60 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10011-4901
You’ve seen it heralded as one of the Best Hamburgers in NYC. You’ve seen it get Burger Famous on TV shows like the Travel Channel’s “Hamburger Paradise.” You’ve heard rumors about them dissing Miley Cyrus. It’s even been in the news. It’s NYC’s Pop Burger and it’s known for a lot of things but the buzz is all about the burger. Located in NYC’s meat packing district, Pop Burger is like the mullet of restaurants. If you’re just looking for a quick, fast and delicious burger and fries, step up to the counter in the front. Or, you could venture into the back where there is a full party night club with servers, pool tables, DJs and such.
Perfect for a quick bite or a fancy party, Pop Burger serves burgers (and drinks) into the late night. It’s a great place to go if you like your burgers late in the night and served with cocktails. It’s a terrible place to go if you hate your burgers with club kids and loud music, although you could just stop in at the counter real quick! For my wife Cara and our friends Tom, Amanda and Matt, it offered the solution to the problem of “It’s after midnight and I’m hungry but I still want to drink at the bar.” For me it did the same and also served as the coming out on my Salad Conquest April Fool’s joke.
If you’re in the lounge for dinner or post dinner hours, you can only order Pop burgers by the 3’s and your only option is cheese or no cheese. But no worries, they are slider size with bigger patties. Unfortunately with smaller sized patties, there’s difficulty in keeping them from getting charred, overcooked or dried out. While the Pop Burgers are cooked more than I regularly enjoy they’re still tasty and juicy. Maybe it was all the Jack Daniels in my system but the first 2 Pop Burgers just weren’t achieving the burger nirvana I was hoping for. To combat the issue I topped my last one with onion rings, fries and ketchup. That was my favorite of the 3 but draw your own conclusions based on the moves made. Maybe they just needed a little extra of the special sauce.
Apologies for the less-than-normal quality photos. I wasn’t expecting to be out for burgers and all I had was the camera on my Blackberry.