My wife and I have recently discovered Mudville 9 on Chambers Street. Well, to be accurate, we knew it was there for a long time, but we stopped in for the first time by chance in December because we had an hour to kill. We had an order of their chicken wings with the hot sauce (medium) on the side, and we really liked the wings. We also really liked the vibe in the place.
So several weeks later we were shopping for furniture on a Friday night in Soho, and when we finished shopping we thought, "...let's try Mudville again..." We got there around 8 PM, and as we were seating ourselves noted that there was entertainment about to start, this to our dismay. We just wanted some wings and beer and we didn't think we were up for any kind of entertainment, but we were wrong.
The entertainment consisted of a keyboard player and a guitarist who doubled as a vocalist, and we liked their stuff. We also liked the fact that it wasn't at earsplitting volume. When we looked around the place, we realized that we were really enjoying the entire scene: wings were good, beer was cold, crowd was very cool (old, young, mixed ethnicities, great vibe), and we liked the music the guys were playing.
So we've gone back a couple more times and enjoyed it each time. We think an order of 20 wings, sauce on the side, and a bucket of bottled beer in ice is about as good as it gets. And at the end of the evening, with a very substantial tip, you are set back maybe $40.
And all that got us to wondering if other Chowhounds have experienced Mudville, and, if so, what their impressions might be.