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Dive Bar

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732 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025 40.793965 -73.970814
nr. 96th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-749-4358 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Brunch, Notable Beer Selection, Restaurant & Bar
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Daily, 11:30am-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 4pm-7pm; $4 drafts, $5 well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 96th St.; B, C at 96th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


The grime-free atmosphere and clean-cut patrons make this bar's name a bit of a misnomer. But step inside and you'll see why it's called Dive Bar: The curved aquarium and dive helmets makes this Columbia student hangout look like a movie set for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. But rather than search for wily eels or buried treasure, patrons come for the booze, and a dauntingly wide selection at that. Chalked lists of tequilas, bourbons, and single-malt Scotches fill up nearly a dozen blackboards, and the bar also touts about 100 varieties of bottled beer and 31 draught beers (most of which are available in mugs, pint glasses, and pitchers). Originally a speakeasy, the place now doubles as a restaurant, offering a full menu (including various vegetarian-friendly options) until 2am (midnight on Sundays).

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