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Max Fish

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Hip hop and good prices

Two levels, upstairs is hip hop/rap and downstairs was some weird dark experimental when we were... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
Zack S
New York City, New York
Old skool dive bar with a splash of Punk

This is the way a cool old skool dive bar for misfits, intellectual weirdos, rockstars on a bender... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2012
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19 Dec 2016
“First time in the new location on Orchard St.”
21 May 2016
“Hip hop and good prices”
Popular lower east side bar with a hip crowd.
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178 Ludlow St, New York City, NY 10002-1549
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
+1 212-529-3959
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

I had not been to Max Fish in a while. In fact I did not know that it had moved. When I lived in NYC I frequented the joint. Somehow they moved and the vibe is the same. This is the perfect rock and roll...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Two levels, upstairs is hip hop/rap and downstairs was some weird dark experimental when we were there. Prices at the bar are good. Music is just hip hop but everyone is partying, it's a good time.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Zack S
Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

I've been going to max fish for nearly 7 years. Great local. Many friends. Love the staff. Recently had some uncomfortable experiences with one of the bouncers who isnt from the old location (unlike the others) hes been extremely inappropriate with small remarks and recently...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

This is the way a cool old skool dive bar for misfits, intellectual weirdos, rockstars on a bender and overworked lawyers should look like. Good affordable drinks, no-nonsense atmosphere, shady pool table in the back, nice tunes, interesting bar lay out, cute servers. Best part...More

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank worldCTZN
Reviewed 14 February 2007

Yes, I know bar experiences are subjective...but I can say that I've never had a bad time at Max Fish. Mixed crowd, extremely non-pretentious, good cheap drinks, best jukebox in NYC, in my opinion. Look out for artists, literay-types, skaters, frat boys, trust-funders, rockers, bankers,...More

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the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
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