The Upside: New Bar Opens Doors

  Last modified on December 8th, 2021

The Upside UWS

A new bar called The Upside has opened its doors at 588 Amsterdam Avenue, between 88th and 89th Streets.

This is the sister-bar of Amsterdam Ale House on 76th Street; back in June 2019, we announced that Ale House would be expanding, and we’re excited that it’s finally happened! As we mentioned in in our 2019 announcement, The Upside will have a backyard space, but it is in need of a full renovation – so this won’t be coming for a while.

The Upside is a full beer + liquor bar, and while there’s no official food menu, they are complying with regulations by offering peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for $1.

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Like Amsterdam Ale House, this should be a popular spot for beer enthusiasts.

The Upside draft list

They’re also preparing for the eventual cold weather with some hot cocktails.

And this tasteful, faux fireplace.


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They’ve also got a nice looking interior with exposed brick, a classic mahogany bar counter, ample light, flatscreen TVs and plexiglass partitions in place.

Upside Upper West Side

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We’re excited for this neighborhood addition; a new bar is always good news in our eyes. Welcome to the ‘hood!

Find The Upside on Instagram @theupsidebarnyc.

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