St. Andrews Pub
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Reviews by mzwolinski:
4.5/5 rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4
I stopped in here for a drink on a recent trip to New York, and was very pleased. It's located right off Times Square, so it was easy to get to. It was a weekend night, but unlike seemingly everywhere else in the city, this place wasn't overcrowded. There was live Scottish music, and the people in the crowd were friendly and having a good time. Pretty good selection of beers. I had a pint of Bellhaven Wee Heavy, which I'd never seen on bottle or tap before. My wife had a bottle of Grozet. Good friendly service too -- my waiter was a bit hesitant in giving me the Wee Heavy, and offered to get me another if I didn't like it. The accents are fun, too.
08-07-2003 00:46:20 | More by mzwolinski
More User Reviews:
3.43/5 rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Not much in the way of specialty craft beers, just the usual suspects. Definitely the place to go for scotch though. Service was pretty good and the staff was really friendly. Like its sister bar, The Long Room, lots of obnoxious business bros. From more than 1 table I heard "He's our president and he hates America. We're doomed!" Regardless of your political leanings, this is a rather annoying conversation to have to listen to when you just want a few drinks on your vacation. I would definitely go back when it's less busy and check off a few more scotches though.
02-05-2012 15:38:15 | More by KBrennan1000
2.73/5 rDev -31.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$$
This is a regular UK focusd pub, the macros are here. On the margin it has picked up a few more interesting than macro choices, however nothing to bring in a beer geek. Nice and above average sized bar though, so not a bad place for a business casual type meeting. Nothing appealed to me this night. A lot of British accents middle aged and above people, most here for the restaurant alone. Several people walking about the place, beer in hand. I agree with the comments that it does not rate as a true place to go.
03-03-2011 15:19:13 | More by Sammy
3.5/5 rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$$
I'm not sure why this place is on BA... it is not focused on beer, and it is certainly not focused on craft beer.
St. Andrews is a Scottish pub that claims to have the only fully-Scottish menu in New York City. I have not tried the food but looking at the menu I have my doubts about their claim... they got Chinese pot stickers, for instance, some thoroughly non-Scottish scallops with risotto, and so on.
Their Scotch (as in, whiskey) menu is the star here. But you'll pay dearly for it. As for beers, yeah, they have 18 taps, but almost nothing is worth except for some Brooklyn, Belhaven (always on tap) and maybe a Belgian, if any. The others are British standards (Newcastle, Guinness) and crap (Bud, Stella).
Atmosphere is alright, a little chain-y and fake, like all of Times Square, but cozy and warm nonetheless. I've always had good service here, because I've been with people who knew the bartender. Don't know how it would be without the connection.
Beers are pricey at seven dollars a pop, and the food costs as much as that of fancier and better restaurants. This is a place for tourists, mostly, and maybe a homesick Edinburgh expat. Otherwise, no real reason to come here.
I used to come here because it was right by my workplace and we would gather at night after the end of the night shift. Have not come back since I left that place, and do not plan on visiting ever again!
02-11-2011 04:54:39 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.2/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Scottish place that has a great whisky selection in addition to a decent range of craft beers, although most are imported offerings. New location is more upscale than the older and has two floors of tables & two bars. White tableclothes on the tables and professional servers make this a place that is suitable for a more formal occasion yet is great for sneaking in those pints of craft beer or premium single malt Scotch whisky. Prices were surprisingly reasonable for the beer, but pricey for the whisky.
11-13-2009 04:28:02 | More by yemenmocha
3.59/5 rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Stopped by here on a pub crawl.
A: A pretty chill atmosphere overall. A nice, Scottish pub that seemed to take on a nice 19th hole, golf bar atmosphere. They flaunted by the bathroom (common trophy room for New York restaurants) that they were listed in the top 50 golf bars according to Golf Digest magazine.
Q: The place was definitely well kept and very clean, including the bathroom (a rarity in NYC). Had no problem with the quality of the beer available as it seemed pretty fresh.
S: The service was pretty good. I did not have to wait too long before getting served each time and the bartender seemed like a nice, chill dude.
S: There was a decent selection. Seemed like about 15 taps and about 20 bottles, all pretty much craft brews. I did check out the place based on the BA description and rating, and I was expecting a little bit more from this place, but it was still pretty good.
Overall, the place was pretty good, but I do not think I would rate it as highly as others based on my experience. Maybe the food, which I did nto have as the kitchen was closed when I arrived, is what puts this place over the top.
08-10-2008 04:25:20 | More by maddogruss
4.2/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped by St. Andrews on a Sat for dinner after an afternoon show. it's a really nice place going with the whole scottish, st. andrews golf theme. food was excellent. i got the prefixed dinner option. it was about 30 bucks. soup, salmon, and dessert. all really good. nice draft selection of about 15 taps and a very nice bottle selection as well. i got the bellhaven scottisch ale which hit the spot and then an old engine oil to finish it off. it's a little bit pricier than your average beer bar but it's definatley worth it.
05-05-2008 13:58:18 | More by thetachibro
4.18/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
What a city, you can walk from Belgium to Scotland in under a full block! St Andrews Pub (44th) is almost directly behind BXL(43rd) in New York City, 2 excellent beer bars!
St Andrews has a great selection of draught and bottled beers covering the full range of Scottish Ales as well as a lot of domestic micros, Brooklyn Brewery, for example. During my visit I enjoyed a McEwans draught and a rather fresh bottle of Skullsplitter.
Kick ass food! Scotch Egg is all i'm going to say about that. If you dont know what a Scotch Egg is i suggest you make the trip to St Andrews.
Good Service too. Oh yes...did i mention their Scotch (whiskey) Selection? Its enough to make any Peat-Bomb loving maniac drool...
03-28-2008 01:33:49 | More by ATPete
3.8/5 rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Located in the Broadway theatre area, this pub offers a cleaner and slightly more upscale experience than other NYC Irish / Scottish pubs. There is a very long bar but surprising few stools, so I guess most patrons prefer to stand during crowded times. Plenty of golf decor throughout the place, even heading down to the restrooms on the basement level. There are plenty of tables off the bar area behind a wall in the back of the place.
They have 20 taps sporting some nice beers like Belhaven Scottish Ale and Wee Heavy, Tennant's, three Brooklyn beers, Guiness, Stella, and a few other european beers you would expect to see here along with some typical macros. The menu sported about 50 bottles that covered a variety of styles.
Service was decent but a bit slow since I was at the back end of the bar. I ordered the Haggas for a snack and a Wee Heavy to wash it down, and they came around pretty quick.
For those into single malt scotch the place had plenty to choose from.
This was a cool place to stop to grab a quick bite and a beer while walking through the area. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
02-19-2008 19:29:19 | More by Gavage
St. Andrews Pub in New York, NY
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