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Puffy's Tavern - 11 Reviews - 81 Hudson, New York, NY - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (212) 227-3912

Puffy's Tavern

81 Hudson
New York, NY 10011
(212) 227-3912
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Puffy's Tavern - New York, NY


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I went to Puffys last week for a friends birthday party and had a great time.\r I will definitely plan part of my birthday party there. The music was great,\r the bartenders we...


The drinks are WATERED DOWN, the bartenders are RUDE, and they take FOREVER to make a drink! I have NEVER been treated so poorly by bartenders and would NEVER go back - EVER! I ...

Beter before it was redone 9/30/2008

I frequented Puff's before the renovations a few years back (I am proud to say I broke the ladies room sink, ty KL, lol) And it was a great place then, a real tavern feel, neighborhood bar, great and interesting locals and a place you could sit down (wow) and hear (wow) someone speak. After the renovations and new publicity it lost a lot of the old charm and gained a lot of ""suits"". Too bad. But I'll have my memories. Pros: The service is still great Cons: What happened to the old Puffy's?? more

Great Party 1/18/2008

I went to Puffys last week for a friends birthday party and had a great time.\r I will definitely plan part of my birthday party there. The music was great,\r the bartenders were playing Dj behind the bar and the crowd was cool.\r I did not expect it to get that crazy and have such a nice crowd. We were\r there somewhat early, then the place got crowded and the music got louder.\r Much easier than getting into a club with a big group and the drinks are bar prices\r not ridiculous club prices. Great neighborhood. Great Bar. Pros: Great vibe. more

A nice local bar with a long history. 12/15/2007

I have gone to puffy's for many years on and off. I have drowned my sorrows there many a night. The last time I was there the older irish sounding bartender said to me ""It's time for your medicine"" and I felt like the doctor was in. On a weekday night you may see some cute business type women here hanging out after work. It's usually never really crowded and sometimes on a friday or saturday night there might only be a few people in there. This bar has been used for some movies and has been in the same spot for close to 60 plus years. The bar was renovated somewhat in the past few years. It's a quiet neighberhood bar and the bartenders are friendly. They have some interesting beers on tap but i'm not a fan of many of them. If you like to have your medicine in a not too loud setting that isn't full of yuppies talking too loud about their christmas bonuses this is your spot. Take your medicine like a good little boy or girl and you'll be fine. Pros: not super loud and you might see some cute guys or girls Cons: not a big place and can sometimes have a sparse crowd more

good times@Puffys 11/12/2007

I love puffys. I had been there a couple times in the past just grabbing a drink after\r dinner in the neighborhood(a bunch of great restaraunts in Tribeca). I went to a friend\r of a friends birthday a couple of weeks ago and had a great time. We decided to check\r it out saturday night and had a blast. They were playing alot of 80's music and everyone\r was singing and dancing. The place had a great vibe. The bartenders seemed very fun\r and friendly. As far as the drinks, I enjoyed mine and they gave us a round of shots that were\r great. If you want to go out downtown and want a fun bar, I recommend Puffys. I also recommend\r Bubbys down the street for brunch the next afternoon.\r Pros: great vibe, everybody gets in no hassles Cons: wish it was bigger more

Most Laid-Back Place In Town! 11/12/2007

I love this place! It's the only laid-back place in the neighborhood where you can watch the football games early during the day, while accompanied by good conversations. I could probably go into this bar by myself and feel at home. The cute bartender who's name was Sabrina, was quick to pour a drink, tentative, and had a GREAT personality!!! \r \r I wasn't sure if they'd be open since their hours say 4pm, but I guess they're open at 1pm on the weekends for the football games. Good beer variety, atmosphere is laid-back, and the bartender is awesome. What more could you ask for? I will definitely start making this my regular spot! Pros: Friendly bartender, good beer, and extremely laid-back environment. Cons: So far so good. more

Where Everybody Knows Your Name 10/5/2007

So for the last two weekends I've gone to Puffy's on a Saturday night, and the place is so much fun. I love the whole vibe there, it's very relaxed. If your into stuffy bars and expensive drinks this is not the place for you. Drinks are actually affordable, and the bartender Charlie is really cool. If I lived down there I would prob be there everynight. Pros: cheap drinks more

Fun Times 20!!! 10/5/2007

Puffy's is an awesome place when you want to go out with friends and be able to hang out and chat over a few beers and some pizza. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to go to a big club with loud music and flashing light so instead I go to Puffy's. It does get really busy in there some nights but the crowd is always extremely friendly and I really do feel like I make at least one new friend everytime I go. They also have fun specialty nights!! I was there last Tuesday and the bartender had brought in salami and was cutting it up and serving it to everyone at the bar who wanted to try some. Everyone was calling it ""Salami Tuesday"" and I think it might become a weekly thing. =) Its things like that which sets Puffy's above the rest. Pros: specialty nights and I love the dartboard!! Cons: Love the pizza but wish they had more bar food. more

The Coolest Bar in town!! 10/5/2007

Puffy'sTavern is def like home away from home! After a long day at work,its great to know that even in NYC there is a place where everyone knows you name :) Not only is the service great! The bartenders are the best around!Nothing beats great conversation,good friends and a ice cold beer! Trust me! If you know whats good for ya,get to Puffy's ASAP!! Its coolest bar in town ;) Pros: Great scene! Cons: There really need to be more bars like Puffy's around!! more

awesome place to go with friends 10/5/2007

I recommend Puffy's to anyone whos looking for a relaxing scene with nice trendy people. Ive been going \r there for the last 4 weekends and have had a blast every time. between watching games on the big \r screen, playing darts, and eating frozen pizzas i cant understand how you could go wrong. ANYONE WHO LIKES BARS SHOULD HAVE A DRINK AT PUFFY'S Pros: satelite radio and big screen tvs. Great drinks and o yes the frozen pizzza hmmm Cons: when its crowded its hard to get to the bathrooms more

This place SUX! 9/25/2007

The drinks are WATERED DOWN, the bartenders are RUDE, and they take FOREVER to make a drink! I have NEVER been treated so poorly by bartenders and would NEVER go back - EVER! I would have given them NO stars if that was possible! Puffy can GFH! Pros: Music - you could hear it anywhere Cons: EVERYTHING ELSE more

Comfortable neighborhood hang-out 1/10/2003

A very relaxed, neighborhood-y place with a diverse clientelle (on a Friday night). The music was pretty bad, but a buck will get you five songs from an outrageously eclectic set of 45's in the old-time juke box. The bartender was either having a really bad day or is just mean, but the atmosphere is great - there's even a cool dartboard in the back. more
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Owner Message

  • Puffy's Tavern remains one of Tribeca's favorite watering holes. The bar features a diverse beer and cocktail selection, showcasing some of the most potent Bloody Mary's in the city. Hungry? Grab a slice of piping hot pizza from the bar's menu. Either chill at the bar with a friend, play a round of darts or enjoy a number of sports games featured on the flat screens. Puffy's is also available for events. So why not throw your next party at our pub. We're extremely flexible when it comes to events, and we'd love to have you here for your birthday or special occasion.


  • Tribeca party venue and neighborhood bar features daily drink specials, pizza and jumbo flat screen TVs.

  • 10/10/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily 4pm-4am
  • Payments:

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

    Downtown, Tribeca