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When Jane’s Sweet Buns operated out of this St. Mark’s storefront several years ago, Proletariat was known humbly as the “the bar behind the bakery.” Eventually, the bourbon-soaked sticky buns gave way to the growing beer list (curated by beer wunderkind, Cory Bonfiglio, formerly of Cannibal), and Proletariat replaced the bakery altogether. Pound for pound, this hole-in-the-wall, sliver of a bar can hold its own against any craft beer destination, and has become an international stop on many beer travelers’ itineraries.

Known For
  • craft beer
What to drink
There are beers here you’ve never seen before (no matter who you are or what you know) and an engaging staff who will meticulously pour them for you. No snobbery here: Fire off any burning questions and it will be warmly met, and graciously answered.
East Village
Check out their esoteric list of ciders; it’s one of the city’s best.