New York City Nightlife



Ding Dong Lounge

Ding Dong Lounge Review

"Gabba gabba hey," kids—the CBGB's punk ethos is most alive and well not downtown but way up near Columbia University, at this out-and-out rock-and-roll bar. All manner of music posters (along with punk chanteuse Patti Smith's actual birth certificate) adorn the walls; the bathrooms are wallpapered entirely with do-it-yourself concert fliers. An exuberant young student crowd swills the many beers on tap, and candles at every table do little to dispel the near-total darkness. Just wear night-vision goggles—and maybe a crash helmet, given how often the DJs really shake up the joint.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 929 Columbus Ave., between W. 105th and W. 106th Sts. Upper West Side, New York, NY 10025 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/663–2600
  • Website:
  • Subway: B, C to 103rd St.
  • Location: Upper West Side
Updated: 02-25-2014

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