The East Village's skankiest bar is collaborating with its neighborhood library, the Tompkins Square Park branch of NYPL on an art exhibit: "22 Years on Marz: A Retrospective of Artists from Marz Bar Since 1986."
The exhibit runs from Saturday, January 5 to Saturday, January 26, with an opening reception from 2-5 on the 5th.
331 E. 10th St. (Avenues A & B)
M & W 12-7:30
Seriously, this bar is a D I V E. The last time I was there my friends and I ended up leaving when we couldn't order our next round because the bartender was in the bathroom either fucking or fighting with her boyfriend. We assumed the latter, as the former probably wouldn't have taken so long.
The service at Tompkins Square, a library I use regularly, is more reliable. I've never used their bathroom, though, so I don't know what goes on in there.