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Holiday Cocktail Lounge

75 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY, 10003
nr. First Ave.
212-777-9637

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9
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

85% would go back.

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A True Dive Bar...

By savannah89 on 4/14/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

What can I say? This bar has remained the same after every other bar in the neighborhood has died and gone to yuppie hell. Yes it's dirty. The beauty of it is that you won't be forced to endure a bunch of Wall Street kids singing "Hang on Snoopy" or whatever the hell that song is called... The drinks are TRUELY cheap as shit and the music ain't half bad. Atmospherically, I'd give this a 10,10,10!!! God Bless America and bars like this one. You gotta love em'.

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348 out of 714 people found this review helpful.

Cheapest Dirtiest Drinks in Manhattan

By LisaGrrl on 3/3/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

It's dark, it's dingy, it's upholstered in duct tape. The bartender is more loaded than the patrons, so forget cosmos or margaritas -- you'll be luck to get a good vodka tonic. This is a beer and shooters place. The crowd is always interesting and the jukebox is country rockin'. It's a great place for celebs like me to hide out.

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352 out of 725 people found this review helpful.

Holiday in Cambodia

By hey_hon on 2/3/2003

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

I love a good dive bar BUT... One Saturday late afternoon after hearing about how "bizarre" this bar is and how even more "bizarre" the owner/bartender is, my friend (who had braved this place before) and I ventured in. Taking a seat at the bar after sizing up the joint with the others who were there to watch the show, I broke one of my cardinal bar rules: at a place like this, only order things in sealed bottles. Finally getting the owners attention after watching him stagger around the bar muttering things in what sounded like German and English - WASTED. I asked for a Jack and Ginger. EEK! He thrust his hand in a dirty bucket, pulled out a handful of ice, got approximately half of it in the glass and proceeded to make the cocktail. I picked it up and took a sip, "bleahk", it was "not right" and then I held it up the light...I cannot even tell you what was floating in it. My friend and I ran, we ran straight for the door...

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