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80 Good

Old-school Irish punk bar still draws the unwashed masses.

224 Ave. B, New York, NY, 10009


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The lowdown

Once upon a time there were only two — yes, two — bars on all of Avenue B: 7B and Mona’s. The avenue has changed a lot, but Mona’s hasn’t: It’s still full of punks, Irishmen, and college dropouts, plus a pool table, jukebox, and weekly bluegrass and jazz. And it still features the same lack of décor — an ancient bar and a few faded posters in the front room. And don’t order a cosmopolitan at this no-frills drinking establishment. Oh, they probably make ‘em, but do you really want to be on the receiving end of that many dirty looks?

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelBring earplugs!