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79 Solid

Nice place, nice music, nice people. Why don’t people come here more often?

99 Ave. B, New York, NY, 10009


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The lowdown

“Handsome” Dick Manitoba spent the ‘70s fronting semi-legendary Bronx punk band the Dictators and the ‘80s bartending at seemingly half the watering holes in the East Village. In the ‘90s, he combined his areas of expertise to open this place, a comfortable mix of old-time rocker hangout and neighborhood bar that draws a mostly low-key, friendly crowd. Dark paneling and boxing memorabilia festoon the walls, along with band relics from Dick’s younger days. Music comes courtesy of a well-stocked jukebox and entertainment from the photo booth and downstairs game room. And beer.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelBring earplugs!