Mars Bar (CLOSED)

Bars, Dive bars East Village
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Mars Bar (CLOSED)
"Mars Bar [25 E 1st St at Second Ave, 212-473-9842] has cheap drinks and great people, and it's always loud and noisy. The jukebox has a lot of classic rock, rockabilly, old punk and metal, and Tom Waits."---Chris Grearson, 24, body piercer, Midtown East
More than twenty-five years ago, junkies and squeegee guys who worked the corner of Houston and Second Avenue were pretty much the only people who ventured inside. Even the CBGB punks from around the corner were afraid. And this survivor of New York’s down-and-out heyday is one of the last places left in the city where genuine outcasts and alcoholics still fit in. Have a “shot” of whiskey it comes in a jumbo rocks glass, filled nearly three fingers high. That and a bottle of Bud will set you back $6.25. Destroying your liver was never so cheap or so fun.


Venue name: Mars Bar (CLOSED)
Address: 25 E 1st St
New York
Cross street: at Second Ave
Opening hours: Daily noon–4am
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average drink: $3. Cash only
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