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Day Six—Friday, January 15th—Jake's Saloon

Okay, since last night was a bit of a dud, I thought I’d go to this bar on the Upper West Side that has a Mardi Gras theme. But it turns out I have to work tomorrow and Sunday so I won’t be able to sleep in and leisurely put this post up tomorrow so there’s been a change of plans. There’s two bars on my way home from work that will be more convenient for me. I’m either going to this place called the Rogue or the joint I mentioned last night, The Limerick House. I’ll decide when I get there. Okay, time is of the essence so let’s move on.

Okay, I went by the Rogue and The Limerick House and they were packed with what appeared to be meatheads, so I walked a block over to 7th Avenue and found a place that seemed to have a nice vibe going. It’s called Jake’s Saloon and if it’s good enough for George Clooney and the fabulous babe he's with it’s good enough for me.

Jake's Saloon, tonight's watering hole.

It looks like a friendly crowd and I'm even flashed a peace sign (or is that a V for victory?) on my way in.

Steve and Matt show off my card and more importantly a bottle of Budweiser. When asked about daily specials, Steve told me, "If my hands touch it, it's special." Well, isn't THAT special!

And we're off!

Seated directly to my left are Taneem and Katie.

Steve oversees the action at the bar.

This bartender asked not to be photographed, so of course I had to take his photo. But I placed a bar over his eyes, as he told me he's wanted by the law. I ain't no stoolie!

Tucked away in a corner booth were Jackie, Gina and Joycie.


Katie has stolen Taneem's hat and is performing a nose press on his cheek.

Four of the six TV's to be seen at Jake's.

And here's the other two.

Here I am with Dan, who was seated at the front of the bar along with...

His much better (than me) half, Joy.


Here's John, Sarah and Sara (without an H.) John wanted to know if this was a Czechoslovakian porn site and was greatly disappointed when told it wasn't. Sorry John!

Sarah (with the H) takes a shot of me and John and Sara (without the H.) John shows off his Czechoslovakian porn moves.

Okay, time for the nightly bathroom break.

I tell you, I keep getting surprised at how clean all the toilets have been!

Hey...how the fuck did that get there?

Obligatory bathroom mirror shot!

One of the great features of Jake's Saloon is that right around the corner is the Chelsea Papaya hot dog stand!

Hot dog! And goodnight everybody!


A fun little neighborhood getaway. The bartenders and wait staff are more than friendly and fun and the atmosphere is casual and loose. A large drink and beer menu is available along with the bar’s signature beer, Jake’s Tricky Ale. The music is piped in at just the right level and there’s a half a dozen large flat screen TV’s for you Sunday sports fans. They have a full lunch and dinner menu and on weekends the kitchen is open till two in the morning to satisfy your late night munchie needs. Takeout and delivery is also available.

Check out the website (below) for daily happy hour, lunch specials and how to plan your own party at Jake's Saloon.

Jake's Saloon
Jake’s on facebook
206 West 23rd Street (@7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011

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Reader Comments (6)

The Papaya dog is the best dog in Noo Yawk! Look's like you bounced back from Thursday night, good on you!

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

I always love a bar where you don't have to crane your neck to watch the Browns lose, I mean win! Plus, you can't go wrong with Czechoslovakian porn moves. I hope John's there when I visit!

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

Hey Marty,

This is great information for my visit to New York.

The toilets HAVE been surprisingly clean.

So good to see you back.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Let me know when you come out here, Gina. And you too, Bifferoonie!

January 16, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

I was late getting to your bar because i stayed too long at mine! I like bars that are called Saloons......puts me in the mind of Lee Marvin in The Man Who Shot Liberace! I see no one smokes in New York City......That's good because waking up in a speedo that reaks of smoke and farts is disgusting! I hope to make it to Jakes......and every other bar in New York......Someday! Cheers and a noggin full of beers!

That's not a peace sign. She's English and telling herself to slag off.

January 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertiefighter25

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