The local bar acts as a community organizer, cataloging the area's beer drinkers, giving rasp to the voiceless, and influencing key decision makers on whether to choose alligators or crocodiles. Keep communities strong with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of pub fare and drinks at Bar 29, on Third Avenue between 28th and 29th streets.
A casual vibe, seven HD screens, a pool table, and darts make Bar 29's recently renovated space perfect for taking in the day's sporting events or showing off your sporting skills for others' viewing pleasure. Grease your rusty shoulder with a sundry selection of draft and bottled beers, including a new craft beer each month. If purchased during lunch hours (11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday), all Alidoro sandwiches from the Italian-inspired lunch menu beget a free brew of your choice. Swaddle your savory Italian handheld in your choice of stirato, ciabatta, or pizza-bianca bread. In the evening, you can nosh on small bites and sip your suds on a wooden bench up front or head to the back room to shoot pool, play darts, play pool, shoot darts, or watch a shooting dart playing pool with a rusty clarinet.
Like a hooligan hermit crab, Bar 29 relishes its subdued side, but knows how to leave its shell with a schedule of events that includes trivia nights, televised boxing nights, and World Cup matches. The friendly bartenders serve up happy-hour specials during rowdy Syracuse hoops games and will dish out free shots whenever Argentina scores a goal in the upcoming World Cup games. In between games, head over to the jukebox to supply the room with soulful sounds.
- Wall-hugging wooden benches and high tables under framed black-and-white photos of 1930’s New York have transformed this former dive into a modern day malt-shop that happens to serve draft beer and well drinks instead of milk shakes or root beer floats. – Julia Langbein, New York magazine
- While Bar 29 still keeps it sporty (pool tables and jukebox in the back), its cozy lounge coupled with the dimly lit seating area creates a wonderful counterbalance. – Shecky's
- Guys shooting pool. Girls singing along to the box. Felt like the neighborhood bar I've been looking for in the area. – KeithLow, Citysearch