Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern

Dive Bar
Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern In a neighborhood known for its microbrews and themed DJ nights, Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern brings the old school back to Williamsburg and welcomes a diverse clientele of everyone from salty older regulars to local young... New York United States 40.717728 -73.958143
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Party Earth Review In a neighborhood known for its microbrews and themed DJ nights, Rosemary’s Greenpoint Tavern brings the old school back to Williamsburg and welcomes a diverse clientele of everyone from salty older regulars to local young... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    L: Bedford Avenue

  • Phone:

    718-384-9539

  • Hours:

    M–Sa 11am–4am, Su noon–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern Review

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In a neighborhood known for its microbrews and themed DJ nights, Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern brings the old school back to Williamsburg and welcomes a diverse clientele of everyone from salty older regulars to local young...

In a neighborhood known for its microbrews and themed DJ nights, Rosemary’s Greenpoint Tavern brings the old school back to Williamsburg and welcomes a diverse clientele of everyone from salty older regulars to local young professionals.

Once past the clusters of chain smokers out front, dive hunters and serious drinkers will find the dimly-lit dive of their dreams where patrons at the mirrored bar or in the weathered leather booths huddle over their pints in the neon glow of Christmas lights.

A TV mounted by the door entertains grousing locals with westerns and 70s classics, while seen-it-all bartenders serve Big Cups – a 32-ounce Styrofoam cup of Bud – to the crowd of indie rock hipsters and blue-collar types.

Filled with opinionated older regulars and in-the-know drinkers by day, at night the place overflows with a rowdier crowd of neighborhood party animals, young professionals, and laid-back rockers looking for a break from the usual rock club and wine bar scene.

Often joined by the spunky proprietor herself, patrons at Rosemary’s Greenpoint Tavern will find a welcoming watering hole unmatched among bars along the oft-crunchy thoroughfare of Bedford Avenue.

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Tip from Lucas:

It’s definitely all about the Big Cup here. Show up early and throw back one of these 32-ounce bad boys with the regulars. Sooner or later you’re bound to get into discussions ranging from Eli Manning to Robert De Niro – and it’s practically guaranteed that the phrase ‘You talkin’ to me?’ will come out of someone’s drunken mouth.

  • Crowd

    Older regulars, local young professionals, blue-collar workers, and dive hunters, diverse crowd of 20s to 40s+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Jukebox and digital bowling. TV showing classic movies.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Basic bar snacks and bags of chips. Happy Hour daily 3–7pm.

  • Prices

    Bar snacks $1–$2. Beer $3–$6, 32oz Big Cup $4+, wine $5+, cocktails $4+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: work clothes, jeans, t-shirts.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds.

  • Close By

    Only a few blocks away, Turkey’s Nest Tavern (94 Bedford Avenue) has a similar divey atmosphere and a shared love of Styrofoam cups.

Rosemary's Greenpoint Tavern User Reviews

Average rating:
Who doesn't love 60+ year old bartenders?
Christen H. Aug 21, 2013
Rosemary's is one of those places you can make you forget that you live in the 21st century. Grumpy old men bartenders will growl at you to see your ID because you look too young even though though you're almost 30, and pour your drinks with a heavy hand (soda was just a suggestion for my cup of vodka anyway). You can get 32oz styrofoam cups of beer for under $5. Come here early to skip the crowds, this place is a day-drinkers haven filled with neighborhood regulars who have been coming here for 40+ years and want you to share the history of the neighborhood with you. Bring cash or leave thirsty.
Naw, YOU'RE drunk
Chris K. Oct 8, 2012
LEMME TELL YOU SUMFIN, MAN, THSSS NEIGHBRHUD USE'TA BE INSANE, BUT NOW YOU GOTCHER HIPSTER KDDS BLASSIN' THEIR IPAADS LISSENIN TO EM-GEE-EM-TEE. THISS PLACE, THOUGH, THIIISS IS WHERE THIS PARTA BRUKLUN SURVIVED. HOL'ON, I'MMA GEDDA NOTHER BIG CUP. YOU WANNA BIG CUP?
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