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About Haymaker Bar & Kitchen

Gastropub and Beer Bar

252 W 29th St
New York, NY 10001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday:12:00 pm - 2:00 am

Saturday-Sunday:11:00 am - 2:00 am

Cross Street:
8th ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 429-8237

Website:
http://www.haymakernyc.com/

Public Transit:
C,E (@23RD ST & 8th Ave). A,C,E (@34TH ST & 8th Ave/ Penn Station).

1 ( @ 28th ST & 7TH Ave). 1,2,3. ( @34th ST & 7th Ave/Penn Station).

F ( @23rd ST 7 6TH Ave).

Path Train ( @ 33rd ST & 6th Ave/Herald Square).

Amtrack, LIRR, NJ Transit (@ 34th ST/Penn Station)

Executive Chef:
Caleb Hill

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Haymaker Bar & Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
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Hot Spot (1)
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Neighborhood Gem (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

My wife & I met dear friends at this vibrant place on West 29th near MSG, a few hours before a concert. There are many types of craft beer, if that's your thing, and a few tempting choices for dinner - nothing fancy but good quality - and the service was friendly & excellent. Our server made suggestions and knew details about the many selections available. The prices were very reasonable for midtown. All in all, we left the Haymaker happy.

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great beer menu. Good food. It can be a bit too loud.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Tasty, interesting food. Waitress took a long time to come over but once she did she was friendly and helpful. Its a very nice looking place but my only issue is the noise level. Really really loud. We could barely hear each other and had to shout to have a conversation. I probably won't be back because of that issue.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Healthy, Fun, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

This spot is definitely not the one to go to if you'd like to catch up with friends for dinner and not have to scream to be heard. It was loud everywhere and the food was mediocre. One of the best beer menus I've seen though - and you could do much worse that close to Penn Station.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Great rotating beer on tap. The main waitress is not only pleasant, but she is extremely knowledgeable about all the drinks they have and makes great recommendations. The Haymaker burger is always delicious.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Waiter was a bit cold. Not friendly. No smiling. Food was very good, though.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 2, 2017

The beer list was incredible and trying many different styles was great. It was way too noisy for typical conversation while we were there.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

I've been wanting to try this place for a while, but finally had the chance this week with a couple of friends. The food and drinks were a lot better than expected. We had bourbon maple mustard wings, mac & cheese, pull pork sliders and the siesta cocktail. Everything was delicious!

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Good Food, Great Beer Selection, Great Service, got us to the game on time !

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Very slow service. I received my meal about 15 minutes before my husband. The mac and cheese was good but shrimp and grits and the frisée salad were mediocre. Will not come back, will not recommend.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Great food and beer. Terrible slow customer service. Would not go again

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

This place makes a great burger. Be aware that the menu as provided by Open Table is badly inaccurate and none of the entrees on Open Table were actually available. I find that seriously disheartening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

It's a cool bar with a fantastic selection of craft beers and a tasty, if limited, menu. I was there on a Saturday afternoon and the atmosphere was open, with plenty of space for those at the bar and tables along the back and sides. It's only a few blocks south of Madison Square Garden, and an ideal place for a meal before an event and beers after.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on March 10, 2017

I've been to Haymaker several times and each time it was good. They have an extensive collection of hard-to-find craft beers. The food is tasty and their mac and cheese is fantastic, but just be prepared to spend a lot for what you get! A good meal with appetizers, several drinks, and desert will run you about $80 to $100 per person easy.... and this is not a fancy restaurant, it's a cross between a gastropub and a craft beer bar. Small and noisy.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Food was great and has a great craft beer selection. When I showed up with my friends, there was no hostess to seat us, and there were more and more people collecting waiting to be seated. Wound up seating around 15-20 minutes after my reservation time. Was crowded due to the pre-Ranger game crowd.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Excellent service every time ! Friendly, helpful, well versed staff

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, People Watching, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Amazing craft beer menu, excellent Apps - OMG the Bacon wrapped Bacon, fortunately we got the last one, unfortunately we couldn't order a second. The Mess was also very enjoyable, service was great, and Burger main was delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Great beer selection. Appropriate portions. Food's a bit on the salty side.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2017

A real gem in midtown Manhattan! Their brunch is incredible.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Rotating beer menu. Food is top notch. Book a reservation in advance for a table after work. Don't forget to grab a couple 16oz cans on your way out.

Tags: Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Very limited lunch menu. Slow but nice service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2016

We dined at Haymaker before seeing a show at Madison Square Garden. The food was fantastic and the service was good (it could have been better, but there seemed to be a shortage of waitstaff in our area of the dining room). It got a bit too loud to have a conversation once all of the tables were full, but overall we had a great experience. Try the Pickled Beet Salad! I normally hate beets but had no problem sharing the plate with my husband.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2016

the service, food and drinks proved to be good, but I mainly chose this restaurant because of it's proximity to Penn Station

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Not a ton of food choices but it was really awesome!

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2016

I really want to like this place, but in two times visiting I have had 2 bad experiences. The beer list is varied and constantly updated with lots of cool options, but that is where my positive review ends. On my first trip, the kitchen was closed due to some sort of mechanical issue yet my friend who held the reservation was not notified prior to our arrival. If we had been notified in advance we could have made alternate arrangements for dinner. On my second (and last trip) my dinner order was forgotten (the server said it had been overcooked and was being remade, though I only found this out after flagging down a different waiter) and took almost an hour to finally make it to the table. The meal was also not worth the wait, arriving completely burnt on top and tasting overpoweringly of cumin. The server graciously comped my meal, but this was too little too late in an overall bad dining experience. In a location dying for good dinner and drink options, I really wish this spot was better. Sadly, I will not be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2016

The wings were great! The dipping sauce was delicious! The burgers looked tasty. The menu was a bit limited...and someone in our party who does not eat red meat was not happy that the only chicken dish came on the bone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2016

Nice place. Great location to grab dinner before a show at MSG. Try the Cauliflower....original and delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2016

The Good-Great Beer selection, very good food, really enjoyed the wings. Server was great despite it being so crowded.
The Bad- So Noisy we could not really talk. The beer menu did a poor job in some cases describing the beers. I don't like sour beers, yet 2 of the beers I ordered turned out to be sour even though there was no indication that they were on the beer list
More Good- The server did take one of the sour beers off the bill when I made a comment

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Excellent burgers and extensive beer menu. Will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Waited close to 45 mins to even place our food order. We came here for a 9pm dinner reservations and didn't eat until extremely late. No apology or recognition at how slow the service was.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Arguably the best beer list in Manhattan and great wings to give you an excuse to drink another beer or two.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 4, 2016

Nice spot in a neighborhood lacking good options but service was terrible. Rather, I should say non existent. For a packed house they only had 2 servers working. Disaster! Esp when many were trying to make their show at MSG

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2016

Very welcoming bar/restaurant with excellent dining options. Friendly staffers!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Close to MSG and wanted a decent food place to eat

Menu was limited but all the items we ordered the portions were plentiful and tasty.

Vegetarian person was able to enjoy the mac and cheese with plenty of leftovers.

Service was good and quick. Would certainly recommend and go there again.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Wait staffed delivered someone else's food to our table. We thought it was ours. Ate several fries off the plate. Wait staff came back and asked if we ate off the plate. We told them we had a few fries, they took to correct table, the plates we already ate off of. Too loud for dinner. Beer selection is fabulous. Small menu, which makes the limited menu they have VERY good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Laid back, hip gastro pub. Amazing beer list and really solid food. I had the burger and wings which were both delicious. Really good find in a neighborhood where there isn't a whole lot going on. We came back after our show at the Garden for late night beers, too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Notable beer list is more appropriate. Very interesting and curated beer list. Very pleasant staff. We visited before the Cure played MSG. Their tap list drew my attention when researching places to go before the show.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2016

My friends and I were looking for a place to have dinner and drinks before a show at Madison Square Garden. This was the perfect spot. Good selection of food to please the meat eaters and vegetarians. Great drink selection. Only 2.5 blocks away from MSG. They were forgiving that some of our party didn't arrive on time. And the best part, they were playing a music station inspired by the night's musical guest.

We'll definitely go back before the next show!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Amazing bar with fantastic food. I came here for their fantastic beer list and was more than pleasantly surprised by the quality of their food. Flavors were excellent and I found out from our excellent server (Louise) that they source most of their produce from local farm co operatives. This place is a find in this are of Chelsea and midtown!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 13, 2016

I liked the look of the restaurant but overall the service was really slow, from having to wait to check in with the host (he was also waitering, serving, running bar drinks, etc). When we did get seated it took a while to give our order to someone. We were attending a concert at MSG, as were many of the patrons, and we almost had to leave before receiving our dinner. We waited at least 40 min. for our burgers, which were tasty, but couldn't really enjoy them. The waitress kept apologizing and making excuses about the concert. It seems to me, that if the restaurant knows there's an event at MSG, they should have more staff on those nights. Not sure if I'd go back before a show. Or just allow enough time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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