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Handsome Dick Manitoba's
by Natalie Hegert

Manitoba's Bar

99 Avenue B (Between 6th & 7th ), New York. NY
(212) 982-2511

If seeing Shepard Fairey's tributes to Iggy and Strummer leave you thirsty for a beer and some rock 'n' roll, head over to Manitoba's by Tompkin's Square.  The proprietor of this establishment is none other than Handsome Dick Manitoba, the Bronx-born lead singer of the proto-punk band the Dictators, a regular staple of the CBGB's scene.   While you gulp a $3 happy hour beer, check out the permanent gallery of incredible photographs of legends like the New York Dolls, Iggy Pop, the Sex Pistols, the Clash, and the Ramones, play their songs on one of the finest jukeboxes in the city, then head downstairs for some air hockey.  Most nights the Handsome-one himself is tending bar.

--Natalie Hegert

(*Images: Manitoba's, photo by Tim Radville.  Manitoba's interior, courtesy of


Posted by Natalie Hegert on 5/9/10

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