It all started back in 1969 at the opening of a restaurant and a bar called " Pig n Whistle". The original restaurant was located in the Old Townhouse of President Taft on West 48th street, in the heart of New York's Rockefeller Center, the friendly people and atmosphere quickly became the meeting place for New York's literary and banking elite. The new "Pig and Whistle" on West 47th Street, in the heart of the theater district, has the look and the feel of the historic townhouse where it all began. From the oak bar and paneling, copper bar back, private party rooms and bay window overlooking 47th street, "Pig and Whistle" continues to follow the same detail and style as that gracious home in Rockefeller Center.
Great music variety. Many large screen tv's. Awesome bartenders, they know how to pour a cocktail properly and they are very knowledgable about shots. Top of the line walking distance to time square. We sat upstairs in a corner table to see a street view. On a side note I did not eat here just had drinks and a night out. This place is not quite was very busy when we were there but service was fast paced and freindly. Would definatley go back next time I am in the area.
On a recent weekend my family came up to spend a weekend in the city. We had just gotten out of Macy's and we weren't even that hungry, more looking for beer. We did however split a calimari, which was fine - standard frozen bag calamari with marinara sauce - and a bowl of butternut squash soup that undoubtedly came to the restaurant pre-made, but was still tasty and had a nice ginger-y kick. Anyways I'm dropping the 4 stars on this place for beer specials only. The night I was there (and for all I know every night) all of their 750ml bottles were on special for $9. I jumped on it and got a Rogue Imperial Pilsner (Morimoto), which I'd never had before and which rocked my socks off. Really killer flavor and mouthfeel from the boys in Oregon who make the wild brews. And Pig n Whistle put that beer in my hand for less than it would cost at a corner store, and for that they get 4 stars, no questions asked.
The entire bar is pretty large with small/quieter second floor, and has a nice high ceiling with walls filled with lots of bottles. I don't know if it's due to a seasonal reason ( I came here early December Friday), but it was REALLY packed and I had hard time to find a space to comfortably drink my beer. As for bartenders here, they are really nice and attentive. Even though the bar counter was extremely packed, they were working hard to pick the orders from guests screaming around, and I never waited so long to order my drinks. And one of the bartenders remembered my name for my tub, and I could easily order my drinks each time(my name is totally Asian and sometimes difficult to remember for some people though). Will I come back here? Yes I will, for sure...!