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Libation - 123 Reviews - 137 Ludlow St., New York, NY - German Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 529-2153


137 Ludlow St. (at nr. Rivington St.)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 529-2153
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Libation - New York, NY
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Libation - New York, NY
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I've been to Libation atleast 3 times now, the food is good the drinks are better, and that Hector (the waiter/bartender) is AMAZING!!!!! Great ambiance makes for a better experie...


First of all, they did not notify me when I made reservations that they are having a private event that night. They told me when we all sat down for dinner and told us we must be ...

Shocker 2/24/2011

Went into Libation this Friday night, around 8pm. Could of only been 10 people in there!! My partner and I sat at the bar for roughly 5 minutes while the barman watched the basketball. At one stage he turned around and was not interested in serving us. Strange. How can people like this get employed or a business even stay profitable with staff like this. Happy to take our money elsewhere. more

Brunch 8/19/2010

I've been to Libation atleast 3 times now, the food is good the drinks are better, and that Hector (the waiter/bartender) is AMAZING!!!!! Great ambiance makes for a better experience! My friends and I made this our "spot", we have become frequent flyers at Libation......I'd recommend this place to everyone that would listen to me! more

great club 7/14/2010

I went to Libation with a couple of friends and tried the 2 for 1 burgers as well the nachos. Surprisingly the food was really tasty. The waiter was really nice and friendly, and went out of his way to give us a pleasant dining experience. Overall, my friends and I had a great experience at Libation and will definitely come back. Pros: great atmosphere, great service, great food Cons: none more

Good club to dance 6/24/2010

Go here a lot, I live in the neighborhood and happen to end up there. Good music, cool bartenders and strong drinks. Fun place to bring a date to dance or go with friends for a party. more

just okay 2/18/2010

This place was definitely not the worst place I've ever been to...but also not the best. I had fun dancing with my friends but I think we could've had fun anywhere. One thing I don't understand - the only bathroom is on the top floor?! more

Not sure about the lounge life but the food is pretty good! 1/6/2010

I came here last night for the specials, 2 for 1 burgers and $1 beers. Surprisingly the burgers were pretty tasty and perfect size. Another friend ordered a pizza and she said she wouldn't get it again. Again haven't been here for social nighting but may have to return. Pros: Burgers Cons: Pizza more

Very young and out of control 3/28/2009

Are they serious at this place- are they carding? There were some kids who looked like they were 16 in that place. Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement should check this place out. One kid WHO LOOKED LIKE HE WAS 16 vomitted all over me at the bar. The young ladies were def eye candy . Pros: Hot young women Cons: Kids that can't control their alcohol more

great service 3/18/2009

The mixed drink menu is amazing especially the libation lemonade! The staff is always courteous and goes the extra mile to provide service. Good food and overall enjoyable experience just eat before 10:30pm because that's when it turns into nightclub! Pros: libation lemonade drink is amazing Cons: can get crowded more

AMAZING SERVICE!!! 3/16/2009

My friends and I went to Libation for a baccalaureate party on Friday and were given absolutely amazing service. The bride to be was even given a gift bag. These guys totally made our night....Best service I had in New York in my 10 years here... Pros: beautiful place, great music, awesome staff Cons: none more

Bad service 3/2/2009

First of all, they did not notify me when I made reservations that they are having a private event that night. They told me when we all sat down for dinner and told us we must be out by a certain time. Then, the waitress had an attitude the whole night while serving us. We had to ask for table utensils and water. They kept coming over tring to take our plates away when we weren't finished. On top of that, they put us next to the doorway, there was no heat and we were freezing. Not a place to go eat more

Worst Bar Ever!! 1/24/2009

I went there with a group of girls for a birthday celebration. It turned out to be the worst bar I have ever been to. The DJ was half assed, he would play a good song and then ten bad ones, over all it the music was ok - nothing spectacular. The crowd is also the WORST ever. Ive never been to any club or bar or lounge that has so many under age and just plain weird people around. The bar doesnt card anyone so its full of all those 18 year olds that are drunk by 11pm and falling all over. during the time that we stayed there, three fights broke out and the bouncers had to throw them out. I would give it no star if it were an option. LES has a lot of fun places but this one shouldnt exist, I regret paying the $10 cover. Worst girls night out ever. Pros: None Cons: cover charge, bad service, bad music, baaaddd crowd more

Toolbag w/ big arms and doll hands 1/19/2009

I went to Libation a few Saturdays ago and they had some loser bartending on the second floor. He had really big arms and tiny little doll hands, hair cut sucked and he kept throwing limes at everyone; which is really childish. He was so annoying he kept saying he was going to ?set us up, Jack? whatever the hell that means. I really liked the place but think they should get rid of that product of the Chernobyl disaster they have pouring drinks on the second floor. more


Made reservations for large group for a fri night. It was one of the coldest nights and we were seated right by the entrance with no heat. There weren't enough place settings and we had to ask for water for the table. Then the hostess informed us then that a private event was starting in an hr. Gee thanks for the heads up! There was no advance warning when we called numerous times to change the reservation, and there were no signs anywhere about a private event. She told us if we wanted to stay, they wouldn't kick us out or anything. Yea whatever! The waitress came by so many times to remind us that we had to leave, and at one point, even said we had another 20 min left. The bus boys kept coming to take away our plates. They didn't even bother showing us a dessert menu because they wanted to kick us out. This place was not professional at all. Definitely not going back. Pros: trendy neighborhood Cons: horrible service, no heat, not professional more

Nice doormen DO exist in Mahattan 11/22/2008

People always write reviews about how mean doormen are in Manhattan, and I would like to write a good review about the doormen at Libations. It was absolutely freezing out last night, and my girlfriend and I were standing on line at LIbation. When we got to the front we were greeted nicely by the doorman, but we had to wait while he let a few parties go in front of us. We didn't complain, and stood there patiently, and the doorman was so nice to us, and he gave us some free drink tickets because he made us wait in the cold while he let the other parties go in front of us. We were also greeted very nicely by the other doorman when we walked in. Such a nice experience for once. I definitely enjoyed my night more once I got inside. Nice doormen DO exist in Manhattan! more

soso 10/7/2008

this place is ok... why do some of the reviews sound like they were written by the owners/managers?? more

Best Club in the City!!!! 9/21/2008

This place has everything!!! Great food and great nightlife!!!! and Sunday brunch has to be one of the best places to catch the game and great food!!! they have 3 projection screens and flat screen tvs everywhere you look!!! $11 pitchers, $5 pints of bloody marys and mimosa's, and only $9.95 for brunch!!!! I havent been to any place that has a better sunday then libation!!!!!!!! more

One of my favorite places in the LES 9/4/2008

I've been to Libation a number of times and I always have a great time. There is great service - even when it is crowded you're not waiting at the bar forever. The three floors have a lot to offer - you can always find a good spot to dance or hang out with your friends. Overall, it's a fun place! more

Simply wack 8/7/2008

This bar/club/lounge is not worth going to. I went this past Saturday night, the music was bad because the DJ didn't transition well, he would play hip hop and then jump right into something slow. The crowd was unattractive and boring. Overall an uneventful night. Definitely would NOT suggest this place to groups who enjoy dancing, socializing and listening to good music. Cons: You pay $10 for cover to listen to bad music. more

Glamorous yet relaxed LES haven for disillusioned Meatpacking crowd 4/22/2008

A guaranteed good time, always. It looks like meatpacking, and yet the people are friendly and sincere. A place to go to feel glamorous, without being judged. more

Average Food, awesome decor 4/20/2008

I really liked the decor and ambience of this place. I know it is a club later in the night, but as a restaurant, it stayed on par. The service was courteous, and very attractive. The menu was slightly confusing but eclectic enough and reasonably priced. This seems like an impressive place to take a date who may be more timid about entree selection. Pros: Good decor, good service Cons: This place had more style than substance, and that is ok. more
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Owner Message

  • The super night club, Libation is one of New York's hottest nightlife venues offering an exclusive atmosphere in the Lower East Side. Located on Ludlow St bet Rivington & Stanton, Libation Restaurant and Lounge is a nightspot created for a clientele in demand of superior food & drink in an upscale environment with some of the best live music and DJs in the city. Now under new management, the mission is to the most elite venue and paramount in music, decor, and character while maintaining the finest customer service. Libation's newest attraction - all sports package viewing on 11 flat screens and 3 HD projectors. Join this unique venue for brunch on Sundays for the ultimate sports viewing experience. Libations dramatic, award-winning design & state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities create a perfect environment for Private Parties and Corporate Events. Visit the website for more info.


  • A stylish mega-club springs to life on Ludlow Street, whether the neighborhood wants it or not. A crowd of 20-somethings who've just started to make it packs all three levels. Warm, rich amber tones dominate the soaring ground floor, which boasts a long bar and seating area. A VIP and private party balcony overlooks the bar and hosts a DJ playing rock and hip-hop selections. The third floor swarms with warm bodies getting down. Young fashion-magazine assistants searching for the perfect junior fund manager need look no further. Impress that new catch with a treat off the cocktail list. While the East Side--a mix of gin, mint, cucumber and soda--sounds appealing, the classic margarita delivers a more satisfying liquid experience (and maybe even a phone number).

  • 10/3/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 5pm-4am Sat-Sun 12pm-4am
  • Payments:

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

    Lower East Side, Downtown