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Dive Bar Restaurant

Upper West Side
American, Bar, Pub
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732 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-6398
+1 212-749-4358
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
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New York City, New York
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133 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has that stale beer and testosterone smell of a sports bar. Greasy pub food. Place teams go after their ball games. Surprisingly good wine list Outside is so uncomfortable- your butt won't last half hour Not my favorite

Thank bichonronni
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm concerned hearing you had some issues with your food, because we're always happy to look into any concerns you have if you let us know. Though I'm disappointed you didn't feel more comfortable, our outdoor seats are pretty consistent with what you'll find most places. If you'd like some recommendations next time, many of our guests like our beer... More 

Barry, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Great choice of beers and good menu. Very friendly place with both locals and tourists using it. Sit inside or out although quite noisy outside due to main road. Went here every day for a drink and snack.

Thank Mags C
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your visits recently, Mags! Sounds like you might have been visiting the city, and I appreciate being a part of your stay. Whether you're stopping in for a drink or a bite, I hope you'll come say hi again before too long! Cheers, Lee More 

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252 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Good for a drink. The typical, old fashioned American bar. Beer on tap, bar drinks and some food. At this location with different names, forever.

Thank UbErich F
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

Considering we're such a mainstay for you, I'm kind of disappointed seeing from your rating that we haven't stood out more. I don't really have any info here to know where we've missed for you, but don't hesitate to let me know in person next trip. We're always working to grow. Cheers, Lee More 

Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

A feed and some beers amongst the locals. Was a busy bar but not too bad to find a table. Service was not bad as the pub was pretty busy. Had to get the waitress attention each time we wanted something. Some extremely loud patrons but that's not the vibe bar's fault. Good local bar feel.

Thank Mattybailey84
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed yourself when you came to see us! That said, I'm disappointed you left feeling we were just average. We may have a lot of UWS locals who stop in, but we're always hoping to impress. If you've got more specifics about how you feel we could've improved, I'd be happy to talk. Cheers, Lee More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Really cool place. Offers a lot of good beers and has a nice atmosphere with a diverse crowd. Aquariums around the inside are a great touch.

Thank Andrew S
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

Nothing hits the spot like a good beer, Andrew! Glad you're such a fan of the vibe around here. Say hi next time you make it in! Cheers, Lee More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

We frequented Dive Bar. Friendly staff, popular place. Very much like London pub. Patrons are friendly and regular Joes. Good food. I recommend sitting at the bar some and talking to bartenders.

Thank M O M
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

And I've gotta tell you -- we just love having friends at the bar to chat with! Thanks for making us a regular stop while you were visiting the city. Hope you'll come back and say hi when you make your return. Cheers, Lee More 

Miami, Florida
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Lobster mac and cheese. That is all you need to know. Stopped by on a cold New Year's Day in January and college football was on television. Great beer options.

Thank JenniferNaomi
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

Nailed it on the head right there, Jennifer. I love the mac and cheese, too, so I'm glad you got to ring in 2016 with it! Hope to see you back sometime for another round. Cheers, Lee More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Had a great evening here the other night. Great selection of beers and not too pricey either for NYC although I am used to London prices! The food was great too, wings were spicy but tasty and my brother loved his tacos. Top notch service. Best night I had in NYC. Thanks guys!

Thank L-Plate909
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for spending the night with us! Sounds like you were visiting from London, so I'm pleased you both enjoyed yourselves. Hope you'll see us again before you go. Cheers, Lee More 

New York City
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I've been going to the Dive Bar since it opened. They've got the right combination of friendly service, great drink selection, good prices and a really good menu.

Thank SoxFanInNYC
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

Since we opened? Thanks for being such a loyal fan! Looks like we're still a city favorite for you, so don't hesitate to say hi next time you're in. I'd love to put a face with the review and say thanks. Oh, and go Sox! Cheers, Lee More 

New York City, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

When there's a good game on, finding a sports bar in Manhattan can be a bit of a challenge. This aptly named 'Dive Bar' offers a dozen+ TV'S to view the game from any seat in the house. 30+ solid brews on tap! Full!-bar as well! Menu is loaded with any and everything you would expect a sports bar to... More 

Thank cbugni9
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

I feel your pain -- when the game's on, it's tough to find the right spot! Happy you found us, because it looks like we were a hit in a few other areas, as well. You've definitely gotta check out some of our food next time, and when you do, my team will be happy to make a recommendation. Don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 732 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-6398
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-749-4358
Welcome to Dive Bar, the place to be on the Upper West Side! Conveniently located on the southwest corner of 96th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, we have something for everyone to enjoy. Come in and try one of our phenomenal daily specials, or order something delicious from our permanent menu. At Dive Bar, we have a huge selection of on tap beer and growlers- glass bottled filled with draft beer to bring home- that is constantly being updated. We specialize in Craft Beer and have 30 taps, as well as 2 Cask Conditioned Taps. Try your favorite or try them all, and don't forget to take a look at our extensive scotch, bourbon and tequila menus. We also have a wide variety of delicious snacks and substance, including dive burgers, sandwiches and all day breakfast available at our late night kitchen-open til 2 AM! From trivia to sports to music, all three Dive Bar locations have events nearly every night. Stop by to watch your favorite team play on one of our 14 televisions, and stay tuned for news on upcoming events and live music!

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