The interior of Bellevue is dark, and that's just the way patrons want it. Ragged furniture and bar stools hold you up as the waitresses serve drinks for ridiculously low prices. An average mixed drink (rum and coke) will run you around $4. Every so often, they'll thrown one in for free if you're in it for the long haul. The decor is in the early heavy metal style. Posters all over the walls and ceiling attest to Bellevue's fame. Try to catch the script where Rob Zombie hosted Headbanger's Ball live from Bellevue. The lights are red and dim. Thrown in some "borrowed" signs from long-gone businesses, an Ozzy bobblehead doll, Betty Page videos on the TV, and other assorted weirdness and you've got Bellevue.
Aside from the cheap beer and laid-back atmosphere, people come here for the music. The jukebox has consistently rated tops in the city. The selection is superb if your taste runs toward metal and goth. Bellevue is the only place *I* know in the city where I can program Sisters of Mercy and Korn in the same set. The clientele reflects the diversity of music, with everyone from pierced punkers to local hobos calling Bellevue home. This is certainly not the bar to visit if you're in the mood for some classy entertainment. It is the place to stop if you need a quick drink (or three) on your way back to New Jersey, as the Port Authority is right across the street, allowing for a quick getaway.
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June 2, 2005
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Clifton, New Jersey
November 17, 2003
From journal Nickel and Dime in the Big Apple