Are New York’s Dive Bars Really In Danger? : Nightlife : Eater NY

A dive bar is generally defined as an old bar with an aesthetic that looks old without trying, cheap drinks, and a regular crowd of “real” New York characters. Native New Yorkers and haters of Yuppie Bars (the antithesis of a dive bar) praise the dive bar at all costs, constantly throwing out examples like Holiday Cocktail Lounge, Rudy’s and Mars Bar as the final true bastions of an authentic New York that were in abundance prior to Bloomberg.

But that would be flat out wrong. New York bar experiences can not be segregated into Dive Bars and Yuppietown, because that would exclude new classics like Tile Bar, the Magician, Standings and 230 fifth. OK, we’re kidding about the last one. But seriously, a bar doesn’t have to be filled with yuppie hating characters with $4 beers to make it special. So while these beloved New York bars should be supported, chances are you can find lots of bars with $5 beers and nice, real New Yorkers.· New York Dive [JVNY]· Dive Bar Coverage [~ENY~]

Are New York’s Dive Bars Really In Danger? : Nightlife : Eater NY


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