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January 26, 2018

Our 9th Annual Blood Drive is Thursday, February 1st, 6pm to 4am. Everyone who gives blood, or attempts to give blood, will receive a free custom event shirt (see image below).




From the New York Blood Center:

Come shed some blood for the greater good in a famous Heavy Metal Bar. The World Famous Duff's Brooklyn 9th annual blood drive is Thursday 2/1 from 6:30-11:00pm. The blood drive will be held on our "Blood Vessel" mobile bus but go IN the bar before or after you donate. This blood drive is a sentimental favorite! You won't feel out of place if you don't know Slayer from Black Sabbath. You will still be saving lives and meeting the cool and generous humanitarians who party at the jewel of Williamsburg bar land. No other blood drive is this blood drive!


For questions about eligibility to donate due to travel outside the U.S., medications or medical conditions, call 1-800-688-0900.


For information about the Donor Advantage Program, please visit

January 23, 2018

January 6, 2018

January 1, 2018

December 31, 2017

December 29, 2017
2017 Dean Dimebag Guitar Raffle Wrap - Up

Congratulations to our 2017 Dean Dimebag Guitar winner, Tamara Hein, from Long Island. This year we raised $1120 for The VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Out thanks to everyone who participated this year. If you'd like to contribute to S.T.M.F directly, here's a link to their web site:

Happy New Year everyone, from your friends at DUFF'S

December 17, 2017

November 30, 2017

October 25, 2017

September 15, 2017
Free Tickets

Starting today, we will be giving away tickets to Metal shows at our neighbors - The Knitting Factory. Follow us on instagram for your opportunities:

The giveaways will be nice and simple, no pain in the ass hoops to jump through.

August 23, 2017

Four new photos added to the Photo Gallery

August 10, 2017
Heads Up!

Our 11th Annual WINGFEST, which usually happens around the end of August, is being pushed back into September this year.
As soon as we have the new date, we'll let you know.

Wingfest - noun; An annual event at Duff's, which features 200 pounds of free chicken wings, seasoned with the world's best hot sauce, DEFCON.

Award Winning DEFCON Hot Sauce

July 30, 2017
June 6, 2017
We are "Creepy and Crawly" - Duff's in last week's Time Out New York

May 14, 2017
North Shore Animal League America sends Thanks

This year's Peter Steele tribute raised a record $6,585 for the North Shore Animal League. For everyone who contributed in the Big Guy's memory, this Bud's for you:

Peter Steele Tribute Night

Our 2017 Peter Steele tribute night will be held at the bar on Friday, April 14th.

March 17, 2017
Jimmy Duff named a "Brooklyn 100 Influencer" in Brooklyn Magazine's Annual 100 Most Influential People Brooklyn Feature

The piece can viewed online here: Brooklyn 100 Influencer: Jimmy Duff, Duff's

March 5th, 2017

Thanks coming a little late this year, but it's all good.

February 7, 2017
Duff's featured in "Bar Tab", a column in The New Yorker Magazine

Illustration by Jorge Columbo, courtesy of The New Yorker Magazine

Check out the latest bit on the bar at The New Yorker Magazine's web site, from the week of February 6th, 2017:

January 30, 2017

Our 8th annual blood drive is this Thursday, at the bar, from 6:30PM to 11PM. Free refreshments will be served, courtesy of The New York Blood Center. In addition, all donors, and all those who attempt to donate, will receive a free Duff's blood drive t- shirt (image pictured below). Please donate if you can, or pass on the information to a friend - Giving blood saves lives !!!


January 25, 2017

December 28, 2016

Congratulations to Williamsburg native "Biker Joe", who won our 2016 Dimebag guitar raffle. We raised $1150 for VH1's Save The Music Foundation this year - Our thanks to everyone who participated!

December 24, 2016

December 19, 2016

December 12, 2016
Duff named decibel magazine's "Reader Of The Month" for Jan. 2017

Get more Decibel here:
Decibel Magazine

December 1, 2016
Rolling Stone - "Secret Metalhead" ??!?

Killer interview with our not so secret metalhead friend,Jessica Pimentel (with some photos shot at the bar). Here's a link to the article:

'OITNB''s Metalhead: Inside Jessica Pimentel's Double Life - Rolling Stone

November 28, 2016

November 15, 2016

November 9, 2016
Duff's named one of the top 10 Jukeboxes in New York City


"DUFF’S: It’s no surprise that New York’s ultimate metal bar is also home to one of the best hard-rocking jukes as well. Headbang your way through selections from Metallica, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Coheed and Cambria, Manowar, Dismemberment and more. Sure, the place looks like a heavy metal word cloud come to life, but one thing that’s not scary about Duff’s is the friendly server and relaxed crowd. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a spin on the bar’s “Wheel of Misfortune,” where you could “win” free jukebox plays, drinks, 15 minutes in a gimp cage or a “Coney Island whitefish” shot (google it, if you dare)."

View the entire article here:The 10 Best Jukeboxes In NYC: Gothamist

October 31, 2016

October 23, 2016

October 18, 2016

October 14, 2016

September 28, 2016
Richard Christy Reppin'

Our good Buddy Richard Christy showin' Duff's some love in the new issue of Decibel Magazine.

August 14, 2016

August 10, 2016
Another Duff's Wedding

We'd like to publicly congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Berenger, who were married at the bar last week by Reverend Jimmy Duff. They are the 4th couple to be married at the bar, and we wish them much health and happiness in their life together.

July 28, 2016
Follow Us On Instagram

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There is an Instagram Button at the Top of this page.

June 13, 2016

May 31, 2016
Lacuna Coil visits

Our buds , Lacuna Coil, stopped by the bar for some good times last week on their night off. The band is currently on tour promoting their new album "DELIRIUM" (which released Thursday, May 27th).

Lacuna Coil - Delirium - Music

If you missed their local show last week, band will be returning to NYC Thursday, June 9th at The Gramercy Theatre.

May 16, 2016
Remembering the incomparable Ronnie James Dio today...

April 21, 2016

April 17, 2016
Peter Steele annual tribute night wrap-up

Our annual Peter tribute night was a great time, and a tremendous success - We raised $3100 in tribute tee shirt sales (a record amount for the event). All funds have been donated to The North Shore Animal League Of America, in memory of Peter Steele. We'd like to thank everyone who participated in the event, especially Johnny and Kenny (and Slitzty!) from Type O Negative, Peter's sister, Cathy, and as always, Joey Hernandez for designing the charity shirt.

   "Don't go there to mourn, but to celebrate"
         R.I.P. Peter Steele, 1962 - 2010

April 3, 2016
Annual Peter Steele Tribute Night

This Saturday, April 9th, Duff's will be hosting our annual Peter Steele tribute night at the bar. In what began as an informal gathering of fans every April (And still remains"informal"), has grown into an annual event. Every year, people come to the bar this night from all over the country (and someone from Thailand one year!) to celebrate all things Peter. We also sell a tribute shirt, authorized by Peter's family, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit The North Shore Animal League. The party starts at 9PM, and as always - No cover charge, 21+ with valid ID.

March21, 2016

March 19, 2016
Go to HELL, in the best possible way...

Duff's gets a shout out in's "20 Essential Dive Bars In New York City", you can view the article here:

March 14, 2016
10 New Photos have been uploaded to the Photo Galleries

Click HERE

March 9, 2016

March 1, 2016
Peter Steele Tribute Shirt Presale

Our annual Peter Tribute Shirt is now on presale starting today, and it ends next Tuesday at midnight. The shirts are shipped worldwide (inquire about shipping rates), and will ship by April 11th, 2016. 100% of the proceeds from the shirts will go to The North Shore Animal League. More details on our annual Peter Steele tribute night TBA. Here's the link for the shirts and The Boneyard Rock Shop:

February 23, 2016

January 31, 2016
Duff's 7th Annual Blood Drive, Thursday February 4th, 6 PM to 11 PM

We hope you'll join us at the bar for our 7th annual blood drive, Thursday February 4th. The New York Blood Center "Bloodmobile" arrives around 5 pm and the first donors are taken at approximately 6 pm. Free snacks and refreshments will be made available to all the donors, and Duff's is giving each donor (including those who attempt to donate, and are refused for whatever reason) a free event t shirt (pictured below). You can get more information on giving blood, including other blood drives if you can't make it to ours, here, on the New York Blood Center Facebook page.


January 27, 2016

January 23, 2016

Due to the virtual shutdown of New York City because of the blizzard, we have no choice but to postpone our anniversary party until next week, Saturday January 30th. THE GOOD NEWS is that we are still OPEN today, our usual hours, 6 pm to 4 am !!!!

January 17, 2016

January 4, 2016
DUFF'S get props in Time Out New York
December 28, 2015
Lemmy Kilmister 1945 - 2015 R.I.P.

Lemmy Kilmister 1945 - 2015  R.I.P.

December 28, 2015

December 24, 2015
We are OPEN Christmas Day, our usual hours, 6 PM to 4 AM.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone - Your friends at DUFF'S

December 23, 2015
2015 Dean Dimebag Guitar Raffle Winner

This year's winner is Claude Carril from Brooklyn. We raised $760 in raffle tickets, all of which will of course go to VH1's Save Music Foundation. Our thanks to everyone who participated this year, and thanks to John & John from Dean Guitars, John C., and of course Dean Guitars. If you wish to contribute to VH1's STMF directly, you can do so here: VH1 Save The Music Foundation

December 15, 2015

December 2, 2015
11th Annual Dimebag Tribute Night and Dean guitar raffle

We'll be giving away our 11th Dean Dimebag guitar with our annual raffle that starts Saturday, at our Dimebag tribute night. We have raised well over $10,000 since we started, and we hope you'll join in for a good cause. Party starts at 10 PM.

November 23, 2015
Duff's Shout-Out

Our buds MALON reppin' Duff's in their new album art \m/

November 12, 2015
JUDAS PRIEST Redeemer Of Souls, Fall Tour, 2015

Photos from Priest's latest swing through the New York City area have been posted HERE

November 9, 2015
Meet and Greet with CAGE, Wednesday, November 11th, 10 PM

October 27, 2015

October 24, 2015

October 20, 2015

We're all very bummed hear of the passing Frank Watkins. We had a lot of good time over the years with Frank and the Obituary guys over the years - R.I.P. Dude.

October 14, 2015

October 5, 2015
Robb Flynn tossed from The Sistine Chapel ... For wearing a Duff's hoodie ???!?

Apparently our good Bud and Machine Head Mastermind/General Robb Flynn was recently asked to leave The Sistine Chapel, for wearing a Duff's hoodie - CLASSIC . Get the story here at Metalsucks:

Machine Head's Robb Flynn Got Kicked Out of the Sistine Chapel - MetalSucks

September 22, 2015
Duff's profiled by Brooklyn Magazine

Brooklyn Magazine has just posted an in depth article about Duff's on their web site - Click on the photo of the car for a link to it

Inside Duff’s Bar, Home to Brooklyn’s Metalheads and A Piece of New York’s Music History

September 15, 2015

September 4, 2015

September 2, 2015

Check our bud Metal Mark and his interview with SOILWORK, conducted at the bar during the band's listening party:

August 21, 2015

August 17, 2015
SHANE KEOGH 1976 - 2015, R.I.P.

We are beyond saddened to report that Shane, long time friend and former Duff's/Bellevue employee, passed away Friday afternoon. Final arrangements have not been made yet. Those wishing to attend/send flowers, or perhaps make a donation to charity in Shane's name, please email for further information. If you can't do any of the above, pour yourself a tumbler of Beam, crank up some Johnny Cash, and have a drink for Shane instead. He would approve.

August 10, 2015

August 8, 2015

Photos of 2015 Rockstar Mayhem headliners SLAYER have been posted in the photo gallery HERE

August 4, 2015

Photos of KING DIAMOND's blistering live show at the 2015 Rockstar Mayhem Tour have been uploaded HERE

July 29, 2015

July 1, 2015

June 30, 2015

June 28, 2015
New Live Shots

New photos have been uploaded from last week's SLAYER show at The Paramount Theater in Long Island, view the album HERE

June 27, 2015
Iron Maiden Koozie Giveaway

TONIGHT, starting at 2 minutes to midnight (natch), we will be giving away Iron Maiden koozies with the purchase of a can of TROOPER beer. A rep from Robinson's Brewery will be on hand with other free Maiden/Trooper swag as well. This is, of course, is a 21 years of age and over promotion.

June 24, 2015

Our 1990 Cadillac Hearse took home first place last Saturday at the 33rd annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade car show. The vehicle won in the unmodified/post 1964 category( it was the 3rd time one of the bar's vehicles took home a first place trophy at The Mermaid Parade).

June 5, 2015

May 28, 2015

May 27, 2015

Check out this bit on metal mixes by our buddy & God Forbid shredder (and former Duff's bartender) Doc Coyle. Doc goes into what it take to make his "Duff's Mix", an regularly updated fixture on the bar's jukebox. Doc, who now lives in California, no longer works at the bar due to the commute, but as you will read, he is still "in the mix":The Art Of Making The Perfect Metal Mixtape - VH1

April 29, 2015
Peter Steele T - Shirt for charity wrap - up, 2015

A huge THANKS to everyone who purchased a Peter Steele shirt in our annual fundraiser. We raised $2330 this year, a record for us. That's alotta critters saved -The big guy undoubtedly would be proud of his fans.

Anyone who wants to donate to The North Shore Animal League may do so here: North Shore Animal League America

March 30, 2015
Annual Peter Steele Tribute Night, 2015

On Saturday April 11th we will be hosting our annual Peter Steele tribute night. The night has become a yearly event where Peter's fans, friends, and family gather to celebrate all things Peter. Each year we also produce a limited edition shirt, which is sold at the bar and online - 100% of the proceeds from the shirt go to The North Shore Animal League, an animal rescue that Peter was fond of. The shirts can be ordered exclusively online from The Boneyard Rock Shop Webstore. You can also contribute to The North Shore Animal League directly * HERE *. We hope you will help us keep Peter's memory alive by joining us on the 11th, or donating to The NSAL directly in Peter's name.

March 9, 2015

March 2, 2015

February 19, 2015

February 18, 2015

February 1, 2015
Thursday February 6th is our 6th annual BLOOD DRIVE with The New York Blood Center at the bar

Why donate ?? (From NYBC):

From organ transplants to heart surgeries, today’s advanced medical care relies on blood transfusions. When one person donates a unit of blood, it can be separated into individual components to save multiple lives. Blood donors like you help meet the daily transfusion needs of cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, newborns and mothers delivering babies, AIDS and sickle cell anemia patients, and many more.

As always, all folks who attempt to give blood will receive a FREE Duff's blood drive event shirt (pictured). The blood drive will be held outside the bar in the bloodmobile, and will run from 6 PM to approximately 10 PM. Find out more at NYBC's web site ~HERE~

January 21, 2015
Duff's 16th Anniversary Party

Join us this Saturday, January 24th, for the mother of all anniversary parties (at least until next year). 2015 marks our sweet 16th year of rockin' New York City. Thank YOU for supporting Duff's and making this milestone possible. Friends, new and old, we hope you will join us on this special occasion.

December 30, 2014
10th Annual Dimebag Guitar Raffle Wrap - Up

Another Dimebag guitar raffle is in the books - This year the winner is Brian Hernandez from Queens. We raised $580 for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a favorite charity of Dimebag Darrell. Once again, thanks to everyone who participated for a good cause, and if you didn't win, there is always next year !! You can contribute and find out more about the Save The Music Foundation here: VH1 Save The Music Foundation

December 24, 2014

December 17, 2014

December 16, 2014
Duff picks his top 10 anti-holiday songs for Brooklyn Magazine

December 13, 2014

Photos from Slayer's 2014 Fall tour have been uploaded HERE

December 2, 2014

November 2, 2014

On Halloween night, naturally, we made a new addition to the bar - A custom made Peter Steele Type O Negative replica bass. The instrument was a gift from our buddy Chuck Thibaut, who drove 10 hours on Halloween Day to make sure it arrived on the 31st, a day that had a lot of significance for Peter. The bass was hand built to the exact specifications of the original instrument, and no detail was spared. Fully functional, it can be taken out and plugged right in. Peter's sister and other family members were on hand as well, helping to make it a very special Halloween.

October 26, 2014

October 19, 2014


October 12, 2014
NEW PHOTOS: Judas Priest at The Barclay Center in Brooklyn, 10/09/14

Check em' out HERE

October 9, 2014

October 3, 2014

September 15, 2014

August 31, 2014
Duff's Brooklyn Receives 2014 Best of Brooklyn Award

Brooklyn Award Program Honors the Achievement

BROOKLYN August 28, 2014 -- Duff's Brooklyn has been selected for the 2014 Best of Brooklyn Award in the Dive Bars category by the Brooklyn Award Program.

Each year, the Brooklyn Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Brooklyn area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Brooklyn Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Brooklyn Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Brooklyn Award Program

The Brooklyn Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Brooklyn area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Brooklyn Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Brooklyn Award Program

August 18, 2014
New addition to the bar

The very talented Shuhei Tomiyama, dropped off this custom made Type O Negative Russian nesting doll (also know as a Matryoshka doll) at the bar this week. Shuhei is in town once again visiting from Japan, and always stops by with something cool/interesting for us. You can check out Shuhei on twitter: @asagaoshuhel or look him up on facebook. Thanks Buddy !!

August 15, 2014

July 31, 2014

We recently acquired a new hearse for the bar - A 1990 Cadillac Brougham (coach builder: Federal). We are the second owner, as the car had been in funeral service since new at a funeral home in Winston- Salem, North Carolina. The vehicle has 19,000 original miles, and will remain stock - at least for the time being . You can check out photos of the hearse, as well as other "company cars" from over the years in the web site's "Rides" gallery, HERE

July 14, 2014

The Boneyard Rock Shop now has in stock the latest Duff's shirt - The front was designed by our good friend Forest, with the classic alcohol abuse logo on the back. FREE shipping on all domestic orders. Check out the Boneyard and the all other cool Rock/Metal merch they carry here: Boneyard Rock Shop (You can find Duff's under the ARTISTS section)

July 12, 2014
Exclusive NYC Judas Priest interview

Check out and our bud Metal Mark's interview with the legends, JUDAS PRIEST

July 1, 2014

June 29, 2014

June 9, 2014

May 14, 2014

May 4, 2014
15 new photos added to new "Metal Alliance Tour - 2014" Album

Metal Alliance 2014
Click HERE

May 3, 2014
Thank You!

On behalf of North Shore Animal League, we would once again like to thank everyone who participated by purchasing a 2014 Peter Steele tribute shirt.

April 27, 2014

Join us Tuesday, April 29th for the listening/release party for "VAE VICTIS", the Megaforce Records debut of New York City's very own IKILLYA.

From our buds at

"Awesome news: one of MetalSucks’ favorite unsigned bands is no longer unsigned! Not only have IKILLYA signed with Megaforce Records Incorporated, but they’ve also completed their new album, Vae Victis (it’s Latin for “woe unto the conquered”). The latest offering from New York’s own kings of thrashy, groove-laden, no bullshit heavy fuckin’ metal will come out April 29, and can now be pre-ordered here. MetalSucks has heard Vae Victis, and we can assure you, it’s IKILLYA’s finest hour. If you’re into bands like Pantera, The Haunted and Lamb of God and you’re not listening to IKILLYA, you are missing out big time!"

"To celebrate the announcement, IKILLYA are now giving away their last album, Recon, for FREE right here. Yes, free!!! This is a great chance to get on board with one of metal’s best lesser-known gems."

April 9, 2014
Peter Steele Tribute Night

Saturday, April 12th is going to be our annual Peter Steele tribute night at the bar. It's an informal gathering of Peter's fan's, and his band and family members have also dropped in to visit on this night. We'll be playing all of Peter's music and remembering the big guy in a civilized manner (the civilized part would be much to his chagrin I imagine). We'll also be selling a Peter tribute shirt (image below), with his family's permission, with all proceeds to go to The North Shore Animal League.

April 7, 2014
TRIPTYKON Listening Party: 4/11/14, 10 PM

Friday April 11th we will be hosting a listening/release party at the bar for the highly anticipated second full length release from TRIPTYKON. Come out and hang with us as we crank up what is very likely to be a strong candidate for album of year. Yes, it is that good. No cover, 21+ with ID, more details below.

April 1, 2014

Join us next Monday for the (rescheduled) Black Label Society release and listening party for their new disc "CATACOMBS OF THE VATICAN". We will have vinyl, DVD/Blu-ray, and signed CD booklets for giveaways. The party starts at 10 PM, no cover, 21 years old and up only, ID required.

March 25, 2014

Join us this Saturday for East Coast release/listening party for "THIS IS YOUR LIFE" the Ronnie James Dio tribute album. We will have CD giveaways as well as killer custom two sided shirts to give away. 100% of the proceeds from the album go to The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, so get out there and buy a copy or two !!! (Album street date: Tuesday April 1st)

March 17, 2014

March 3, 2014

March 2, 2014

February 4, 2014
A little Blood Drive Q & A

Our buddy Phil, a self professed regular guy in NYC, and a very cool guy in NYC for sure, has posted a blog about annual blood drive:

Spill some blood at Duff’s in Brooklyn !!

February 2, 2014

On Thursday, February 6th, we'll be hosting our 5th annual blood drive in conjunction with The New York Blood Center. The blood drive starts at 6:30 PM so please try to get there early (the drive runs until 11 PM), and bring identification with photo or signature. All donors will be served complimentary refreshments and will receive a free Duff's blood drive t shirt (shirt image is below). Find out more about the New York Blood Center, including donor eligibility requirements here:
Welcome to New York Blood Center

Facebook invite page:

"Donating blood is literally giving the gift of life. Each day, patients in our regions need close to 2,000 people a day to roll up their sleeves to give the gift of life. There is simply no substitute for voluntarily donated blood. Without volunteer donors, our community would not have an adequate community blood supply."

January 15, 2014

January 13, 2014

December 26, 2013

Congratulations to Tommy Serocki of Mastic New York - He is the 2013 winner of our 9th annual Dean Dimebag guitar raffle.

The proceeds of the raffle, $640, was sent off Monday morning to The VH1 Save The Music Foundation in memory of Dimebag Darrell Abbott.

Our thanks to Dean Guitars, John C., and of course, everyone who participated this year. You can get more information on the Save The Music Foundation HERE

December 24, 2013

December 18, 2013

December 12, 2013
More Gojira/SLAYER - Fall 2013 Tour, CT:11/26, NYC:11/27

Twenty-four more pictures added to the new Gojira/SLAYER - Fall 2013 Tour album in the Duff's Gallery, CLICK HERE.

December 8, 2013
Gojira/SLAYER - Fall 2013 Tour, CT:11/26, NYC:11/27

Twenty-six pictures added to a new album in the Duff's Gallery, CLICK HERE.

December 1, 2013

November 23, 2013
Steve Giacobelli Family Benefit Shirts

With a great deal of help from our master artiste, Joey Hernandez, we have designed a tribute shirt for our good friend Steve "Nightcrawler" Giacobelli. For those of you who didn't know, Steve was tragically killed while on the job in September (scroll down to news from 9/27). Steve left behind a wife and 3 children, who will recieve all of the proceeds of the shirt's sale. The shirts can be pre-ordered online at The Boneyard Rock Shop ( Look up Duff's under the "artists" link):

November 15, 2013
Lamb Of God video shoot at the bar

The Lamb Of God crew, along with a bunch of their fans, took over the bar earlier this year for a photo shoot. It started out as a photo shoot, and turned into one of the most fun parties of year. Someone was on hand to document the action on video, and here we have it, the evidence:

November 8, 2013
Duff's Jukebox scores again

Duff's has been named one of the top 8 Jukebox bars in Brooklyn by BROOKLYN EXPOSED.
Check out the article here:

Jukebox Bars Brooklyn :: Brooklyn Exposed :: Your Guide to Everything Brooklyn

October 30, 2013
The October "DUFF'S SHOT"

The gang at have put together this month's "shot", which is an assortment of testimonials from various cool metal folk - Check it out here:

October 20, 2013
DUFF'S awarded "Best Metal Bar", and "Best Jukebox" in The Village Voice Best of NYC, 2013

The Village Voice's annual Best Of NYC issue came out this week, and DUFF'S was tapped for:

Best Metal Bar
New York Best Metal Bar - Duff's Brooklyn - Best Of New York - Village Voice

Best Jukebox ( Reader's choice)
New York 2013 Readers' Poll Contest - - Best Of New York - Village Voice

October 12, 2013
10 new photos added to the photo gallery

Click HERE

October 1, 2013

September 27, 2013
Steve "Nightcrawler" Giacobello 1968 - 2013

Long time friend, and huge supporter of Duff's, Steve "Nightcrawler" Giocobello, tragically passed away early Monday morning. Yesterday we said our final farewells to our good buddy. Steve would have been very touched to see the outpouring of love for him on the Internet and social networks all week. Even though he was really a very sensitive and caring guy at heart (and would probably be furious that I said that online, lol), he would have preferred to keep things simple and right to the point in regard to any statement or tribute to him. With that said - Crank up some fuckin' Slayer, and have a beer and a shot today in his honor.


September 26, 2013
Time to do a fuckin' shot !!

It is once again time for the Duff's "Monthly Shot" on This month Duff lists his top 10 front men of all time - Check out the bit HERE.

September 17, 2013

Dig it - Duff's is now on Instagram:

August 11, 2013

July 3, 2013

July 1,2013

June 26, 2013
DUFF'S in the "Spotlight"

Our friends at METAL INJECTION have kicked off a new series highlighting the NYC Metal Scene with their "Spotlight" video series. The first profile is of DUFF'S and can be viewed below:

Spotlight: DUFF's Brooklyn - Metal Injection | | Metal Injection

June 17, 2013

June 5, 2013
DUFF'S "Monthly Shot" on

Our friends at have talked (browbeat/harassed) me into participating in a new feature on their web site. In the monthly bit, the lads will be picking my brain (what's left of it), on a variety of METAL!!! related topics. Just like the bar, there won't be any discussion of religion or politics, just alotta good natured fuckin' around. This here update is late, since it has already started, but in the future we will give you timely posts on when the next "shot" comes down the pipe - Cheers - J.D.

June 2, 2013

May 12, 2013

May 2, 2013

SCRANTON, PA, 10/09/10

SCRANTON, PA, 10/09/10



April 12, 2013
Peter Steele

This Sunday, sadly, it will be 3 years since the passing of the legendary Peter Steele. Peter's fans have turned April 14th into a annual meet-up at the bar, and this year shouldn't be any different. This year's gathering will be held this Saturday night the 13th, going into Sunday the 14th. In Peter's honor, we have made a limited amount of shirts for the weekend, with 100% of the proceeds from their sale to go to The North Shore Animal League. A cause the big guy surely would have appreciated. You can donate to NSAL directly online here: North Shore Animal League America

March 9, 2013

February 23, 2013

"As Grace Descends", the first video from "Pinnacle Of Bedlam" the new album from SUFFOCATION, made it's world debut yesterday (The video was filmed at the bar on January 5th 2013).

February 19, 2013

February 8, 2013
Behind the scenes at the SUFFOCATION video shoot at DUFF'S

A behind the scenes video produced by director Tommy Jones has been posted on Youtube of the "As Grace Descends" video shoot at the bar on January 5th 2013. The band's new album, "Pinnacle Of Bedlam" is set to be released next week, on the 15th, by Nuclear Blast Records. Cool pre-order deals are available, check it out (the album fucking RIPS!!) - Nuclear Blast

February 4, 2013
DUFF'S named one of the top 100 bars in America

The folks at have once again seen fit to name DUFF'S as one of the top 100 bars in the country for 2012. We are, of course, very honored. We've said it before, and we'll say it again: A bar is only as good as the people that hang out there. This award merely reflects that fact, that our patrons are some of the best and coolest around. This one's for you - Thanks

February 1, 2013

January 20, 2013
DUFF'S 4th Annual Blood Drive

On Thursday,January 31st, we'll be hosting our 4th annual blood drive in conjunction with The New York Blood Center. The blood drive starts at 6 PM so please try to get there early (the drive runs until 10 PM), and bring identification with photo or signature. All donors will be served complimentary refreshments and will receive a free Duff's blood drive t shirt (shirt image is below). Find out more about the New York Blood Center, including donor eligibility requirements here:
Welcome to New York Blood Center

"Donating blood is literally giving the gift of life. Each day, patients in our regions need close to 2,000 people a day to roll up their sleeves to give the gift of life. There is simply no substitute for voluntarily donated blood. Without volunteer donors, our community would not have an adequate community blood supply."

January 14, 2013
The Mother of all Anniversary Parties

January 1, 2013
2012 Dean Dimebag Guitar Raffle Wrap - Up

The winner of our 8th annual Dimebag guitar raffle, Kristin Mowrey of Brooklyn, finally made her way down to the bar to pick up her prize on Monday night. Our total raised for VH1's Save The Music Foundation this year was $720, which pushed our total of money raised for charity since 2005 to over $10,000.00. Our thanks to everyone who participated this year, to Curse and John P. from Dean Guitars, and "Best Dude" John C. for all their help in making this event happen again. You can contribute to VH1's Save The Music Foundation here:

VH1 Save The Music Foundation Donation | VH1 Save The Music

December 19, 2012

December 11, 2012

December 3, 2012
H.R. Giger's Nubian Queen

A piece of killer art was in the neighborhood this week, getting polished up for an exhibition in Las Vegas.

The sculpture is H.R. Giger's "Nubian Queen" Year: 2002 , Cast Aluminum, height 1meter 83cm, weight 12kg, limited to 23 pieces. Korn fans will recognize it's similarity to Jonathan Davis's custom made Giger microphone stand.

November 12, 2012
8th Annual Dean Dimebag Tribute Night & Dean Guitar Raffle kick-off

Join us next Saturday, December 8th, for our annual Dimebag tribute night, and the start of our 8th Dean Dimebag Guitar Raffle!! Rumor has it that some Pantera might be heard at the bar that night, as a well as a blacktooth or two thrown back . The righteously rock solid folks at Dean guitars have again "delivered the goods" by donating a guitar for us to raffle off, with all of the proceeds going to VH1's Save The Music Foundation. We hope to see you then, and if we don't, join us wherever you are that night in raising up a drink up to the late great Dimebag - "Getcha Pull !!!"

* Raffle tickets are $10 each
* Winner need not be present when winning ticket is drawn
* Past winners, and current and former DUFF'S employees are not eligible to enter
* Winner will be picked at the bar's holiday party, 12/21

November 3, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Rocks NYC

The bar and staff survived the hurricane more or less unscathed, our thanks to everyone who inquired. Some of our friends were not so fortunate - Any contribution you can afford to make will help make a difference - American Red Cross

Surreality: Below are couple photos we took in an abandoned Times Square on Monday, 8 PM, right before the storm hit in full force.

October 28, 2012
High River Sauces Premiers New TV Commercial filmed at DUFF'S

High River Sauces, the award winning Hot Sauce Company started by Mosh Potatoes Cookbook (Simon & Schuster) author and music industry veteran Steve Seabury is proud to announce the premier of his TV commercial on this weekend’s episode of VH1’s “That Metal Show”. The commercial titled "Oh That’s Hot” will debut on October 27th between 11 PM to Midnight EST and will continue to air nationally until November 10th . The commercial is a blend of spicy humor and B-Movie Special effects. Just what you would expect for a hot sauce commercial.

The commercial was filmed by Grammy Nominated music video director Kevin J. Custer (Overkill, High on Fire, Cannibal Corpse, Lacuna Coil) at Duffs Brooklyn, the most famous Heavy Metal Bar in NYC. Duffs has been known to host some of the craziest and wildest parties for such acts as Black Label Society, Pantera, Slayer and numerous others. “After a night of chugging beers and snorting lines of Hellacious Hot Sauce Kevin and I, for shit’s & giggles, thought it would be funny to film a hot sauce commercial” Seabury recalls. “We wanted to make it loud, funny and METAL to fit the mold of High River Sauces”.

The commercial features fellow metal heads and hot sauce addicts Chris Caffery of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mike Meselsohn of Black Water Rising, Adam Poch from the CBS hit TV Show “Big Brother” and John Conley from the band Moth Eater playing the role of the Devil.

The New High River Sauces TV Commercial

October 15, 2012

October 7, 2012

October 4, 2012

NEW limited run t shirt, available exclusively at AM/PM Ink (along with tons of other cool Metal gear). Check em' out here : AM/PM INK

September 29, 2012

September 16, 2012

September 3, 2012

About If You Like Metallica...

In hard rock history, there is the time before Metallica and there is everything that has come since: metal, punk, industrial, grunge, alternative – all of it absorbed, transformed, and reinvented by the band that, for decades, has ruled as both the Beatles and the Stones of heavy music. From garage rock to the avant-garde, indie pop to hardcore punk and, of course, all shades of metal, If You Like Metallica... illuminates the sounds and styles that influenced and have been influenced by this band, in addition to nonmusical elements such movies, books, and cultural iconoclasts. Just as Metallica expanded heavy metal to new meanings and new possibilities, If You Like Metallica... expands being a fan of the band to an education and a treasure hunt that, put as bluntly as a devil-fingered salute to the face, rocks.

More books from the If You Like series:

If you would like a review copy, radio giveaways, author interview, or excerpt of If You Like Metallica..., please email Jaime Nelson at

August 1, 2012

July 20, 2012
HELLYEAH Listening Party, 7/18/12

Our buds in HELLYEAH stopped by Tuesday night with their new disc for an impromptu listening party. The new album "Band Of Brothers" sounded killer cranked up good and loud, and marks a new direction for the band as it's a lot heavier than their first two release. This is good. Click here to hear some cuts at the HELLYEAH Amazon Store

July 8, 2012
DVD Release party for OZZY'S "SPEAK OF THE DEVIL"- Friday, July 13th

Speak Of The Devil was filmed at Irvine Meadows, California in 1982. The show was part of the delayed continuation of the Diary Of A Madman tour following the tragic death of Randy Rhoads in March '82 in a flying accident during the early part of the tour. The show features guitarist Brad Gillis who was brought in to replace Randy Rhoads. The concert is a perfect snapshot of Ozzy Osbourne's live performances in the eighties with dramatic staging and masses of energy with a setlist based around his first two solo albums and a few Black Sabbath classics. Ozzy has always been one of heavy metal's great frontmen and, despite the difficult circumstances, this show captures him at his absolute best. / Line-up: Ozzy Osbourne (vocals); Don Airey (keyboards); Tommy Aldridge (drums); Brad Gillis (guitar); Rudy Sarzo (bass).

Track Listing:
1) Over The Mountain 2) Mr Crowley 3) Crazy Train 4) Revelation (Mother Earth) 5) Steal Away (The Night) 6) Suicide Solution 7) Guitar / Drum Solo 8) Goodbye To Romance 9) I Don't Know 10) Believer 11) Flying High Again 12) Iron Man 13) Children Of The Grave 14) Paranoid

June 19, 2012

June 4, 2012

Had a blast recently with our friends from CYCLE SOURCE magazine, which resulted in a 4 page piece "Full Throttle Rock" in their new issue, on newsstands now. More bonus interview footage, aka, "Everything you never wanted to know about DUFF'S" can be viewed below:

Part 1: Jimmy Duff interview of DuffsBrooklyn part 1

Part 2: Jimmy Duff interview of DuffsBrooklyn part 2

Part 3: Jimmy Duff interview of DuffsBrooklyn part 3

Get more on CYCLE SOURCE:

May 15, 2012
This weekend: The 15th Annual New York City Tattoo Convention

May 14, 2012

Good news - KILLER show by all the bands Saturday night at Irving Plaza. It was beyond great to see Nergal back in action, destroying & looking very healthy. On the not so healthy side, the after party at the bar with The Devil's Blood and Watain was a total full on rager, the kind that only happens at the end of a tour. Much thanks to everyone who partied with us Friday and Saturday, it was one of the most fun weekends at the bar ever, and that's saying a lot.

Duff, Les Barany, and Nergal
Duff, Les Barany, and Nergal

May 8, 2012
VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER 20th Anniversary reissue party
Friday May 11th 2012, 9 PM

We are very proud to announce that the bar will be hosting the official release/listening party for the 20th anniversary reissue of Pantera's masterpiece "Vulgar Display Of Power". Many thanks to Rhino and PANTERA for allowing us to host this event, and for their generosity in donating free discs and swag for the fans.


February 25, 2012 marked the 20-year anniversary for Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power, a landmark album widely acknowledged as one of metal's most enduring and influential masterworks. Recorded by singer Philip Anselmo, guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, bassist Rex Brown and drummer Vinnie Paul, the album has been certified double platinum by the RIAA and features several of the group's most iconic songs including "Walk," "Mouth For War," "This Love," and "Fucking Hostile."

To celebrate, Rhino channels the album's relentless blitzkrieg of musical aggression onto a two-disc Deluxe Edition. The collection features the debut of "Piss," an incendiary blast of vintage Pantera from the original recording sessions. It remained lost until Vinnie Paul rediscovered the track while going through the band s vault.

Along with the unreleased song, Vulgar Display Of Power (Deluxe Edition) also features unreleased video of the quartet performing six songs at the Monsters Of Rock show in Reggio Emilia, Italy on September 12, 1992. The set list draws almost exclusively from Vulgar ("This Love," "Rise" "Mouth For War"), but also includes the title track from their previous album, Cowboys From Hell, and a melding of Vulgar s "Hollow" and Cowboys "Domination," which was a live staple of the band.

Get the new release HERE

April 24, 2012

April 14, 2012
Peter The Great

Today we remember the genius of Peter Steele. Peter, in tandem with the rest of Type O Negative, had the ability to express feelings that we all feel, but we don't necessarily know how to verbalize on our own. And to be able express those feelings in such an amazing and beautiful way musically... It's something that speaks to all of us, no matter who you are. I am grateful to have been able to get to know the "Wizard of Oz" so to speak, and I can tell you, Peter did not disappoint. With more personality and wit than anyone else, he fulfilled his destiny to be a star. We won't see the likes of him again. Crank up some TON today, a little red wine too, and honor "The Green Man" today - J.Duff

March 27, 2012
Remembering Dancin' Dom today

It's been 10 years today since our friend and the bar's "mascot" Dominick Fiorello passed away. What a character. Dom's spirit lives on in the bar's imagery, and most definitely at the bar itself. He would be thrilled to know this. Dom was in on the joke, and he would be even more thrilled to know that people are still crackin' up because of him. As Dom himself would say:"The kids - They go koo-koo for my rock n' roll dancin' !!!"

March 12, 2012

March 10, 2012
Moscot METAL

Our friends at Moscot here in New York City have launched a new line of eyewear, using metal frames for the first time (They've been in business since 1915). Appropriately enough, Zakk Wylde, Scott Ian, Alex Skolnick, and other Metal folk were recruited for the ad campaign, which launched Friday, March 9th. All of the promo photos were taken at the bar over a month long or so period. Everyone involved was totally cool, and the shoots were a lot of fun. Check out the new spex along all the other cool eyewear on Moscot's official site, below.

From Moscot:
"We want to give a giant thank you to Alex Skolnick, Chris Adler, Faisal Talal, Jesse Leach, Jose Mangin, Juliya Chernetsky, Marwan Riyadh, Matt Heafy, Scott Ian, and Zakk Wylde for their generous participation in our campaign, and a special thanks to Jimmy Duff, who loaned us his incredible bar, Duff's Brooklyn, for the photo shoot."

MOSCOT at DUFF'S, the photo gallery

Posts from the Moscot Blog: Introducing METAL  &  Meet METAL

February 28, 2012
WATAIN WEAR (Blood not included)

Our Buds in WATAIN were kind enough to ship us some killer complimentary merch from Sweden. You can get your own at the band's official merch site WOLF WEAR (they ship worldwide) - Check it out HERE

February 23, 2012
More props from

Duff's was recently named one of the top 5 "Beer & Shot" Bars in Williamsburg Brooklyn by This is our second recent nod from them, having been named one of the best Metal Bars in NYC back in 2010. The article can be viewed here:

February 8, 2012

February 7, 2012

Photos from the Friday's crushing MACHINE HEAD show in Times Square can be viewed in the gallery here

February 2, 2012

Shocked and saddened to hear that "Evil" Steve Ventura passed away Wednesday. For those of you who didn't know him, Steve was a very enthusiastic supporter and photographer of the Metal scene here in New York City. A good Dude...he will be missed. R.I.P. Buddy \m/

January 28, 2012
DUFF'S named one of the top bars in U.S.A. has again named DUFF'S as one of the top bars in the country. We ranked # 21 out of the 70,000 bars reviewed, which is pretty awesome .Thanks !! And thanks, as always, to all of our supporters. Good people = Good bars, and that's the reason right there why we get the props that we do.

January 25, 2012

January 18, 2012
13th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday Jan. 21st

Friends, old and new - Join us Saturday night as we celebrate our 13th year of rockin' New York City !!! Our anniversary parties are always a blast, and we look forward to seeing you for yet another one. Once again, thank you for all the many years of great times and support - Without you there wouldn't be, and would never have been a "Duff's". Here's to YOU, Rockers - Cheers

January 15, 2012
DUFF'S 3rd Annual Blood Drive, January 19th 2012, 6 PM to 10:30 PM

We hope you'll join us for our 3rd annual Blood Drive on Thursday as we once again try to pull in the maximum amount of donors!! Complimentary refreshments will be served to all donors by the New York Blood Center, and DUFF'S will be giving all donors a free event t shirt (see design below).

The New York Blood Center :
"Donating blood is literally giving the gift of life. Each day, patients in our regions need close to 2,000 people a day to roll up their sleeves to give the gift of life. There is simply no substitute for voluntarily donated blood. Without volunteer donors, our community would not have an adequate community blood supply."

Find out more about how you can help on the NYBC web site: Welcome to New York Blood Center

January 2, 2012

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