The Belfry

The Belfry

East Village, New York
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    The picklebacks at The Belfry is a can't miss
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    Ranu R.
    "Pickle back menu only adds to the awesomeness."(67 Tips)
    Caroline S.
    "A. Pickle bak shots get their own menu 👏👏👏 B. Get the Bentley"(10 Tips)
    Matt G.
    "Tuesday night Trivia is amazing!"(10 Tips)
    "Go on Wed night to hear some fantastic live jazz!"(4 Tips)
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  • trivia
  • bentley
  • live music
  • happy hour
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  • Catherine
    CatherineJanuary 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great bar and even better people. My iPhone was stolen here and the manager went out of his way to replace it for me. I've been coming here for years and will continue to do so. Cheers.
  • Loriah P.heart icon on user image
    Loriah PopeJune 4, 2018
    Super cute! Great vibe, and they have rosé cider which is always a good time. Only thing in terms of bar snacks is pickles/olives/the like, so hit dollar pizza or Vanessa’s next door for your carb fix
  • Andrea D.heart icon on user image
    Andrea DiCastroAugust 15, 2016
    Great cocktails; great list of small batch beers. I was meeting friends but it seemed to be a great place for dates
  • Dave R.heart icon on user image
    Dave ReedJanuary 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to catch up with friends, love the ambience and solid cocktails and beer selection. Also need to have a pickleback shot, one of the better ones I've had.
  • Sarah M.heart icon on user image
    Sarah MaguireMarch 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Such a cute date spot with live jazz music and $5 picklebacks to lighten the mood. If you like beer, they have a ton of options on draft which was unexpected. Def one of my new go-to spots.
  • Michelle W.heart icon on user image
    Michelle WilesDecember 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The Bentley pickleback is spicy, srirachy, and savory. Just bring a mint (or 5) if you're tryna closetalk to some prospects after
  • Chute L.
    Chute LisaSeptember 5, 2013
    Fun relaxed atmosphere with an upscale vibe. Yummy drinks and order a pickleback! It's the signature drink, or should I say shot, at the bar and its delicious
  • Matt G.
    Matt GiancristofaroNovember 28, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuesday night Trivia is amazing! but make sure to get a reservation in advance
  • Vanck Z.heart icon on user image
    Vanck ZhuFebruary 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I don't think people are getting it. This is a great place with great beer at reasonable prices (and sometimes with specials). There are still way too many empty chairs whenever I have been here.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WeldonDecember 27, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Discovered this place during hurricane Sandy last year. Open with candlelight and had a live band that week playing an acoustic set that had all the diehards coming in for a beer and a dance
  • Tynee G.
    Tynee GoshowMay 11, 2013
    Loveeee. Thursday nights they have a live funk band. So great. I like the regular pickle backs vs spicy but that's just me. U should just get both & decide for yourself! :)
  • Erik C.heart icon on user image
    Erik CoxFebruary 29, 2016
    My favorite spot for picklebacks. For $5, you can't beat it. Get a slice at Joe's afterwards.
  • Allie C.
    Allie CaldwellDecember 24, 2018
    Fantastic atmosphere. Great live music Sun, Mon, Wed & Thurs. Delicious pickle backs.
  • Susanna A.heart icon on user image
    Susanna AnAugust 31, 2015
    Good drinks, good energy -not too quiet, not too loud. They get busy on weekends, so you may have to stand or wait for a table.
  • Finley B.
    Finley Bomer-LawsonNovember 17, 2015
    Beautifully re-done from the ground up. Beautiful sunset views of the tip of Manhattan - and it never seems to be crowded with tourists at that time.
  • Jo T.
    Jo TrentJuly 4, 2014
    Amazing live music, cool atmosphere and great drinks. Definitely go here for a classy night out. I'd recommend getting the Old Fashioned to start.
  • DoubleDeuceheart icon on user image
    DoubleDeuceJanuary 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Warm, dark, plenty of energy. Lots to enjoy here. A younger crowd a little prone to overconsumption and minor mistakes at times though.
  • NYC Trivia League
    NYC Trivia LeagueMarch 14, 2014
    Best way to spend a Tuesday night, with Picklebacks and Trivia. Every Tuesday night starting at 8pm come out and play along with NYC Trivia League. Prizes for the top 3 teams. Read more
  • Maad B.
    Maad BenchJuly 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best spicy picklebacks around! Bartenders Tim and Dylan are super-chill! And Tuesday night trivia is a blast! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Debheart icon on user image
    DebSeptember 21, 2016
    Many pickle back shots to choose from.. whaaat!
  • rebecca b.
    rebecca bNovember 13, 2013
    5 dollar standard picklebacks, great deal for that area of town...sober? just ask for a shot of pickle juice! free!
  • Graylyn R.heart icon on user image
    Graylyn RooseJuly 24, 2016
    Quite the range of pickleback shots...many of them only $5. Decent beer selection but it gets crowded after 10 on weekend nights!
  • Marie L.heart icon on user image
    Marie La RueMay 2, 2023
    Good happy hour deals on week nights. Jazz on Mondays.
  • Nicolette R.heart icon on user image
    Nicolette RomeroNovember 2, 2014
    Stop in on a snowy night for their mulled wine. They do a great job decorating during Christmas!
  • Ranu R.heart icon on user image
    Ranu RajkarnikarJanuary 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Coziest bar. I love the vibe in here. Pickle back menu only adds to the awesomeness.
  • Henali
    HenaliJanuary 8, 2015
    so cozy in here! come during happy hour or later at nite..the vibe is really good :)
  • Raaid B.
    Raaid BacchusAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great bar with awesome bartenders and a super chill atmosphere. Grab a spicy pickleback or a Bentley!
  • Amy T.
    Amy TremmelApril 5, 2015
    Great happy hour specials. Live jazz on Mondays. Really cute and cozy atmosphere.
  • Rewan P.heart icon on user image
    Rewan PartiDecember 28, 2014
    The best pickleback shots in NYC. Do try the Bentley. You won't stop at just 1 shot.
  • San S.heart icon on user image
    San SanJuly 14, 2018
    Nice bar with beautiful decor. Plants hanging down from ceiling, casual seating. Fun vibe!
  • Jeff S.heart icon on user image
    Jeff SJuly 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Speciality cocktails are yummy. The cleanse is really good with a spicy aftertaste
  • Mark S.heart icon on user image
    Mark SecadaJuly 1, 2015
    I like the picklebacks. I like the vibe on Tuesdays. Too rowdy for chilling with friends tho.
  • J.R. R.heart icon on user image
    J.R. ReedDecember 17, 2017
    Nice decorated vibe - long and narrow space. Can get crowded but good for groups of 3-4.
  • Alessandro d.
    Alessandro de GuzmanSeptember 26, 2014
    Ask for a hickory pickleback and/or triple back. Also, Anna is the bomb server, treat her well!
  • Kathryn D.heart icon on user image
    Kathryn DAugust 6, 2019
    Good happy hour spot along the L. Meet your friends who live in Brooklyn before they have to go home.
  • Connie C.heart icon on user image
    Connie ChiuNovember 9, 2014
    Greatest place for pickle backs! Get the spicy ones for a spicy breath ;)
  • James M.heart icon on user image
    James MullanyJanuary 15, 2019
    Solid HH deal and vibe. Narrow bar area makes it difficult to stand behind stools
  • Nate B.heart icon on user image
    Nate BeattyMay 23, 2015
    Somehow upscale, local, hipster, laid back, authentic, friendly, romantic, and fun all at the same time.
  • foodforfel
    foodforfelFebruary 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Do you like micheladas? Order yourself a fixins then! It's a Tecate with hot sauce and a bunch of other stuff...Mmmmm, tasty!
  • Kheart icon on user image
    KApril 12, 2016
    Cutely decorated bar with live music and good beer & drinks. So cozy!
  • Neha S.heart icon on user image
    Neha SebastianJanuary 4, 2016
    The picklebacks were so much fun! I loved the Christmas lights too.
  • Damian B.heart icon on user image
    Damian BayonaOctober 15, 2019
    Tasty pickle backs and fun vibes. Expect standing room only.
  • Anna J.
    Anna JaffeeDecember 30, 2012
    If you're not a dark liquor fan, chilled grey goose and spicy pickle works great
  • Gideon O.heart icon on user image
    Gideon OlshanskyJuly 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Spicy picklebacks are VERY spicy, but totally worth it
  • suneelheart icon on user image
    suneelAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    amazing spicy picklebacks and reasonably priced cocktails
  • Prerana S.
    Prerana ShettySeptember 14, 2018
    If I were to miss a place after leaving NY, it’d be this one. Phenomenal picklebacks!!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HuijnenSeptember 10, 2015
    This place has a shiny, rectangular object hanging above the bar... and it's not a TV!! Perfect spot for a cool date. (P.s. it's a mirror)
  • Tanay J.
    Tanay JaipuriaSeptember 8, 2014
    Really good cocktails! Try the old-fashioned!
  • Terrence A.
    Terrence AybarJune 27, 2013
    Try a pickle back. Not every day that you chase down a shot of Jameson's with pickle juice!
  • Jenn S.
    Jenn SchwartzAugust 19, 2012
    Chill bartenders, a backdrop of b&w films played to mellow music. Do a spicy pickleback ($5).
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