If you grabbed Motor City from the Lower East Side and planted it on the Upper West Side, swapped out the garage décor for dimmed chandeliers and black-and-white flyers for old Misfits and Black Flag shows, you would get the Ding Dong Lounge. The similarity to Motor City isn't much of a surprise since M.C.'s former owner is now the owner of this place. Funky eclectic décor suits this neighborhood bar perfectly, as does the crowd of grad students and neighborhood folks who were punk-rock to the core in their early days and yet are still cool enough to be called classy punk-rock. DJs spin punk and various forms of rock most evenings.