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3.66/5 rDev -1.9%
"The thing about a shark is he's got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn't even seem to be livin'... 'til he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'..."
There's a strange shark theme here. I'm really not sure what it's about, but they've got giant rubber sharks above the bar and the entrance to the rear room, as well as the room being riddled with shark pictures and stuffed animals. Otherwise, the decor is tap handle displays, shelves of books, pictures of Indians and boxers, beer mirrors and neon beer signs. The main room holds a small circular bar to one side seating about 10. A panelled mirrored back bar unit is heavily covered with photos, pictures and buttons. Combo ceiling fan/lighting units, pressed tin ceiling, colored glass lanterns over the bar, and a single TV above in the rear corner. 4 low long tables with an inside bench and stools run an "L" beneath the large picture windows that look out over Spring & Mulberry Streets in this corner bar. A small rear room holds 6 small tables with a long shared bench and 2 barrel tables with stools. A single flatscreen sits above, to one side, the entranceway to this room and to the other, an archway that leads towards the bar, a double sided bar counter sitting in between.
12 taps (Sierra Celebration, Belhaven Scottish Ale, Brooklyn Lager, East IPA & Octoberfest, Hazed & Infused, Widmer Hefe, Stella, Guinness, Yuengling, Amstel Light and Schaefer) listed on a blackboard behind the bar and the crappy macro bottled selection is listed on a different board.
A much different feel than that of it's sister bars, Blind Tiger and Collins Bar. It's a tight little place in Little Italy although I still managed a front row center parking spot. Decent crowd, service was okay, and they've got some game or other on.
"I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went into the water. Three hundred and sixteen men come out, the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb".
12-11-2005 00:45:50 | More by slander
3.59/5 rDev -3.8%
Near China town/Little Italy/Soho sections of downtown Manhatten, this joint should easily fit into many site seeing visits to good ole' NYC (if that is why youre in town) Quant corner location, this is a comfortable room with a nice old time/historic feel, ie: its got character. They have 12 taps that pour a moderate range of micros, mixed in with some tap wasting, middle of the road, crowd pleasers. Tap highlights when I visited were, drum roll please, Sierra IPA, a six point selection, a Brooklyn selection, then guiness, HO, Yuengling and a few others, bottles/cans were weaker. Its all good, they are trying to make $ and I'm sure they sell more Bud in cans to tourists then high qual. micro brews to beer geeks like me/us. Nothing too interesting beer wise, but if youre in the area, this is a pleasant stop, for a brew and some good people watching through the large windows that look out onto the street.
05-08-2005 20:48:02 | More by Billolick
3.8/5 rDev +1.9%
The Spring Lounge is an "okay" place to hit up for a beer. The selection is good, but really not mind blowing. It's good for one or two, or if you just feel like hanging out for the heck of it. But if you are hunting rarities and amazing brews, you won't find it here.
The high point of this place is that it is a good spot that is easy to get to if you are in SoHo, which is kind of not exactly my kind of area. Also, it is part of the Blind Tiger/Gate family of bars. Which should mean something to anyone who already knows.
08-30-2012 17:39:48 | More by RblWthACoz
3.56/5 rDev -4.6%
Kinda a neat concept to open bright and early, 8am I believe for the Spring Lounge. It`s right in the heart of SoHo, so I`m scratching my head that the previous reviewer mentioned being away from a touristy neighborhood. You will see more tourists and other interesting people walk by this place while sipping on your beer. Anyhow, it has been there for a long time and has interesting photos and decor to go along with it.
The drafts are mainly focused on regional breweries, NY especially. For cans you can get a couple craft options and Schaefer ! And they seem to allow brining in take-out food, which is nice. Other than a few special events, I do not believe they serve food. It is worth checking out.
12-30-2011 01:49:48 | More by mltobin
4/5 rDev +7.2%
Traditional-looking bar which features much wood (furniture, bar top, floor boards). Staff are beer-knowledgeable. Several antique beer signs are displayed, including some from England. The bar area is semi-circular and you have to look down to see the taps, which are not immediately visible if people are sitting in front of them. Walls are a mix of brown-stained paint and brick, old in appearance. Several sharks (plastic I think) hang ungainly from the walls and ceiling - quite odd looking.
The tap selection on my visit was about half US micros, with the rest mainly being common imports. Otter Creek, Brooklyn, Smuttynose, and Sierra Nevada were the good domestic representatives.
Open 8am-4am Mon-Sat, Noon-4am Sundays.
One gripe: There's one beer tap labelled "Spring Lounge Christmas Ale" ("Winter Ale" on the blackboard), the bartender says it is brewed by Red Hook. Presuming this is not a special brew they do exclusively for this bar, I take this to be rebadged Winterhook. Rebadging beers as something else is a bad practice in my opinion and acheives nothing positive, only confusion and distrust.
02-21-2004 17:21:30 | More by Imbiber
3.73/5 rDev 0%
This is cool place in cool neighborhood. It is Not very big, it can get crowded and loud. They do have tables and benches , so if you can get one, it is nice to be able to sit down.
They do not have a huge selection of beer, but a very good selection of good craft beer. I was able to get Green Flash West Coast IPA which is always a good find. They also had Lagunitas sucks which my two friends loved.
I recommend this place, I never really see this place mentioned on the boards, but it is a good place and good to get away from some of the touristy neighborhoods.
12-27-2011 01:47:19 | More by jrnyc
Spring Lounge in New York, NY
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.