Bronx Bar may market itself as a mildly upscale nightclub, dress code and all, but it's more of a local hotspot for college kids looking to party than anything else. The door men are allegedly difficult to get past, according to a number of Yelpers, but not enough to keep away the masses. Every weekend, the venue is packed with West University locals and visitors who are more interested in dancing to loud, club music than sitting, talking and knocking back a few. Given its proximity to Ginger Man, Brian O'Neils and Baker Street Pub, it may be the perfect getaway from your normal trip to the Village, without straying far from the beaten path.
The Bronx Bar (5555 Morningside, 713-520-9691) fills up almost every night with the young and the restless, who queue up for nightly shot specials while bobbing their heads to the DJ. So wandering in on a Sunday afternoon was a real trip. The... More »
From the street, music blares from the Bronx Bar like a warning. Thump-thump-thump, the numbing bass line declares. At the sidewalk gate, a broad-shouldered bouncer clad in a black T-shirt gives the coveted silent nod. Inside, members of the mostly young and Caucasian crowd navigate around, trying to shout to one another over the obnoxious thump-thump. It is packed. Another weekend night in the Village. On the patio, a young woman called Missy, clad in a low-cut tank top and shimmering... More »