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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


    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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Mon-Fri, 3pm-4am; Sat-Sun, noon-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 3pm-8pm; $8 select cocktails, $2 off drafts and well drinks, $18 house wine carafes
Sat-Sun, noon-5pm; $8 select cocktails, $2 off drafts and well drinks, $18 house wine carafes

Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.; F at Second Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


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, spicy chicken sandwiches 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 midnight.) 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.