122-126 St Marks Pl, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.726862 -73.983785
Mon-Fri, 4pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 1pm-4am
Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village
Avoid Bua. Strange place. – I live in the area and the place is a great disapointment. Lots of under aged people on weekends, while weekdays it has a very basic crowd from the sticks. I feel that there is something strange going on behind the scenes. Watch out.
Cool spot – I like Bua. The atmosphere is comfortable and the happy hour specials are more than reasonable. Definitely a good neighborhood spot.
Great staff, great vibe, good time – Go on a weeknight when it's not as crowded... bring a date or meet some new people. Love this place. Lots of memories there. Thanks Irish boys!
Editorial Review – Not your typical Irish pub ("bua" means "victory" in Gaelic), this low-key, exposed brick bar captures the neighborhood with a polished, romantic appeal.
a very special place – I dont typically review bars but felt the need after visiting this very special place. i stumbled accross bua a few weeks ago as i was wondering around the east village, and i'm so glad that i found this little gem. i dropped in for a beer late in the afternoon and ended up staying there for the evening. this bar is total bliss. cute friendly staff chatted to me with a genuine interest in my life, and served me up some great drinks. cool tunes hummed in the background as friendly regulars poped in and out to grab a drink and say hello. the decor is amazing... candles in every little nook about the bar, exposed brick walls and a warm and welcoming vibe make this place just right. bua i was told is the gaelic word for victory... a very fitting name for this treasure of a bar. take it from me - make this place your regular. it's an absolute gem.
Cool venue – Went late on a Thursday night and had an awesome time. The reviews are true - very friendly place, decent 'craic'.
Fabulous – I hadn't been to 122 St. Mark's since Jeff Buckley was clubbing around the Lower East Side and Bua was Sin-e. But my recent visit here reminded me warmly of those amazing times. Of course, more than a few changes have been made since that time, but all good ones, and they create a cozy atmosphere. I wasn't lucky enough to come when anyone was playing music, which I hear they do at times, but I can definitely see how this place would be ideal for that. It's small and cozy and the bartender was sweet and friendly. I really had a great experience. It's a shame Jeff isn't here today to play here. Anyway, it's a fabulous bar, you should definitely take a look. I live in New York but it was such an adorable place I felt the need to take pictures! :) Try it!
Great Place Period – I've been wetting my whistle here for the past year or so and I this place is among my favorites. Great (although limited) beer selection, good happy hour prices, excellent Irish bartenders, and low light. Not too many places in the city that provide a laidback atmosphere and play indie rock. A great place for a small group looking to drink before hitting up a more trendy scene or great for a happy hour drink. Of course an occasional tourist will come by - this is NY. What do you expect?
great neighboorhood bar – low key, good drinks, great outside area... Just a nice, normal local bar in the midst of so many hipster, trendy east village bars...
Great find – Friend who lives above this place brought me here. Hadn't been in it since days when it used to be that pricey wierd winebar. It is a great bar now. Laid back, not too loud music, nice people at bar. Felt like everyone knew each other. Very inviting. love the candle-light and brick walls. Got drunk on the Sangria..! Will be back
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