Grassroots Tavern

20 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY 10003, United States
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  • Today
    • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–3:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
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  • What you need to know
    Cash only, but the $1 popcorn may be the best deal in the city.(4 Tips)
    Sean C.
    Zero pretentiousness, good cheap beer, and $1 popcorn.(14 Tips)
    Larry M.
    Darts and cheap beer, what more can you ask for?(7 Tips)
    Nick M.
    $7 pitchers, great place to just sit back and drink some beers(3 Tips)
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  • darts
  • jukebox
  • 7 pitchers
  • beer
  • happy hour
  • great value
  • popcorn
  • authentic
  • casual
  • music
  • cash only
  • Dan L.

    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.

    Dan Lam · 1 week ago
  • Thomas M.

    Cheap drinks. Very dive.

    Thomas Meng · 3 weeks ago
  • Marc M.

    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.

    Marc Mayer · April 4
  • Calla S.

    So inexpensive, such a great atmosphere. A wonderful place to go with friends!

    Calla Sun · January 4
  • Michael B.

    Take care of the bartenders.

    Michael Bock · December 30, 2014
  • Sean C.

    Love this bar. Zero pretentiousness, good cheap beer, and $1 popcorn. I've literally never had a bad time here.

    Sean Curry · December 7, 2014
  • nils j.

    Great beer selection

    nils janson · December 6, 2014
  • Shannon C.

    Very old school spot!

    Shannon Coulson · November 22, 2014
  • Neal U.

    Enjoy the beer (and these prices) before the space becomes yet another fro-yo spot.

    Neal Ungerleider · November 7, 2014
  • Elysia M.

    $1 popcorn is killer

    Elysia Mann · October 7, 2014
  • Elaine E.

    Cheap pitchers and pints of a large variety of draft beers. Great music in the jukebox and great friendly staff.

    Elaine Englund · September 4, 2014
  • Bryan S.

    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.

    Bryan San Martin · August 7, 2014
  • David B.

    Probably the last true s**thole dive remaining on St. Marks. Beer, jukebox, popcorn in that order.

    David Ban · July 28, 2014
  • Andrew C.

    You can't find a more genuine dive bar! Grab a pitcher and settle in at a table. And don't miss the jukebox!

    Andrew C · July 5, 2014
  • Kate H.

    Jazz on a Sunday night, super cheap beers, champagne for 5 bucks and a popcorn maker. Old school!

    Kate Hind · February 10, 2014
  • Steven

    Cheap ass drinks

    Steven · January 28, 2014
  • CheckOutJared

    Cash only, but the $1 popcorn may be the best deal in the city.

    CheckOutJared · November 23, 2013
  • David

    The bartenders are nice, you can usually find a seat, and a pitcher of beer will run you $10-15.

    David · October 29, 2013
  • Tyler S.

    Terrible but where else do you go at 2:30 on a Sunday?

    Tyler St. Pierre · September 9, 2013
  • Daniel E.

    Once of the last places in the village to have truly, profoundly bad well scotch.

    Daniel Eckman · August 21, 2013
  • Alex M.

    "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

    Alex Mizrahi · June 17, 2013
  • Ross W.

    Great for cheap impromptu happy hour. Send all your friends an email and then meet for darts, beer, and a great juke box.

    Ross Williams · June 2, 2013
  • Derek N.

    Cheap beer and darts... Empty on a Sunday.

    Derek N. · February 25, 2013
  • Ryan L.

    Cash only, beware.

    Ryan Lavich · December 9, 2012
  • Scott F.

    You can grab a pitcher of whatever, but come here for the jukebox--it's literally impossible to choose a bad song.

    Scott Flaherty · November 30, 2012
  • Larry M.

    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?

    Larry Mak · August 9, 2012

    Authentic, no pretense, good beer, cheap cocktails · July 2, 2012
  • Terri M.

    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.

    Terri M · July 1, 2012
  • Steph

    super cheap pitchers of beer!

    Steph · June 25, 2012
  • Bo D.

    Only order pitchers. Wicked cheap. Often $9 pitchers specials.

    Bo DePeña · January 15, 2012
  • Ben D.

    Have your ID ready. Even

    Ben Diforte · October 8, 2011
  • Ben D.

    Great prices, awesome people. Love it here, but good luck finding a table after 10.

    Ben Diforte · October 8, 2011
  • Dave S.

    Cheap cheap pitchers of Amber Bock!

    Dave Surgan · October 1, 2011
  • Danielle M.

    Avoid the bathroom. I love u grassroots but it's true.

    Danielle Matthews · September 21, 2011
  • Megan D.

    $9 Bud Light pitchers! Awesome vibe. Great place to meet a big group of friends and have a good time.

    Megan Do · August 15, 2011
  • Amy D.

    Strongbow pitchers. Need I say more? Read more

    Amy D · June 13, 2011
  • The Feast

    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

    The Feast · June 10, 2011
  • @Jerlyn T.

    Ugh cash only here

    @Jerlyn Thomas · May 22, 2011
  • Ethan L.

    $7 pitchers before & you can bring in outside food (2 Bros Pizz). Winning!

    Ethan Lingenhol · May 19, 2011
  • Nick N.

    Come for the booze stay for the ambiance!

    Nick Nigro · May 10, 2011
  • robb c.

    O-M-G! The bouncers are so dreamy!

    robb c. · April 17, 2011
  • Paul

    Don't come here, its perfect without you

    Paul · April 9, 2011
  • Esquire

    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.

    Esquire · January 31, 2011
  • Shani R.

    This is where Shani buys a pitcher for himself...then bad things happen.

    Shani Rajesh · August 31, 2010
  • Laura N.

    Favorite bar. Best prices I've found in Manhattan.

    Laura Nespo · August 26, 2010
  • Nick M.

    $7 pitchers, great place to just sit back and drink some beers

    Nick Miller · July 29, 2010
  • Jennifer N.

    Jameson & Ginger from Bob or Maria. Best bartenders in the city.

    Jennifer Newman · April 18, 2010
  • Gregg D.

    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!!!

    Gregg D · January 3, 2010
  • john l.

    host a podcast with film critics, get drunk and have 2,000 people listen to each episode.

    john lichman · August 21, 2009
  • Matthew H.

    Go to Grassroots for happy hour, bring a friend, and split a pitcher for a few bucks each.

    Matthew Hurst · July 6, 2009

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