Party Earth Review Founded by the creators of cocktail staples Weather Up and Anella, Saint Vitus is a 2,700-square-foot watering hole and live rock bar that wears its black heart on its sleeve. A popular haunt for children of the night... ... read full review
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
G: Greenpoint Avenue; 7: Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue
GREENPOINT, NEW YORK –
Founded by the creators of cocktail staples Weather Up and Anella, Saint Vitus is a 2,700-square-foot watering hole and live rock bar that wears its black heart on its sleeve.
A popular haunt for children of the night, the place and everything in it is covered in black paint, which seems to suit the devilish hipsters and in-the-know metalheads just fine as they settle in at the black mahogany bar.
Red prayer candles and overhanging black roses punctuate the glum décor, though even the most lost of souls manages to perk up enough to chat over signature cocktails or pound affordable suds-and-shot drink deals.
Once the music starts, the action moves to the performance room where headbangers slouch at high tables or in cushy circular booths in front of the stage.
On most nights, a DJ behind the bar throttles patrons with a loud and lively mix of punk, rock, and metal, blasting everything from Johnny Cash to Celtic Frost, while weekends see some of New York’s most cutting-edge underground metal and shoegaze bands take the stage.
Sure, lots of bars may tout loud tunes and cheap suds, but savvy music lovers know that only Saint Vitus lays down its soul to the gods of rock and roll.
Extreme metalheads, formal Satanists, evil hipsters, and rockers of every kind, 20s and some 30s.
Live bands, DJs, and iPod mixes ranging from punk, rock, and metal to indie and rockabilly music.
Assortment of small buns stuffed with savory fillings like Philly cheese steak and veggie chili.
Cover charge $6–$10. Buns $3. Beer $3+, wine $6+, cocktails $6+.
Heavy metal casual: jeans, band shirts, sneakers, boots, leather jackets, anything goes.
Fridays and Saturdays for live music.
A short walk away is the Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint Avenue), a low-key bar and restaurant with a similar underworld vibe.