thugs. Weird combo. unfriendly bouncers, disgusting bathrooms, ugly girls everywhere. have to admit that you do get wasted there, but its definately not worth going. Bartenders are rude, act like they are hot, and not a single one is. Cool place if you just turned 21 I guess. Corny decor, it seems like they just dont even care. Pros: you get so drunk you dont realize what a dump you are in Cons: basically everything else more

after the stomach is filled 1/28/2007

For New Orleans style music in NYC to hear after you eat check out www.nolafunk Keeping the Spirit of NOLA alive. more

Woo hoo... 11/15/2006

I don't remember ever being sober here. How can you with their happy hour specials and ongoing party as well as kareoke? the place looks like its definitely in the big easy the way its decorated. The staff is nice from the bouncer to the bartender. They will make you sing at one point or another unless of course you claim to be sick or something but they will eventually try to get you. Many go straight back where the beer tables are. This is just a really fun place to go with friends or in a large group. more

Awful experience EVER! 9/16/2006

I would absolutely not recommend this place to anyone I liked! You pay $40 for all you can drink, then get lousy alcohol, God forbid you're next to someone that doesn't have the "I paid $40 for junk" bracelet, then you have to pay for a pitcher of beer, junk beer to boot. Then even after you pay for a pitcher of beer in order to play beer pong, you can't play unless you actually paid $40! Does none of this make sense? Good, because these are their "house rules" all enforced by a giant, bully, foolish bouncer who contradicts himself in order to enforce that your evening is as lame as this place! Yes it is, ridiculous, absurd, and a complete gyp. Then let's describe the ambiance... oh wait, it has none! Loud, awful music, huge bright lights, crowded with young & dumb kids that know no better not being NYC natives, they must think they found the bargain of their lives. NEVER GOING BACK! Pros: Beer pong Cons: Gyp, crowded, obnoxious more

Best Upper East Side Bar! 2/6/2006

The most fun I have had all year long! I walked into the bar at 11pm with $20, left 3 hours later, with $6 left and beyond drunk! Loved the "Sweet Home Alabama" playing while I chugged beers with the hot bartenders...will definitely be bringing the crew back for another wild night. Pros: cheap drinks, crowded, fun more

Great Time at the Big Easy 7/12/2005

Went on Friday night with 6 of my girlfriends. I've been hearing about this place for years, but had never been. My girlfriends and I range in age from 25 to 30, and I thought going here, I'd be hanging out with college kids all night. Not the case at all. Most of the people were career 9 to 5'ers like myself. The staff was absolutely amazing. The bouncer running the Beer Pong table was very nice and helpful. The music was amazing, they played everything from Jay-z to Sweet Caroline. The owners were especially nice and accomodating. Once I told the owner Brooks, it was our first time in the bar he had me and my friends all doing shots with him and the bartenders and dancing on the bar after that. He and the entire staff definitely made our night. Thanks Brooks and the entire Big Easy Staff. more

Frat Manhattan 6/17/2005

If you like Frat life and beer pong, sausage fests and punk kids, this is your spot. If you are an adult looking to have a good time, not recommended. Pros: none Cons: crowd more

The Big Easy 1/2/2005

The Big Easy is one of the best bars I have gone to. The atmosphere is very fun and laid back. Beer pong is a definate plus and makes it different from other bars. Everyone there is out for a good time. My friends and I went there once and are already planning to go back! more

Fun Bar! 12/15/2004

We had a great time at our company Karaoke Party on last Wednesday night! The MC was fun and really got us all singing. We had such a good time that I went back on Sat night and I had an even better time. Packed bar, Cool crowd, great DJ, Beer Pong in the back of the place and great drink specials! Best bar on the Upper East Side! Pros: Cool Crowd, Inexpensive, Fun more

Great Time! 11/11/2004

I went to this bar for my sister's bachelorete party and had a great time. The drinks are cheap and the crowd is SO FUN! Pros: cheap drinks, fun crowd more

Best bar uptown 8/17/2004

Had a great time here on Saturday night. Place was crowded, music was excellent mix of hip hop , and rock. Like six beer pong tables, girls dancing on bar. theres really not too many places like this in the city anymore. Pros: strong drinks, great music, cute crowd Cons: , dirty more

great time & cheap drinks 6/28/2004

I was there for my friend's birthday last weekend and had a great time. It's a really fun place and pretty inexpensive. They definitely have some of the most entertaining staff in the city as well. This place is really good if you want to relive your college years for a night. (cheap beer, shots, decent music). I wouldn't recommend this place for a date, but I definitely would for a group of people who just want to go out and have some fun. I'll be adding it to my little rotation of hangouts. Pros: Cheap drinks, Fun bartenders, Good Music more

fun time on a saturday night 6/28/2004

I don't know how this place gets during the week, but my friends had a great time this past saturday. It didn't seem to have a strict New Orleans theme besides the beads and girls dancing on the bar pouring out shots. It was more of college/post college drinking theme. It was a fun spot though. I would definitely suggest it to anyone that is going out with their friends and wants to just cut loose for a night. Pros: Good Music, Inexpensive Alcohol, Beer Pong more

Wild time... 6/27/2004

This place is off the hook. The drinks are dirt cheap, and the crowd is great. A lot of hot girls and beer pong all the time! You can't beat it. Its definitely a fun time, and a guaranteed late night! Pros: Drinks, Girls, Beer Pong more

What a blast!! 3/15/2004

I went into the big easy on a tuesday night. I thought I was just going to have a beer, but the bartender wouldn't have that! I drank 'til 1 am doing shots and playing beer pong. If you want a great place to go on the cheap, the big easy is it! Pros: cheap, fun, inviting more

College bar 2/22/2004

If you are looking for a college bar, this may be the place for you. There were not many girls hanging out here at all when I went at prime time last saturday 2/23/04 at midnight. I dont mind college but there were no girls. The music was hip hop which was cool. There is no dancing, hard to meet people and for manhattan not a place I reccomend. The guys that were there were the typical young punk that thought they were tough guys. more
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  • The Upper East Side's slice of New Orleans lives up to its name: It's big and it's easy to get into a liquored-up state of mind thanks to a nightly happy hour. Drinkers are mainly younger professionals and former prep-school types looking to get rowdy after sitting in front of a computer all day. Don't expect New Orleans blues and funk--the music is rock and roll, and it gets louder as the night goes on. Mardi Gras masks overlook a 45-foot, question mark-shaped bar that women are welcome to dance on. (Hopped-up patrons may even toss some beads in hopes of getting flashed, New Orleans-style.) For additional entertainment, the bar sports five beer pong tables, 12 big-screen TVs, and DJs on the weekends.

  • 9/19/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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