Referring to dive bars as "best" or superior to others is somewhat tricky, since none of the places on this map are vying for the title — as doing so would render it not a dive. So here is a broad list of some of Eater's favorite dives around New York and what makes them special.
These 31 bars are downright grungy, somewhat lovable, and absolutely solid, where a beer under $5 is the norm and ordering food is not. Prepare for sticky floors, tagged bathrooms, and gallons of cheap booze. None of them look good with the lights on, but all are a fun time.
Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2017.Read More