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With all due respect to venerable Brooklyn hesher haunts like Greenpoint’s Palace Café, South Williamsburg’s jukebox-crusher Duff’s, and Park Slope’s pentagram-pit Lucky 13 Saloon, six-month-old Saint Vitus kills ’em all. A goth-noir joint sequestered at the furthest end of Greenpoint’s Manhattan Avenue, Saint Vitus murders the classics simply because it’s equipped with a back-room venue, where hardcore nights, karaoke assaults, and bands called Bitchslicer, Fuck the Facts, and Murder try to prove they deserve the scary names. Can’t stomach the $8 cover, but still want a stiff neck? Order a tallboy and plant yourself at the black mahogany bar, where the live show’s piped through the frontroom speakers. Make no mistake, this a beer-and-shot establishment; ask for a cosmo here, and we’ll personally slap you in the face. 1120 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, (11222)

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