The Penrose Est. 2012

The Penrose, 2nd Avenue, New York, NY, United States

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A hip hangout with stylish appreciation for history, this bar makes NYC's Upper East Side proud.
With porcelain tile, reclaimed wood, and exposed brick, this watering hole, known for locally sourced food and well-crafted brews, becomes an instant favorite the moment you step in.
The Lowdown
Type
Bar / Club / Lounge
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
No View
Style
Classic
Elegant
Romantic
Traditional
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The Penrose is a bar for all times. From its crisp porcelain tile flooring, to its reclaimed wooden interiors and exposed brick walls – The Penrose is a place without pretense. Our food, our drinks, our service and our space are inspired by old American and Cork traditions.We welcome all to come and feel at home in our bar, the Upper East Side Local.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $30 to $100

Additional Charges

Tax and gratuity will be an additional charge on all events

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
135
Buffet
125
Standing
250
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2012
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Inside Scoop

The name "Penrose" was taken from "Penrose Wharf" in Cork, Ireland. It’s the location of the towns train station that was built over two hundred years ago. It’s a discreet nod to the Second Avenue subway development underway throughout the Upper East Side.

Amenities
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The pillow-lined benches, framed old portraits, and candlelit interior creates an intimate and inviting rustic atmosphere.
Design:
Everything at The Penrose is old. The wooden ceiling - was once one of the oldest water dams in America. It was originally built in 1812 on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. The wood on the floors and under the bar is from the home and horse stables (built in 1839) of early Dutch settlers in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The warm grey and brown tones of the wood are the result of over a century of human and animal occupancy. Most of the light fixtures are antiques from the 20's and 30's. The milk glass tables in the center room are from old ice cream parlors, also from the 30's. The artwork throughout the space was found by a long and arduous process of combing through junk shops and antique stores the year before we opened.
Celebration Locations
Spencer Room:
Private room with your own bartender and server
- Max Capacity: 60
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
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