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Bar Car Nights

The New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, NY)

Reviews & Ratings

47 ratings
4.3 average rating
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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

I went on a Saturday evening for the Bar Car Nights promo. My friend and I took Metro-North and it was a 20 minute ride from Grand Central. The garden entrance is a quick... continued

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

Absolutely beautiful -- I felt like I was transported to a miniature magical city.

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11 events
1 review
9 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

The exhibit was great, but the complimentary drink was undrinkable. I thought complimentary meant one free drink, not a previously made specialty drink.

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24 events
8 reviews
34 stars
attended Dec 08 2012

Overall we had a nice time, but the free drink was a bust as they'd run out by 8pm (when we got there) and the place was WAY too crowded. Beyond that we were AMAZED by... continued

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Brian
18 events
7 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

It was OK - would I do it again, probably not. A long way to go for an Ok event.

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10 events
6 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 17 2011

Can't go wrong with this show. It has something for everyone. Complementary cocktail and gift shop make the evening complete. Unless you arrive via public transportation, be prepared to pay $12 for parking.

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2 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 10 2011

It was quite enjoyable to walk around without the hassle of strollers or children. It was a very relaxing way to enjoy the exhibit.

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4 events
1 review
0 stars
2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 17 2011

What a wonderful exhibit - just amazing how they made these buildings, bridges, etc from all natural materials. Fun for kids of all ages. This after-hours event was... continued

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4 events
2 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

Very nice date night. Not too crowded, cocktail was great.

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67 events
40 reviews
26 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

This event made for a great night. We didn't know what to expect, but it was worth the train ride out there. We did wish there were more trains, but the way it was set up made up for it.

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67 events
40 reviews
26 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

Went last year, and they changed it enough to make it just as enjoyable this year. A great evening out. One big tip, bring patience, as the line to see the trains can get long- it moves- but just takes some time.

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58 events
36 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

Each person was given a drink in the beautifully decorated entrance to a spectacular display of buildings and model trains.The attendants were dressed as railroad engineers with striped coveralls. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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9 events
8 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

This is an enchanting exhibit, especially at night. It was so well attended that it took quite a long time to enter the exhibit. I think that instead of general admittance, they should issue timed tickets to ease the flow.

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11 events
7 reviews
20 stars
attended Dec 20 2013

It was a very nice event. Very crowded, but Ok:)

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20 events
6 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 20 2013

An amazing exhibit and delicious drinks....what's not to love?

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7 events
6 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

i loved this event and I hope they have this deal next year. It was amazing to walk around the train show with adults (and not a million little kids). The drink was cheap red wine (nothing to brag about) but the trains more than make up for it.

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8 events
5 reviews
38 stars
attended Dec 15 2012

The display itself was delightful and educational, even if you're not a kid. For example, there were quite a few models of old New York buildings that have been... continued

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8 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

Bar Car Nights is a great way to see the Botanical Garden Train Show without children pushing and shoving in front of you; however, it is at night so it's pretty dark. I... continued

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Goldstar Member
13 events
3 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 22 2012

Christmas won't be the same without this event and it never disappoints. It's especially nice to see it at night while the kids are in bed. The free drink? A lot left to be desired. Well, it's free, so you can skip it. Everything else is worth it!

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