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Grassroots Tavern

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20 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10003 40.729008 -73.988737
nr. Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-475-9443 Send to Phone

Photo by Ben Rosenzweig

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Daily, 4pm-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 4pm-8pm; $1 off pints, $2 off pitchers

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU

Payment Methods

Cash Only


This venue is closed.

With all the gruesome kitsch emporia strewn along this stretch of St. Mark's Place, it's easy to overlook the Grassroots. But have courage and press onwards. Head three steps downward into the low-ceilinged room and belly up to the bar, where a middle-aged man will pull you a stout. Suddenly, the hubbub outside seems far behind. Vanishing emblems of civility are the norm here, like the honest-to-goodness phone booth. Spacious and seldom mobbed, it's a handy spot for an unwieldy gang of friends to rendezvous.


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