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BA SCORE
95
world-class

17 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar

102 Saint Marks Pl
New York, New York, 10009-5811
United States

(212) 777-6707 | map
proletariatny.com

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Added by sholland119 on 08-24-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
52
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
4.12%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
15
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 52
Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Lower East Side NYC, NY.

Slander covered the details of the room. I'll just add that its small, dark, sorta cramped and on the loud side...I imagine it can get very crowded. I visited at opening time, so no worries for me..

This is a place to get rare beers and to get great service. The bartender, started me out with some water (so smart for bars to pour their customers water, surprised so few do it unless asked) and asked what I liked and guided me to a few selections he thought made sense. Glad he did cuz at least 1/2 of the drafts and bottles were unknown to me. Great service, friendly and very knowledgeable.

About 12 on tap and about 25 bottles. Drafts were reasonably priced for the quality, rarity and location, but many of the bottles were out of my price range (multiple 330 ml bottles from Italy at over $25, some way over...)

I'd stick to the drafts (seems most people were doing just that) go right when they open, so you could get a seat and bring some beer friendly food in next time. (They have no food available, so you can bring what you want in) Would make for a great beer treat....

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Brian29
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bmf5581
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of c_tails
4.72/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Finally made it here after a couple years of wanting to go. It did not disappoint. They had a Crooked Stave brett clementine which was great. And the Grimm Cube Cuvee. I wanted to try everything. They had a couple Maine's, a Greenpoint. I went early and had a table to stand at. Small but you're there for the menu and I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Photo of AlvinLin
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of smithj4
4.24/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dbthom123
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of StoutBoi
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Brown120
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Stakebone
4.88/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best selection in the city, and that says a lot.

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Photo of biegaman
4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of JoshVelez
5/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best Beer Bar in NYC.

all the bartenders are very involved in the beer scene

always great beer on tap

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cptbenjamin
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

A small bar with an awesome selection of brews! The bartenders were knowledgeable and very helpful. Great vibes in this place! I will definitely go back in the future.

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Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of SirBentham
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bouncepass
4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of neckbeardahab
4.86/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

much more comfortable early in the week.

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Photo of mr-jj
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Knowledgable staff, great setting. About 12 taps with a very high quality selection.

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Photo of Lare453
4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Vibe is amazing. This place rocked. Great music. People were cool. Old awesome crooked as fuck building. Dark, loud. Service was amazing even when it was jammed. They serve all beers in Telug glasses. Selection is very small but every draft was awesome. Fair selection of bottles.

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Photo of Eman17
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of alucard
4.9/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of VinceMig
4.86/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Tight fit but a great craft spot.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.63/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JohnCassillo
4.97/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Limited to 12 taps and some bottles, but of those, all are winners. Service is phenomenal -- knowledgeable and personal -- and you should definitely check out the beer cheese (with matzo, seriously, give it a try). My last visit, they had Mexican Cake, plus a host of excellent Brooklyn selections. Could've honestly sat there all night and ran through the full list without any complaints.

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Proletariat in New York, NY
4.37 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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