The Best Dive Bars In NYC

Thrillist recently published their picks for the 8 Best Dive Bars in NYC. I don’t know that I agree with all of them, but I certainly agree with enough of them to post the list here.

169 Bar-This gem located on the Lower East Side is known for a number of things including the go-go dancers, dumplings, zebra-skinned pool table and “old-ass TVs that play James Bond movies on silent”. They also have a pretty stellar $5 beer+shot deal and live music.

7B-Located in Alphabet City on the corner of 7th & B, this bar is such an institution that it’s nickname “7B” has replaced it’s actual name, Vazacs Horseshoe Bar (and yes, it has a horseshow shaped bar). This bar is perhaps most famous for its role in Crocodile Dundee as the fictional “dive bar”, but its tall boys, Buck Hunter, metal jukebox, and permanent fresh paint-smell in the bathroom make it a pretty great one in real life, too.

Botanica-This Nolita bar is somehow less dirty than it looks (maybe?). The subterranean standby’s got a hodgepodge of what looks like old living room furniture, where you can sit and soak in the occasional DJ, Ginger Yum Yum, or cheap beer.

The Levee-This Williamsburg, Brooklyn haunt truly has it all: Buck Hunter, table games, a pool table, FREE cheese balls and great shot+beer specials.

Planet Rose-Standing on a zebra skin couch in a divey East Village bar singing Def Leppard while lasers blast all over the room is about as awesomely divvy as karaoke gets.

Two-Bit’s Retro Arcade-With wine, nice beer, and video games, this Lower East Side bar teeters on the edge of divyness, but it remains solidly there thanks to it’s pride in Colt 45.

Doc Holliday’s-Loosely country-themed, this no-frills, wooden-boothed spot in the East Village is the kind of place where it’s easy to get down to business.

Brooklyn Ice House-Located in Red Hook and being almost-impossible to get to is part of the draw at this biker-steezed booze-and-BBQ spot with cheap drinks and better-than-they-need-to-be-or-that-you-would-ever-expect eats.

-Ashley, AMP3

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