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Grassroots Tavern

East Village
American, Pub
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20 St Marks Pl, New York City, NY 10003
+1 212-475-9443
16:00 - 04:00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

End up in here every time I go to New York. Reliably cheap ($3 beers, $2 in happy hour), $1 pop corn and cheap juke box ($1 for 4 songs). This bar never changes which is reassuring,it is a great find.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Not many downtown places that have $4 well drinks and very cheap beer all day long. The crowd is very friendly, the bartenders are cool, and the atmosphere defines "dive bar." What more could you ask for?

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Reasonable prices, lots of locals, great staff, good atmosphere in this dive bar downstairs on St Marks place - near St Marks hotel

Thank Hey J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2012

I went here with my hubby and friend who lives in NY. St. Mark's is her favorite street in NY and after spending some time in Grassroots I understand why. Drinks are cheap for NY, bartender was funny and personable. We are all from Philadelphia and he kept telling us we were the nicest Philly people he has ever met.... More 

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Reviewed 26 November 2007

It's divey, the bartenders can be moody and sometimes it smells...and yet I find myself drinking here all the time. The prices are great and so is the jukebox. I think the bartenders get moody because so many obnoxious people (including myself) hang out here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Pub
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 St Marks Pl, New York City, NY 10003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-475-9443

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