Dive Bar

Dive Bar

Dive Bar$$$$
Upper West Side, New York
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  • The Corcoran Group
    "Great beer list and great food at this Upper West side institution."(19 Tips)
    Adrienne S.
    "Fantastic bar food."(27 Tips)
    Kenien S.
    "Their house beer, an amber, is great with anything."(3 Tips)
    Jerry W.
    "The poutine is smothered in cheese."(8 Tips)
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  • Michael M.
    Good sammies and great beer selection
    Upvoted 1 day ago
  • J.R. R.
    J.R. ReedFebruary 5
    Perfect place for low key bar talk
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LangstonNovember 25, 2016
    Great beer list, tons of stuff on draft. Definitely not as scuzzy as many dive bars I've been to. Food is actually pretty good too. Don't miss the hot dogs, shashuka and the mussels
  • Hector
    HectorNovember 23, 2016
    Wings, fries, and Belgian beer selection for days.
  • Denise R.
    Denise RiveraOctober 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Must have the poutine here. Ad some Bacon and it's even better. Great beer selection & wonderful staff.
  • Tom D.
    Tom DiMaggioJune 18, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    The beer selection is always rotating and very interesting. The food has gotten better over the years with their expanded menu.
  • Candice
    CandiceDecember 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great mussels, wings, mozzarella sticks, and much more
  • Jess N.
    Jess NaldoDecember 23, 2015
    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 ;)
  • Allison F.
    Allison F.November 8, 2015
    Great bahn-mi and eggplant sandwich!
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay ToussaintJuly 17, 2015
    Go and play board games! Great for hanging out without feeling awkward. (Fellow introverts know what I'm talking about!) Music is a bit loud though.
  • Andy
    AndyMay 30, 2015
    Had a great time off to beat my friends in a beer challenge
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle ByeMay 29, 2015
    A "Dive Bar" is the last spot you think would have decent seafood -- check out anything from the lobster mac & cheese to the grilled salmon sandwich and even a lengthy list of mussels specials.
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle ElliotMay 20, 2015
    Holy catfish bahn mi. The name is deceiving - the food is fantastic.
  • Aashna S.
    Aashna SMay 3, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Fish tacos
  • N K.
    N KApril 28, 2015
    Their Gotham Project Pinoit Grigio ... terrific!
  • N K.
    N KApril 28, 2015
    The calamari and mussels were great..our server was not...at all. She had the worst attitude...ever...jeez.
  • Olivia A.
    Olivia AsialaMarch 31, 2015
    Usually the standard beers on tap. Great place to sit with a group.
  • Mark T.
    Mark TurokMarch 18, 2015
    Bar pizzas. Apps
  • Greg W.
    Greg W.March 11, 2015
    Good drinks and a very nice food menu - Not a real dive bar!
  • Jerry W.
    Jerry WangDecember 13, 2014
    Shakshuka comes in a regular sized frying pan. Pretty darned good. The poutine is smothered in cheese. Delicious
  • Jay L.
    Jay LearnNovember 23, 2014
    Neighborhood genuine bar, great beer selection and no hipsters.
  • Abhilash M.
    Abhilash MuduvathiNovember 22, 2014
    Great beers on tap
  • Patrick
    PatrickOctober 12, 2014
    Great selection of beers on tap. Try the Kwak it comes in an odd glass but is still great.
  • William H.
    William HAugust 23, 2014
    Truth in advertising: a total dive bar. Decent beer selection, surprisingly acceptable food, too.
  • Nora M.
    Nora MooreAugust 20, 2014
    Fried pickles and wings. Dinner of champions. Decent selection of craft beers.
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.August 10, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Greatest neighborhood bar there ever was with solid bartenders and an EPIC beer selection
  • Fiona P.
    Fiona PeachAugust 6, 2014
    Always has good Belgian beer options, including kwak served in the proper glass. Extensive domestic craft selection, too.
  • Allie R.
    Allie R.June 9, 2014
    Alanna Burger is life. So yummy!
  • thm
    thmMay 18, 2014
    Decent bar with a nice beer list. It was already packed by 4:45 on a rainy Friday!
  • Yazzy D.
    Yazzy DiizzleApril 30, 2014
    Happy hour Fuck the world
  • Compass
    CompassApril 21, 2014
    The rather-clean bar has an underwater theme and is a frequent student hang-out.
  • Fernando E.
    Fernando EspinozaMarch 7, 2014
    This place is cool for a group of 4, lots of locals. Get the pretzels.
  • Frankie K.
    Frankie KellyDecember 11, 2013
    Great Bar, Friendly staff and the Biggest selection of beer I have seen.... and I live in london....
  • Femme N.
    Femme Noire PhotographyNovember 30, 2013
    Th catfish tacos.....SOOO AWESOME!
  • Bernard V.
    Bernard VerhoevenNovember 16, 2013
    Sweetpotato chips w. Brown suger and Peppet!
  • Nick B.
    Nick BarrNovember 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Just Dive in
  • Britney
    BritneyOctober 10, 2013
    They have southern tier pumking on tap. It's delicious!
  • jonathan h.
    jonathan haffSeptember 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    the staff hates the world... this includes: you, serving you, and themselves.
  • christine h.
    christine hinzSeptember 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Those pretzel roll sammies are AMAZING!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 1, 2013
    Great beer list and great food at this Upper West side institution.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MiddlekauffJuly 22, 2013
    Great beer selection... The muffuletta was good but I will probably try something else next time.
  • Marcus M.
    Marcus MelloJuly 14, 2013
    Very white and douchey crowd... My friends and I felt like we were in a crowded frat basement. Not about that life.
  • Joe J.
    Joe JaffeJuly 12, 2013
    This place sucks and is painfully loud. And what they refer to as poutine is NOT poutine.
  • Yaron K.
    Yaron KarasikJuly 10, 2013
    Tuesday night is trivia night! Fun for all and win $25..
  • Harlem A.
    Harlem AmbassadorJuly 6, 2013
    If you plan on getting trashed, and NOT hearing about it on Monday morning, pay the Dive a visit. Appropriately named with kitsch decor and the smell of last years kitsch to match. Doable prices.
  • Sara A.
    Sara AlissaJuly 5, 2013
    Lions head Tavern on 109 & Amsterdam has killer wings (better than dive) & $8 pitcher deals. GO THERE!!!!!
    Downvoted May 8
  • Sara A.
    Sara AlissaJuly 5, 2013
    The staff is hit or miss, tonight I've been there three times and two of the times Worst waitress experience!! Today she Added our bill wrong and then legit got mad at us for taking too long to pay.
  • Sara A.
    Sara AlissaJuly 5, 2013
    Horrendous wait staff! This pains me to say since their beer selection and food are wonderfully delicious. More often than not, the wait staff treats you like a burden while they drink and text.
    Upvoted May 6
  • Tom D.
    Tom DiMaggioJune 28, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Excellent beer selection, but the food is lacking, and I tried everything.
  • Bryan G.
    Bryan GloverJune 8, 2013
    Food was a little greasy and bland today. However the beer list is Phenomenal!
  • Arun M.
    Arun MathewApril 27, 2013
    Stellar wings
  • Augusto P.
    Augusto PretaApril 19, 2013
    Good place for a break
  • Mollly G.
    Mollly GrayApril 6, 2013
    Get the Lambic Framboise on draft!
  • MurphGuide.com
    MurphGuide.comFebruary 3, 2013
    great craft beer & whiskey selection
  • Nathan
    NathanJanuary 11, 2013
    They got a good old-fashioned NYC pisser in here.
  • M P.
    M P RJanuary 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Kwak is wack!
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HJanuary 6, 2013
    Bomb ass poutine
  • Ben G.
    Ben GDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    $12 for a pot of steamed mussels, dive fries and a Stella - best deal in the city.
  • Eli K.
    Eli KSeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't try the banana bread beer..
  • Benjamin L.
    Benjamin LudmanSeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    One of the best tap lists in the neighborhood. Extensive food menu too.
  • Mac I.
    Mac IngramSeptember 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Skip the food, go straight to the drinks.
  • Scott A.
    Scott AustinJuly 21, 2012
    Excellent onion rings. The "dive fries" are just fries. I don't understand the name. Neither does the waitress.
  • Natalia L.
    Great beer. Unhappy bar tender kicked us out of the patio in a very rude way before midnight. Too cold inside. Bad taste in my mouth. She made me very distressed. I hope she reads this.
  • Amo 1.
    Amo 1June 4, 2012
    Order the house beer' its huge!
  • Onur K.
    Onur KiyakMay 30, 2012
    Although I love this dive bar, their onion rings & buffalo wings are awful.
  • Tirth P.
    Tirth PatelApril 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried pickles are meant to be sliced. Frying them whole makes them too hot in the interior and not crispy enough
  • Sabrina B.
    Sabrina BradleyMarch 26, 2012
    If you've got a fresh face and good complexion, chances are you'll get a free pitcher of bud ;)
  • Brendan S.
    Brendan SpiegelFebruary 22, 2012
    Their poutine wins the most-cheese-curds-for-your-dollar award by a long shot, and gets extra props for the fact that the extra-crispy fries hold up well under all that weight. Read more
  • Javier O.
    Javier O. G.October 15, 2011
    Delirum Trememns & Doc's Cider on draft, and Cafe Patron in stock? I'm in heaven.
  • Franco C.
    Franco CabralOctober 1, 2011
    Scum bag bartender @ dive bar. We're only ones at the bar and watching Michigan football game, but he decides to turn up volume on a different game. What a douche.
  • Charlie C.
    Charlie CrystleSeptember 28, 2011
    great beer selection
  • Adrienne S.
    Adrienne StortzSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic bar food.
  • Angeline C.
    Angeline ChidoworeSeptember 20, 2011
    The mussels are divine
  • Marc P.
    Marc PharelSeptember 16, 2011
    Happy hour is $5 mixed drinks and $4 for the $6 drinks.
  • Stephanie N.
    Stephanie Nichols FordAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Delirium on tap is the best!
  • Brew York
    Brew YorkAugust 11, 2011
    Try the exclusive house beer here, an unfiltered amber ale brewed by Chatham Brewery in the Hudson Valley.
  • Tristan
    TristanJuly 31, 2011
    "This Amsterdam Avenue watering hole randomly offers free mussels on Fridays on a first come-first serve basis starting around 5pm." - eater.com
  • Ryan
    RyanJuly 10, 2011
    Tweet about the bar and they might comp you a drink
  • Lynn B.
    Lynn BermanJune 11, 2011
    The wings are good but sauce is added after frying. Meaty and fresh tasting. Enjoy with $10 bud light pitchers...
  • Kristine P.
    Kristine PregotMay 18, 2011
    Common place for boring riff raff
  • Chris M.
    Chris MaldarelliMay 18, 2011
    PBR and a shot!
  • Colleen K.
    Colleen KApril 18, 2011
    Usually pretty bad service but good beer and generally good food. Also $10 pitchers of Bud Light, if you prefer cheap beer to good beer. Multiple veg options, including the specials.
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealApril 4, 2011
    One word: Poutine. The extra-crispy fries really stand up to the whopping pile of gravy-covered cheese curds that make this dish exceptional. Read more
  • Raphael Z.
    Raphael ZinmanMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Let Eric and the ladies take Care of you on Wednesday and Thursday nights. No idiots need apply!
  • LB
    LBMarch 16, 2011
    Dive Bar sounds right. Poutine was crap. The trivia emcee is a dick. This place is for jerks. Get out.
  • Pavel L.
    Pavel LishinFebruary 2, 2011
    Check for lipstick on your glass.
  • Sara B.
    Sara BostJanuary 29, 2011
    The best deal in NYC: huge pot of steamed mussels, fries and a pint of Stella for $12! WHAT?! Yes, it's true.
  • Karen B.
    Karen BJanuary 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fried pickles!
  • Cassel K.
    Cassel KrollJanuary 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You never can go wrong with a recommendation from the bartender
  • Ike V.
    Ike VinpaJanuary 6, 2011
    Food is bad- even when drunk- but beer selection is good and the people are usually great.
  • Marielle D.
    Marielle DavisDecember 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Not sure why I keep coming back here, service is horrible. Every single time.
  • Cassel K.
    Cassel KrollDecember 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Free wifi!
  • Sean O.
    Sean O'HaraDecember 22, 2010
    Do not miss the house hot sauce ! It is off the hook !
  • Brian M.
    Brian MorrisseyDecember 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch for scalding water from men's room sink.
  • Cassel K.
    Cassel KrollDecember 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the few places in NYC you can find a Muffuletta.
  • Susanna L.
    Susanna Lee PaulusDecember 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Always packed with a great selection of brews - and it's scuba themed! Follow on Twitter for fun drink updates.
  • Lana H.
    Lana HazouOctober 20, 2010
    Hot dog sliders! Awesome...!
  • Scott F.
    Scott FosterOctober 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Service is spotty. They need to warm up to you before they are nice.
  • Darren B.
    Darren BlumenfeldOctober 3, 2010
    Pumpkin huumus is a bit strange, like pumkin pie and hummus!
  • Trent H.
    Trent HainesAugust 22, 2010
    Service is terrible
  • Juliana C.
    Juliana Campos PaivaNovember 6, 2014
    Típico boteco americano! Cerveja servida em copo grande de vidro, petiscos baratos, música alta. Divertido e com grande opções de cervejas.
  • Juliana C.
    Juliana Campos PaivaNovember 5, 2014
    Atendimento eficiente, garçonetes simpáticas, variedade imensa de cervejas! Tip: Crabbie's, cerveja de gengibre.
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