Ace Bar opened its doors in early 1992, a time when New York City's East Village was characterized by squatter riots, political and social activism, and a rich artistic community. Under the guidance of founders Jim Abraham and Michael Hilf, Ace quickly became a neighborhood hotspot in an area widely considered a center of counterculture in NYC. Throughout the transformations that have since altered the neighborhood, Ace Bar remembers the cultural past of the East Village, and is an unwavering staple of its present and future.
Over the years Ace Bar has become known for its "no pretense, no fuss, just fun" atmosphere. The bar extends over two huge rooms that offer plenty of seating space and standing room making it ideal for large groups and gatherings. The nostagic decor offers a backdrop for the many activities in offering. There are two pool tables, two dart boards, pinball, Big Buck Hunter, and of course skee ball. Ace also has an HD projection screen perfect for sporting events and private screenings. The bar has a full selection of liquor as well as twelve beers on tap. This eclectic, fun and laid back scene has made Ace Bar a true New York City favorite for almost two decades!