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December 22, 2008

Our annual Dimebag Guitar raffle ended this past Saturday in an interesting and unprecedented fashion. The guitar winner was initially Jim McMahon, who had entered the the raffle only to give to charity, not expecting to win. Upon winning the guitar, he generously donated it back to the bar to be raffled yet again, to raise more funds. The eventual, and final winner picked was Big Rob, from Queens, the fourth guitar player to win the annual event. Perfect. This year we raised $ 780 for The VH1 Save the Music Foundation, which put us over the $6000 mark in funds raised sinced we started this event. A check will be sent to the foundation in honor of Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott. Many, many thanks to John C., John P. and the folks at Dean Guitars, and, of course, everyone who bought a ticket and helped us support a great charity.

December 14, 2008

December 10, 2008
Opening Weekend Recap

Ours thanks to everyone who came out this past weekend to help christen the new DUFF'S location. The weekend was a total grandslammer and the response to the new spot was overwhelmingly positive. We've just added a new photo gallery with some shots of the space "168 Marcy", check em' out!

In related news, we have also reopened the old location at North 3rd Street this week "The Bunker", after some not so extensive renovations and repairs.It's rough & ready for business, and if we have anything to with it ,and we do, it will ROCK!

December 10, 2008
Remembering Dimebag 2008

It's that time of year again as we remember Dimebag with our annual tribute party and guitar raffle. Dean guitars has once again generously donated a Dean Dimebag guitar to be raffled off, with all proceeds going to The VH1 Save The Music Foundation. We'll be doing a free blacktooth shots at midnight, and crankin' the tunes & Dimevision all night as we celebrate the life & times of "The Idol". We've managed to raise over $5000 since we started this event, and with your help, we hope to knock that grand total up as high as we can this year.

Raffle Rules:
Tickets are $10 each - No limit
Previous raffle winners and DUFF'S employees are not eligible for entry
Winner will picked at our X-Mas Party on Saturday December 20th - Winner does not need to be present

Find out more about The VH1 Save The Music Foundation HERE.

December 1, 2008

The hangover of hangovers ...

On behalf of everyone at DUFF'S, we'd like to thank everyone who came out & tore it up with us one last time at our North 3rd Street location. I can say that in my 10 years of doing this, Saturday's party was one of the most over the the top, out of control events I've ever been a part of. It was fuckin' hilarious. Like everything else that has gone on at that bar over the years, ya had to be there to understand.

Now, onto our opening weekend at 168 Marcy Avenue this coming Friday & Saturday nights. We'll be capping the weekend off on Sunday with the official after show party for our friends NACHTMYSTIUM, following their DUFF'S sponsored show at Public Assembly (View the flyer below for the complete show lineup). That should be enough for one weekend. Stay tuned here and on our myspace page for more kick-ass events coming your way this month - J. DUFF

November 30, 2008

November 23, 2008
DUFF'S voted Best Dive Bar in New York City 2008

We were recently informed by that DUFF'S, for the fourth year in a row, has been voted the Best Dive Bar in New York City. We've won our share of "best of" awards over the years (this one is our 20th), and it's always great to be recognized, especially with this award coming in the final week of the North 3rd Street location. Our thanks to everyone who voted for us, we're all looking forward to more great times in '09 as we crank things up a few notches at the bar's new location.

November 17, 2008
New Location revealed & more

The facts:

Last call for DUFF'S at North 3rd Street will be Saturday, November 29th.

The location WILL remain open as a Rock n' Roll dive bar, but DUFF'S will be gone.

The all new DUFF'S location, at 168 Marcy Avenue in South Williamsburg, will have it's opening weekend on December 5th & 6th. Directions to the new spot are below.

That's the framework - More details to be announced soon!!

November 14, 2008
On newsstands now: The January 2009 Issue of INKED Magazine:

November 2, 2008

Join us this Friday night for the first ever BLACK TOOTH MINI-BAR & GRILL party with none other than Lady Dime, Rita Haney !! We'll be giving out out plenty of food, Southern style, and tearin' it up all night long. Rumor has it there might be a Black Tooth or 2 served up as well. Needless to say, this will be another legendary bash, as well as one of the last big blowouts at the North 3rd location - Getcha' Pull fuckers !!!

This event brought to you by DUFF'S in association with Damien Maurer Photography.

November 1, 2008
Calling all Manwhores - VH1 Casting call for "Daisy of Love" at the bar

Duff's will be hosting the NYC area casting call for VH1's latest reality series "Daisy of Love". Daisy was a runner up in last year's "Rock of Love" series. Here's the chance for your 15 minutes of fame, and, possibly, some ass. If you're familiar with the series, you know you could do a hell of a lot worse than Daisy- word. Get some !!!



The search is on to find America's HOTTEST, HARD ROCKIN' HEART THROBS to compete for the love of former ROCK OF LOVE bachelorette, DAISY DE LA HOYA!!!

Millions tuned in to see ROCK OF LOVE 2 runner-up, Daisy, have her heart broken by Bret. She may not have found love, but she is determined to find the one man who will ROCK HER WORLD on DAISY OF LOVE. This time, VH1 is giving Daisy the chance to have 20 men vie for her love.

Are you a BAD BOY looking for a BAD GIRL?

Do you live a ROCK 'N ROLL lifestyle?

Do you have something to offer Daisy that she has never had in a man?

Do you have what it takes to win the heart of one of reality TV's sexiest sirens?

Auditions will be held in the following cities, between October 20 and November 25, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

To be considered, please email the following info to the city closest to you:

2. AGE
4. CURRENT PHOTOS and myspace URL if you have one

Los Angeles -
New York/New Jersey -
Chicago -
Miami -
Phoenix -
Austin -
Atlanta -
Las Vegas -

Applicants must be 21+


October 29, 2008



Celebrate Halloween Weekend with

Legendary Infernal Black / Death Metallers


Performing a Special 20th Anniversary Show


The Long Awaited Return of Pennsylvania's

Brutal Brotherhood



Hospital Recording Artists




and from New England





(Between Kent and Wythe Ave)

Williamsburg Brooklyn NY 11211



21+ (Sorry Kids!!) / Doors 7pm / Adm. $20


October 19, 2008
MTV2 Films HEADBANGER'S BALL 20th Anniversary show at the bar

MTV2 came down to the bar last week and invaded the new DUFF'S location (opening date to announced on this web site) along with Host Jose Mangin, former HBB VJ's Dee Snider, Riki Rachtman, and Jamey Jasta to film a special 20th Anniversary Edition of the show. The raucous shoot went off without a hitch, and the results will be aired Saturday October 25th (10 PM), capping off a week of special anniversary programming. Check the official press release below for all the details, and photos from the day HERE in the site's photo gallery.

Much thanks to Jose, Dee, Riki, Jamey, and Mike and Caroline from MTV2 for putting together a professional and very fun day for everyone involved.


New York, NY (October 7, 2008) – Metal lives on! MTV2’s Headbangers Ball, the longest running show on the network celebrates its 20th anniversary with a bang. Beginning on October 25th, Headbangers Ball takes you on a hard rock journey with noteworthy interviews, archive footage from the past 20 years, a roundtable discussion from Headbanger VJ’s themselves, and many more.

Headbangers Ball, the hardest show in the world, which airs on approximately 400 channels worldwide, replaced Heavy Metal Mania, helmed by Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame. The Ball's first long term host was Adam Curry who was then replaced by the one and only Riki Rachtman in 1990. Moving from MTV to its current home on MTV2, Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed-fame took over the reigns and interviewed some of the sickest metal bands around. Jamey may be gone now, but keep on the look out constantly for special guests and the freshest videos on the web and TV. This week includes exclusive content and footage, killer music, and in-depth interviews. Some of these interviews include many of heavy metal's best such as Metallica, Mudvayne, Lamb of God, Testament, Anthrax and more.

Below are descriptions of the shows that are scheduled to air:

MTV Essential: Metallica<
Premiere: Monday @ 11pm

This special takes a look at the evolution of Metallica & also catches up with the band now. New interviews discussing their new album "Death Magnetic" and also about their recent performance at Rock Am Ring Festival.

Avenged Sevenfold: Live in LBC
Premiere: Wednesday @ 11pm

This performance special from Avenged Sevenfold's Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough DVD features the band’s April 10th 2008 hometown show at the Long Beach Arena headlining the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour.

Best of Headbangers Ball Video Blocks
Premiere: Monday-Thursday @ 10pm, Slipknot Video Premiere Saturday

Best moments from Headbangers Ball will air along with classic metal videos which include the highly anticipated video from Slipknot, “Dead Memories” and The Sword “How Heavy The Axe”

Headbangers Ball Special Anniversary Edition (2-hour)
Premiere: Saturday @ 10pm

This special is a roundtable discussion with some of Headbangers most notable VJ’s such as Riki Rachtman, Dee Snider, and Jamey Jasta. They will discuss all things heavy metal, some archive Headbanger moments, and their favorite episodes. The show will also take a look back at some classic metal videos that have been featured on the program since the show’s inception.

Can’t get enough of Headbangers and the world of metal? Visit the Headbangers Blog ( where you can get up to the minute metal news, video premieres, exclusive interviews, archival footage and bonus content that you won’t see on air. You can also check out the Headbangers Blog podcast on October 24th for the first ever video podcast with Lars from Metallica.

October 17, 2008

DUFF'S once again will celebrating Halloween with our good friend Paul Booth as part of Paul's 20th year of tattooing celebration weekend. The weekend will kick off with Paul's ZILF 2008 Beauty Pageant on Halloween night at the bar. More details TBA here soon - in the meantime, get more here on the wild weekend at DARKIMAGES.COM.

Below is the official press release on Paul's Saturday night festivities, check it out:

Paul Booth's 20th Anniversary


NEW YORK, October 15, 2008 - Halloween weekend marks the 20-year anniversary of dark master artist, Paul Booth’s tattooing career and we just can’t let it go by without a party! Put on your costume and join us for an evening of true Halloween spirit as only Paul can do it. There will be live entertainment, collaborative painting and tattooing, costume contests, music, freakshows, and of course Fetish Dancers! This event will be filmed for one of Paul's award winning DVD's.

FRIDAY, October 31st – Join Paul at Duff's in Brooklyn for Halloween. Paul will be presenting the 1st Annual MISS ZILF Beauty Pageant. A ZILF is sort of like a MILF but much colder and much hotter at the same time! So Attention all Hot Zombie Chicks! Come on down to wear the Crown. Cool prizes include everything from lots of free drinks to Tattoo time! Finalists must be able to attend Paul's Anniversary Party the next night for the final judging.

SATURDAY, November 1st – Paul Booth’s Last Rites Tattoo Theatre. Hosted by Mistress Juliya and Jose Mangin, the evening begins at 8pm. The admission is $5 at the door, 18 and over, 21 to drink.

Saturday's Party includes the following...

Costume contest – The top costumes will win prizes including collective memorabilia or a Halo Guitar. The winner of ‘Best Costume’ will win a gift certificate for $1,000 of tattoo time with Paul. Creative costumes are encouraged; Paul will be taping throughout the evening to create a DVD celebrating the hellish mayhem.

Collaborative painting – throughout the evening the Last Rites family of artists will be creating an ArtFusion Experiment. The painting will be produced throughout the course of the evening, and a silent charity auction will provide funding for the International Child Art Foundation.

Collaborative tattoo – Paul Booth, Toxyc, and Little Dragon will be fusing their styles on the flesh for guests’ viewing pleasure. These three Last Rite’s artists will work together on one singular freehand tattoo, embracing the unified, creative force that can only exist in that space and time. Guests can purchase a chance to win this unique experience by visiting and clicking the 'Collaborative Tattoo Lottery' link. The winner will be announced at 9pm the evening of the event, and the tattoo will commence directly thereafter.

Performances and entertainment – TERRO.chic will provide dark aural ambience, and M9NDFUCK will provide an alternative fashion show. Performances by Nicolette le Faye the trapeze artist, Mini-Marilyn Manson on stage, fetish dancers throughout the evening, Coney Island freakshows, and in the theater, Paul has prepared a montage of his favorite horror movie scenes. And as always... SO much more!

Guests are advised to brush up on their god jokes, tattoo and horror movie trivia, as prizes will be offered throughout the night. Mistress Juliya and Mangin will keep it hot as they roast Paul all night long.

The event is sponsored by Revolver Magazine, Duff’s Brooklyn, Nuclear Blast Records, Jagermeister, Halo Guitars,,, JSR, Paratore AV, and the ArtFusion Experiment.

After devoting nearly twenty years of his life to the art of tattoo, where his is revered for his efforts to elevate the medium into the realm of fine art, Paul Booth has become a household name. His unparalleled dedication to the evolution of his craft has garnered him numerous awards around the globe, top tier magazine features (among them, many cover stories), public and television appearances including CNN, MSNBC, DISCOVERY, A&E, TLC, MTV and more.

Through his deep involvement in organizations such as The National Arts Club – one of the oldest and most respected art institutions in the Nation – Booth is continually driven to help push the tattoo industry forward in as many ways as possible. In 2000, he created an international art movement called “The ArtFusion Experiment” with Filip and Titine Leu, world-renowned tattooists from Switzerland. ArtFusion succeeded and continues to unite leading tattoo artists from around the world to create one–of–a–kind works of art.

Booth’s masterful paintings and macabre tattoo art is notable for its aggressive nature, and, as such, has been in high demand among dark art and tattoo enthusiasts for decades, including numerous major bands in the metal scene such as Slayer, Slipknot, Pantera, Down, Lamb of god and many more. In 2002, Rolling Stone Magazine featured Booth and proudly crowned him “The new king of rock tattoos.”

Last Rites Tattoo Theatre is located at 511 West 33rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues in New York.

Learn more at

October 12, 2008
Pre-Party with VINCENT CASTIGLIA - Friday October 17th

DUFF'S is proud to host the official pre-party for our good friend Vincent Castiglia, who will be having a solo exhibition (the first American to do so) at the ultra prestigious H.R. Giger Museum in Switzerland. Along with fellow New Yorker Paul Booth, Vincent represents the present and future of the "Dark Arts". And at the age of only 26, we have a lot to look forward to in the future from this award winning artist. To kick the fun up a notch or two,we will also be raffling off a limited edition print, signed and numbered by Vincent. Check out the official press release below, with links to Vincent's and the H.R. Giger Museum's official web site.

Castiglia Party


"Remedy For the Living"
Iron-Oxide Visions on Paper

"With such precise technique, his depiction of human musculature is nothing short of outstanding"
- Paul Booth / World-renowned Tattooist, Artist, Gallery Owner, Fanatical Nihilist

"If the body is the temple, then the heart is the altar and the blood is the sacred flame that enlightens the shrine. Vincent is painting with holy light."
- Martin Eric Ain / Musician, Celtic Frost

"One can see a celebration of life in all its dimensions; life that is followed by death, and death that gives way to newness of life… a sublime truth which I believe Vincent's work diligently seeks: the mystery of being."
- Father John Wykes / Priest, Art-appreciator

"The ominous truth that his art confronts, along with the exquisiteness in which it is portrayed, provides a timeless revelation into human existence."
- Joe Sopkowics, Forensic Photographer

The first solo exhibition of paintings by Vincent Castiglia will open at the H.R. Giger Museum Gallery in Gruyeres, Switzerland on October 31st 2008 and run through mid 2009.

Vincent Castiglia is the first American artist to receive a solo exhibition invitation from the H.R. Giger Museum Gallery in its 10-year history. The 26 year old, internationally renowned New York-based artist initially drew the attention of the legendary Swiss-surrealist H.R. Giger and his wife/co-director of the museum Carmen Scheifele Giger, after meeting the couple in 2005. Castiglia's participation in the H.R. Giger Museum's group exhibition of the Society for Art of Imagination followed in 2006 and soon resulted in plans for the artist's own solo show at the museum.

Working in the tradition of surrealism and visionary art, Castiglia states: "my paintings tend to depict iconographic forms, vital and necrotic juxtapositions, and reinterpretations of transpersonal experience."

The award-winning artist, who literally puts his life into his work, has mastered the use of his own blood as a medium. Just as this personal, iron rich pigment holds the key to countless facts and information regarding the sustenance and perpetuation of life, Castiglia's subjects are often "exposed like a body that has been dissected to determine the cause and manner of one's demise," states Detroit's Forensic Photographer, Joe Sopkowics. As he strips away layers of flesh, muscle and bone, Castiglia confronts humanity's innate fear of the unknown while exquisitely illustrating its losing battle with biological truths.


Vincent Castiglia has showcased his works on paper at museums and galleries throughout the US, Switzerland and England, including exhibits for: The Society for Art of Imagination at The H.R. Giger Museum Gallery, Switzerland, The Museum of Sex (New York), The Mall Gallery (London, England), Last Rites Gallery (New York, New York), Canvas Los Angeles (Los Angeles California), Fuse Gallery (New York), Art @ Large Gallery (New York) Gallery Lombardi (Austin Texas), C-Pop Gallery (Detroit, Michigan)The 7th Annual Dirty Show (Detroit, Michigan), Stolen Space, Gallery, (London, England), Streetwise Gallery, (Detroit, Michigan) L'Imagerie Gallery (Hollywood, California), and Ludlow Gallery (New York), where Castiglia's artwork received its first violent compliment of having the hanging work stolen from the gallery.

Additionally, Castiglia's work has been explored by numerous art and tattoo publications, and in a segment on New York 1 News.

The H.R. Giger Museum opened in June of 1998, in Gruyeres, Switzerland. It showcases the largest collection of Giger's work on permanent public display, encompassing his paintings, sculptures, furniture and film designs, including his work on "Alien", "Poltergeist", and "Species". The top floor of the Museum houses Giger's private collection, which includes over 600 works of art by Salvador Dali, Ernst Fuchs, Dado, Bruno Weber, Günther Brus, Claude Sandoz, François Burland, Friedrich Kuhn, Joe Coleman, Sibylle Ruppert, Andre Lassen, among many others.

The H.R. Giger Museum Gallery is located in the adjoining wing of the museum complex, above the H.R. Giger Museum Bar. There, since 1999, and now on a twice a year rotating basis, Giger utilizes the three room exhibition space to show the work of artists, mostly those already in his private collection, in an effort to help broaden the art appreciation of visitors to his museum. Previous exhibitions have been for Wessi, Prof. Ernst Fuchs, Hans Bellmer, Fred Knecht, Stelio Diamantopoulos, Martin Schwarz, Claude Sandoz, Günther Brus, François Burland, Rudolf Stüssi, and the Society for Art of Imagination. Currently on exhibit are the paintings of Victor Safonkin.

An exhibition catalogue will be printed for "Remedy For the Living" Iron-Oxide Visions on Paper. The artist will be present at the opening.

Castiglia's solo exhibition at the H.R. Giger Museum Gallery will run for six months. For more information, visit:

Château St. Germain
1663 Gruyères
Tel.: +41 26 921 22 00

October 7, 2008
First Look

The new DUFF'S is nearing completion, with an exclusive WORLD WIDE preview this month (more on that later). The opening is tentatively slated for sometime in November. Here's a sneak peek for ya:

SIRIUS Satellite's HARD ATTACK DJs Kal Elsebai and Jose Mangin diggin' on the new spot with MTV's Mike Marco.

October 3, 2008
MUDVAYNE Listening Party, October 1st

DUFF'S along with and Epic Records hosted an invite only listening party at the bar this past Wednesday for MUDVAYNE. The band came down to hang out as their new disc, The New Game, was played for the first time publicly. It's hard to get a handle on record with only one spin, but the new music was very well received and sounded killer pumping good & loud. Some photos from the event are posted here in the photo gallery Metal Daze, and there's another whole fuckload of killer shots on the Nonelouder site HERE - Check em' out. The release date for the new album is November 18th, and the supporting tour begins October 28th, with a local NYC date slated for December 16th at Roseland Ballroom.Get more information and MUDVAYNE music HERE on their official myspace page.

September 30, 2008

September 18, 2008

It's getting to be that time of year again - Here's a video from our 2007 Halloween Party / DVD Release Party with Paul Booth for those of you who missed it (and those who can't remember the evening). A little late, yes, but we're were burnouts over here, cut us some slack. Turn up your VOLUME: Click Here!

September 10, 2008

August 12, 2008

The bar was reviewed this weekend in the online edition of England's The Guardian. The bit is part of a regular feature that reviews neighborhoods in different cities, this time, obviously Williamsburg. Here it is :


With two zombie mannequins perched on its rooftop and owner Jimmy Duff's beat-up hearse parked out front, Duff's is as distinctive as it is strange. Inside, disembodied dolls' heads and dead animals preside over a room full of heavily bearded, heavily tattooed metal heads. The jukebox is fully stocked with heavy heavy metal by bands like Possessed and Viking metal legends Amon Amarth. Duff moved his famous Hell's Kitchen Bellevue Bar into this former check cashing joint in 2003 after that Manhattan neighbourhood became too tame for his liking. At his Williamsburg locale, he opened up a year-round patio and a public grill. On warm summer nights, nothing beats a free hotdog, a can of beer and the relaxing sounds of thrash metal.

· North 3rd Street and Kent Avenue

The entire article can be view HERE on The Guardian's web site.

August 7, 2008

Saturday August 16th brings us the annual WINGFEST, featuring the award winning hot sauces of DEFCON (most recently the winner of 5 awards at the 2008 Fiery Food Challenge)!! We'll be frying up 200 pounds of wings this year flavored with the DEFCON sauce of YOUR choice - FREE. This event has quickly become one of the most popular bar events, and with good reason - The stuff is awesome. Here's a run -down on the hot sauces:

#3 - A great tasting, relatively mild sauce- Can be used as a gravy if you're a heat fan.
#2 - The perfect blend of flavor and heat, so good, it's won awards as the best hot sauce in the country. Mid to high range on endorphin meter.
#1 - For fans of brutal heat only - REALLY hot, with the DEFCON flavor still kicking.
VERY high on the endorphin meter.
#0 - Brutal, brutal stuff - Not to be fucked with. It's so potent, it's only given out in smaller than 1/4 of a nail head amounts (only one serving of this allowed per person - it's that mind bending). If you make it to WINGFEST and see someone sitting on the sidewalk, that would be a sampler of the infamous Zero.

Join us for some SERIOUS HEAT !!!

Get more information about DEFCON HERE.


July 26, 2008
PLAYBOY loves us...

And we definitely love PLAYBOY . Check out the shout out HERE at the blog.

July 21, 2008

We are currently in the process of relocating the bar to an all new, larger location. Naturally, you can expect something that's going to be totally killer as we once again take things to another level. More details to be announced here, and via our mailing list (you can join here with the mailing list link in the upper right hand corner of this page). Thanks - DUFF'S

Note : The bar WILL continue operating in our current location until the new space is ready, sometime in the fall. Stay tuned.

July 14, 2008

July 6, 2008
The Return Of Brutality to North 6th Street

Come join us this Saturday, July 12th as we host the only East Coast appearance of Cemetery Urn from Australia featuring members from two of the Australian Underground's most legendary bands, Bestial Warlust and Abominator!

Headlining the show is the return of NJ Thrash Titans Blood Feast with direct support from OH's Manticore, VA's Gravewurm, Hospital Record's own Malkuth and CT's mighty Baphomet's Horns. This is an early show, with doors at 6pm sharp and a 10:30pm curfew!! It's the first brutal underground metal show back on North Six street, so come and tear it up with us as we welcome our Australian metal brothers who've traveled so far to come and play here in NYC.

The venue is directly next door to the old North Six and the present day Music Hall of Williamsburg, at 70 North Six Street, more commonly known as Galapagos. And after the bands devastate the stage at 70 North Six, the bands will be raging all night long back DUFF'S at the official aftershow party!! Dont miss this one, it's destined to be a classic!

The Return Of Brutality to North 6th Street

June 29, 2008


June 25, 2008
Some Grape News

In keeping with our tradition of serving only the finest in wines and spirits, DUFF'S is proud to announce the addition of NIGHT TRAIN to our roster of fine wines (brown bag not included).

NIGHT TRAIN has an earthy, elegant bouquet, and is very well suited to accompany your complimentary hot dogs and burgers on our outdoor terrace. This is the first of what will eventually be a full menu of Bum Wines-Stay tuned.

Night Train

June 18, 2008
BRUTAL BBQ BASH with POSSESSED - Saturday June 21st

Join us this Saturday night, June 21st, for our BRUTAL BBQ BASH and Meet & Greet with POSSESSED. The band will be hanging out all night long grilling and partying with us as we get warmed up for the band's much anticipated show the following night at Club Europa. The BBQ, as always, is free, and there is no cover charge for the event. The fine print : The show Sunday at Europa is all ages, the event at the bar is 21 and over with ID.

BRUTAL BBQ BASH with POSSESSED - Saturday June 21st

June 7, 2008

DUFF'S proudly presents the only East coast appearance of POSSESSED!! Rounding out the steel solid bill are some the best underground Black and Death Metal bands in the scene, all who've been strongly influenced by POSSESSED(see full bill below). The night before the show, Saturday June 21st, DUFF'S will be hosting a special BRUTAL BBQ BASH, in honor of the Godfather of Black and Death Metal, Jeff Becerra and the members of POSSESSED. They will be at the bar all night long doing a special meet and greet and partying with everyone all night long. No cover charge and 21 and over only for the BBQ & meet and greet (The show on Sunday is all ages). Tickets are available at Ticket Web, and also at DUFF'S (No service charge for tickets bought at the bar)

    Duffs Brooklyn Presents:
  • SUNDAY JUNE 22nd
    • Plus Special Guests
    • AT WAR (From VA)
    • MIDNIGHT (From OH)

  • Doors 5pm / All Ages / $30


May 28, 2008
Dearly Beloved ...

Join us for yet another " Only at DUFF'S" event this Saturday for the first wedding ceremony to be performed at the bar. Nick and Sonia, aka, Mr. & Mrs. Whiteboy, will be exchanging vows under the supervision of Reverend Jimmy Duff, Ordained Minister. The party starts at 9 PM, with the ceremony at 11:30 PM. Without giving too much away, you can believe the after party will be alot wilder than any wedding you've ever been to before. We hope you'll join us - All are welcome.

The First Wedding ceremony At Duff's

May 18, 2008

DUFF'S will be the starting point and a stop over on the 2008 New York City Zombie Crawl - The Undead will be gathering at the bar at 4 PM to get made up, and for some rounds of "warm - ups". The Crawl will proceed all over Williamsburg, with stops for live music, suspensions, sideshow performances, and the infamous "Strip for Pain" with the ladies of Burning Angel. Zombies, freaks, porno stars and strippers ... throw in a couple vats of alcohol & you've got the perfect recipe for the Sabbath. Get all the details at the Zombie Crawl web site here:


May 13, 2008
New DUFF'S Girl


This time around it's our very own Laurieanne, AKA, "LA" - Click here to view her photos and more.

May 11, 2008
Another wild weekend ...

Once again, the annual New York City Tattoo Convention coincides another weekend of over the top entertainment at the Mecca. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is the 11th Annual New York City Tattoo Convention, being held at The Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan. The NYCTC is one of the most well respected conventions on the planet, and always attracts world class artists, vendors, and collectors. I'll be working the door on Friday, so if you happen to make it on Friday, swing on by and say hello. Friday and Saturday night after the convention, we'll be lettin' loose with some of the artists and collectors from all over the world at the bar, NYC style.
For more info:

Saturday night, the bar will hosting the official after show party for our friends, Kemando Records recording artists, THE SWORD. The band will be playing at The Williamsburg Music Hall (Formerly North Six), touring in support of their excellent new album "Gods Of The Earth".

Sunday Night DUFF'S Presents at Club Europa : A show headlined by SQUASH BOWELS (Poland), GOREAPHOBIA (PA), and the legendary MORTICIAN. Naturally, the bar will be hosting the official after show party with all of the bands. View the full line up below along with ticket information:

Join us - I think you'll agree, that's certainly enough ass kickin' for one weekend. Carry on - JIMMY DUFF

New York City Tattoo Convention


May 6, 2008

April 29, 2008

April 9, 2008


March 26, 2008
Dancing Dominick "Number One" : Dom speaks

Check this new video of Dancing Dominick, explaining the roots of his "Rock n' Roll Dance" here - There is no direct link to the video, so when you get to the site click on FREESTYLE, and once you get there, click on DOMINICK FIORELLO: New Dom Video

People see Dancing Dom's image quite a bit & are naturally curious what it's all about, and as a result, we get asked alot questions about him. There's a story about him here on our website, if you haven't seen it already Here, along with a couple videos of him dancing in the videos section - Videos

Dancin' Dominick

March 23, 2008

March 18, 2008

March 6, 2008
DUFF'S Presents The Pure Fucking Darkness Festival, Saturday, March 8th

As the Spring Equinox is upon us this Saturday, it seemed only fitting we'd kick off the season of warm weather, colorful flowers and longer sunny days with a full blown festival of the coldest, darkest, most brutal, grim, black/death metal bands in the underground.

Kicking off this Saturday, March 8th's Pure Fucking Darkness Festival at Brooklyn's club Europa are PA's black thrashers Infernal Stronghold and their CT comrades in Cain, Baphomet's Horns with their Satan summoning, speeding, savage True Black Metal. NY's own malignant manifestation, Malkuth spew forth a black metal maelstrom of despair and destruction followed by NJ's blood feasting death metalers Annunaki making their return to Brooklyn. OH's oldschool demons Decrepit make their long awaited NY debut as do MA's blasphemous black monks Witch Tomb and OH's prophets of rats and plague Manticore.

Acheron co-headline Pure Fucking Darkness with a special Rites of The Black Mass set celebrating Acheron's 20th Anniversary. Closing the night are the undisputed black/death metal masters Incantation. Reuniting the classic early 90's trinity of Craig Pillard (on vocals) John McEntee (on guitar), and Jim Roe (on drums), the lineup that recorded Incantation's classic first three albums (Onward To Golgotha, Mortal Throne Of Nazarene, and The Forsaken Mourning Of Angelic Anguish), playing together for the first time in over 14 years!

March 3rd, 2008


We've added another model to the DUFF'S Girls section of the site - The lovely and exotic ForesT. Click here to view her photos and more.

February 25, 2008
Demonic Double DVD Release Party From Hell!


Join us this Sunday for double dose release party, featuring: Punk Rock Holocaust 2 and The Horror of Joanna Angel DVDs.

Sunday, March 2nd - Party starts at 8pm - Free admission - 21+

Hosted by Punk Rock Holocaust 2 star Mistress Juliya, Director Doug Sakmann and the Girls of Burning!

Screenings of the movies all night, contests and more madness!

Check out the Punk Rock Holocaust 2 Teaser featuring Mistress Juliya at Duff's

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February 24, 2008
Type O Negative Party Photos

Check out the photos from the T.O.N. "Red Again" release party here in their own photo gallery. Despite another snowy night, the party went on this time in full force. Our thanks to very accommodating members of T.O.N., Diana, John from SPV, Dano, and all the fans who traveled near and far to meet and party with the band. For more Type O Negative news and upcoming tours dates, make sure you visit the band's official website here:

February 19, 2008
Type O Negative Record release party - Take 2

Type O Negative Party Rescheduled

February 13, 2008
Type O Negative party postponed

Tuesday's record release party was postponed out of safety concerns, with the roads being an icy mess from the season's first real snow. The party will be rescheduled, and when we get the new date nailed down, we'll let you know. Thanks, and our apologies to anyone who did make the trip to Brooklyn.

Type O Negative Party Postponed

February 9, 2008

Record release party with


this Tuesday, Feb. 12th

Join us with Type O Negative this Tuesday, as we celebrate the release of 2 limited editions of the band's stellar disc, DEAD AGAIN

Type O Negative Party

February 8, 2008


February 5, 2008
Type O Negative Saves


Type O Negative were kind enough to donate to the bar the massive cross that Peter was "crucified" on in the original Christian Woman video. Peter, Johnny, and Kenny brought it over in Johnny's truck, and we somehow managed to get it up on the porch. It wasn't an easy task, considering the motherfucker weighs a ton, or, in this case, a T.O.N.

Per Peter's request, we do have plans to do something special with it. It's going to take some engineering and hard work, but we'll get to it - We'll let you know when we do.

Related: Next Tuesday TON will be releasing 2 special editions of their acclaimed new album "Dead Again"

The deluxe CD version will contain a bonus DVD with exclusive live performances, interviews and studio videos. The discs will be repackaged in a special red cover. A limited-edition triple-vinyl box set will also be released and features "Dead Again" on high-quality 180-gram vinyl. The vinyl box set will contain the bonus DVD, along with an exclusive T-shirt and mp3 files of the album.

You can pre-order both online at these locations: Dead Again (Red Version CD/DVD): Music: Type O Negative

TYPE O NEGATIVE - Dead Again (ltd. ed. 3xVinyl + DVD + shirt box)


February 1, 2008
INKED Magazine picks their top 39 bars in the country

Inked Magazine In the new issue of INKED (on stands now), the editors pick their top bars in the country from 13 cities. DUFF'S was one of three New York City bars to make the cut. The article prominently features a couple of cool photos from the bar, including the one below of Tracy blowing fire. View the entire write up on the bar and all of the photos HERE.

You never know what you're going to see at DUFF'S in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The quote of the week, from INKED: "You never know what you're going to see at DUFF'S in Williamsburg, Brooklyn"

January 19, 2008
Anniversary Party Wrap-Up

The DUFF'S anniversary party with Paul Booth last Saturday was a riot, and a great way to start another year at the bar's not so new location. The winners of the tattoo raffle were as follows: Tina Z - 3rd place, some cat I can't remember - 2nd place (If you know his name please contact me here so I can update this info), and the grand prize winner of a custom Paul Booth tattoo this February, was Big Jeff from Rockland County. The word on the street is he'll be getting a map of Rockland County tatted on his back, actual size.

Among the other insanity that is a regular occurrence at the bar, I became an Ordained Minister Saturday night as well. This means I will be able to perform weddings (and funerals, complete with your choice of hearse) at the bar, all free of charge.

My thanks to all to came out Saturday and helped make it another epic party. Also many thanks to Nightcrawler, Rev. Ericc Bonesmith, Dano, the bar staff, and the generous Paul Booth and his staff at Last Rites Tattoo Theater - Reverend Jimmy Duff

The DUFF'S anniversary party with Paul Booth

January 13, 2008

Our friends at METAL MANIACS asked me for some picks in their special year end roundup issue. I gladly complied. I choose to call em' my favorites of 2007, as opposed to calling anything the "best of", it's all relative. And yes, I'm aware Amon Amarth's disc was released in '06, it's still one of my favorites / in heavy rotation for '07. If you haven't scored any of my picks, needless to say, I recommend you go check em' out.

Duff's Picks

Check out the new issue of Maniacs (on stands now), with a cover story on HATE ETERNAL and lots of other cool year end features - JD

Metal Maniacs

January 6, 2008

This Saturday, January 12th, we'll be celebrating the bar's anniversary and unprecedented success with a special thank you, courtesy of Macabre Tattoo Master Paul Booth. We'll be raffling off 3 prizes redeemable at Last Rites Tattoo Theater: Third prize is a $50 gift certificate, and second prize is a $100 gift certificate, both redeemable towards any artist or purchase at Last Rites. The grand prize is a $200 gift certificate towards a February tattoo appointment (bypassing the usual 2 year waiting list) and a Paul Booth custom tattoo (All contest details and rules can be viewed below). Mark the date for another one of our legendary parties, and take a chance to get marked for life by one of the all time greats, now THAT is a fucking souvenir.



January 5, 2008
Apparently, we've got MASS APPEAL

Here the latest press on the bar, part of an article called "Metal Maidens" in issue # 48 of MASS APPEAL

MASS APPEAL #48, Metal Maidens

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