The bar is named for the spotty bus that connects this just-off-the-beaten-path ’hood to the rest of the borough. Manhattanites unnerved by the location can take comfort in the bar’s amenities, including towering ceilings, a 30-foot-long walnut bar and giant windows that frame the Gotham skyline like a painting. The large back room has a pool table and comfy couches (hosting the occasional local pooch). Famished bargoers can start or finish the evening upstairs at the haute Mexican eatery Alma.
187 Columbia St
|Cross street:||at DeGraw St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 4pm–4am, Sun 2:30pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: F, G to Carroll St|
|Price:||Average drink: $5. Cash only|