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“Sure, Why Not Try It!”

Dive Bar Restaurant
Ranked #3,698 of 13,639 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Description: 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!
Charlotte, North Carolina
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Sure, Why Not Try It!”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

All in all, clean and well-lit. Not exactly two things you'd think of with a "dive", but it was good.

Found some good friends to talk with. Beer selection was good.

Hoping to find a chatty or at least helpful bartender, but he couldn't be lacking any more in the personality category. Just a flat-out non-conversational condescending loser.

Stayed for 3 beers, but only because we sat down next to some fun people. The bartender would have driven us away immediately.

Go with friends or don't go.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Peter H
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 661 helpful votes
“Dive Bar...A Nautical Theme...But In Fact, Aptly Named”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

The theme is slightly nautical in this little hole-in-the wall joint on the upper West Side. hence the name.But, as a matter of fact, the place really is a dive. Actually, I have nothing against dive bars. They are what they are...local hangouts, not very strong in the charm department and not exactly a gourmet experience. But this area of Amsterdam-Broadway-West End between 89th and 100th is low on local bars. You have to travel up to Columbia or further down into the 70s to find many neighborhood watering holes.So the Dive Bar is convenient and welcome if you are living or staying in the area. I have been there a number of times. Some of the patrons are a little rough around the edges and the barkeep can be a litle gruff at times, but I have never really felt ill at ease or menaced at any time. This night, we went for a casual pub dinner...sandwiches, fries, burgers...usual bar fare. The woman who waited on our table was pretty cool and friendly and the food, while nothing to brag about, was decent enough. There were four of us and we did some drinking, but still I got sticker shock when this rather simple light supper ran us $94! Again, this is New York City, so prices are expected to be hefty I guess. Back near home in the hinterlands of Bryn Mawr, this same evening would probably cost 55 bucks in one of the local pubs. Anyway, when I go back to this area of the NYC and if I am looking to go casual, I'm sure I'll wind up in the Dive again. i'll just remember to load up on cash before I do.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank TommyBoy94
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