425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 539-8770
Phone: (212) 539-8777
The Library at the Public Theater
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The Library At The Public
The Library at the Public - Joe's Pub
Joe's Public LLC
The Public Theater
Bike Parking: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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01/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I love the entertainers they book here. I've been multiple times, but only eaten once. (Usually I just go with the two drink minimum instead of the dinner. DO make reservatoins for a table; the food and drink are not particularly expensive and it's way better than standing) The food I've had was decent; my flatmate thought the veggie panini was quite good.
10/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This place has gone from great to plain bad. Management yells and makes scenes in front of patrons. The man who holds the people's tickets that have been held at the box office has the attitude he is holding the holy grail. RUDE!! He was taunting a female patron with yells and plain abuse when I was in line to get in. I felt terrible for her. The male employees that boss the all female wait staff around are horrible. The food is gross and the drinks are worse. Hot beer can I say enough. Save your money and go to a real venue.
03/14/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Joe's Pub was wonderful! It is absolutley beautiful inside. There is so much detail. It is very elegant while at the same time the feel is informal. It doesn't matter who you go to see there because the setting is like hanging out with some friends who happen to be on stage. The drinks and food were a little pricy, but worth it because every drink I wanted was in my hand right away. That goes a long way with me. The food was so good that I tried to google the menu for ideas and ended up writing this review. I will definitely be back for more!
08/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
This place is small but has a real NY vibe, great drinks, the best entertainment from around the world on certain nights and a real NY celebrity hang out.
Great fun if you can get in, advance notice would be advisable for a perfect night out in NY
01/24/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I went here to see a show because I wanted to hear the artist, but the experience of being in this space was so bad I would not recommend it to anyone. Drink and table minimums are high (expect to spend at least as much if not more than you did on the ticket) and the food is abominable. I ordered a $14 panini and got a soggy, cheeseless sandwich. The service was not good either. Even though I made reservations for 45 minutes before the show time and came an hour early, my food didn't arrive until the show had already started- it was most distracting. For a music venue, the space is pretty, but the sets are very short. If you can find the performer you want to see anywhere else, go there instead.
09/23/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Didn't have any food, so can't comment on that, but I can highly recommend that you make reservations for the upper tables or couches so that you have a nice place to sit. The place got crowded and servers kept bumping into my knees where I was sitting. It's not a bad place to see a solo performer or small band. The choices of stage lighting were weird at times, but the sound was good. I didn't have to deal with any bad bouncers tonight, but have had them be a pain on a previous trip.
06/20/2005Provided by Citysearch -
They have different crowds depending on what night you go. I went with a group of girls and we loved the music and the lounge atmosphere!!! The staff was friendly and attentive (may be due to the fact that we tipped and tipped well) I will definately be back this Friday for their new Hip Hop, Reggae, R&B, House, Reggaeton party this Friday night. Suggestion- get there early because if you try to stroll in at 2am they cannot let people in until people leave as it gets packed.
07/10/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Something must have changed at Joe's pub since all of these reviews were written. Maybe it's not the hip new place it used to be, because it wasn't swamped when we were there. We saw a great act, service was well above my expectations. Food was about average and drinks were expensive (but such is life in NYC). The venue is great to catch a small show. The performers were practically in our laps.