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Trailer Park Lounge in Chelsea: A Review

Updated on October 26, 2014
The entrance to Chelsea's Trailer Park Lounge.
The entrance to Chelsea's Trailer Park Lounge.

You never know what you'll find in Chelsea, and it's fitting with the neighborhood's anything-goes attitude that a place like Trailer Park Lounge, a kitschy bar that couldn't be further from Chelsea's upscale cosmopolitan image, has become a neighborhood staple. Full of license plates, tacky decorations, and more trailer-parky puns than you can handle, Trailer Park Lounge is the perfect example of a bar and restaurant that manages to commit to its theme without taking itself too seriously.

Trailer Park Lounge: interior.
Trailer Park Lounge: interior.

Trailer Park Lounge is located at the crux of 8th Avenue and 23rd St, right in the heart of Chelsea, convenient to the A/C/E and 1/2 trains. (If you're bar-hopping off the 7th Avenue 1 train, this is a good place to stop.) You're steps away from the movie theater and from some seriously good frozen yogurt at Off The Wall.

One word to describe the Trailer Park Lounge atmosphere? Overdecorated. Seriously, the place is crammed with glowing words, street signs, and hokey advertisements (some of them for products you can actually buy). Somehow, though, it still manages to seem roomy; it's a very large space by New York bar standards, and the tables are shoved against the walls to make moving around easy. There's even a waiting area.

Trailer Park Lounge: bar.
Trailer Park Lounge: bar.

The staff is friendly, polite, and helpful, but service can be sluggish, and if you spill a drink, no one's going to run over to help you mop it up. Luckily, this isn't the kind of place you feel guilty leaving a little sticky.

The food? Surprisingly delicious. The tater tots and macaroni and cheese are especially delicious. Unfortunately, despite the lounge's theme, the food and drinks are typical New-York-level expensive. That mac and cheese will set you back $10. Their burgers are top-notch as well.

Trailer Park Lounge: food.
Trailer Park Lounge: food. | Source

But you don't come to Trailer Park Lounge for the food. No, you come for one of their enormous, icy pitchers of frozen strawberry margaritas. They warn you on their website that their margaritas are strong, and they aren't kidding, but they're so smooth and sweet that you won't notice until you try to stand up and hobble over to their surprisingly huge but unsurprisingly dingy single-person bathroom. At least you're only a few steps away from the subway when it's time to go, and Boston Market is right next door if you need some cornbread to soak up the alcohol.

Trailer Park Lounge: Strawberry Margaritas.
Trailer Park Lounge: Strawberry Margaritas. | Source

All in all? If you're looking for something fun, goofy, and definitely non-fancy, Trailer Park Lounge is a great place to stop and down some drinks. Just don't let the d├ęcor fool you into thinking you'll be getting drunk for cheap.

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Trailer Park Lounge:
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