169 Bar is one of The 15 Best Dive Bars in New York City.

1. 169 Bar

8.8
169 E Broadway (btwn Rutgers & Jefferson St), New York, NY
Dive Bar · Two Bridges · 226 tips and reviews

KEKE: Text the bar to order, colorful lighting, feels like the Havana scene in Guys and Dolls. Kitschy funky decor, warm, lively. The music is so good, and the leopard print pool table in the back is 👌👌

PUMAPUMA: This soul and jazz joint is steeped in Manhattan history! The music is chilled, the atmosphere awesome - and make sure you try the oysters and clams!

Zach M.Zach Mack: Jeff the fish died :(

Rudy's Bar & Grill is one of The 15 Best Dive Bars in New York City.

2. Rudy's Bar & Grill

8.9
627 9th Ave (btwn W 44th & W 45th St), New York, NY
Dive Bar · Hell's Kitchen · 258 tips and reviews

AFAR MediaAFAR Media: Get yourself a pitcher of their red beer (also inexpensive) & enjoy free, unlimited, hot dogs with your choice of topping as long as you keep drinking. Read more.

Mark B.Mark B: eat too many free hot dogs

Phoenix 💥💥💥Phoenix 💥💥💥: Ok neighbourhood bar

Tom & Jerry's is one of The 15 Best Dive Bars in New York City.

3. Tom & Jerry's

8.6
288 Elizabeth St (at E Houston St), New York, NY
Dive Bar · NoHo · 188 tips and reviews

KK: yummy cucumber cocktail 👍🏻

HBOHBO: Girls happened here. Jessa orders a White Russian, misses an appointment, and meets a phoneless boy here.

harryhharryh: Harry & Alice, along with many of their New York friends, have spent countless hours hanging out at their favorite local. #HPlusA

7B Horseshoe Bar aka Vazacs is one of The 15 Best Dive Bars in New York City.

4. 7B Horseshoe Bar aka Vazacs

8.4
108 Avenue B (at E 7th St), New York, NY
Dive Bar · Alphabet City · 100 tips and reviews

Ranu R.Ranu Rajkarnikar: Lots of tv's, great bloody marys and buck hunter/pinball. Friendly staff, chill vibe and all around great neighborhood dive. You can even order food in, no problem.

Men's Health MagMen's Health Mag: If you have the energy to close out a night right, this is the place to do it. They filmed some of Crocodile Dundee and Godfather II here, to give you a sense of its grand tattered quality.

Uber NYCUber NYC: An East Village institution, you'll often see film shoots at this bar. Lots of inexpensive beers, but you can also class up with your evening with some champagne. A dive bar with Dom P. :)

Botanica Bar is one of The 15 Best Dive Bars in New York City.

5. Botanica Bar

8.2
47 E Houston St (btwn Mott & Mulberry St), New York, NY
Dive Bar · NoHo · 177 tips and reviews

Kat W.Kat Watt: Love the Ginger Yum-Yum and the Dark and Stormy

Matt L.Matt Lehrer: The wifi password is 2123437251

Ben M.Ben Miller: Don't fuck it up.

KGB Bar is one of The 15 Best Dive Bars in New York City.

6. KGB Bar

8.2
85 E 4th St (btwn Bowery & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Dive Bar · East Village · 55 tips and reviews

Stefano B.Stefano Battaglia: In this Communist-themed bar you'll find dimmed lights and a friendly Barman with excellent taste in music (the mission and my bloody valentine among the others)! Well worth a visit if you're in NYC

JaniceJanice: Feels like a Communist when I'm here. Uh-oh parents wouldn't like that, would they...?

Sherry C.Sherry Citron: Came back after 10 years and still the same awesome place. Erik is still the best!

Dive Bar is one of The 15 Best Dive Bars in New York City.

7. Dive Bar

7.8
732 Amsterdam Ave (btwn 95th & 96th St), New York, NY
Dive Bar · Upper West Side · 118 tips and reviews

Jess N.Jess Naldo: Kentucky bourbon wings are def Top 5 in the city and worth the trek to UWS! Great selection of beers and other food, but seriously, chicken wings and their house hot sauce is tempting to steal ;)

jonathan h.jonathan haff: the staff hates the world... this includes: you, serving you, and themselves.

Leigh S.Leigh Sansone: just an all around great dive bar, as advertised!!!

The Library is one of The 15 Best Dive Bars in New York City.

8. The Library

7.7
7 Avenue A (btwn E 1st & 2nd St), New York, NY
Dive Bar · East Village · 108 tips and reviews

Katherine K.Katherine Krueger: I love this place. Great dive bar with low, warm lights, 2-for-1 happy hour drinks (if you tip!), and consistently great music. Plus the bartenders are v cool.

Andy M.Andy M: Go to Library and ask everyone to be quiet because you're trying to read

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Drinks are cheap, the jukebox is well curated, the music is loud, B movies run on loop on a projector in the back, and it's dingy without being unpleasant.

Dive 75 is one of The 15 Best Dive Bars in New York City.

9. Dive 75

7.8
101 W 75th St (btwn Amsterdam Ave & Columbus Ave), New York, NY
Dive Bar · Upper West Side · 93 tips and reviews

Caitlin C.Caitlin Clements: Board games, free candy, and a baller fish tank. What's not to love??

Britten C.Britten Cosgrove: play Connect Four and Battleship while you drink.... amazing!

Morgan C.Morgan Clark: my sister goes here a lot

DBL Dive Bar Lounge is one of The 15 Best Dive Bars in New York City.

10. DBL Dive Bar Lounge

7.8
667 10th Ave (West 47th St), New York, NY
Dive Bar · Hell's Kitchen · 13 tips and reviews

John A.John Antos: Easy fun neighborhood vibe...this neighborhood has high intensity disco balls and cute dancing bartenders. Drinks $4

LisaLisa: I was digging the music, you can't go wrong with 90's pop.

Dustin H.Dustin Haley: Small, but good little gay bar that definitely had a more local feel to it than some others I had visited.

Manitoba's is one of The 15 Best Dive Bars in New York City.

11. Manitoba's

7.6
99 Avenue B (btwn E 6th & E 7th St), New York, NY
Dive Bar · Alphabet City · 52 tips and reviews

Kendra B.Kendra Borowski: One of the best remaining dive bars in the East Village! Super friendly bartenders and excellent loud music.

Tom I.Tom Igoe: Look for Chassis Crass' roller derby jersey on the wall.

Emma C.Emma Cramer: Hang with the aging punk rock stars.

Black & White is one of The 15 Best Dive Bars in New York City.

12. Black & White

7.7
86 E 10th St (btwn 3rd & 4th), New York, NY
Dive Bar · Greenwich Village · 44 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: Small, crowded, loud, laid back and cheap, just how we like our bars. Great happy hour specials and fantastic music. Grab a table and settle in for a fun evening.

Mike O.Mike O'Toole: When you're here, you're done making good decisions for the night.

Anil P.Anil Podduturi: Sometimes Chloë Sevigny stops by here. Congratulate her on her Golden Globe for "Big Love" Read more.

Nancy Whiskey Pub is one of The 15 Best Dive Bars in New York City.

13. Nancy Whiskey Pub

7.5
1 Lispenard St (at W Broadway), New York, NY
Dive Bar · Tribeca · 90 tips and reviews

Eòsaph U.Eòsaph Uilleam: Super friendly daytime bartender & the shots are huge. Pretty damn good chicken fingers and onion rings too.

Eric L.Eric Love: A great place for a sneaky drink and some great vibes.

@iamkhayyam@iamkhayyam: No Nancy's in here.

Johnny's Bar is one of The 15 Best Dive Bars in New York City.

14. Johnny's Bar

7.7
90 Greenwich Ave (btwn W 12th & W 13th St), New York, NY
Dive Bar · West Village · 50 tips and reviews

Katie S.Katie Smith-Adair: Thirsty? Order a manhattan on the rocks. It comes in a pint. Share with a friend!

Jacob C.Jacob Cass: Get the Prairie Fire shot. Don't ask what's in it.

Lisa Z.Lisa Z: Pickleback shots with friends and the Croatian bartender. Do it

Sophie's is one of The 15 Best Dive Bars in New York City.

15. Sophie's

7.5
507 E 5th St (at Ave A), New York, NY
Dive Bar · Alphabet City · 31 tips and reviews

Gene R.Gene Russo: Possibly the best dive bar in the east village. The crowd is amazing

Carlos R.Carlos Rodriguez: Anthony Bourdain drank here, thus it is awesome.

Village VoiceVillage Voice: Decrepit, small and less than stable bar stools come to mind when we think of Sophie’s, but you can’t beat the cheap drinks, and it’s a good place to play pool.