Party Earth Review If motorcycles parked out front and a huddled crowd of tattooed chain smokers are signs of a good rock bar, then The Trash Bar has fulfilled its mission. Once past the wrought-iron flames and black awning, patrons will... ... read full review
256 Grand Street
New York, NY 11211
L: Bedford Avenue-North 7th Street
WILLIAMSBURG, NEW YORK –
If motorcycles parked out front and a huddled crowd of tattooed chain smokers are signs of a good rock bar, then The Trash Bar has fulfilled its mission.
Once past the wrought-iron flames and black awning, patrons will find a thriving and oddly cozy dive – painted red and slathered head to toe in band stickers, Christmas lights, and license plates – where lanky, good-humored punks circle a dimly-lit pool table and snarky hipsters hang around the bar or sprawl on ripped-out car seats to chat.
A dark hallway leads loyal regulars and bingers to a columned grotto with benches and a ramshackle red stage strewn with derelict musical equipment, where they’ll find plenty of the bar’s real draw – cheap beer and live music.
For those who get in early enough, there’s a killer one-hour open bar featuring free PBR, which gets the night bumping before some of the best local indie, punk, garage rock, and metal bands take the stage and whip the rowdy crowd into some lighthearted head banging.
A neighborhood staple, Trash Bar is a must for inked groups of young upstarts looking to play a show or just pass the night away singing along to Rancid.
Good-natured rockers, hipsters, rockabillies, and the occasional aged rock star, 20s to 30s.
Live music nightly, mostly indie, garage, punk, and metal. Jukebox. Pool table. TV over the bar.
Free tater tots with purchase of any drink. Hot dogs in the front room. Happy Hour daily 5–8pm and 1–4am. Open bar M–Th, Su 8–9pm, F–Sa 7–8pm with paid cover charge.
Cover charge $7+. Hot dogs $3. Beer $6+, wine $6+, cocktails $6+, PBR and whiskey shot $6.
Rocker casual: tight jeans, boots, sneakers, leather jackets, flannel, shades, spikes, tanks.
Most nights for live music, Fridays and Saturdays for longer partying and bigger local bands.
A short walk away is Duff’s (168 Marcy Avenue), Brooklyn’s premier metal bar.