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Saint Vitus

Music, Music venues Greenpoint
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
 (Photograph: Lizz Kuehl)
Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
 (Photograph: Lizz Kuehl)
Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
 (Photograph: Lizz Kuehl)
Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
 (Photograph: Lizz Kuehl)
Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
 (Photograph: Lizz Kuehl)
Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

Once a mainstay of NYC’s downtown scene, true rock & roll clubs feel like a dying breed in the post-Giuliani era. But this Greenpoint drinkery—moodily decorated with all-black walls and dead roses hanging above the bar—reinvigorates the tradition with a New Brooklyn twist. Rock fiends make the pilgrimage to satisfy a yearning for Marshall amps and screaming guitar riffs; when there’s no show in the back room, the front bar serves as a sleek clubhouse for drinkers who prefer Black Sabbath to Lady Gaga as a boozing soundtrack. Nouveau headbangers don’t have to settle for the usual well shots and Buds: Taps dispense mostly craft beers from New York, like Captain Lawrence and Ommegang, and bartenders are competent enough at classic cocktails such as old-fashioneds and vespers.


Venue name: Saint Vitus
Address: 1120 Manhattan Ave
Cross street: between Box and Clay Sts
Opening hours: Daily 6pm–4am
Transport: Subway: G to Greenpoint Ave
Price: Average drink: $9
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By far the best bar for all matters of metal and hard rock.  The large black bar complements the black toilets which complements the black walled back room and stage.  None more blacker.  The bartenders are friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about music.  Their is live music almost every night, and when its not, they have Kill 'em All Karaoke.  In its short life, St. Vitus has had a Tony Iommi book signing, a Scott Ian movie premier, and the closest anyone will ever get to a Nirvana reunion with all surviving members, along with a host of other singer-guitarists, played a show that would have sold out MSG.  They have a host of mixed drinks, like the Bishop and the Pope, along with a great variety of beer including St. Vitus lager and Iron Maiden beer.