If you're gonna take a dive, take it here. Dirty bathrooms, cheap drinks, no-frills bartenders. Super drunk crowd makes for good people watching or a good place to be super drunk yourself... read more
A gritty locale in Brooklyn where you can glimpse a bit of what Brooklyn used to be, pre-gentrification. While it lacks some of the more modern comforts of a go-to bar, the table and drink prices w... read more
Hiding from the hipsters? With six pinball tables and Rob Sacher of the former Luna Lounge spinning his own iPod playlist of solid-gold oldies and Motown one-hitters, Satellite Lounge offers a chil... read more
Signless dive on the corner of Manhattan and Nassau is the perfect place to strike up a conversation with a Polish construction worker. Don't get cocky and talk about how you're only drinking there... read more
TEMPORARILY CLOSED. Sweaty hotbed of plastic cups and man shorts. D.I.Y. music venue spans Brooklyn indie gauntlet—from shoe- to navel-gazing. Catch that new hardcore⁄doo-wop⁄math... read more
Gigantic warehouse originally a paint factory, still has an industrial charm. Jumbled décor: cowboy bar from an old booze house in Buffalo, bicycle hanging in the back, original brick walls ... read more
Thirties-era bar reborn for a more modern Williamsburg scene. Still pretty divey, although you won't exactly be slumming it with up-to-date gay and indie crowd. Pool table in back, near pew-style s... read more
Neighborhood bar attracts a crowd that wants to chill out, not throw 'em back. No TV and manageable volume encourage intimate conversation. Rocking jukebox, billiards, and dartboard. Not so hipster... read more
Members-only shtick is only half serious. Just like a real country club, however, at least as far as the golf course goes. Beyond the mini-links, the pickle juice shots, photo booth, and free Chees... read more
Hells Kitchen's Bellevue Bar relocates metal mecca to Brooklyn. Décor's the same: skulls, horror-film posters, and taxidermy sharing wall space with bottles of cheap liquor. Red lighting has... read more
Classic dive bar interior with black and white checkered floor, soft red lighting. Loyal fans come for the brews, bands, and booths. Downstairs stage hosts the wannabe rock stars. Wii competitions,... read more
When you can't stand another crowded night in the ‘Burg. Oversized, out of the way space offers plenty of elbow room, with additional spillover on the chill back patio. Helps out short attent... read more
Artists flock to this bohemian bar, brightly furnished with blue sofas and retro metal chairs. The orange ceiling, white brick wall, and chopped spiral staircase add an art gallery aesthetic. Known... read more
Pays homage to the Kurt Vonnegut novel, provides trip to alternate dimension. Kitsch aesthetic, packs bookshelves with out-of-print bestsellers, thrift store tchotchkes. Keeps the people entertaine... read more
More name changes than a convict on the run, but general sloppy good time attitude prevails. Lost & Found, Alligator II, TONY LuLu's -- this cat'll answer to anything. Converted warehouse tripl... read more
Reliable dive for Prattsters, alkies, Prattster alkies. Zero pretense, gets the job done with pool table, cheap pours, low tin ceiling, battered wood tables, duct-taped chairs. Big Buck Hunter, bec... read more
No-frills Bushwick, a little too sloppy to be fit for a king. Stealth entry leads to small, rugged beer and whiskey spot. Six Point, Stella, Brooklyn, and Guinness among the drafts, Genesee Cream f... read more
Italian locals are punk rock, queers are punk rock, hipsters are punk rock, Harley guys are punk rock. At R Bar, you too can be PUNK ROCK. If you wanna. It's more Austin/Chapel Hill/Athens than New... read more
Waterfront institution since 1890, Sunny carries on the family tradition. As the man says, "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy." An awesome place, the closest you'll co... read more
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Oysters and cocktails at 1 Delancey. Named for Marcel Duchamp&rsquo...