The Scratcher

$ $
209 E 5th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 477-0030



  • Official after-work bar of team foursquare. If both bathrooms do not have foursquare stickers on the doors/mirrors/toilets, someone's getting fired... #justsaying
  • This is Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley's favorite bar, which he told us in a video tour of the East Village.
  • foursquare hometown favorite, the staff may-or-may-not hate us, but they certainly can't ignore us
  • You might run into a super cool foursquare employee. She is the mayor! You better recognize.
  • $6 PBR + shot of Evan Williams special Sunday to Thursday. $2 off drafts and well drinks during happy hour, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
  • One of the happiest places on earth. BYO pizza, claim a table, order a Guinness. Maybe a whisky, I don't know, let's get crazy.
  • The wifi password is the bar's phone number (look for it written on a piece of paper behind the bar)
  • Always scratch your itch. Come on Sundays with the wedding section to drink fine bourbon and listen to jazz standards.
  • Go on a Monday or Wednesday when Renata works! She's the best!
  • I got my butt farmed here
  • Tons of menus behind the bar!
  • Fun fact: Scratcher is Irish slang for a fold-away cot. This is also the closest decent bar to ITP. No TVs!
  • This place is just the way I like my ladies, inexpensive and unpretentious. Honest service and a relaxing atmosphere makes it a must go if youre with friends. Get drunk and have fun.
  • Be a pal and drop your empty glass/bottle off at the bar. Nobody likes a messy home.. err bar.
  • A favorite of Voice staffers-They have a great happy hour ($2 off drafts/well drinks) that you can find using our Happy Hours app!
  • Best non-blogger blogger bar in the East Village
  • cozy low key drinking den
  • A great chill dive. You can do work here, enjoy a date or hang with friends. It's mellow and the staff are super nice. Sometimes they even have free pizza, what more do you need?
  • They have Ommegang Harvest on draft. Get it.
  • Don't get an old fashioned!

Nearby places

34 E 4th St (btwn Bowery & Lafayette St)
15 E 7th St (btwn Cooper Sq & 3rd Ave)
359 Bowery (at E 4th St)