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Continental
3 @ St. Mark's
St. Mark's Place
Manhattan
["Technically" a club is Continental. But. Through innumerable binges. This club has become thoroughly topographical, at least insofar as it seems to illustrate a certain principle? the better the music, the less one drinks while listening to it? Or perhaps since shows generally end before Last Call, they should be considered gateways or springboards.]

Grass Roots
St. Mark's, 2/3
St. Mark's Place
Manhattan
{ gray-Neo and e-Lux 1/17/00: Grass Roots is old school! It's HUGE and has a lot of (a little uncomfortable) seating at the bar and at the tables but there usually isn't a crowd. Patrons are pretty mixed and talkative. Their prices are super, and they have pitchers. The jukebox is standard St.Mark's Place tuneage. Back in 98  T.O.N.Y. called it a dive, but we think whoever wrote that got dive and regular's bar confused (unless [s/]he was referring to the fact that it's a step-down basement bar). If you want low maintenance, Grass Roots is definitely the place. It's kind of like a big Toad Hall without the pool table.} { MisterDasein 2/9/00: I need to add that this is, in fact, a dive, but a lovely one for it sits in el centro and is cheap as fuck. You can get a buyback after one crummy beer. And there's darts in the back.} [Grass Roots makes me happy.] { Jakeed 4/12/01: not til PK1 points it out that I really realized you know what's up in here as far as patron-age goes and it's a little grim on the NYdUde side of things shit at least it's still bloody cheap}

Holiday Cocktail Lounge
St. Mark's, 1/2
St. Mark's Place
Manhattan
{ Brooklyn Belle 2/4/00: I cannot stress enough the importance of such an enclave. Enter into this domain with mirth and ready acceptance. Pray you are fortunate enough to find the bartender to be an older Scottish soccer player who sings opera constantly and LOUDLY as he fumbles with your drink order for at least ten minutes while your parched mouth laughs (647KB wav) heartily along with his drunken antics...throw yourself into the mix of devout patrons with fervor and applause. The paltry sums he extracts from your pocket...when he remembers to...is too small a price to pay for the entertainment.}

Tribe
St. Mark's @ 1
St. Mark's Place
Manhattan
{ Eclipse the Gum 1/18/01: This used to be the site of the infamously dingy St. Mark's Bar—aka the first place cops go after a drug sting—with the permanently affixed cumbia band and bathroom tiles made out of vomit. This transition, excuse me, this reversal demonstrates that the choice to get dirty will not be available to Manhattanites by 2021. Exemplum: Tribe liked to play Sade, old Sade. St.Mark's Bar liked to pull a knife on you once you walked out the door.}

... E.Vill., Thirst Avenue or on to Alphabet City and Avenue A

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