Brooklyn – Williamsburg
536 Driggs Ave between North 7th and North 8th Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11211
A catholic-with-a-small-c flock congregates nightly at the Abbey, which calls out equally to hipsters, punk rockers and problem drinkers. Old-fashioned pub decor is bathed in red light, the jukebox is solid, and the entertainment is no-frills: Deer Hunter, Ms. Pac-Man, MegaTouch, two TVs and a pool table (there's a popular tournament on Monday nights). At the wooden bar, or in a church-pew booth in the back room, the faithful can focus on drinking and meeting someone not of their own faith.
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