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Cheap Shots

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140 First Ave., New York, NY 10009 40.727813 -73.984918
nr. 9th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-254-6631 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10

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    4 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: Frat Feel, After Work, Dive Bar, Neighborhood Bar, Singles Scene
Photo by Ben Rosenzweig

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Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.; L at First Ave.

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Cash Only

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Cheap Shots is another breath of stale air in a neighborhood practically floating on it thanks to Doc Holliday’s, Lucy’s, and Coyote Ugly. But build another balls-out dive bar with rock-bottom drink specials and the masses will come. Strategically positioned across from a life-saving pizza joint, Cheap Shots is all about shots, domestic pints, PBRs and whiskeys. A former meat products store, the space retains its plywood floors, and the graffiti-ed walls make it feel like it has been around since the dawn of SoCo and lime. Deals like $6.50 pitchers of the house brew, Patriot Ale, bring in beer drinkers and hell raisers from Tompkins Square Park to the Upper East Side. But it’s the diversions that keep them hooting and hollering: a black light air hockey table, an mp3 jukebox with over 200,000 songs, board games like Connect Four and a chalked-up darts room where the meat locker used to be. Birthday boys and girls drink for free all night. The rest of the year, most folks here drink until they forget what day they were born.


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