Jekyll & Hyde
New York, NY 10014
Village Voice's Description
Billed as a dive for explorers and mad scientists, Jekyll and Hyde is, more accurately, a West Village hub where skeleton bones are almost as abundant as empty Bud Light bottles. With assorted oddities plastered to the wall--a swordfish finishing off a human leg, for example--the pub's musty wooden interior is creepy in a 20th century, Jumanji kind of way. Other "haunted" goodies are available, including shots (which come in drinkable, oversized plastic syringes), the Create-Your-Own-Monster Burger, and a pay-to-play electric chair. Oh yeah, and watch out for that skeleton mounting the T-Rex head.
Tips from foursquare
Make sure you play a game of where's the washroom with the hidden doors!
Either be drunk before you arrive, or drink *quickly* once you do. Once drunk, this place is a hoot.
3 drafts and an order of fried pickles $50 before tip. More expensive than the Blue Note
If you like terrible, terrible places with terrible food and terrible ambience, go no further. Don't even go as a joke. This place is terrible. Oh, but the staff is friendly
Fuck this place. I give it a half a star for the atmosphere and that's it.