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Social Bar

) #2,411 of 9,272 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ American, ,
795 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-7401
+1 212-459-0643
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“thai chicken” (2 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
“few beers” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
795 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-7401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well our visit started out well. Happy hour discount drinks. Woo hoo! The appetizer Chicken Quesadilla was fantastic. And then we got our entrees. My cobb salad was missing ingredients (eggs, 2nd kind of lettuce listed in menu). Oh well, I thought. But the chicken...More

Thank baummy617
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location rocks, however my draft beer was flat. I ordered a Pilsner from Coney Island it was flat and tasted stale, I then proceeded to get a different draft beer that I had tired earlier in the week at different bar that I knew...More

Thank BW253
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Do not come here for the food. Just come here for drinks and beer. It is an upscale dive bar with decent atmosphere. They have a lot of beer on tap for a decent price to be in mid town. Happy hour is quite ok....More

Thank goldmann
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Great place for drinking. It seems to be popular with New Yorkers who just want a few drinks after work. I loved the atmosphere and great selection of beer. I liked the Sam Adams seasonal a bit too much and left a little bit elephants...More

Thank paul d
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch and happy hour.We had a fantastic server that made the experience fun and relaxing!

Thank melba r
Reviewed 20 March 2017

When I am in town I like to stop here at east once. They always have good beer specials, like $4 for a Bud Light. I had a chicken wrap and it was big and full of great tasting meat! The fries rocked too. I...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Tasty libations and fun atmosphere are what you will find at the Social Bar! Friendly bartenders add to the lively patrons creating a New York Happy Hour! You can skip the pretzel bites, but otherwise a fun night on the town.

Thank tedaustad
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We spent Christmas day in NYC and we were searching for a warm place not too busy. The Social bar and Grill has been the ideal place: the music was good and not too loud, we could find seats at the bar and we had...More

Thank Sylvie F
Reviewed 4 January 2017

loved it as soon as we walked in. not sure about the poor reviews as we found it great with great staff, very friendly and polite. awesome food (they reckon their fries are the best in the city) and a good range of beers. I...More

Thank Digestivebiscuit
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch after a walk through Central Park. We were seated right away by our waitress and throughout the lunch she was very attentive. We ordered the BLT and the grilled chicken cesar wrap, both great as part of the...More

Thank Melanie L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 795 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-7401
    (Btwn 48th & 49th (West Side of 8th Avenue))
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-459-0643
  • E-mail
Occupying 3 enormous & well-realized floors in Hell’s Kitchen, this newcomer combo won't be hard to find. In the back of the 1st floor sits a sensible & roomy collection of tables where generous helpings from a full-service kitchen supports Social's exertion as a formidable all purpose haunt. A staircase that's been thoughtfully accented leads to a 2nd floor, which marks a half way point between the leisurely neighborhood dynamic of the first floor's pub & the 3rd Floor Cocktail space and Roof Deck. The west side of the second floor staircase houses a "Pub Room" with dark wood furnishings that complete a stylish interpretation of a modern & traditionally fused Celtic lodge hybrid, complete with a smaller bar that's highly serviceable but intended for its own private corner of this roomy complex.
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