A catholic-with-a-small-c flock congregates nightly at the Abbey, which calls out equally to hipsters, punk rockers and problem drinkers. Old-fashioned pub decor is bathed in red light, the jukebox is solid, and the entertainment is no-frills: Deer Hunter, Ms. Pac-Man, MegaTouch, two TVs and a pool table (there’s a popular tournament on Monday nights). At the wooden bar, or in a church-pew booth in the back room, the faithful can focus on drinking and meeting someone not of their own faith.
|Venue name:||The Abbey||Contact:|
536 Driggs Ave
|Cross street:||between North 7th and North 8th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 4pm–4am; Sun noon–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Bedford Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $5. Cash only|