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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
Blurring the lines between house and club, dirty and bacterial, Ridgewood (that's in Queens) performance loft offers chance to see the next big obscurity while moshing by the fridge. Beer is served... 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
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
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
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
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
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Michael White of Ai Fiori et al does an Italian steakhouse south of...
South Brooklyn Pizza peeps wrap a stealth Italian spot around their...
Kristi Paras of Zachary's Smile re-ups her Village space with a bou...
Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...