Grassroots Tavern

Bar and Dive Bar$$$$
East Village, New York
  • Ross W.
    "your friends an email and then meet for darts"(10 Tips)
    "Authentic, no pretense, good beer, cheap cocktails"(18 Tips)
    Sean C.
    "Zero pretentiousness, good cheap beer, and $1 popcorn."(4 Tips)
    Nick M.
    "$7 pitchers, great place to just sit back and drink some beers"(3 Tips)
61 Tips and reviews
  • darts
  • jukebox
  • beer
  • popcorn
  • good for groups
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  • Terri M.
    Terri MJuly 1, 2012
    Good ol' EV 'hood no frills old school bar still stands at where it's been after all these years while other bars were all gone or taken over by hip eateries or boutiques. Love it or hate it.
  • Dan L.
    Dan LamMay 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my fav watering holes. Prices are pretty decent for Manhattan. Bathrooms are kind of on the stinky side. You can play darts in the back. $1 popcorn bowls. You may also bring your own food in.
  • Tom D.
    Tom DiMaggioFebruary 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    It's cheap, dingy, dark, old, and the bar looks beaten up, but I love it. Cheapest happy hour on St. Mark's, and probably the cheapest overall on the block as well. So what? This is where you pregame.
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan San MartinAugust 7, 2014
    One of my favorite hidden little bars around. Located on St. Mark's Place. No amazing drink specials, but a friendly staff and good vibes. $11-$20 pitchers and very stiff drinks.
  • Elaine E.
    Elaine EnglundSeptember 4, 2014
    Cheap pitchers and pints of a large variety of draft beers. Great music in the jukebox and great friendly staff.
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerApril 4, 2015
    It's like Star Trek, DS9. An outpost on the edge of the neutral zone full of different species. Blueshirts, NYU kids, jocks and third wave crusts. There's something for everyone.
  • Sean C.
    Sean CurryDecember 7, 2014
    Love this bar. Zero pretentiousness, good cheap beer, and $1 popcorn. I've literally never had a bad time here.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MizrahiJune 17, 2013
    "Nobody knows Grassroots is there, but it's always full. Three reasons: beer, darts, conversation. And enough gloom to keep the NYU students from making it a 'college bar.'" Read more
  • Gregg D.
    Gregg DJanuary 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    This is my favorite bar in all of New York City. It was my local for four years since I lived accross the street! Best bar in the Village, great staff, and just a great atmosphere!!!
  • JP P.
    JP ParkFebruary 20, 2016
    One of the best dive bars in the city. Cheap beer, popcorn, and darts, you don't need much else
  • Larry M.
    Larry MakAugust 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This is one of those hole in the corner that you will never find unless someone shows you the way. Darts and cheap beer, what more can you ask for?
  • Esquire
    EsquireJanuary 31, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Nobody knows Grassroots is there, but it's always full. Three reasons: beer, darts, conversation. Get a pitcher of Bass and enjoy.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CJuly 5, 2014
    You can't find a more genuine dive bar! Grab a pitcher and settle in at a table. And don't miss the jukebox!
  • Caroline
    CarolineJune 15, 2015
    Asshole staff and cheap pitchers of beer... All the fixins for a great dive! Nice and hidden so never too crowded.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 10, 2011
    Best avoided during weekend nights, this old-timer is a welcome respite from St. Mark's madness during the week. Tall folks beware of the low ceilings. Read more
  • Ross W.
    Ross WilliamsJune 2, 2013
    Great for cheap impromptu happy hour. Send all your friends an email and then meet for darts, beer, and a great juke box.
  • Jackie V.
    Jackie VOctober 11, 2015
    Been going to Grassroots for years and it's always been great.
  • David
    DavidOctober 29, 2013
    The bartenders are nice, you can usually find a seat, and a pitcher of beer will run you $10-15.
  • Calla S.
    Calla SunJanuary 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    So inexpensive, such a great atmosphere. A wonderful place to go with friends!
  • Megan D.
    Megan DoAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    $9 Bud Light pitchers! Awesome vibe. Great place to meet a big group of friends and have a good time.
    Citybeams.comJuly 2, 2012
    Authentic, no pretense, good beer, cheap cocktails
  • Neal U.
    Neal U.November 7, 2014
    Enjoy the beer (and these prices) before the space becomes yet another fro-yo spot.
  • Kate H.
    Kate HindFebruary 10, 2014
    Jazz on a Sunday night, super cheap beers, champagne for 5 bucks and a popcorn maker. Old school!
  • David B.
    David BanJuly 28, 2014
    Probably the last true s**thole dive remaining on St. Marks. Beer, jukebox, popcorn in that order.
  • Scott F.
    Scott FlahertyNovember 30, 2012
    You can grab a pitcher of whatever, but come here for the jukebox--it's literally impossible to choose a bad song.
  • Ben D.
    Ben DiforteOctober 8, 2011
    Great prices, awesome people. Love it here, but good luck finding a table after 10.
  • Ethan L.
    Ethan LingenholMay 19, 2011
    $7 pitchers before & you can bring in outside food (2 Bros Pizz). Winning!
  • Nick N.
    Nick NigroMay 10, 2011
    Come for the booze stay for the ambiance!
  • CheckOutJared
    CheckOutJaredNovember 23, 2013
    Cash only, but the $1 popcorn may be the best deal in the city.
  • Todd H.
    Todd HulinSeptember 25, 2015
    Go during the week. Fri-Sat is a different (meh) crowd.
  • Daniel E.
    Daniel EckmanAugust 21, 2013
    Once of the last places in the village to have truly, profoundly bad well scotch.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SiskOctober 12, 2016
    Darts, $2 bud, popcorn. What more could you ask for?
  • Bo D.
    Bo DePeñaJanuary 15, 2012
    Only order pitchers. Wicked cheap. Often $9 pitchers specials.
  • Sean N.
    Sean NickleyMay 26, 2015
    Great cheap pitchers and Sunday jazz
  • Molly T.
    Molly TOctober 31
    Looks like a pub. Smells like a pub. Darts. Popcorn. ❤️
  • Tom M.
    Tom MengMay 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap drinks. Very dive.
  • Steph
    StephJune 25, 2012
    super cheap pitchers of beer!
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannOctober 7, 2014
    $1 popcorn is killer
  • nils j.
    nils jansonDecember 6, 2014
    Great beer selection
  • Vaughn A.
    Vaughn AllenApril 8, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Grassroots Tavern, buy a $7 pitcher of lite and a $1 basket of popcorn at happy hour and play darts (not on saturday)
  • Nick M.
    Nick MillerJuly 29, 2010
    $7 pitchers, great place to just sit back and drink some beers
  • Shannon C.
    Shannon CoulsonNovember 22, 2014
    Very old school spot!
  • Morgan J.
    Morgan JordanDecember 10, 2015
    Cheapest beer in NYC.
  • Laura N.
    Laura NespoAugust 26, 2010
    Favorite bar. Best prices I've found in Manhattan.
  • Derek N.
    Derek N.February 25, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Cheap beer and darts... Empty on a Sunday.
  • robb c.
    robb c.April 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    O-M-G! The bouncers are so dreamy!
  • Dave S.
    Dave SurganOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap cheap pitchers of Amber Bock!
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NewmanApril 18, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Jameson & Ginger from Bob or Maria. Best bartenders in the city.
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HurstJuly 6, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to Grassroots for happy hour, bring a friend, and split a pitcher for a few bucks each.
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle MatthewsSeptember 21, 2011
    Avoid the bathroom. I love u grassroots but it's true.
  • Tucker A.
    Tucker AustOctober 12
    I mean $5 well drinks.
  • Shani R.
    Shani RajeshAugust 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    This is where Shani buys a pitcher for himself...then bad things happen.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BockDecember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Take care of the bartenders.
  • Ben D.
    Ben DiforteOctober 8, 2011
    Have your ID ready. Even
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LavichDecember 9, 2012
    Cash only, beware.
  • Amy D.
    Amy DJune 13, 2011
    Strongbow pitchers. Need I say more? Read more
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler St. PierreSeptember 9, 2013
    Terrible but where else do you go at 2:30 on a Sunday?
  • Steven
    StevenJanuary 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap ass drinks
  • Paul
    PaulApril 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't come here, its perfect without you
  • john l.
    john lichmanAugust 21, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    host a podcast with film critics, get drunk and have 2,000 people listen to each episode.
  • Ellen K.
    Ellen KellyNovember 27, 2015
    Nothing special
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