The Roost

The Roost

Bar and Coffee Shop$$$$
Alphabet City, New York
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  • Debbie L.
    Debbie Layman3 weeks ago
    Great craft beer selection and comfy couches with a fo fireplace.
  • Robert G.
    Great friendly people, excellent coffee and great selection of craft brews.
  • regretpride r.
    great place!! regretpride
  • Brian K.
    Brian KusteraFebruary 19
    So chill. Super. Friendly staff. Solid selections.
    Upvoted Apr 23
  • John C.
    John Coats VIFebruary 14
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to check out the beer menu; 16 taps and most are really good, local beers
  • Percy M.
    Percy McFarlaneFebruary 6
    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!
  • Jess N.
    Jess NaldoFebruary 1
    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! 😍
  • Chris K.
    Chris KonecnyDecember 30, 2016
    Cozy local place in LES. Decent beer and wine list
  • Jillian
    JillianOctober 12, 2016
    Fun speakeasy for a weekday drink
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoSeptember 26, 2016
    Amazing cocktails plus lattes. How often can you say that?
  • Niko P.
    Niko PelzSeptember 23, 2016
    Huge beer menu. Try them all :)
  • Chloe M.
    Chloe MaAugust 23, 2016
    Come during the day. Chill vibes and good caffeine.
  • Elise
    EliseJuly 24, 2016
    Awesome music here, good cocktails, and tons of space to hang with your friends. What else could you want!?
  • 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.
  • Karen S.
    Karen SterlingMay 27, 2016
    Great atmosphere and great drinks!!!
  • Madeline M.
    Madeline McDavidApril 10, 2016
    Chill place to work during the daytime, whether you're looking for alcohol or a caffeine fix.
  • Catherine E.
    Catherine EdwardsMarch 25, 2016
    Obsessed with the half priced wine nights on Wednesdays
  • Sonia G.
    Sonia GrobmanMarch 8, 2016
    Cute date spot not super crowded
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinMarch 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice coffee place, good pastries from Balthazar.
  • Fec F.
    Fec FecowiczFebruary 19, 2016
    Coffee is ok
  • Adrian P.
    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.
    Upvoted May 31
  • George L.
    George LeeJanuary 24, 2016
    Craft beer selection on tap is super solid
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanJanuary 20, 2016
    Solid beer list, a lot of local crafts
  • Maksim A.
    Maksim AlipovNovember 10, 2015
    Live music sometimes, nice place
  • Jastine K.
    Jastine KhoOctober 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Their seasonal maple latte is so so good!
  • Ferdie M.
    Ferdie MonteverdeSeptember 20, 2015
    i;;i;io;luuo
  • Derek T. K.
    Derek T. KuSeptember 15, 2015
    Very spacious bar, behind the coffee shop! Love the decor and beer.
  • Vaidehi K.
    Vaidehi KAugust 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee is great and they have nice cozy seating in the space between the coffee shop and bar.
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerAugust 26, 2015
    Very well-appointed spot. Great, chill place.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BrownAugust 25, 2015
    Amazing coffee combined with a great speakeasy-feel bar area!
  • Ashley R.
    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
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesJuly 18, 2015
    Cool speakeasy in Alphabet City. The parlor area is sweet to sit in.
  • Raphael L.
    All day favorite. Relaxed coffee shop by day, cool bar in the back at night. Good drinks, medium music. Good vibe.
  • JJ K.
    JJ KasperJuly 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee in the east village and best baristas
  • 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
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesJune 6, 2015
    Very good draft beer selection. Particularly enjoyed the Riverhorse Oatmeal Milk Stout
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiMay 30, 2015
    Get the Ommegang beer at their backside bar!
  • Zach K.
    Zach KelferApril 20, 2015
    Really nice relaxing bar
  • Leah S.
    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
  • Ranu R.
    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.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KulpApril 9, 2015
    Notice something shiny on the walls? That's local art! Go on exhibit at https://ArtSpot.io.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HApril 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great coffee and good beer selection
  • Hunter T.
    Hunter ThomasMarch 22, 2015
    Coffee shop upfront, bar in back. Skylight in back bar cool. Not a sports bar.
  • DoubleDeuce
    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!
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiMarch 8, 2015
    A beautiful bar hidden behind a coffee shop! Great music, cocktails and beers!
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngFebruary 15, 2015
    Passed by here for months before realizing there's a bar behind
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanFebruary 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Come in on Tuesday or Wednesday for a perfect neighborhood atmosphere without the crowds.
  • 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.
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldJanuary 17, 2015
    does this place have beer? absolutely.
  • Karan T.
    Karan TamhaneJanuary 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Coffee shop + bar. More seating in the back.
  • Lucie K.
    Lucie KleckovaJanuary 2, 2015
    Good place even for brunch. Very delicious pastry.
  • Alyssa T.
    Alyssa ThomannDecember 31, 2014
    Best place to come when you need to grab a coffee & catch up on work in a cozy place, but also the perfect place to grab a drink at happy hour. It's the best of both worlds.
  • Vito L.
    Vito LucaDecember 5, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    #Awesomeness
  • Gigi A.
    Gigi AgiusDecember 3, 2014
    Great little speakeasy, if a little expensive.
  • Ryan A.
    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.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuNovember 16, 2014
    Coffee shop by day, bar by night. The vibe is 👌
  • 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
  • Jenny G.
    Jenny GrangeNovember 12, 2014
    Great coffee in the morning. Great beer in the evening.
  • Laura N.
    Laura NoonanNovember 5, 2014
    Decent coffee and some comfy lounges in the back. Wifi password is THEROOST
  • Simon W.
    Simon WilsonNovember 2, 2014
    Fab place for a night out. Loads of ales and fun!
  • Ehrin F.
    Ehrin FeeleyOctober 23, 2014
    The coffee is the best. New fave neighborhood place.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerOctober 20, 2014
    Coffee in the front, drinks in the back. Really cozy atmosphere.
  • Taylor
    TaylorOctober 14, 2014
    Coffee in the front, bar in the back. Bar is a great hideaway.
  • Lara S.
    Lara SchenckSeptember 9, 2014
    I really want to like this place (and may have left a positive tip before) but I just received a lime in my Negroni, and the wifi is a problem.
  • Lara S.
    Lara SchenckAugust 26, 2014
    Jackpot. Outlets are only on the back, but they're there! Lots of seating too.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TashAugust 24, 2014
    Love the speakeasy feel and the extensive craft beer selection on tap.
  • Jorge B.
    Jorge BrakeAugust 19, 2014
    Great bartenders and beer selection. Coffee in the front, booze in the back. Dig it.
  • ben m.
    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!
  • Lynn
    LynnAugust 9, 2014
    Bigger than it seems, very laid back and good bartenders.
  • 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.
  • Vic C.
    Vic C.August 7, 2014
    Great coffee..cool speakeasy
  • Ramya
    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 =(
  • 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!
  • Eddie M.
    Eddie MotlMay 3, 2014
    Cool space but bartenders are less than Ok.
  • Jared B.
    Jared BrodskyApril 22, 2014
    Want WiFi? Password is THEROOST
  • Cameron Z.
    Cameron ZApril 17, 2014
    Facebook.com/theroostnyc
  • Felix S.
    Felix SalmonApril 7, 2014
    Great bar, but no sherry! @taliabaiocchi, can you get on the case?
  • Vito L.
    Vito LucaMarch 29, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Enjoying The Best Of Both Worlds....
  • Humayun R.
    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!
  • Maria A.
    Maria AndreaMarch 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They got Disclosure on repeat!
  • Laurenation
    LaurenationMarch 17, 2014
    Pastries are perfect, and made me a hot chocolate that wasn't on the menu.
  • Rasha B.
    Rasha BMarch 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Terrific use of space. Coffee too? That's just perfect.
  • Josh B.
    Josh BeckermanMarch 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great new spot! coffee in morning, drinks at night. #magical #foodiemagician
  • Armando
    ArmandoMarch 8, 2014
    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
  • Michael W.
    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.
  • Jori B.
    Jori BellMarch 6, 2014
    Awesome spot to pick up a craft beer and a grade a hipster. 🍻👨
  • Sravya Y.
    Sravya YandamuriJanuary 29, 2016
    Cozy, couches
  • d d.
    d dOctober 7, 2014
    WOOOW The best my life I like all Food same Le génie est une longue patience
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