Packed on the weekends.
This bar feels a bit like a frat-house pub, but that may or may not be a good thing. It's the kind of place where you drink beer. It's friendly, and attracts a pretty varied crowd that's huge on the weekends. One thing I did notice is that smoking is permitted. We asked the bouncer why and he said, "you tell em, but they don't give a f---." Hmm, I've been to plenty of bars in NY and elsewhere where people have no trouble obeying the law. At least it isn't as smoky as the Old Pink Tavern nextdoor.
High-quality fine dining takes a bow in this intimate old brick bar.. The Scene: Long a fixture on Allen Street, Mulligan's new owners have transformed the old brick bar from being just another cool place into a fine dining restaurant cloistered in a tiny back room. Though the menu is abbreviated, the food is high quality and the service is friendly and efficient. Mulligan's is the perfect place for an early dinner of Black Angus T-bone before strolling half a block to a performance at the newly-renovated Allendale Theatre. Mulligan's dinner hour extends well into the night with its "light" menu, so a delicious snack can be had after the show as well.
If you order one thing: The pork chops with homemade applesauce are a treasure.