new york, New York
January 12, 2005
Noc Noc is a dark, eclectic, small bar with a big variety of beers. It looks like you’ve ventured into a warped version of Fred Flintstone’s house, crossed with Mad Max metal outfittings. There are strange seating arrangements in unexpected nooks, and sometimes you’ll find a dog or two lounging on the floor. It is a tiny place, so if you are planning to sit or go with a large group, it’s better to hit this place early. Beverages are very reasonably priced (especially compared to the $7-for-a-bottle-of-beer prices in New York), and in addition to beer, they serve wine and sake.
The ambience at Noc Noc is what draws me--it’s relaxed, and there are always a variety of interesting, odd characters sitting in for the long haul--usually planted on the dinosaur tail-like chairs at the bar, waiting to strike up a conversation. You can often catch some of the best DJs in the city spinning here, adding to the mood and appeal of the place.
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