On the one hand, you love your sleek, leather-tufted taverns as much as the next person. But sometimes you want to hang with the drifters, the outlaws... the mustachioed.
A little cheap beer wouldn’t hurt, either...
Presenting Mamushka’s, a gritty new drinkery on the fringe of Midtown, ready to up your PBR count as early as tonight.
If you’ve frequented laid-back watering holes like PS14 or the Deuce, you get the idea of Mamushka’s: low-key vibe, $3 cans of Pabst, open until 5am, plenty of tattooed patrons. It’s all here.
There’s no sign on the door—you’ll know you’re at the right place when you pass the graffiti mural outside. Inside, the joint is small, but they’ve packed a lot in there: mirrored walls, a disco ball, a dance floor and a pool table.
You’ll want to come here for late-night drinks after the restaurants in Midtown have closed and your date is interested in catching some obscure live acts (there’s a rotating lineup). If it’s more of a drinks-and-break-dancing kind of night (again), you’ll quench your thirst at the wooden bar and then make for the dance floor—where there’ll be some lively rump-shaking to some of the best DJs in town.
Which reminds us: this weekend’s roster includes DJ Benton on Friday, and on Saturday, indie rockers Little Beard and the full-on funk of Kabuki Iron Kolors.
You have a zero-tolerance policy on half-assed funk.