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480 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024 40.785791 -73.97644
at 83rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-874-9984 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Billiards, Dive Bar, Irish/Pub, Notable Beer Selection

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Happy Hour

Daily, 4pm-7pm; all drinks half price
Daily, 2pm-4pm; all drinks half price

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 86th St.; B, C at 81st St.-Museum of Natural History

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

Old-time Upper West Siders were slow to welcome this Raccoon Lodge replacement, but they’ve been gradually coming around. It helps that the new management retained the down-to-earth staff of what was the local rough-and-tumble hangout for almost twenty years. Plus they’ve made a few changes to attract a new clientele: rock memorabilia where vintage advertisements once hung, a beer menu with a solid selection of bottled and draft imports. Choices run the gamut from a $5 pint of Stella to designer brews like Belgian Chimay and Quebec’s Fin du Monde. Fancy beers aside, the joint still has a worn-in dinginess—brown tin ceilings, a dull patina on the plank floors and wooden bar—that makes it, unmistakably, a dive. The rowdy mixed-age crowd, billiards table and touch-screen jukebox do their bit to enliven the drab interior but despite the diverse musical options you’re still more likely to hear Kid Rock than Muddy Waters.

New owners preserve the rough-and-ready vibe of an old neighborhood favorite.