Video: Artsy's Backyard - Jazz night at Mona's

Artsy Guy here... again.  In the spirit of finding nifty places to gather with friends, I'd like to offer a fantastic option my friend Lisa brought to my attention.  Mona's in Alphabet City (Avenue B between 13th & 14th Streets) is a classic dive bar where you'll find punk rock on the juke box and a wildly diverse group of regulars.  Various nights feature varied styles of live music.  Mondays feature bluegrass.  I believe Irish tunes are du rigueur.  But the night that will keep me coming back is Tuesday night and the jazz jam (heavy on the 20s and 30s swing)...

The music really didn't get into full swing until after 10 and was still happenin' when I left around 2:30am.  The full bar seemed to get a workout, but there are some options for craft beer folks (Brooklyn and Blue Point on draft, Dogfish Head in bottle).  It's what's HOPpenin' folks!  Cheers!