Music and drinks have long been enjoyed together, from Victorian gentlemen sipping a scotch around the Victrola to the modern day equivalent of sipping a scotch around the Victrola in a Holodeck. Delight your ears and tongue with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two cover charges (up to a $10 value each) and two premium drinks with top-shelf liquor (a $15 value each) at Ding Dong Lounge (up to a $50 value).
Ding Dong Lounge, a weathered and dimly lit punk rock bar devoted to both live and remembered music, has earned praises by Ben Yakas of the online magazine Gothamist for its "oodles of personality.” The exposed brick walls regularly resound with edgy tunes with more decibels than Dewey shouting at librarians for mis-shelving books. Past artists including Ed Askew, Schleigho, and Rosenkopf have trod the graffiti-adorned stage, and throughout its short but storied history, patrons have kept time over premium pours such as a Grey Goose martini at the well-worn wooden bar. Twosomes of pool sharks flex cartilage at the ready-to-rack table or gaze at the wall full of cuckoo clocks displays birds who emerge with an anti-establishment attitude embodied by neon pink mohawks.