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
Sort of like the East Village when it was cool. Former video store/crack house turned divey punk rock watering hole. Hipsters and Motor City peeps head uptown to mingle with disaffected Columbia ki... read more
Cheap drinks, check. ESPN, check. Rabid sports fans and the girls who love them? Mercifully, no. Just a young neighborhood crowd kicking it with a Bud or four. Dive appellation a nautical reference... 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
Hard times? Good times. Holland Bar gets squeezed out by rent hike, only to have Port Authority-ass-end retail not look so hot after all. Original memorbilia is gone, come bleed on a new era's wort... 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
Divey rock 'n' roller from hardcore 8 Milers who still drive American. Rollicking rockabilly ambience, devoted following, and a pleasing, dirty vibe. Good place to reconvene your diaspora of drunke... read more
Goodfella-style bartenders serve chilled afternoon beers with class and charm to a mix of firemen, neighborhood youngstas, tourists, and the few remaining Little Italy Italians. Well-preserved atmo... 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
McCarren kickball kids depend on Turkey's for cold, cheap beer in takeout Styrofoam cups. Somehow the fuzz puts up with it. A motley crew of old school desiccated drunks, baseball fans, Orthodox Je... read more
Funkiest spot in town—at least in the smell department. Our fraternity basement was Bliss Soho compared to this joint. Décor looks like the rec room of a pedophile uncle, polyester vib... read more
NYC’s most suspicious deli. Clandestine lunch box with door towards the back soundproofed by a Corona poster, faint sounds of Wu-Tang seeping through. Columbian dancer imports hearten Latin r... read more
The Spotted Pig via Key West. Named after most disgusting sex act ever. Actually, name telegraphs major nautical theme. Mounted fish, captain’s wheel mirror, wood paneling to shame the Brady Bunch ... read more
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