169 Bar

169 Bar

Dive Bar, Seafood Restaurant, and Pool Hall$$$$
Two Bridges, New York
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  • Armand D.
    Armand D'Isselt2 weeks ago
    Usually pretty empty weekdays. Great place for day drinking.
  • Evan S.
    Evan StaffMarch 23
    Been here 5+ times
    Best happy hour in lower Manhattan.
  • Miguel L.
    Miguel LopezMarch 19
    Weird place - terrible bartenders.
  • Sam O.
    Sam OriachMarch 14
    Can get super packed, but otherwise a fun choice.
  • Parker C.
    Parker ChambersFebruary 4
    Best dive around. Amazing bouncers.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 31
    Next door to Mission Chinese Food is this divey bar dressed in palm tress, disco balls, and a leopard-print pool table. Happy hour includes $1 off beer, $2 off drinks, and a beer and shot for $3. Read more
  • Konstantinos P.
    Great dive bar with an awesome crowd. The music is a bit loud unfortunately and it gets hard sometimes to have a conversation
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonJanuary 11
    $3 beer and shot!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinDecember 27, 2016
    Tecate and people watching. Get on the bartender's good side early.
  • LaDawn P.
    LaDawn Penigar-MitchellDecember 4, 2016
    This dive bar is eclectic and edgy with crazy decorations and wall decor; it's Louisiana themed! Come for fun, chill vibes and cheap drinks and there's a pool table too
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaNovember 2, 2016
    You can order by messaging. The instructions are at the bar
  • Kate Ellen D.
    Kate Ellen DeanOctober 29, 2016
    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 👌👌
  • Artur S.
    Artur SangleppOctober 12, 2016
    Get some Margaritas and rock out, yeah!
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedSeptember 8, 2016
    Cheap Eat: A beer, a shot, and a thing of dumplings for $13; dumplings for $3. Read more
  • Owen H.
    Owen HerterichAugust 28, 2016
    Used to be a super chill dive bar, but somehow got popular lately. You’ll be fine if you go on a weeknight. Cheap, fun vibe, and pretty decent grub.
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LonieJuly 1, 2016
    Teleport to the French Quarter with this New Orleans style dive. There's an old pool table and a $5 PBR beer and shot special. You can even text the kitchen your late night food order.
  • Anna R.
    Anna RobertsJune 25, 2016
    Tecate, ask for lime and hot sauce. Grilled lobster tail, on a stick, yas and mermaids fo' days.
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    You can text your food or drink order to the bar, which feels more like cheeky early-aughts kitsch than scary iFuture. Read more
  • Ishmael V.
    Ishmael VasquezMay 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap beer. Shot and a beer for 4 bucks. Hard to do in the city!
  • Max M.
    Max MikuleckyApril 2, 2016
    Don't sell me 3 month expired beer and not let me exchange because I drank half of it. Nice atmosphere though
  • Jackie H.
    Jackie HonMarch 30, 2016
    texting your order from your phone is definitely recommended.
  • Teeker K.
    Teeker KajMarch 18, 2016
    Awesome cozy decor. Perfect for cheap day-drinking. $3 can of Pabst and a shot of Whiskey? Perfect.
  • Sydney M.
    Sydney MFebruary 7, 2016
    Quirky dive bar
  • Alex P.
    Alex PelleJanuary 24, 2016
    Do not go to this bar! Bouncers were slamming doors, cursing and screaming at patrons, and sexually harassing my friend by demanding she show her breasts as a price for admission. Stay away!
  • Dan L.
    Dan LamJanuary 18, 2016
    Great spot for a boozy time. Nawlins atmosphere, eclectic music and late night snacks. Try the pork dumplings and butterfly shrimp. They've got a pool table in the back.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonDecember 20, 2015
    Avoid on a Saturday night if claustrophobia is real for you.
  • John W.
    John WoodsDecember 5, 2015
    This is what you thought cool Manhattan bars looked like before you moved here. Still, recommended.
  • Lee L.
    Lee LawrenceNovember 30, 2015
    T-Rex Tavidermy. Trexidermy??
  • Michael F.
    Michael FernandezNovember 23, 2015
    Great dive bar. Shot and beer is hellsa affordable. Not much room to move around when they get full. GET THE OYSTERS!
  • Claudia R.
    Claudia RuckusNovember 20, 2015
    If you love cheap drinks, badass bartenders, weird people, and having the best time in your life, this is the bar for you.
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsNovember 17, 2015
    Seen in Episode 7 of "Master of None"
  • Connie
    ConnieNovember 7, 2015
    Episode 7 - Ladies and Gentlemen
  • Josh O.
    Josh OynickOctober 13, 2015
    People talk about dumplings but mac and cheese is so good
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteOctober 4, 2015
    Booze. And more booze
  • inna k.
    inna katsSeptember 30, 2015
    Get the crawfish po boy and an oyster shooter.
  • jiresell
    jiresellAugust 30, 2015
    When waiting for a table at Mission Chinese next door grab drinks here. Great dive bar. Get an oyster shooter while you're here!
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RenaudAugust 30, 2015
    169 Bar is best explained by a few things: a disco ball, a dinosaur on the wall, and a pool table covered in leopard print. Also, of note: you can text your drink order.
  • Scar3crow (.
    Scar3crow (Ian Matheson)August 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Such an amazing party environment in a mostly quiet area. Edward the bartender made our night!!
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BatchelderAugust 18, 2015
    Great fucking place. It has random ass decorations but $3 PBRs. They had me at $3
  • Morgan J.
    Morgan JordanAugust 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Absolutely the best bartenders! Love the late night popcorn too.
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanAugust 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    You can solo dolo drink here bc it's p loud
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CaldecuttAugust 1, 2015
    There's nothing more old (80s and 90s) New York City that I have seen recently and they have amazing dumplings.
  • Raphael L.
    Interesting place with cheap beers. Perfect for people watching.
  • TLinTransit
    TLinTransitJuly 17, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Happy hour! House whiskey!
  • Nick A.
    Nick AndlingerJuly 1, 2015
    Basically my favorite bar in Manhattan. Colt 45 on ice!
  • Tim M.
    Tim McClureJune 27, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Cheap drinks, great for groups. It's dark, loud, and has a great ambience.
  • Jorge Ayauhtli O.
    Jorge Ayauhtli OJune 27, 2015
    Food til 4am :)
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJune 15, 2015
    Stepping inside brings on instant ADD. Do you focus on the kitschy decor of mermaid statues and disco balls? The classic films on TV? Add in the happy hour shot & beer specials and it gets harder. Read more
  • Lily
    LilyJune 14, 2015
    Bathroom was full of gnats. Also, $10 for 40 minutes of pool.
  • Neal U.
    Neal U.June 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy it before they gentrify it into an artisinal jam shop.
  • Theo C.
    Theo CoulombeMay 26, 2015
    Perfect old school bar in a great part of town
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesMay 23, 2015
    Styling pool and table
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesMay 23, 2015
    "Colt 45 and 2 zig-zags, baby that's all need." - Afroman
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesMay 23, 2015
    40oz. to freedom
  • Marco V.
    Marco VoormolenMay 12, 2015
    A bit of a weird bar but fun bar. Definately worth checking out. Very affoordable during happy hour.
  • Doug B.
    Doug BenedictoApril 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good dive bar. Somehow, against reason, the oysters are good and the crawfish boil is fantastic.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CApril 15, 2015
    This is an awesome New Orleans styled dive bar! They have Abita on tap!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaximMarch 29, 2015
    Dive bar for dayz
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneMarch 22, 2015
    If you're looking for a spot to day drink in the winter, look no further. $3 beer and shot deal for happy hour(s).
  • Eric T.
    Eric TashMarch 22, 2015
    Place has character but make sure to check your bill if you put a credit card down - arbitrary 30% tip seems high.
  • Skyler D.
    Skyler DobinMarch 4, 2015
    Good spot for happy hour, waiting for your table at Mission Chinese, or just for getting weird.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceMarch 3, 2015
    It's definitely a shit show in here. Weirdly has a dancer some nights and you can text your orders to the bar. It can get packed and have a line out front for no real reason or charm. Party place.
  • Tracy N.
    Tracy NFebruary 24, 2015
    Probably the only place in NYC to serve Colt 45s
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanFebruary 17, 2015
    Oysters in the oyster shot is good, the vodka is not.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanFebruary 17, 2015
    Get the oyster shots
  • Matt S.
    Matt SpectorFebruary 15, 2015
    Aweslme, raucous good time at this frat party of a bar. Good music and nice selection of cheap house beers.
  • Andrew E.
    Andrew ErdleJanuary 8, 2015
    Get there early for a seat, a lot of people wait here for Mission Chinese now
  • Tarik H.
    Tarik HartJanuary 5, 2015
    Hidden gem of a dive bar. They have Shiner in cans.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerJanuary 1, 2015
    In a weird area, it's a safe bet on a late night. Don't eat, just drink
  • Devyn S.
    Devyn ShaughnessyDecember 28, 2014
    Cheap bar fun atmosphere
  • Theresa R.
    Theresa RoldanDecember 27, 2014
    Fun place.
  • Tian X.
    Tian XieDecember 22, 2014
    Text hello to (212)641-0357 for menu, then text your orders. Feels like futuristic magic (w/ decades old tech).
  • Ronni
    RonniDecember 20, 2014
    Cocktail at $4 wow
  • Jouni J.
    Jouni JämsäDecember 20, 2014
    Fantastic bloody mary's. Small joint with good athmosphere. Excellent price/value.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MengDecember 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap drinks, old school jazz music.
  • Warren R.
    Warren RiosNovember 29, 2014
    What an interesting spot. I seen all kinda interesting people in here. There's was a Gogo dancer and a um interest decor. I'd love to come back here. Not too bad beer prices too
  • Brielle E.
    Brielle ElizabethNovember 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great craft beer selection + happy hour including 21st amendment & six point.
  • David
    DavidNovember 6, 2014
    I think I had a great Manhattan here.
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥November 5, 2014
    Go for drinks and darts
  • Michael F.
    Michael FabianOctober 27, 2014
    The Mac and cheese is truly amazing
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel ReinerOctober 22, 2014
    <3 totally
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceOctober 13, 2014
    Fantastic happy hour. A top-notch location with a minimized exterior barely visible from the road/sidewalk but plenty of room to hang and chat with friends once inside.
  • Ha D.
    Ha DiemSeptember 26, 2014
    I came here for the oysters, and I was not disappointed. So many types and all very fresh! Super cheap happy hour drinks too.
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.September 9, 2014
    Always cheap, always sketch, always fun.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MoneySeptember 3, 2014
    The ultimate pickleback divebar
  • Lenny N.
    Lenny NeslinAugust 17, 2014
    The bacon mac & cheese is a great value. Love how you can text your order. Totally random but good music on the jukebox.
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly ChangAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    $3 shot and beer HH
  • Taylor G.
    Taylor GerardAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer and a shot, dumplings
  • James J.
    James JAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Such a mix of people. Always a good time here.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SimonJuly 6, 2014
    The bouncers and wait staff here are terrible, just threw out a post-wedding party - including parents! - for sitting on a table in a crowded bar.
  • Jonathan V.
    Jonathan ValentinApril 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    On Sunday they have $3 beer & a shot!
  • Compass
    CompassApril 24, 2014
    169 Bar has been around for more than a century. Now a nightclub with dive bar charm, the East Broadway haunt is as classic as they come.
  • al b.
    al bedellApril 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot ppl come here and the staff is hot too
  • Ginger S.
    Ginger StanleyMarch 20, 2014
    PBR and Dumplings!
  • John H.
    John HumistonMarch 15, 2014
    Order the Vodka Splenda
  • Elie B.
    Elie BleierMarch 8, 2014
    Amazing music
  • Jack S.
    Jack SavageMarch 2, 2014
    Anybody watching d'Oscars? Inside tip: JILL ST. JOHN
  • Regan B.
    Regan BozmanFebruary 16, 2014
    Great dive bar
  • Steven A.
    Steven AlonzoFebruary 4, 2014
    "Grilled dumplings" you mean microwaved. Like all of their food, waiting 30+ min for my ticket and its slow, not happy
  • Marissa
    MarissaJanuary 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi is "bar169bar".
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