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Sweet and Vicious

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Address: 5 Spring St, Between Bowery and Elizabeth St, New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 212-334-7915
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One of the few places I went that actually had reasonably priced drinks!! Kind of a rare in this city! This place has a cool vibe. Love the courtyard in the back. It can get... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
RachelRS23
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St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few places I went that actually had reasonably priced drinks!! Kind of a rare in this city! This place has a cool vibe. Love the courtyard in the back. It can get really busy though! And when that happens good luck trying to make your way to the bathroom lol...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Frozen margueritas so so... not recommended. Location is great, music is cool but cocktails options are unknown as they do not have a menu...

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Used to like this bar with their nice back yard. However, after my last visit I noted that they had charged my credit card with more than I'd written on the receipt. Manager explained that it was a simple mistake and she offered to pay me back. Over all it wasn't that much money, but still, my confidence for this... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

If you like lively drinking establishments after work, this is your place! Affordable drinks and a great outdoor space. Lots of fun! I met a couple friends after work and the place was PACKED by 6:30. Definitely recommend!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

This bar confused me. Inside: music is loud, scene is almost a club, drinks are cheap. Outside: they have a lovely back courtyard with tables where you can have a decent conversation and the mood is decidedly far more mature and casual. I would not go here if it wasn't for the courtyard. There are better bars in the neighbourhood... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

The backyard at Sweet & Vicious is the perfect hideout right off the Bowery. Go here in the afternoon or late at night and enjoy a beer or cocktail with your friends. Very low key!

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Millstone, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We came here late on a Friday night, and it was quite packed. We enjoyed dancing for a bit then decided to grab some drinks. At the bar, the bartender kept asking my friend where his girlfriend was, even after my friend told him he was here with his boyfriend. After this mess, we decided to leave and won't be... More 

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Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

One of my favourite bars in New York, really down to earth, which is hard to find in soho. The inside is huge with old wooden floors and the outside terrace is really nice with wooden benches and large by new york standards. I have only ever had the frozen margaritas here which are fantastic- not too sweet, they are... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Whilst my friends enjoyed a delicious frozen margarita I ordered a coke (I am 6 months pregnant). The brown flavoured fizzy water I was offered didn't cut it really. When I asked whether the coke dispenser was working properly a very arrogant waitress rudely said "this isn't a restaurant you know, the coke is supposed to be mixed with alcohol".... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Really liked this bar. The inside is nice and big so it doesnt usually feel cramped even when there are a lot of people there. The backyard is pretty sweet; it has wooden benches lining the outside with little wooden tables and chairs. I thought the frozen margs were good (served in mason jars, which i love) and it just... More 

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Nolita
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighbourhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighbourhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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