Max Fish

$ $
178 Ludlow St (btwn E Houston & Stanton St)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 529-3959
5:30pm - 4:00am
5:30pm - 4:00am
5:30pm - 4:00am
5:30pm - 4:00am
5:30pm - 4:00am
5:30pm - 4:00am
5:30pm - 4:00am


  • Back in the days, this spot is where the very first "friend-of-a-friend" message actually worked back in 2005 ("Hey, Mona is across the street and you know Mona thru Brian - say hi!").
  • Go before it closes! This bar hasnt changed in a decade, and thats a good thing! An unpretentious dive bar with a hip crowd.
  • Get a 3$ PBR!!!
  • Try the alcohol
  • nice pics on the wall!
  • duh. skaters and drinks. a total no brainer. don't go near this place on saturdays.
  • I got an awesome beer at Max Fish
  • great way to close the night. can't go wrong with $3 pbr and a downtown crowd.
  • Alain Levitt's favorite place for late-night conversation. "I do miss Tino and Desiree who used to work there, though."
  • Not a tip, but what asshole categorized this spot as a sports bar?? Must be douchetastic.
  • I'd go back just for the bathroom. Sure it has a broken lock so unknowing patrons can open the door only to be introduced to your junk but you know what? That's Max Fish for ya. Love it.
  • Killing Long Islands...
  • Music is always right
  • Cash only! Oooops
  • Table by the window was nice and away from the crowd. But the rest of the place was too crowded and loud.
  • happy hour is nice and chill. order a $4 whiskey sour.
  • My last band Myrrh used to come here after prac. Um like duh.
  • This place makes a great whiskey sour, but what you really need to come for is the Doctor Who pinball machine in the corner.
  • Originally part of Life Underground (which we all know I am not a fan of), The Metropolitan Transit Authority asked artist Tom Otterness to remove the bronze Rat Cop, as it was deemed offensive
  • This used to be a good place to go in the LES, but lately I have seen the signs of ageism and racism. I was called a deutsch bag because I called Harry the bartender by his name. He had been standing

Nearby places

158 Ludlow St (at Stanton St)
205 E Houston St (at Ludlow St)
217 E Houston St (btwn Ludlow & Essex St)