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Botanica Bar
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Today 5:00 pm – 4:00 am
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47 E Houston St New York, NY 10012
47 East Houston StreetUSNew YorkNew York10012
(212) 343-7251
$$BarToday 5:00 pm – 4:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm – 4:00 amTuesday 5:00 pm – 4:00 amWednesday 5:00 pm – 4:00 amThursday 5:00 pm – 4:00 amFriday 5:00 pm – 4:00 amSaturday 5:00 pm – 4:00 amSunday 5:00 pm – 4:00 am
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Low-key hangout where fans sip cocktails on couches; on weekends there's a DJ and karaoke.- Google
"I do have a soft spot for dive bars though, so it's never bad being here."
6 reviewers
"Great happy hour spot and even after happy hour this place has cheap drinks!"
3 reviewers
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Erik Ruvalcaba
2 months ago
Been going to Botanica since I first landed in NYC... before it ever had any sign in the window saying what the place was. (Took years for them to finally put up one.) Always a good vibe, DJs, nice stuff on tap. They've got two happy hour periods—from 5 to 8 pm and another from 2 am to 4 am. TWO happy hour periods. Need I say more??
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Michele P
3 months ago
I was with two of of my girlfriends enjoying a drink. We were confronted by an African American male, who asked us what we were up to and to see our ID's. We did not know who this individual was, and felt threatened by the sudden questioning. I asked him, why he needed to see our IDs? I was then told to leave after questioning him. He told me I had to go or he would call the cops. He then told us he was a manager. We showed him our IDs and he said that we still had to leave. He then said, if one of us could suck his cock he may make an exception. I have never felt so intruded upon in my life. I called 311 and filed a sexual harassment charge. If you are a young woman I do not recommend you going to this bar. You may be sexual harassed by management and then made to leave if you do not wish to comply.
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Jasmine Noor
a year ago
For some reason I've never had that great of a time here. There's a free comedy show here every Saturday and I've gone a few times (and that's probably why I didn't enjoy it - I get picked on by the comedians pretty regularly). The drinks are cheap, but if you want to pay by card there is a minimum. I do have a soft spot for dive bars though, so it's never bad being here. They have a karaoke night, that's something I ought to check out.
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Andrea Fjeld
3 years ago
The first thing I noticed was the cute bartender. The second was the amazing happy hour. And then I was introduced to the Ginger Yum Yum. While it's embarrassing to hear those words come out of your mouth, this is an amazing drink made with rosemary-infused vodka, fresh ginger, and Gosling's ginger beer. If the noise up front bothers you, head to the backroom to enjoy a quiet conversation on the eclectic mismatched furniture. Hungry? Botanica allows you to bring in your own food.
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Leah Latella
4 months ago
Great happy hour spot and even after happy hour this place has cheap drinks! Nice refresher for the trendy neighborhood. Crowd is young, hipster-ish professionals. Seems like a singles scene too. Every time I go a dude chats us up. Hey single ladies get on it!
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Rodolfo Morales
a year ago
Drinks are decently priced, and the atmosphere is jovial and enjoyable. Definitely check out sitting in the back room if you're going with a large party. The bartenders are friendly, which is refreshing to find in the city. Would definitely recommend it if you want to have a fun time in a chill environment.
Kara Thrace
a year ago
This cute little bar has great low lighting and reasonable drink prices. The furniture is really quaint and tables make it easy to spend time with friends. On Saturday nights they have stand-up acts in the back. It's a nice bit of free entertainment while having a round in good company. Plus, the location is so central it's a good place to hang out before or after another activity.
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Danilo Polanco
a year ago
I just really love this bar a friend of mine put me on to this lovely place ever since then I've been hooked the prices are really cheap go there with like 80 to 60 bucks and your coming out in stumbling lol it's a chill spot and one of the bars that I regularly drink at