The Ding Dong Lounge

Upper West Side
Goth chandeliers and kick-ass music mark this dark UWS dive as punk—with broadened horizons. The tap pulls, dispensing Stella Artois, Guinness and Bass, are sawed-off guitar necks, and the walls are covered with vintage concert posters (from Dylan to the Damned). The affable local clientele and mood-lit conversation nooks make it surprisingly accessible (even without a working knowledge of Dee Dee Ramone).
Venue name: The Ding Dong Lounge
Address: 929 Columbus Ave
New York

Cross street: between 105th and 106th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 4pm–4am
Transport: Subway: B, C to 103rd St
Price: Average drink: $5. Cash only
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