Bar Bacon — 85.7 decibels

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

Photo credit: Quiet City Maps

Does bacon make everything better?  We would have said “yes” before our visit to Bar Bacon.   In fact, that was the lure that got us to cross the threshold despite all of the warning signs.  We won’t do that again.

Our review in short: No.  No.  No.  No.  Never.

It’s hard to disappoint when the focus of the menu is bacon, but Bar Bacon succeeded.  Why?  It was loud from the get go.  The food was ok, but it was accompanied by loud background music and customers screaming over the music, all of which was exacerbated by a punishing array of hard surfaces and the constant roar of 9th Avenue traffic which was invited into the space through it’s open  windows and doors.  It’s 9th Avenue not Perry Street, what were they thinking?  They were thinking that noise = fun.  And they were wrong.

If Bar Bacon hits 85.7 decibels during a not too busy lunch time visit, evenings must make one’s ears spit blood.  Don’t bother with the ear plugs, just avoid this place.  There are plenty of  other options nearby.


Sunday and Monday: 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Tuesday through Thursday: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m

Friday and Saturday: 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m



Bar Bacon

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