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The Belfry

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222 E 14th St, New York City, NY 10003-4269
+1 212-473-6590
16:00 - 04:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After spending 3 months living in NYC right around the corner from the Belfry, it is fair to say I spent many a night here. Their speciality is the Pickleback shot of Whisky and Pickle juice if you haven't had one and you think "that sounds disgusting" - Try it! Nice lively bar with a good choice of drinks

Thank Neil S
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar was recommended by our son. Their claim to fame is pickle brine paired with various other drinks. Being daring, I opted to try their "Classic" which although only $7, includes a shot of Jameson Whiskey and a shot of pickle brine, either spicy or sour. I opted for the spicy variety. The Jameson's was familar and tasty. The... More 

Thank Jim F
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The atmosphere at the Belfry fills up the entire space. While I enjoyed craft beers on draft all night, my group tried just about every house cocktail. Not a single one disappointed.

Thank Evan F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The bar was packed with people celebrating on a Friday night. Be prepared to bring your ID as they have someone checking at the front door. Also, be sure to eat in advance as I do not believe they sell food. The waitress was wonderful and she even knew to warn me about a drink which might be too strong... More 

Thank QuakerTruth
New York City, New York
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152 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

If only they served more food here, I'd stay all night! Went on Friday after work, and it was busy with college kids and young professionals. Ordered the Midwest Mule (HIGHLY recommend if you're looking for something sweet instead of sour or spicy) and my whole table got 2-3 rounds of picklebacks. I loved the Bloody Mary spin on the... More 

Thank Raventwisp
Boston, Massachusetts
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339 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I would recommended folks coming to this place to chill and hangout. It is cozy and fun place to be. The drinks are reasonable price. The staffs are very friendly. Never had Pickle back before and it was interesting. It is a shot of whiskey accompanied with a shot of pickle juice.

Thank Calvin N
Cape Town, South Africa
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We were not planning to go to The Belfry but on walking passed, the lighting and interior decor was so eye catching and inviting that we decided to stop over for a drink, great decision! Delicious drinks as well as friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. All in all a great place to grab a drink and soak in some authentic... More 

Thank VibRibbon
New York City, New York
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This place is awesome! The bar is quaint and has a great vibe. It's hip atomoshpere makes for a great place to meet up with friends for happy hour. The "pickle backs" are a must-try. They have several different varieties to choose from and during happy hour, beers are $5 from 4-8 and the picklebacks are $5 all night long.... More 

Thank PreSki
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231 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Came by with a big group of friends one night. Drinks are fairly priced and the bar was busy but not full. We were able to get some tables together which was clutch. Atmosphere is bumping. But if you go, you have to get a pickle back. Shot of whiskey chased with a shot of pickle brine. I mean why... More 

Thank Andrea S
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Last time we went here with my friends was a couple of weeks ago. We went in a non-peak time (not friday night for sure)... It was really nice and cozy. We discovered this place a couple of years ago and is still our go to bar if we crave for pickleback shots. We try not to go here around... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 E 14th St, New York City, NY 10003-4269
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-473-6590

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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