The Sunday Night NYC Bar Anomaly
What does your typical Sunday look like?
For many Gotham dwellers, Sundays are all about cooking in or ordering delivery from your favorite restaurant, and cozying up on the couch to catch up on your favorite T.V. shows. However, after sifting through our data on Bundle, we learned that people also spend their Sundays celebrating the end of the weekend at local watering holes. Find the best bars near you that won't break the bank.
We at Bundle wanted to find out which bars’ highest traffic days were on Sunday – that is, which bars cater to those who consume alcohol at the end of the weekend. Read on to find out where you should go if you’re in the mood for some Sunday night imbibing in the city.
Griffin caught our eye because Sunday is this bar’s most popular day by a landslide – no other day has traffic as high. Monday and Tuesday are the least popular days to drop by this bar for a drink (people are likely recovering from Sunday’s wild night), but as the week goes on, the traffic increases. However, unlike other bars, Griffin's highest traffic days are not Friday and Saturday. The venue attracts a higher-than-average percentage of the 26-35-year-old demographic, and fashionistas find this bar appealing.
Sunday fundays are common here – and singles and bachelors make up the majority of customers at Boxers NYC. Compared to Griffin’s typical cost of $53 per transaction, Boxers NYC’s typical cost is just $29, which means those who choose to frequent this bar on Sunday evenings are looking for budget-friendly fun.
Here, you'll find local bachelors who are looking to prolong their weekend revelry into Sunday. McAleer’s Pub’s highest traffic is on Sunday, but Friday and Saturday are not far behind; the pub doesn't see much action Monday through Thursday. As the week goes on the traffic becomes higher, and come Saturday, the traffic spikes and continues soaring to reach an all-time high on Sunday.
An Upper West Side neighborhood staple, Amsterdam Ale House has an impressive popularity score of 98. The venue is especially popular with singles and bachelors. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday share the same traffic scores: it is about half as popular on these days as it is on Sunday. Saturday is also a high traffic day, but it doesn’t reach Sunday’s score. This local hangout is frequented by 26-35-year-olds and high rollers, though its typical cost is $40 – a number lower than expected for those high rollers.
If you’re 26-35, you belong at Galway Hooker. With about 40 percent of its customers falling within this age range, it looks like these bar flies don’t spend Sunday nights cozying up on the couch. Not unlike Amsterdam Ale House, Galway Hooker's high popularity score of 98 explains why five out of seven days of the week have average or above average traffic scores. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday see less traffic, but as the week goes on, more people pour in.
What We Learned
At New York City bars whose traffic score is highest on Sundays, customers are overwhelmingly 26-35, single, and usually local. Additionally, many of the bars have a higher-than-average percentage of bachelors and fashionistas.
Other bars with high Sunday traffic: