Mona's

Mona's

Serving up brews to punks, drunks and dropouts since it was one of only two bars on all of Avenue B, Mona's is a dive bar institution in New York. As stubborn as its old-sot patrons, Mona's has absolutely refused to be anything other than a mellow, no-frills dive where the drink of choice is either beer or whiskey and ordering something like an appletini will earn you a score of dirty looks. The décor is seemingly ancient and there's no suggestion that it will be updated any time soon—the flashiest thing here is the ubiquitous oblong stained glass lamp that hangs four feet above the pool table and reads "pool" just in case you have too many shots and forget what the green felt table is there for.