Mehanata - The Bulgarian Bar, New York City

3.0
The ultimate multi-national drunken-Balkan disco divebar extravaganza...

A frenzied embassy for world music and immigrant punks. Weekly live performances by world-famous musicians hailing trans-globally, local gypsy superstars, beautiful belly dancers, crazed exhibitionists, and more. Cheap drinks, delicious hookah, wild dance parties, and good people!

HOME OF THE INFAMOUS ICE CAGE: Mehanata's subzero drinking freezer. Wander down the stairs into an ethereal Siberian paradise, featuring Manhattan's only ICE CAGE freezer room. With a Russian military uniform and a shotglass coated in ice, you’ll enter a room lined with vodka bottles and prepare for a night like you’ve never had before.



Open Thursday - Sundays 8:30PM - 4:00AM. 21+ w/ ID

Available for birthday parties, weddings, and funerals...

113 Ludlow, btw Rivington & Delancey
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Mehanata - The Bulgarian Bar Reviews

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  • We got a groupon for the ice cage. it is hyped up to be something really amazing. It is the size of a closet. Inside it is cold....not freezing. There are bottles of vodka in the room. You get ice...  more »
  • This is a weird place. Good for a hipster crowd, good beer selection, more on the exotic side with the beers. It's a moody place which on some nights can be cool and some nights, disappointing.  more »
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  • I love love love Mehanata. I've been here around 4 times and have had a blast each time. It gets really crowded, but worth the hassle. The inside of this place is just so cool and wild. Its a big space - THREE levels. Do not lose your friends like I did once or you'll be texting them all night trying to find each other! The bartenders are too busy to be super friendly, but they're fast. There's a quieter bar, but it turns into a dance area at 11pm or midnight. I forget which. A word of warning, don't leave to go outside. You'll have trouble getting back inside.
  • I came here shortly after opening, so I cannot speak of how the place is during prime time. The place has no ties to the Bulgarian culture whatsoever. Calling it a Bulgarian bar is inaccurate at least. There were no Bulgarian beers or typical drinks. The music was south American, which might be lovely but has no connection to the Bulgarian ways. The prices are on the high end for the neighborhood and the atmosphere. The service was fast, but I wouldnt expect anything else while having 5 people in the bar. I wouldn't be coming back.

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