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East Village regulars line the wooden bar at this dive, where whiskey—particularly the Irish variety—tends to be the drink of choice. Find pub standards like Jameson alongside more high-end bottles, such as Redbreast. On Thursdays, snag a frosty pint of Guinness for $3, one of six beers on tap. A house bluegrass band plucks late into the evening every Monday, while a traditional jazz foursome plays on Tuesdays.
Venue name: Mona's
Address: 224 Ave B
Cross street: between 13th and 14th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 3pm-4am
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave
Price: Average beer: $4. MC, V

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Live music, super cheap drinks and friendly regulars? Sign me up. You won't find many newcomers here, which is just fine. This place is for real musicians, real drinkers and real East Villagers. Ask for any kind of fancy cocktail, and you will know right then you are in the wrong place. This spot is for beer, whiskey and pondering the meaning of life—or something. It's a real dive bar with absolutely zero pretense. So come without pretense yourself, and you will fit right in. The piano is at the front of the bar, often with a livelier crowd. But you can tuck into one of the tables in the back for a more low-key catch-up with a friend.