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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Mars Bar


Mars Bar is what many consider the quintessential NYC dive bar. Located in the East Village at 1st Street and 2nd Avenue, this punk rock place is covered with graffiti/trash art inside and out. It's a hold out against the rapid gentrification all around it. Here are some very candid recent reviews by patrons, which should help you decide if this is your kind of place. I took a short video while inside...

11 comments:

Kris said...

quite interesting reviews..i think i would go in, at least once!

karine said...

Further to the reviews I'm not sure I'll like to go. Maybe once like Kris said, but out of curiosity only ;)

Mark said...

They need a visit from grafbusters over at Milan DP. Not my kind of place lived in London in the 70's seen enough punks for one life time.Love the video you should set up a Daily video blog.

Kala said...

Of all your posts, this i found to be the most fascinating - reading the reviews and seeing the videos - it seems like you took the video during the day hours - the reviews speak for themselves - such a fascinating place. Great Post!

Michael Blamey said...

Could be St Kilda in Australia!

Minor Fast Days said...

now if you want a LES experience go here!!! it's gross, but the music is loud and once your wasted who cares

Anonymous said...

Greets to the webmaster of this wonderful site! Keep up the good work. Thanks.
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Anonymous said...

Great site loved it alot, will come back and visit again.
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Jeremiah Moss said...

thanks--it's impossible to take pics inside mars bar. let's hope it outlasts the condo juggernaut.

Anonymous said...

this place sucks in the last to months there have been two or more stabbings and not to mention the stabbings in the past fuck this place i hope it turns into a condo the neighborhood would be a better place

Michael said...

I'm a Mars Bar Alum and graduate (Class of 1982-89)from this prestigious institute of sodom and gomorrah. I remeber many a night going to and from CBGB's getting more wasted with each step! I'd sometime "curate" art shows there that were actually another excuse to drink even more!

One Time I made a Pinata shaped like a skull and filled it with condoms, confetti, and candy. During those years Mars was very incestual! We all had slept each other in one fashion or another.

To this day I wonder why I'm still alive. May the gods of the LES bless this hallowed ground. If you were there, you know! If you weren't FUCK YOU! You missed something special!