December 12, 2006
New York City has many choices for having a great evening with friends. If your friends are between jobs or you just aren't interested in being part of some trendy scene, but you still want to have a great time - go to Bar None.
MONEY First, there was no cover. I don't know for sure if it's like that every night, but the Wednesday night we went it was free. The drinks-cheap. I know I drank a lot. I know I bought a lot of people drinks. I even bought strangers drinks. When I woke up the next day and checked my bank account, there was still money in it. That's a great sign.
DRINKS Yes, the drinks are cheap. They are also very good. I don't spend money on drinks if they aren't enjoyable.
THE "SCENE" Some people were wearing dry-clean only clothes, and some people probably didn't know what a washing machine was. Anything and everything was acceptable. All age groups were represented and all music styles were available. Everyone was laid back. It was an amazing environment that I've never seen in my hometown. People who seem to have no reason hanging out in the same bar were happily hanging out in the same bar. There was also a celebrity there. No one bothered him, because that's just the way it is. Overall, I felt that Bar None exemplified a cheap and relaxing NYC evening experience. It was comfortable, unpretentious and enjoyable. I'm scared to even post this message because I want Bar None to feel the same the next time I'm in the city.
From journal Relax in NYC: On the Cheap