The Frying Pan at the piers?
Anyone been to the floating bar recently "The Frying Pan," just north of Chelsea Piers?
I'm meeting some buddies there this afternoon and was kind of outvoted on venue. I've never been, but something about the idea leaves me with an impending sense of a very high "cheese" factor.
Any input is appreciated.
I was just at Pier 63 for the first time last Saturday, in the afternoon. I believe The Frying Pan is the actual boat on the left side of Pier 63 when you are walking out towards the water. I noticed they had tables and chairs set up on the Frying Pan much like the rest of Pier 63. I am not sure if the same people who run the bar/restaurant on Pier 63 are the same for the Frying Pan, but I would guess so.
We did not hang out on the boat, but rather, on the pier itself, further down towards the ping pong and foosball tables. I have to say it was a nice atmosphere, on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, by the water. It was mostly a dressed-down crowd enjoying beers and burgers. For lunch, a burger was $7. Fries and drink are extra. A little pricey, but the food was pretty good and you can see everything being made right in front of you on the large grill.
I don't know what it's like on weekdays or in the evenings, although I read that on certain days they have bands/DJs on the pier.
As for a very high "cheese" factor, there really wasn't one. Have a good time.
i've never been on an open night, but last year a friend threw a huge party there--about 500 people and it was really great. there was NOT a lot of cheese to the place--if any. i'm not sure how much you know about the place, but it's a tug boat i think that was underwater for a number of years before being brought up and fixed. it's all rusty inside and created a cool party atmosphere. yes, it's definitely a novelty space, but one worth checking out, IMHO.
I hear you, but it's actually not as bad as you'd imagine. The Frying Pan itself is fairly small; most of the seating, plus the bar and the food counter, are on the dock.