The Roost

The Roost

Bar and Coffee Shop$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
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    "Great craft beer selection and comfy couches with a fo fireplace."(14 Tips)
    Jess N.
    "... esp on the weekends. Back bar opens by the early afternoon including the..."(3 Tips)
    Jori B.
    "Awesome spot to pick up a craft beer and a grade a hipster."(11 Tips)
    Vic C.
    "Great coffee..cool speakeasy"(6 Tips)
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  • Adrian P.heart icon on user image
    Adrian PhillipsJanuary 30, 2016
    Walk through the coffee shop to get to the bar in the back. Solid selection of craft brews on tap. If you're ordering cans or bottles be sure to have a second choice ready, as they were out of stuff.
  • Sparkie
    SparkieMarch 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Past that double door on the left, there’s a stunning room full of dark woods, plush leather sofas and a roaring fake fireplace. In this room, you might notice some people holding pint glasses
  • reece p.
    reece pachecoJanuary 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    only opened recently and/or discovered late in my Manhattan tenure, but this place is awesome. great espresso served in a little jar, quiet on the weekend mornings, laid back staff... do it.
  • Ranu R.heart icon on user image
    Ranu RajkarnikarApril 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cozy bar behind a coffee shop with an awesome whiskey and beer selection. Friendly service too. Great for dates and hanging with friends! There's bar and couch seating.
  • Jess N.heart icon on user image
    Jess NaldoFebruary 1, 2017
    Just my all around go-to spot for coffee and some chill laptop time, esp on the weekends. Back bar opens by the early afternoon including the tv's - perfect for basketball/football game days! 😍
  • DoubleDeuceheart icon on user image
    DoubleDeuceMarch 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Why did I wait so long to come through here. Can't imagine a better Tuesday night vibe. Perfect date or drink spot, warm woods and just enough ironwork to keep it bold. A coffee shop too!
  • ben m.heart icon on user image
    ben mAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    In the morning, go for a great cup of coffee. At night go for the solid beer list. No matter when you go, the folks who work here are awesome. Oh, and stroller friendly!
  • Nico A.
    Nico AntonioJuly 23, 2021
    I've walked by this place 3 times confused at how it has an +8 rating for bars. Looked like a regular coffee shop conveniently with a drink menu. Realized today the bar is in back. 10/10 solid spot.
  • Ashley R.heart icon on user image
    Ashley RoseJuly 19, 2015
    One of the coolest spaces on the block. Brooklyn Roasting Cold Brew 👍🏿. Can't wait to come back for a cocktail tonight
  • Ryan A.heart icon on user image
    Ryan AmbsNovember 23, 2014
    Walk in the door, walk past the coffee shop that is closing, walk past the room with couches, squint your eyes in the dark and behold! The bar! Good atmosphere generally. Questionable DJing generally.
  • Arika S.heart icon on user image
    Arika SongApril 23, 2018
    in my top 3 of best soy lattes in the city (pro tip: the biscottis are bomb af but you have to dip them in coffee, otherwise u will lose an actual tooth).
  • Nathan G.
    Nathan GammieMay 29, 2016
    Great beer selection and full bar, plus coffee. This place has it all and with a great atmosphere for working or chilling.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeyNovember 25, 2018
    Omg. The Morning Mai Tai. One of the most flavourful, balanced, delightful cocktails I’ve ever had.
  • Valerie S.heart icon on user image
    Valerie SDecember 30, 2017
    Check out the cozy, brick-walled bar in the back. Great casual spot for groups.
  • John S.
    John ShrimpMarch 17, 2018
    The Roost is a bar that happens to also a be a coffee shop in the daytime. So feel free to work here during the day then bring a date at night.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneAugust 9, 2014
    Coffee spot by day but dark low-key bar at night with craft beer and spirits set to music by Band of Horses, Grizzly Bear, Strokes etc.
  • Raphael L.heart icon on user image
    All day favorite. Relaxed coffee shop by day, cool bar in the back at night. Good drinks, medium music. Good vibe.
  • Leah S.heart icon on user image
    Leah SchallerApril 19, 2015
    Mullet. Business in the front (coffee shop), party in the back (loungey bar). Cute spot for a drink with your main man/woman
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJune 21, 2014
    Celebrating #BDOYL with us? If you're in search of a second wind, sip on an Espresso Old Fashioned and bite into an Insomnia cookie!
  • Percy M.heart icon on user image
    Percy McFarlaneFebruary 6, 2017
    Very quirky bar and small. You probably end up sharing a table with someone else. Also very busy and so therefore cocktails take a while to come!
  • Michael W.heart icon on user image
    Great vibes once you walk through the door. Wait a week or two so the paint and wood Polish can dry. Beer list is dope wine list needs work.
  • Humayun R.heart icon on user image
    Humayun RashidMarch 23, 2014
    Woah! This place is a blend of hipster sanctum/ co working space/ lofty vibes/ awesome beer. Def a new chill spot in ABC!
  • Derek T. K.heart icon on user image
    Derek T. KuSeptember 15, 2015
    Very spacious bar, behind the coffee shop! Love the decor and beer.
  • Elise S.heart icon on user image
    Elise SunJuly 24, 2016
    Awesome music here, good cocktails, and tons of space to hang with your friends. What else could you want!?
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WangNovember 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Big projection screen and tvs - perfect for football season! The coffee bar has great coffee as well for a pick me up
  • Rewan P.heart icon on user image
    Rewan PartiMarch 8, 2015
    A beautiful bar hidden behind a coffee shop! Great music, cocktails and beers!
  • Ebrahim B.heart icon on user image
    Ebrahim BandookwalaFebruary 25, 2019
    Cute coffee shop ! Has a full bar at the back !
  • Vaidehi K.heart icon on user image
    Vaidehi KAugust 29, 2015
    Coffee is great and they have nice cozy seating in the space between the coffee shop and bar.
  • Taylor
    TaylorOctober 14, 2014
    Coffee in the front, bar in the back. Bar is a great hideaway.
  • Himanshu G.heart icon on user image
    Himanshu GuptaJuly 15, 2019
    Great bar hidden behind a coffee shop. Highly recommend checking it out!
  • Brian K.heart icon on user image
    Brian KusteraFebruary 19, 2017
    So chill. Super. Friendly staff. Solid selections.
  • Kyle B.heart icon on user image
    Kyle BrownAugust 25, 2015
    Amazing coffee combined with a great speakeasy-feel bar area!
  • Ryan K.heart icon on user image
    Ryan KulpApril 9, 2015
    Notice something shiny on the walls? That's local art! Go on exhibit at https://ArtSpot.io.
  • Gabriel H.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel HayesJune 6, 2015
    Very good draft beer selection. Particularly enjoyed the Riverhorse Oatmeal Milk Stout
  • Ramyaheart icon on user image
    RamyaAugust 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I adore this place during the day! Good coffee, quiet, and full of light. Wifi has been out for the last few weeks =(
  • Mike M.heart icon on user image
    Mike McBryanFebruary 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Come in on Tuesday or Wednesday for a perfect neighborhood atmosphere without the crowds.
  • CBS New York
    CBS New YorkJune 12, 2015
    They're serving a special selection of local craft beers on tap during NYC Cocktail Week (July 13th through the 17th). Read more
  • Madeline M.heart icon on user image
    Madeline McDavidApril 10, 2016
    Chill place to work during the daytime, whether you're looking for alcohol or a caffeine fix.
  • John C.heart icon on user image
    John Coats VIFebruary 14, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure to check out the beer menu; 16 taps and most are really good, local beers
  • Lara S.
    Lara SchenckAugust 26, 2014
    Jackpot. Outlets are only on the back, but they're there! Lots of seating too.
  • Harrison J.heart icon on user image
    Harrison JohnsonJune 10, 2018
    Comfy seating, good wifi, good beer selection. Highly recommend.
  • Felix S.
    Felix SalmonApril 7, 2014
    Great bar, but no sherry! @taliabaiocchi, can you get on the case?
  • Nicholas G.heart icon on user image
    Nicholas GarciaJanuary 21, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite place. Tends to be quieter and more spacious than other bars.
  • Jorge B.heart icon on user image
    Jorge BrakeAugust 19, 2014
    Great bartenders and beer selection. Coffee in the front, booze in the back. Dig it.
  • Eric T.heart icon on user image
    Eric TashAugust 24, 2014
    Love the speakeasy feel and the extensive craft beer selection on tap.
  • Catherine E.heart icon on user image
    Catherine EdwardsMarch 25, 2016
    Obsessed with the half priced wine nights on Wednesdays
  • Robert G.
    Robert GillingsJune 16, 2017
    Great friendly people, excellent coffee and great selection of craft brews.
  • Myrosia P.heart icon on user image
    Myrosia PabyrivskaOctober 27, 2018
    Highly recommend stout beer and cocktails :)
  • Ina L.heart icon on user image
    Ina LiMay 30, 2015
    Get the Ommegang beer at their backside bar!
  • Gabriel H.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel HayesJuly 18, 2015
    Cool speakeasy in Alphabet City. The parlor area is sweet to sit in.
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