Saint Vitus

Bar / Live Music Venue
Saint Vitus 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. New York United States 40.736769 -73.954998
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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

  • Subway:

    G: Greenpoint Avenue; 7: Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue

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  • Hours:

    Daily 6pm–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Saint Vitus Review

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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.

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.

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Tip from Jonah:

Try their signature drink – The Saint Vitus – with Maker’s, honey, lemon juice and Nero d’Avola wine. A night of pounding those with Danzig blaring in the background makes the trip to Greenpoint well worth it.

  • Crowd

    Extreme metalheads, formal Satanists, evil hipsters, and rockers of every kind, 20s and some 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live bands, DJs, and iPod mixes ranging from punk, rock, and metal to indie and rockabilly music.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Assortment of small buns stuffed with savory fillings like Philly cheese steak and veggie chili.

  • Prices

    Cover charge $6–$10. Buns $3. Beer $3+, wine $6+, cocktails $6+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Heavy metal casual: jeans, band shirts, sneakers, boots, leather jackets, anything goes.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Fridays and Saturdays for live music.

  • Close By

    A short walk away is the Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint Avenue), a low-key bar and restaurant with a similar underworld vibe.

Saint Vitus User Reviews

Average rating:
Greenpoint Rocks!
Alex S. Apr 2, 2013
Nestled on the far side of Greenpoint, it'd be easy to miss the jet black doors of 1120 Manhattan Avenue if not for the legion of smoking heshers congregating around their favorite spot. And once you go inside, you understand why the metal community has flocked to this safe haven. The bar has an ornate, religious theme with stained glass on the ceiling, altars near the bathroom and crosses as door handles . Specials even include the “Pope,” a Coors tallboy with a shot of Tullamore Dew and a pickle back, and “el Cardnal,” a Modelo can with a shot of Sauza. But the real attraction here is the shows as great acts in heavy and extreme music come around at a near weekly basis. The showroom is intimate, fitting around 100 of your smelliest friends, and the PA was recently overhauled as evidenced by my now wonky left ear. I don't want to be "that guy" but I checked out this place when it opened and am beyond happy for its growing success. Long live Vitus.
Horns up, thumbs tucked
Chris K. Oct 8, 2012
If you like raising your chalice to the dark gods of old, Saint Vitus Bar is the jump-off. Everything's black, the drink deals are affordable and delicious, and the bands that play here--from crunchy Bay Area thrashers Hammers of Misfortune to Singapore's most brutal band Impiety--will leave even the most hardened headbanger grinning. Hail!
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