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When the pinball machines and vintage lunchboxes aren’t distracting you, Ace Bar has a pretty mean number of tunes coming out of its speakers. Whether from the jukebox or otherwise, Ace offers a weird, diverse selection of artists you can hear in the middle of the night (or earlier, if you’re into that). While sipping on your final beer, don’t get too distracted by the Linkin Park song you still remember the lyrics to blasting around you, because soon a forgotten-though-never-far-from-your-heart ’90s gem will sneak up on you and bring out more nostalgia than any internet listicle ever could. The jukebox has one of the city’s best collections, so no matter what song a stranger chooses, your ears will still feel overjoyed in this East Village dive.


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