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BUA

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122-126 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10009 40.7269 -73.9839
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-979-6276 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10

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    3 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: WiFi, Bar Food, Irish/Pub, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Outdoor Area, Smoking Area
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Official Website

buabar.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 4pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 1pm-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 4pm-8pm; $5 selected cocktails and well drinks, $4 beers
Sat-Sun, 1pm-5pm; $5 cocktails and well drinks, $4 beers

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

Long before Bua called it home, 122 St. Marks Place was the original locale of musical hub Sin-é, where a scrappy Jeff Buckley used to play for tips. Now a comfy bar full of Tisch and Cooper Union students, the joint’s Irish in name (Bua is Gaelic for “victory”) but not in practice, forgoing the usual pub hodgepodge for more capricious comforts: cauldrons of sangria and a sprightly cocktail menu instead of an extensive whiskey library, Berkshire pulled-pork sliders in place of bangers and mash or shepherd’s pie. The space itself is divided into two big rooms, each as large as your typical Manhattan dive, with long oak benches ensuring room for dozens. (A patio offers additional seating, though drinks aren't allowed outside after 11pm.) And with shows long a thing of the past, the bar’s patrons are now the main attraction: In the space’s flickering candlelight, the chatty twentysomethings all look lovely.

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