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Gin Mill

442 Amsterdam Ave (at nr. 81st St.)
New York, NY 10024
(212) 580-9080
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I just had my birthday there this past Saturday. I chose to book a party in the front bar, and went for the $35 wristband option. Was told on the phone, that those wristbands cove...


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Rowdy, but in a fun way 6/1/2011

Thought the place was pretty crazy - lots of rowdy frat bros. That's kind of my scene though, so I had a really good time. Drink selection is good, the bouncer was just kind of a jerk more

Truly awesome bar staff 6/7/2010

I just had my birthday there this past Saturday. I chose to book a party in the front bar, and went for the $35 wristband option. Was told on the phone, that those wristbands covered EVERYTHING except for top shelf, and pitchers, but since I was only there to use their beerpong tables, that pitchers would be provided for those currently playing. I called earlier in the day to reiterate the terms of the agreement, but sadly only checked on the pitchers. Was given the go ahead at the time, but once I showed up, the open bar rules at the bar were entirely different from those that were discussed over the phone. I found out entirely too late, that ""everything but premium liquor"" doesn't include shots, and that they would only be able to serve me a couple of pitchers on the wristbands, and only if every single person on the table had a wristband as well. Obviously this precluded us from playing anyone who wasn't part of our party, and also negated about half my friends. I opted to open a tab just for pitchers, but was understandably very displeased. I had some words with the bartender, and explained to him what had happened between me booking the party on the phone, and the reality of the situation. Long story short, I got comped the vast majority of the drinks I had to purchase, and they threw shots at me like nobody's business. These guys are the best, and the actual staff in the bar are second to none. I can't say I'm exactly happy with ""eat drink and be merry"" the company with which I booked the party, but the folks in the bar went above and beyond to make things right. Pros: These people saved my birthday Cons: wristbands are worth less than the paper they're made of more

Amazing bar, amazing drink specials 4/19/2010

This bar is amazing. There are no bars on the UWS that have better prices than The Gin Mill or Jake's Dilemma, which is right down the street. Nothing even comes close. Also, I think they revamped the menu recently because the food is better than it's ever been. Really great place... one of my favorites. Five stars! Pros: Cheap prices, unpretentious Cons: Why aren't more bars like this?!? more

An old fav 3/31/2009

Love to hang at this bar on Fridays - even though it's crowded - or any other time to watch a game. Decent crowd, decent bartenders, awesome chicken fingers. Only, do not buy mixed drinks at a table during happy hour, otherwise your half-priced drink will have half the liquor...Which I found out last Friday. Normally a bar person, but was with a large group, and so decided to try a table. Never again. That's enough, I can eat and drink in a reasonable amount of time, for a reasonable (even more so during happy hour, IF I'm at the bar) amount of money, in a reasonably pleasant 'sports bar' environment. I'm satisfied. Pros: Best chicken fingers in town! Great happy hour!!! Cons: Happy hour not so happy at the tables. more

Great bar on the UWS 3/21/2009

Great food also, and the women that go there are usually real cute...younger crowd, but it's a TON of fun and they have a great staff. Tuesdays and Fridays and Saturdays are some of the best nights...and good prices too. Pros: Lots of sports, bartenders aregreat, good prices Cons: Gets crowded, but fun! more

Great place to watch the game! 9/26/2006

I love going to the Gin Mill to watch sports because I always know I can see the game I want, no matter how obscure. The bartenders are great, the drinks are cheap for NYC, and the crowd is mostly locals (except Friday and Saturday nights). Great Happy Hour (1/2 price)! Pros: All Games on TV, Good Price, Great Service Cons: A little B&T on Friday and Saturday nights more

Diamond in the Rough 12/17/2005

Went to Gin Mill for the first time about 2 years ago... A Group of about 20 of us went after a college reunion. Atmosphere was great, drinks were strong & cheap. I agree with many of the reviews, the service is always willing to please the crowd. Music is great, people are great. This isnt your ""typical college bar"". All walks of life come in and have a good time. By far the best bar in the city that I have found. Pros: Inexpensive, Easy going Cons: none, none, none more

great spot 10/5/2005

On Sunday EVERY football game will surely be on one of the many TV's at this bar. A fantasy football participants dream............. Service is quick and drinks are inexpensive, food is great. overall a one of my favorite local bars to chill and watch the game. or just chill and drink..... more

I love this Bar! 9/19/2005

Great place to hang out with friends and enjoy the city! more

Sports and more 9/19/2005

The Gin Mill is a great place to watch sports. They have a ton of TV's and always have a ton of different games on. The night time crowd is great and the drinks are cheap. The food is good. Bartenders are friendly. Music is great. Pros: Inexpensive, Cheap Beer, Good food more

Wow What a Great Place!! 5/11/2005

I went to ther Gin Mill with a group of friends to grab a few drinks and got such a suprise. Not only were the drinks really affordable, and plentiful, but there were so many different baseball and basketball games on , everyone in our group got to see what we wanted. The other customers in the bar were great, all drinking, talking and just having a great time. The music was a mix of newer stuff with some 80's classics and the staff was unbelivable, not only in getting all of us all drunk (the shots flowed like water), but they were frindly and good looking. If you want a fun place to hang out with friends, drink, catch some games, drink some more and look at attractive patrons and staff then you need to visit The Gin Mill!! more

Always a good time 5/9/2005

The Gin Mill has become one of my all time favorite bars!! Not only do I have a great night every time I go, but the bartenders are fast, friendly and willing to give away as many shots as it takes to make you happy. At The Gin Mill you will inevitably have cheap drinks, great music, a friendly staff, and an atmosphere that exudes an unavoidable good time. Pros: friendly staff, cheap drinks, great crowd more

User review by tedlanzi 5/5/2005

Great place to catch all your favorite sports teams. The food is delicious and the bartenders/waitresses are extremely friendly. I love kicking back in the outdoor cafe after work. more

Give the DJ a raise! 4/21/2003

Went with a group of 8 on a Saturday night for some Bachelorette celebrating and had the best time. We were only going to stay for a drink or two, but the great music kept us from leaving. Bartenders, patrons and dj's were all friendly. No attitudes here, just people looking to have fun. more

Fun and cheap!!! 2/11/2003

I liked Gin Mill. We went there in a group of 14 people. There was no hassle at the door and we got right in. It wasn't too packed which is good cause I hate being slammed into other people when trying to get to the bathroom. The drinks were pretty much as cheap as you get for the city. It was good. I'd definitely go back. more
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  • Low-key Upper West Side bar nurtures partyers with beer pong, burgers and games on the tube.

  • 8/10/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Daily, 11:30am-4am
  • Payments:

    Visa, Diner's Club, American Express, Master Card, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Upper West Side