Dirty Pirate Hooker shots in a NYC dive bar! Aaaaaaarrhh!

Photo credit - Mike W - Yelp
Photo credit – Mike W – Yelp

Again, I can’t emphasize how much I love this divetastic bar! After another night of boozing here during this past Friday happy hour I realized where I now want my ashes spread when the day comes. Iggy’s Keltic Lounge located on the Lower East Side of NYC is one of those spots where you wander in and like a black hole all time is sucked away as you stumble out hours later.

Walking in and taking a seat the heavy metal sounds of old Metallica, GNR, and Iron effing Maiden are blasting out of the amazing jukebox here! Yes, this is a bar for metal, rock, and punk. If you listen to top 40 pop, hip hop, rap, crappy Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 dreck please leave and throw yourself under a bus. You have been warned. I just put $10 in the box and picked 30 songs that include Kiss, Maiden, Judas Priest, Ramones, Black Sabbath, The Smiths, and some Johnny Cash among others. Always play some Johnny Cash.

An affable bartender who thinks he is a pirate, dresses like one, and will great you with a hearty hello while setting up your libation. Pirate Mike is the man. He works the bar pretty much by himself during happy hour and the occasional weekend afternoons that I have drank the day away here, and he is a pro at it. He loves the lasses and they would walk the plank for this sea dog. Yo Ho Ho!

Pirate Mike! Ahoy matey thar be drinking here! Photo credit Mike Whitney, Iggy's.
Pirate Mike! Ahoy matey thar be drinking here! Photo credit Mike Whitney, Iggy’s.

Ridiculously cheap happy hour until 8pm. $3 pints of Shiner along with a bunch of other decent beers on tap. Some $4 depending on the brew. Tall boy can of PBR and a shot for $5 or so. The pirate will also do some shots with you, and treat one to a buyback. Life is good here with great deals on a goblet of grog. Plus, some free munchies to nibble on if sitting barside when the Pirate is on hand.

Plenty of spots to sit at along the bar and tables in nooks along the wall. Some of the most grafitti strewn bathrooms I have ever seen, but actually quite clean! Oh, and Mikey’s Burger next door is a godsend when you have the drunk munchies. They deliver here or just drag your sloppy ass next door to pick it up. I love a bar that will let you bring in food to eat. Helps to keep me from being a totally drunk mess. Need something to help absorb all that booze in my gut!

Always a fun, eclectic, and diverse friendly crowd. Saunter up to a spot at the bar along some punker, new wavers, rockers, suits, average joe & janes, and then strike up a conversation. It’s all good as this spot feels more like a locals joint where all are welcomed.

Dirty Pirate Hooker Shots. That’s all you need to know. Ask the Pirate. Just do it. Aaaaaaarrhh!

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Wonderful dive bar bathroom decor!

 

 

132 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002
(212) 529-2731

Pirate Mike fan page – https://m.facebook.com/PirateMikeNYC

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22 thoughts on “Dirty Pirate Hooker shots in a NYC dive bar! Aaaaaaarrhh!”

  1. I want a Dirty Pirate Hooker shot! My happy hour group (yes, I belong to a drinking group — don’t judge) would love it here, but I’m not too sure we could get everyone to New York for a Friday afternoon of drinking. I guess we’ll just have to settle for the local Irish pub in three, hopefully short, hours. Cheers!
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  2. Do you know the best pirate to ever play the game of football?

    I’ll answer in a minute. In the meantime, I am once again jealous of the cool places you have in the NYC area to hang out. I’d be plugging the jukebox for GNR and AC/DC. Rock horns, buddy. Make sure your sloppy-ass drunken self gives rock horns when they play Thunderstruck.

    And, so, the answer to the question: Brett Faaaaaaaaaarrrrrve
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  3. OMG! Now this is my kind of place, even if it’s just for the music selection alone. I am passing this on to my Rocker nephew who may just pack a suitcase and move in to this establishment.
    The outside is interesting … very cool!

  4. This place sounds fantastic. A drinking culture, a loud jukebox (and Newcastle Brown Ale – on the evidence of the can that the barman is holding). Wonderful! Sadly, at 56 I could probably no longer do the place justice; a couple of decades ago it would have been ideal.
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