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
188 Bedford Avenue
New York, NY 11211
L: Bedford Avenue
M–Sa 11am–4am, Su noon–4am
WILLIAMSBURG, NEW YORK –
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.
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.
Older regulars, local young professionals, blue-collar workers, and dive hunters, diverse crowd of 20s to 40s+.
Jukebox and digital bowling. TV showing classic movies.
Basic bar snacks and bags of chips. Happy Hour daily 3–7pm.
Bar snacks $1–$2. Beer $3–$6, 32oz Big Cup $4+, wine $5+, cocktails $4+.
Casual: work clothes, jeans, t-shirts.
Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds.
Only a few blocks away, Turkey’s Nest Tavern (94 Bedford Avenue) has a similar divey atmosphere and a shared love of Styrofoam cups.