Mon-Thu, Sun, 1pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 1pm-4am
1pm-7pm; $5 Craft and imported beer, $4 Yuengling, $3 well drinks
J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.; L at Bedford Ave.
At last: an Irish-like pub for people who generally hate Irish-like pubs. Iona's sprightly young staff (and their accents) couldn't be more appealing; they want you to pick your favorite wooden bench and stay a while. Inside this former candy store things are dim and spare, and don't expect to see gimmicky leprechaun figures or posters bearing limericks. Instead, you'll hear drum-and-bass mixes or classic rock—and not too loud, either. A little back alcove is perfect for late-night snogging, and the fact that the bar's not filled with lecherous old Irishmen pawing every female in sight is a blessing. That tradition is being kept alive instead by the neighborhood hipster boys.DJs
DJ's spin most nights, call or check website for details.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.