99 Ave B, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.724720 -73.981275
Neighborhoods: Alphabet City, East Village, Downtown
The best bar in NYC – Great atmosphere, great beers, pretty women, I had great time.
i fell in love that night – i went to manitoba for the first time in may with a friend. possibly my new favorite bar. we only stopped in for one drink, but i will MAKE time to go back to this place. we stayed only an hour or so, time enough to have a really great long island iced tea. the way the bartender made it, it was very smooth going down. was quite potent, but didnt taste the alcohol. the pictures on the wall of all the punk greats were amazing. being a bit of a buff of the late 70s ny punk scene it was a treat. and the jukebox, the best ive ever seen. never seen such a mix of music, from buddy holly to hte ramones to the shirelles. great mix. i highly recommend.
Tonight you're gonna party like it's 1975. – The Scene
Punk rock is alive and well in this retro Alphabet City dive named for and run by Handsome Dick Manitoba, lead singer of the Dictators. This transporting venue boasts dark oak paneling, appropriately low lighting, and a fabulous collection of candid, vintage rock and roll photos: Debbie Harry, Joey Ramone, Iggy Pop, Sid Vicious, all legends, all Manitoba's contemporaries. The handpicked, kick-ass jukebox selection includes everything from KISS to the Clash. The Monday night party Garageland! features tight rock sets, attracting both old-school icons and newbie upstarts.
Cheap beer and shots, and little pretension make this a welcome alternative to the tired neighborhood lounges. It's loud, it's sweaty, it's anarchy in the U.S. dammit! If you hung out at CBGBs back in the day, don't be surprised if you run into some old buddies.
Get your ass down there !!!! – I visited this bar whilst I was visiting from Australia on the recommendation of Handsome Dick, the owner. I wasn't disappointed. One of the best pubs i've EVER been to. Great staff, music etc. Get your ass there NOW !!!!!
Kick Out the Jams – There's still plenty of good bands in this town. you just gotta see em on mondays at manitoba's! tiny space was packed but i somehow still found a seat. certainly the most supportinve music scene i've seen in a while. it's all R-A-W-K as far as i can see, at least on this night. makes me wish i lived in the neighborhood, i'd be there all the time!
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