Dive Bar

Walter's Bar

Walter’s Bar

I’m not really sure what to say about this place other than I think my fraternity basement might have actually been a little classier. Now…

Sweet Paradise Lounge

[CLOSED] It’s kind of like going to drink in Harry Potter’s storage closet under the stairs. Yeah, that’s an accurate description. Now, never having read…

Subway Inn

Subway Inn

[CLOSED] Welcome to the twilight zone and what might be the biggest dive in the entire city — hands down. Smack dab in the middle…

Siberia

Siberia

[CLOSED] Apparently this place used to be down in the subway station. Somehow they’ve managed to move it above ground and keep that same dump-ish,…

Rudy’s Bar and Grill

Rudy’s Bar and Grill

What lurks in the dark, decaying recesses of Rudy’s? Well, besides the creepy customers and discarded, free hot dogs, we may never know. I have…

Parkside Lounge

Parkside Lounge

I’m not certain when in its lifecycle a bar officially becomes a dive. I mean built as new establishments none aspire to dive status do…

Mona's

Mona’s

You know that bizarre bike messenger? You know, the one who shows up in your office wearing Hefty bags when it’s raining, a suit made…

Malachy’s Donegal Inn

Malachy’s Donegal Inn

There’s no sugarcoating it; this place is a dive. Granted, it’s a dive on the UWS and is filled with oddly preppy locals. The dichotomy…

The Library

The Library

What assholes dreamt this place up? To call this place a library is an insult to books everywhere. One moldy, paperback copy of The Client…

Johnny's Bar

Johnny’s Bar

You never know in the West Village. I stood outside Johnny’s in the sweltering pre-noon heat deciding what and where I was walking into. It…

Grass Roots Tavern

Grassroots Tavern

I somehow missed this joint all those years in my twenties trolling St. Marks Place with the rest of the youngins and other flotsam and…

Ace Bar

Ace Bar

Blah, blah it used to be good and now it sucks because people are actually coming to it and enjoying beer and pool… If I…

Cherry Tavern

Cherry Tavern

Cherry Tavern is so dark and integrated into the fabric of the surrounding buildings that it feels more like an annex of the huge complex…

Cheap Shots

Cheap Shots

[CLOSED] Hahahahaha, I get it! It’s a play on words! It’s like that place that used to be on the UES many years ago, Mug…

Bull Moose Saloon

Bull Moose Saloon

[CLOSED] I swear this place was closed the first couple of times I thought about going in. The second time I actually went up and…

Blue and Gold Tavern

Blue & Gold Tavern

Look ma, no pretension. Who said just because we live in Manhattan that we have to pay outrageous prices for drinks? We realize rents are…

Barramundi

Barramundi

[CLOSED at this location] So East Village it hurts. Obviously converted from an old pizza place or fast food Greek restaurant, Barramundi features a mirrored…

151

151

After I finished inking my tag,¬°bobloblawlawblog!, on the subterranean door, I peaked my head inside the tiny, dark space and realized that I had come…