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
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
Pushes a different kind of Tijuana Special—$5 tequila and Tecate combo with no need for antibiotics after. Dark, dank, and cramped. Porn-tastic purple felt on pool table. Young alcoholics in ... read more
Retired firemen, faux-slumming Wall Streeters, and aspiring alcoholics crowd this Chuck E. Cheese for the paunchy set. Grab-the-lobster mechanical claw to satisfy your masochistic streak. Pool tabl... read more
Young off-off-off Broadway pack gathers to drink pints and play Buck Hunter II with a level of purpose and gravity usually reserved for their iPods. Gets rowdy on Mondays with aspiring Juliets, bud... read more
Real New York, firemen and brokers, plus MTA workers enjoying after-work beers at 8am. What's more refreshing than a mega-sized Styrofoam cup of brew under a low acoustic-tile ceiling? New location... read more
Dive-in service. Been drowning sorrows on Avenue A almost since Peter Stuyvesant's day. Roomier, browner, and more non-descript-er than most local roosts. Less bodies, however, and surprisingly dec... read more
One of the few dives you'll find in Soho proper, and you may find Colin Farrell there, too. In a hood full of poseurs, a solid pub that doesn't try to look like anything else is a quiet blessing. G... read more
Solid, narrow, no-nonsense little local bar. Once upon a time accounted for 50% of the bars on Avenue B. Great Guinness. Skee-Bell in back, live jazz on Tuesdays. Crowd runs from trendy girls in $2... read more
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Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...