Dive Bar

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 they? Don't they just st...
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 jetsam. It was out o...
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 had a man's name, bu...
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 this, my house's base...
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 had a dime for every time I read a re...
Cheap Shots

Cheap Shots

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 Shots. They had booking photos of famous arres...
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 of projects across the...
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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 to th...
Bull Moose Saloon

Bull Moose Saloon

I swear this place was closed the first couple of times I thought about going in. The second time I actually went up and tried to pull on the door with no l...
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Siberia

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, subterranean feel....
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 doesn't turn a shitho...
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 higher and general ove...
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 of tin foil when it's sunn...
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Subway Inn

Welcome to the twilight zone and what might be the biggest dive in the entire city -- hands down. Smack dab in the middle of Midtown East lay the biggest an...