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McCarthy's Bar & Grill

345 Second Ave., New York, NY 10010 40.736072 -73.982267
at 20th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-477-6201 Send to Phone

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 23rd St.; 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

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This venue is closed.

One of the diviest dive bars Manhattan has to offer, McCarthy's is so rickety it seems a small gust of wind could blow the thing down. Still, the bar serves its purpose, providing drinks to the neighborhood dwellers and to nearby Beth Israel hospital workers now for ten years and counting. McCarthy's hosts raucous and crowded New York Dart League competitions on Monday and Tuesday nights, which must keep this bar going when it reverts to a creepy ghost town the other five nights a week. With only two windows, the dark bar's sagging walls house stark light fixtures, crappy old TVs, and flimsy furniture, and at times you get the urge to check certain patrons for a pulse. If no one selects a song from the meager juke box, the bar remains silent. Regulars, of whom there are in fact a few, ask little of their bar, and their bar asks little of them. Don't come hungry; though McCarthy's calls itself a "Bar & Grill," the grill—now a ghost itself—shut down years ago.


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