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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"

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85% would go back.

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Great Hang Out!

By urc00l on 12/23/2010

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

I love the Holiday! The drinks are cheap, the bartenders are cool, and the patrons are colorful. I love watching football there on Sundays.

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65 out of 122 people found this review helpful.

I LOVE the Holiday!!!

By FITette on 9/16/2010

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

I've been going to the Holiday since 1980, when I was an impoverished FIT student. Always fun, with local "color" and a diverse collection of people. I wouldn't think twice about going in for a drink. Always a good time. With all the changes in the city, I'm glad they're still there. Love that place...lots of good memories.

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68 out of 136 people found this review helpful.

I love this place! Prices are very reasonable, place is clean, location is convenient.

By Sherryhyg on 4/19/2010

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

I love the Holiday because it's always the right place! I can sit at the bar and have fun conversation with the bartenders, (friendly, personable, bright, funny!) and other customers. The crowd is varied, locals and world travelers, always down to earth. Creative, new cocktails are delicious! Or I can sit at a table in the back and have a private conversation. Always a great time!

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96 out of 187 people found this review helpful.

FUN!

By mellly on 4/17/2010

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

OATMEAL COOKIE SHOTS = AMAZING !! Fun for late night lost adventures!

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74 out of 153 people found this review helpful.

FUN!

By mellly on 4/17/2010

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

OATMEAL COOKIE SHOTS = AMAZING !! Fun for late night lost adventures!

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94 out of 172 people found this review helpful.

Holiday Lounge

By donaldwaits on 8/14/2009

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

A great place at any time, but Sunday's with the NY Times and at the bar, Stephan and his friends, yelling about the news in seven different languages. One of the best juke boxes in the city. There is absolutely NO "vibe", here. It's "come one, come all". On a busy Saturday night, Stephan may get bored or drunk and close the bar for no reason as early as 1 AM. A joy in the East Village.

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115 out of 223 people found this review helpful.

R.I.P. Stephan-you will be missed

By veritas71 on 5/9/2009

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

God Bless The Bartender Stephan who worked there for many years. He will be missed.

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103 out of 209 people found this review helpful.

My Youth in a Glass

By Kira on 4/15/2003

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

My brother and I logged countless hours in this smoky, grungy, divey hellhole of an auxiliary living room during the late '80s and early '90s. I met several memorable boyfriends here, as well as a number of good, long time friends. Like your living room (if you weren't picky about cleaning the ash trays) with cheap booze. Excellent jukebox in its own very specific way. Crusty bar staff - the only kind to have, if you ask me. A fine place to hang out. Low style, but NOT low life.

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423 out of 820 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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347 out of 717 people found this review helpful.

A New York Landmark

By ChantalBernard on 9/6/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I spent so much time here in the mid-to-late 1980s with RISD pals. For sleazy its the real thing. Great cheap liquor drinks in little glasses. I am not a true drinker but this somehow made drinking outrageous. The meaning of blind drunk can be experienced here. Memories of hanging out with friends here made me yearn for the old days. If you are 21, go hang out here, you may take home a few memories yourself one day.

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426 out of 854 people found this review helpful.

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