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Mercury Bar - 26 Reviews - 659 9th Ave, New York, NY - American Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 262-7755

Mercury Bar

659 9th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(212) 262-7755
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went on a tuesday night around 11pm and it was pretty packed. the hostess seated us right away and was very nice. we didn't order any food, just drinks. our server was amazing....


DINE AT YOUR OWN RISK! The staff & management at Mercury Bar treat customers like cattle not humans! I usually give a place a few tries before I am completely fed up and this plac...

Editorial review from Citysearch 4/6/2013

Dark, Seedy, Dirty, Loud\r \r Dirty Bathrooms, Rude Staff and strange patrons more

had a great time 8/25/2010

went on a tuesday night around 11pm and it was pretty packed. the hostess seated us right away and was very nice. we didn't order any food, just drinks. our server was amazing.. and hot.. and a redhead. 3 for 3. she checked on us often enough without being intruding and didn't have the indifferent attitude of a typical ny waitress. the drinks were good, strong enough but not straight alcohol. my only complaint is that the booth we were seated at was too small for 5 people. they shouldn't seat more than 4 people at the round booths. all of our legs were squashed together. but the great service made up for all of that which is why i still gave it 5 stars. more

Nice sports bar 6/27/2010

Good sports bar with really good menu. Great place to watch a game. Can get crowded and has standing room only at times. Pros: good bar food, large tv screens Cons: can get crowded more

Good place to Hangout 2/22/2010

Met up with my cousin and a few of her friends and had a great time ..also went for my bday and had a blast!..Security was great especially Henry <3 ..when it looked lik there was gona b drama..they were right there to stop it..Eventho place is tiny there is great energy and the ppl r fun. Pros: Great Energy Cons: Waiters could b a little nicer more

Epic Fail!!! 11/5/2009

DINE AT YOUR OWN RISK! The staff & management at Mercury Bar treat customers like cattle not humans! I usually give a place a few tries before I am completely fed up and this place I will NEVER GO TO AGAIN. The manager ?Darren? is unprofessional and should search out a new career. After kindly asking whether a game would be shown on one of the smaller TVs I was told that it would. I then asked to be seated at a small table since the bar was completely full. The table was filthy! I ordered chicken tenders and fries. They had been cooked in what tasted like month-old grease! DISGUSTING!! I ordered a drink which tasted like musty armpits. I can?t believe this place passed a health inspection. FILTHY! The waitress was very rude and asked me to move so that she could make money off of a larger group of four waiting to be seated at a table meant for 2 at best. I happened to be sitting there but she insisted on moving me to accommodate her needs. I refused since my food had already started eating. A bartender cam over to take the bar stool. The waitress then told customers to come and ask me if I would be leaving soon in the middle of my meal. 4 separate occurrences I was interrupted. UNPROFESSIONAL! The manager then decided to turn the only TV that the game was playing on that I had previously requested. I got up from my dinner and asked the Manager if the TV could be turned back, he then told me that they would be turning that game off. I asked him to wait until 8pm. He agreed but then decided to go back on his agreement, because at 7:47 he turned the game off and the waitress brought my check. She then told 4 other customers they could have the table I was still seated at! RUDE! The customers rudely ignored that I was there and proceeded to take over the table. I was quite cordial yet annoyed. The manager then came over to me and said I was no longer a paying customer. DRAMATIC! I had just paid for a full dinner and drinks! Pros: TVs Cons: Management, waitress staff, food, drinks, cleanliness more

Not a good place, ehhhh.... stale, gross, clammy. 9/13/2009

In these times when we are all trying to save a buck I wouldn't waste my time with this place. Not impressed. Last friday night, the waitresses are going through the motions- they look miserable and traumatized. I could barely feel comfortable when they were taking my order. The drinks came back watered down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was a major embarrassment as I was with my friends from Nevada who know their drinks. The entire place was cold and felt slimey. Our nachos came back cold- I actually picked up the entire thing with our first chip. The beer came warm. I was embarrassed for New York, and i'm sure my buddies quickly made up their own impressions as well. Honestly, I would suggest trying another bar in the neighborhood. When it was time to pay, I felt it was a waste of money. The place is just not good. Don't go, waste of time and money. Pros: nothing Cons: atmosphere, too expensive, watered down drinks, waitresses more

Smells Inside + Bad Attitude 12/27/2008

Absolutely the worst place in the neighborhood. I had the most horrible experience with the manager and bartender last week. I have advised all my friends and co-workers to never set foot in Mercury Bar again. These people do not deserve to be working at a bar, they do not know a thing about customers and treat you with attitude if they feel you are not tipping them enough, they act like a tip is their right and that you are doing THEM a favor by sitting at the bar. As for the manager, she can take her attitude and her stupid phone and shove it. WARNING: DO NOT GO TO MERCURY BAR- ATTITUDE! Pros: Nothing Cons: Staff, Managers, SMELLS, DIRTY more

GREAT STAFF :) 12/19/2008

This is definately a destination spot , I'm from out of town and my hotel recommended that we check out Mercury Bar on 9th ave . We had a great time , we went for Monday night football and had a blast . Pros: AMAZING SCREENS 8 IN ALL more

LOVE THE NEW MENU! 12/19/2008

Been going to Mercury Bar for years and they always come up with something new , I went there for happy hour last friday with a group of friends and they had spin the wheel , the whole bar ended up winning a free round of shots it was so much fun !!! Our bartenders cindy and Mike were awesome so friendly ! Pros: HAPPY HOUR more

goodtimes in a bad economy 12/15/2008

I recently meet my friends at Mercury for drinks before dinner and had an amazing time. The friendly staff greeted me as soon as I walked in the door. We walked in exactly at the right time when the bartender began playing the wheel of fortune game that scored us half price drinks!!! So we ordered a couple drinks sat around enjoyed the atmosphere the friendly waitress sold us on a couple of appetizers that were amazing and before you know it we cancelled our reservations and had dinner there. Over the couple of hours the wheel was spun and the drinks were flowing. A goodtime was had by all!!!! Pros: Good food, great value for your dollar, great service!!!! Cons: We had to leave more


Much agreed, I've lived in this neighborhood for six years, and this has to be the worst place to could choose to go to. I was recently coerced into meeting friends for a bite to watch a game---the bartender barely acknowledged us and the waitresses all walked around with scowls on their faces. When our food came out cold and we finally got the bartender's attention, he went over to the ""owner"" (mean face and really bad fake tan) who glared in our direction. We got new food, but no apology---almost like we were putting them out. On of the guys in our group had a similar experience with this ""owner"" in Joshua Tree down the street...not a surprise these two dumps are owned by the same people. I will never step foot in either of these places again---plenty of other places in the hood with better food, service, and owners who know a thing about customers. Pros: Big TV's Cons: Nasty staff, bad food, weak drinks more

why mercury bar when there are other great places in the neighborhood? 9/28/2008

My coworkers and I used to go the Mercury Bar every weekend but we stopped going because the whole bar changed.. meeting a new bartender every weekend was making me dizzy (apparently Mercury Bar goes through alot of staff) and I couldnt sit without seeing some kind of ad being shoved down my throat, the last straw was turning the entire bar into a billboard, it was too much... also the staff can be alittle offish and nonchalant. I will miss the pizza but I can do without. Mercury Bar has zero culture. Pros: good pizza, tv's Cons: glory days are over, will try to mine you more

The best of the best. 3/5/2008

Let's be honest. more

DON'T GO HERE! 2/16/2008

I will break it down simply-frozen burgers, flat-soggy pizza, and bad drinks. To top off my lovely experience- the staff was unattentive, AND when I complained that the food was inedible, the manager told me I had to pay for it even though I didn't eat it! I told her I didn't eat it because it was inedible! Told her she should try it to see how bad it was and she refused! AND I STILL HAD TO PAY! I wasn't offered something else. No customer service. The funny part of it was they were running a special and it was dead- they can't even get people in the door with free stuff. I hope this place closes and a real fun bar opens up in its place! Pros: zero Cons: food,service,drinks, more

THE WORST BAR ON 9TH 2/15/2008

You have got to be kidding me. I went for ladies night, and guess what... Me and my girlfriend were the only ladies... oh no wait... the rude waitresses were there too. The $5 drinks weren't worth it considering they use a terrible well and no alchohol. SO when I decided to get a more expensive cocktail, like the bacardi mojito-it would help IF THEY ACTUALL USED BACARDI! This place is the worst. HATE IT! Pros: I will never go back there again or recommend it to anyone Cons: NO ALCOHOL-DISHONSET BARTENDERS-RUDE WAITSTAFF-MANAGER-ICK-DEAD more

Wow, obnoxious staff...dont go here 1/25/2008

I was at the mercury bar last night, when i had to step outside with for a friend. Unfortunately i left my coat inside, and when i decided to go back in, the bouncer told me i was not allowed, and that i should go home... without a coat in january! he preceded to attack me every time i ask a question and then told me he was going to call the cops on me and made me wait OUTSIDE without a coat in the middle of january. The time i spent inside was not fantastic and if you want to get treated poorly by some old guy, then definitely go here, but PLEASE GO SOMEWHERE ELSE! more

Dont' go there - Unprofessional and immature staff 1/2/2008

My friends and I went there for a New Year's Eve 2007 private party. I am a native New Yorker and have seen enough rude people at bars. But this place by far gave me the worst experience I have ever had. When we went there those people didn't even have a guestlist for the private party. They just let anyone who was willing to pay $60 to get in and by doing that the bar was overcrowded. Nevertheless, this is not the highlight of the experience. The coat check ladies lost our friend's jacket. We were there for an hour searching for her coat. The coat check ladies became unhappy and called the manager to kick us out. The manager was rude and said to us that we have to come back when the bar closes. It was freezing cold out. How can someone walk out with a skirt in the cold?!! One of them even made a statement that maybe one of us took the jacket. The staff at this bar was immature by saying this. We are not school kids who play pranks on each other. We are all highly educated working professionals. When they didn't have an answer as to why the jacket was lost, they called the bouncer to kick us out. Come on, when your customer gave you money to check the coat, it is the bar's responsibility to keep the coat in safe custody. The bar was irresponsible when they disputed their responsibility like that. Reputation is the most precious asset in business and I think this bar has ruined their reputation. Definitely not returning. Pros: nothing Cons: immature, unfriendly, unprofessional staff, overpacked more

Infestation and Useless Management 11/9/2007

BEWARE!! I was in last night and tripped on ""vermon"" Pros: nothing Cons: pest infestation and bad management more

Best Bar/Amazing food. Delightful on weekday afternoons. 11/9/2007

A Pearl! It's quite lovely to have immediate, professional, and friendly service along with great food and drinks all at once! Inexpensive for it's nature, this darling Sports bar/Restaurant Creates a comfortable ambience in which you are surrounded by about seven televisions/projectors and full audio to your favourite game. The menu is amazing and always appitizing and how can you go wrong with 20 beers on tap? The staff is young, energetic and took care of us as if we were regulars, something that is very difficult to find in midtown.The main concern of my entire party was to have fun and we did! I love this place! I'm going to make it my main priority to become a regular. Pros: Ambience, service and 20 BEERS ON TAP!!! Cons: The booths are small... more

Huge TVs, great draft selection 7/25/2007

Mercury is a great combination of a lounge and sports bar. The TVs are huge and they have tons of beers on draft. The food is decent but not over the top amazing. It gets crowded during sproting events so I reccommend getting there early. Pros: tvs, draft beer Cons: crowded more
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  • The Scene
    Mercury Bar is simplicity itself, like an upscale Rudy's without the free hot dogs. A few red booths are clustered behind the door, the long bar stretches the full length of the...

  • 8/11/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday To Friday From 11:30 AM To 04:00 AM Saturday To Sunday From 10:30 AM To 04:00 AM
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Clinton, Midtown