A Barcade for the LES. Long hall packed with vintage arcade games. A little divey, linoleum floors and crusty old games. Frogger, Donkey Kong, Street Fighter, and the list goes on. Barrels of beer ... read more
Joe’s changes genders, joins the Mona and Sophie family. Loving restoration of barroom that hasn’t seen many changes since its 1973 inception. Wallpaper re-created to bring back p... read more
Hidden under the Ukrainian National Home, a complex that also includes a restaurant and an optometrist, the Sly Fox is simply a basement for Ukrainians to get drunk in. Winding down the indoor whee... read more
From Save the Robots to Billy Hurricane’s encapsulates oft-told story of dearly departed Alphabet City. Thunder Jackson’s crew drops frattastic Nawlins-themed roadhouse on Avenue B. Nin... read more
Beloved EV dive gets second life. After multiyear dormancy, surviving clutter reassembled, along with the bar from Raccoon Lodge and the tables from La Casalinga. Regulars straggling back in, only ... read more
"In its heart and soul, a dive bar," Bar 82 is a casual, non-threatening joint for a few drinks with friends. Local talents grace the stage for open mic most nights of the week, to practice their m... read more
The original Double Down Saloon opened in downtown Las Vegas back in 1992, becoming an institution over the years for strong cocktails with tempting names like Ass Juice. The New York location open... read more
Ward that's good for what ails ya. If what ails ya is sobriety. Slip past the blacked-out glass for narrow, no-nonsense room with chairs and a bar and a pool table, yadayada. You're here for the bo... read more
Divey local stamped from the mold of a hundred others; good second choice if nearby Old Town Bar is too crowded. Skinny front room belies ample back. Perfect for a weeknight chill, though gets a bi... read more
Getting better with age. Laidback, cheap, rec room chic. Spacious enough to get your grind on. Arty little bar boasts a smoker-friendly garden out back, a Chinatown pedigree, a pool table, and a fi... read more
The linoleum's worn through in spots, the drinks are super-cheap, the bartender's all witchy-like, and the well-pickled regulars measure their visits in hours if not days. In other words, narrow, l... read more
Refreshingly un-hip Irish dive sporting 11 beers on tap. Pub feels out of place on self-consciously cool LES: shabby digs, blasting classic rock, carefree vibe. Expect an unusually eclectic crowd (... read more
Dive bar owned by a legendary cat named Trigger that smells like a fraternity house from 1970. It's the dirtiest bar in town, serving the cheapest drinks on the island of Manhattan to college kids ... read more
Travel downstairs into giddy land of show tune-blaring and glass-slinging. Don't forget to bring your vocal chords, you're going to need them when you start crooning "All That Jazz." Comforta... read more
Chill out with a group of friends with the upstairs seating, or drink your sorrows away while bantering back and forth with the clever bartenders. Dimly lit, juke box fueled bar has been know... read more
Dusty dive been holding down a narrow slot on Houston since forever. Sketchy alkies in the early hours give way to post-shift service industry crowd. Great first/last stop on a bar crawl. read more
Yeah: it's the beer pong crowd. What once stood in stark opposition to the hipness and chic of the LES now blends right in with whatever it is now—aforementioned nightly beer pong, 5-buck bee... read more
Where Peewee sits to prove a sage to teach. Slightly undercover basement bar with Flintstones siding and phosphorescent mod details. After hitting up the fancy Japanese upstairs, trundle down the s... read more
Dingy walls, a tin ceiling, and enough red lights to tint your Rheingold bloody. Indie rock crowd has the look, if not the cred. Blinkie beckons from the Pac-Man up front while wannabe Fast Eddies ... read more
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