This music venue may not have the storied punk history of nearby CBGB, but it doesn’t have the skanky bathrooms, either. Performance photos of Iggy, Blondie and Green Day line the walls, but musical trailblazing has given way to a steady stream of sound-alike hard-rock hopefuls. Still, the narrow, wood-floored space is clean, friendly, loud and cheap (most shows are free; others rarely top $5). Plus, with shots a mere $2.50 extra with every beer, and five shots for a ten-spot, there’s hardly a better place in town to stretch your drinkin’ dollars.
25 Third Ave
|Cross street:||between St. Marks Pl and Stuyvesant St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 4pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Third Ave; N, R to 8th St-NYU; 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Cover varies. Average drink: $5. Cash only|