Duff's is the genuine dive-bar article. The former owners of the beloved watering hole Bellevue returns with this Williamsburg establishment. What elevates Duff's beyond the usual rocker hangouts is the inimitable sense of humor: vintage porn playing cards are cast into tables, Jesus kitsch rests on the jukebox, and posters of Alien illustrator H.R. Giger's finer works take center stage.
Gutterpunk-friendly Sweet Water became a salmon-serving café, but the devil-locked and Jesus-haired needn't grieve. Off Bedford's beaten path, a block from the East River, DUFF'S is a Hessian haven run by Jimmy Duff, former co-owner of the Hell's Kitchen oasis Bellevue. The interior includes Wendy O. Williams (with rifle), a guerrilla suit, and an array of Rob Zombiestyle baubles. Dig also the spacious porch complete with coffin: What's more romantic than the Manhattan skyline... More »