Owner Dick Manitoba is the former front man of the punk band The Dictators. His East Village rocker hangout, Manitobas, has been a staple since the 90s and live bands perform Mondays where there's never a cover. The Official hangout of the Gotham Girls Roller Derby (Monday night is also Ladies' Night), Manitobas brings you an early happy hour beginning at 2 p.m. and cheap booze all night long with a stellar rock-stocked jukebox and live DJs most nights. This place even smells of rock. Manitoba's celebrates the NY punk rock era. A tattoo, absent from a burly bikers ass, covers the walls along with posters of all the guys we've ever got our rocks off to.