Dive bars come in all shapes and sizes; dark and dank or brightly colored and loud. Dive bars don’t care about what they look like, just that their patrons have a good time. Here is a list of 10 of the best dive bars in New York City.
Step back in time at one of the oldest bars in Manhattan. With saw dust on the floors, walls covered in old pictures and newspaper articles, and only two types of beer (light and dark), McSorley’s has been open for roughly 150 years and is still going strong. In fact, they didn’t even allow women in until 1970 when they were forced into it through a court order. For a snack, order the cheese and raw onion platter. For a meal, choose any of their bar food staples like burgers and fish & chips. Simple, classic and no-frills, this is the type of place you go for the history and the ambience of old New York.