Mel's Burger Bar

Upper West Side

1627 Ratings

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Chefs construct slew of classic & innovative burgers from Pat LaFrieda meat washed down by choice of 18 domestic craft brews

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Promotional value expires Jan 15, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Burgers and beer go together like macaroni and cheese, yin and yang, and Iron Man and WD-40. Celebrate dynamic duos with today’s Groupon: for $23, you get a meal for two at Mel’s Burger Bar (up to a $55.80 total value). The meal includes the following:

  • Two burgers (up to a $25.80 value)
  • A half-gallon growler of beer (up to a $30 value)

Amid exposed-brick walls, wooden-beam ceilings, and black-and-white-checkered floors, the kitchen crew at Mel’s cooks up a menu of succulent burgers made from Manhattan purveyor Pat LaFrieda meat and topped with house-made sauces such as creamy horseradish. Duos can swap bites of their chosen handhelds, from the utilitarian original burger—stacked with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onions—to the Broadway burger, with swiss cheese, crisp bacon, and jalapeños sandwiched between toasted sourdough rye. Wrap hungry fingers around the Nurse Betty veggie burger buried beneath a mound of skillet-smooched onions and mushrooms and melted jack cheese.

Illuminated by the glow of a 6-foot neon sign bearing Mel’s moniker, the 140-seat burger joint’s bar pours 18 domestic craft beers which flow from 64-ounce growlers and into mouths to drown-out jabbering uvulas. Southampton’s citrusy Double White contrasts with the hop-heavy Ithaca Flower Power IPA, and Michigan’s Founder’s Dirty Bastard scotch-style ale complements patties with a dark, heavy finish.

Mel's Burger Bar

Mac 'n' cheese. Crispy bacon. 100% Angus beef burger. To purists, these might seem like three separate meals, but at Mel's Burger Bar, these three treats come together to form the Widowmaker burger. The chefs at Mel's don't believe in scrimping, as evidenced by their signature burgers, which they crown with rich toppings such as onion rings and whole fried eggs. The menu brims with comfort staples such as barbecue brisket, grouper sandwiches, and bacon mac 'n cheese all week long.

Customer Reviews

1627 Ratings

What a fun place - extremely noisy but everyone seems to be having a good time. Burgers are terrific, and a wide variety of toppings. The garlic french fries seem to use raw garlic so it's amazingly pungent but fun. Excellent selection of beers, too. I highly recommend it for a casual night out when you don't particularly care about conversation.
Penelope B. · November 18, 2016
Best burger and beer joint on UWS. Happy hour can't be beat.
Robin S. · August 29, 2016
What a fun place - lots of choices even for those people who don't eat beef! And the french fries are out of this world - try the garlic ones for a real treat, and the sweet potato ones.
Penelope B. · August 26, 2016
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    Upper West Side

    2850 Broadway

    Manhattan, New York 10025


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