Mon-Thu, 5pm-4am; Fri, 3pm-4am; Sat-Sun, noon-4am
5pm-7pm; $5 well drinks, $2 off domestic drafts and $3 bottles of Bud and Bud Light
1, 2, 3 at 72nd St.; B, C at 72nd St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Laid-back but not dreary or rough enough to live up to the "dive" in its name, the small neighborhood hangout is usually packed with preppy Upper West Siders who appreciate the stiff drinks. Space is tight. Once the after-work throng arrives, good luck snagging a seat. If you do manage to grab one of the wooden tables in the adjoining area, board games—Battleship, Connect Four, Othello—are on hand. Some of the sets are missing pieces but, after a few beers, that doesn’t matter so much. For sports fans, there are TVs. For fish fans, an aquarium. Another perk: an emergency book with pizza delivery numbers. When the drunken munchies hit, whip out your cell phone, place an order, and wait for your pie.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.