The Mark Bar

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The Mark BarThe Mark Bar

Type: Bar, Eatery

1025 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, 11222
United States

(718) 349-2340 | map

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Sixpoint:
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4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great neighborhood bar. This place is a true gem, and it's the place to go if you're looking for a good beer in Greenpoint.

What struck me about this place was the friendliness of the staff, owners, and patrons. While I was there, I had the opportunity to mingle with all of them. There is a dedication to constantly rotate through a nice selection of domestic craft beers, and also a dedication to loyalty to the local brewers as well.

They really did a nice job with the space. The brick is vintage, but looks sandblasted and warming. There is a nice pooltable in back, and definitely one of the better jukeboxes in the city. The bar is the perfect type of neighborhood bar you want to belly up to and have a couple of pints.

If you appreciate quality, whether it be from staff, the beers, or the venue, definitely check this place out. It''s worth it.

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Photo of cck5
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of sleazo
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is an interesting space. A very dark interior with a bar, some tables to the left and plenty of ways to spend your time. They have hipster friendly skeeball, pool, darts and a sitdown head to head Mrs. Pacman. There was a mix of locals seated at the bar enjoying various beers and a small TV playing the Yanks.

The selection was good with about 14 or so beers on tap. these were listed on the blackboard as lagers, ales and seasonals. Brooklyn was well represented as I had a Brooklyn Abbey Single which was phenomenal(Blackberry was out of power so i couldnt review) and a Bluepoint IPA which was decent. Both beers were very fresh. There was also a number of other NY and regional beers including Captain Lawrence which is becoming one of my new favourites. There were about 50 or so bottled beers including a number i have not heard of.

This is a solid neighbourhood bar and a good change of pace. If you are doing a Williamsburg/Greenpoint bar crawl, this one is a good start/finish as it is near the end of Manhattan Ave

$3 Happy Hour Pints

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Photo of francisweizen
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Another good neighberhood bar in greenpoint down manhattan avenue way. Good vibe with high ceilings, brick, wood, etc. Dimly lit and full of mostly locals, it so seemed. Beer (Brooklyns stuff mostly) was fresh and tasty on draught, but the selection was not one of the best in nyc, brooklyn, or even greenpoint. Still a damn decent selection in general. Food i'm not sure about, but I am sure that this is a cool neighberhood bar in a great neighberhood. A good place to end a brooklyn bar crawl. Grab the train a block or two away and head back up to the city.

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Photo of wbthink
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is another great addition to an already impressive selection of local Williamsburg spots to enjoy a good beer. The Mark Bar has a terrific feeling about it. An old world-looking entry, stain glass, art deco bar, brick wall with abstract 3-D art, pool table, lots of seating: 15 or so seats at the bar, and lots of tables as well.
The jukebox is a nice mix of stuff. About the beers, approx. 15 on tap, 35 or so in bottles, with lots of interesting selections at low Brooklyn prices. I've enjoyed Victory Hop Devil, South Hampton Pumpkin, DeKoninck, and Sierra Harvest, among others here.
Friendly staff, plenty of space to sit, stand, move, and most importantly drink, make The Mark Bar a place to check out. BTW, take the G train to Greenpoint Ave. stop, it's only few blocks up on Manhattan Ave. from there.

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Photo of slander
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

First stop on last Monday's "fact finding tour". Went with Philip (he's changed) and Bri and it was a long goddamn hike. I got us tossed off the bus for lack of exact change but at least we got a few blocks out of it. They've got 14 taps and 30something bottles. Some nice imports although, "The Leffe kicked but we'll have more tomorrow" don't do me any good now. A few locals (Brooklyn Lager, Bluepoint Octo), a few regionals (Victory Hop Devil, Smuttynose Brown Ale), and a few other coastals (Sierra Harvest Ale, Anchor Porter) made for a good mix of American micros plus Leffe and Dekonick. Some nice bottles, too. Definately a solid bunch (La Chouffe, Kwak, Aventinus, Chimay x 3, Boon Kreik, Delirium Tremins, Duvel, Youngs Luxury, Sam Smith Taddy, etc)
A half dozen tables or so along a wall with some most unusual 3-D wood artwork and what looks like skateboard art on the back wall along side of the pool table. They've got a jukebox, all right, uh huh. Nice comfortable place, apparently with a good happy hour.

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Photo of saltydog
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

A good new beer bar in Greenpoint Brooklyn (Williamsburg and Greenpoint seemed to be jumping these days) which opened in August 2003. There are 14 drafts, mostly microbrews, and a good bottle selection which appears to be increasing and includes some excellent imports. The bartender there when I was there was friendly and knowledgeable. The happy hour has been changed; it is now $1 off, 4 to 8 pm every day. Still a good deal, if not quite as much as before.

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The Mark Bar in Brooklyn, NY
Place rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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