360 W 23rd St.,
New York , NY 10011 UNITED STATES
Based on 5 reviews
A dependable barThis kind of place is rare these days. It is just a basic bar with good bartenders and a pool table and places to hang out. It is not a dive nor is it a faux dive wanna-be, just a place to have a drink or meet up and watch a game. They could have a bigger music selection.
DecentIt's hard to find a nice neighborhood bar on Citysearch; Westside Tavern is listed as one of the best. Its prices are definitely reasonable -- no need to pay $10 a drink. No line to the clean, brightly lit bathroom. Once in a while there's a waiter; I wish they'd ask for more refills. Then again, the bar service is fast and good-mannered. One nitpick I have is the lack of tables. I've not been to the downstairs lounge (heard a rumor), and the sofas are nice, but I wish a larger group can gather more comfortably. The music is a bit loud, too, but what bars aren't? The place is probably too small for tables. There's even a pool table. I was introduced to the place after joining a soccer team; it's a three-block walk from the turf field.
Love this placeI love this place. Met my fiance here almost 2 years ago and even though we don't live in the area anymore whenever we're in NY we make a stop. Atmosphere is always good and great place to kick back and enjoy a couple of beers. Keep on doing what you're doing.
Solid neighborhood barI have been going to the Westside Tavern on and off for many years. No matter how much time passes, the place remains the same. It serves my friends and I as a comfortable, reliable bar. No frills, no drama, and moderately priced drinks. I saw Dave Attell once while at the bar, and if anyone typifies the vibe this place has, its him. Just a bar to drink at without the drama that seems so hard to avoid in NYC. In Chelsea a place like this is hard to find.
Worstside TavernThe place is disappointing and can scam you if you do private parties. A good friend of mine had to meet a minimum for his party or pay big bucks. The bartender actually gave out free drinks (free drinks=less people paying=friend not hitting the minimum=>friend had to pay a ton of money).