|Venue name:||Grassroots Tavern|
20 St. Marks Pl
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Daily 4pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to 8th St–NYU; 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average drink: $4. Cash only|
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One of the only honest dives on an otherwise gimmicky stretch of St. Marks Place, this bar lures in-the-know East Villagers to its dark basement digs. A weekday happy hour, from 4 to 8pm, entices with a dollar off already dirt-cheap pints and two bucks off pitchers. The cut-rate prices should free up some dough to sample some of the dozen suds on tap—from blah Bud to England’s crisp Strongbow cider.