Posts Tagged ‘Dive Bar’

13th August
2018
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Essex St. btw Canal and Hester St.

Dive bar that draws a mixed young crowd of locals, hipsters, and people who went too far on the F train.  Small space that is filled usually from right after work and onwards…so a bar…I need to take a creative writing class or something.  Good music selection, average and above average beers at average prices, taste fine.

www.clockworknyc.com

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22nd August
2012
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Warren St. btw Church St. and W. Broadway

If someone’s man cave was also a dive bar at the same time…actually, that explains it perfectly.  Either grab one of the dozen seats at the bar or the table in the back, or your standing around wondering which arcade game to play or being asked to move away so gaming can commence.  The crowd ranges from young business kids to older locals.  Nice bartender, average drinks with good happy hour prices (average prices at other times), taste fine.

www.raccoonlodgenyc.com

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30th April
2012
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Broadway btw 101st and 102nd St.
I like it.  A simple, well-lit dive that doesn’t have a lot of room, but you never feel crowded.  Full of seats, TV’s spread around, and you are going to get an older local crowd that are all pretty friendly.  Your normal pints, average prices, good happy hour, taste fine.

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3rd November
2011
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45th St. btw 5th and 6th Ave.

As my curly-haired friend said “This place attracts and certain clientele, and that clientele sucks”.  Yes, B&T’s and business kids are among the frequenters here, including some of the more socially awkward people I’ve ever seen in a bar.  Do they come for the “dive” feel, the huge wheel behind the bar that doles out free drinks to the winner (which I rarely see used), the off-tasting taps?  Who knows, but at least the prices are good.  Average prices, so-so tasting taps.

www.pointbreaknyc.com

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24th October
2011
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41st St. btw 8th and 9th Ave.

Used to be Port 41, but looks a tad more welcoming from the front now.  If you’re in this area, you’re taking the Lincoln tunnel, using the Port Authority, a construction worker, want a dollar slice of pizza, or homeless.  All are welcome at this place and they all show up!  This place is a dive, make no mistake, and there’s plenty of room, though I would stick to the front area.  If you come in here with an open mind, you’ll be fine.  If you think Social is the best bar in Hell’s Kitchen, don’t bother.  Nice staff, locals will either chew your ear off or let you sit in silence, average prices for average pints.

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6th September
2011
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8th Ave. btw 37th and 38th St.

The name of the bar is probably the sound you would make when you walked in.  You feel as if you are in what once a strip club, but has since felt the cleansing hand of ex-Mayor Giuliani and had to change to just a bar.  And while it is on a very crowded route towards either Penn or Port Authority, most people definitely walk past it save for the few stragglers whose curiosity has been piqued.  Beers tasted alright, average prices, locals (yes, they exist in this area) and creepy guys make up the crowd.

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26th August
2011
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14th St. btw Avenue A and Avenue B

If Cheers was in a smaller bar, 30 years later, and more of a dive, you might have this place.  No one under the age of 45 in here, but everyone is very friendly and will chew your ear off, whether you like it or not!  Nice bartender, beers tasted average, average prices, maybe sits about 20.

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