41 1st Ave.
New York, NY 10003
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  • Daily 1pm-4am
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
Their motto: "Drink good stuff." Thankfully, you have no other option but to do just that at this East Village beer bar. At D.B.A., you'll find an extensive selection of draught beers, Belgian imports, and hand-drawn ales, as well as a formidable stock of tequila (around 50 varieties!). For more perspective, the menu spans over a dozen chalkboards above the bar; the selection is overwhelming, but the room itself is not, featuring worn wooden fixtures, a Ms. Pac-Man arcade table, and a beer garden out back where patrons puff cigars. Here's where you go to maximize your beer-drinking street cred.

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