85 Ave A
New York, NY 10009
About Route 85a: "The Village Voice voted us The Best Subterranean Happy Hour in The Best of NYC 2001 due to our unusual and off the beaten track location and we're happy to agree! This underground bar is reminiscent of an old speak-easy and is an intimate venue in which to host your special occasion or gather with friends. We offer Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4pm until 8pm and feature "Make your own Bloody Mary's" on Sundays.
Route 85a caters to an eclectic and friendly crowd. Loads of regulars and an excellent staff help create the informal and unique atmosphere. Our televised sporting events and excellent reputation for music, keep our customers well satisfied. DJ's spin all your favorites most nights of the week and our Jukebox is updated on a regular basis.
Our Decor is roadtrip inspired. With a huge Route 85a Road Sign being the first thing seen from our stairwell on Avenue A, the theme continues inside. License plates adorn our walls as light fixtures, and hues of reds and yellows ensure our intimate atmosphere.
We are convenient to the City's public transportation as well with Manhattan's M15 stopping directly outside and the F & V, 4,5 & 6 and N & R Subways being just a short walk away.
Route 85a offers a great location for parties and events. We have a knowledgeable and friendly staff who can help turn your event into an unforgettable experience. You can book a party online or give us a call at 212.673.1775 for additional information.
Our Hours of business are from 4pm until 4am every day. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express." -- from http://www.route85A.com
Take the F train to Second Avenue, use 1st Avenue/Houston exit. Walk North on 1st Avenue for four blocks. Take a right onto 4th Street. Walk East for one block. This should put you on Avenue A. Take a left on A, go two more blocks. We are on the West side of Avenue A, between 5th and 6th Street.
Take the N, R to 8th Street or the 4, 5 and 6 to Astor place (these lines stop at Union Square if you are continuing on by bus). Head East on St. Mark's until you reach Avenue A (approx. five blocks). Take a right on Avenue A. Head South for 2.5 blocks.
Take the M14A to Avenue A between 5th and 6th Street (you can catch this from Union Square if you are connecting from Subway); The bus stops directly in front of our location!