Dive Bar

★★★★☆
A grime-free Upper West Side bar for neighbor residents and Columbia students.
  • 732 Amsterdam Ave

    New York, NY 10025

    Cross street: nr. 96th St.

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  • 212-749-4358

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Been to NYC twice on holiday 2001 and 2003 and found this bar first time I was here.
People are really friendly bar staff were fantastic and food was divine.
Prices were very reasonable
Will Defiantly go back if I am ever in NYC again and

3
★★★★★

Been to NYC twice on holiday 2001 and 2003 and found this bar first time I was here.
People are really friendly bar staff were fantastic and food was divine.
Prices were very reasonable
Will Defiantly go back if I am ever in NYC again and

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Moved into the neighborhood and was looking for a local place I could call home. This place is it. Great friendly service and awesome selection of beer and liquor. The food is delicious and pretty cheap. Even the breakfast food is

3
★★★★★

Moved into the neighborhood and was looking for a local place I could call home. This place is it. Great friendly service and awesome selection of beer and liquor. The food is delicious and pretty cheap. Even the breakfast food is

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I get it: Diver Bar is not actually a dive bar in the sense that tipplers know it. But the maritime theme is lost on me; the only intimations of maritime theme include a dirty fish tank, a diving mask and wall-mounted mermaid.
No matter, Dive Bar is a relatively unpretentious establishment with respectable bar food and a very impressive international beer list. The beers on tap change fairly often, so stay on your toes. Plus, the extra-friendly bartenders don??t hurt. But be sure to snag one of the big booths with some friends, or you??ll have to hunker in a corner by the oddly large tables in the back.

1
★★★☆☆

I get it: Diver Bar is not actually a dive bar in the sense that tipplers know it. But the maritime theme is lost on me; the only intimations of maritime theme include a dirty fish tank, a diving mask and wall-mounted mermaid.
No matter, Dive Bar is a relatively unpretentious establishment with respectable bar food and a very impressive international beer list. The beers on tap change fairly often, so stay on your toes. Plus, the extra-friendly bartenders don??t hurt. But be sure to snag one of the big booths with some friends, or you??ll have to hunker in a corner by the oddly large tables in the back.

Pros: Superb beer list

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I recently was a Dive Bar to kill time before meeting some friends and to check out some Sunday football. This is really my kind of place...something off the beat'n path. It's a tiny joint with a large bar, a pool table like think with stools and a few booths around the edge. The menu was definity bar food, but man did it all sound amazing....seafood, pulled pork, BBQ chicken, salads and amazing breakfast items. I nibbled on some chicken fingers and I must say they were the best I have ever had. Washed them down with a few bud lights and saw the Jet's get spanked, I couldn't ask for a better afternoon. Defs worth making the trip up town for a nice escape from the bars you see in midtown and below.

2
★★★★☆

I recently was a Dive Bar to kill time before meeting some friends and to check out some Sunday football. This is really my kind of place...something off the beat'n path. It's a tiny joint with a large bar, a pool table like think with stools and a few booths around the edge. The menu was definity bar food, but man did it all sound amazing....seafood, pulled pork, BBQ chicken, salads and amazing breakfast items. I nibbled on some chicken fingers and I must say they were the best I have ever had. Washed them down with a few bud lights and saw the Jet's get spanked, I couldn't ask for a better afternoon. Defs worth making the trip up town for a nice escape from the bars you see in midtown and below.

Pros: Friendly staff, amazing menu

Cons: Way up in the 90's

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Fish and chips consisted of batter with some grey gunk inside, with two baked potatoes and some past-the-point-of sour tartar sauce; appetizers arrived after the main course and while a touch more palatable were swimming in grease. Beer was watered down and off.

Service was polite but incompetent.

If you're going to eat here, stick to the chips and salsa; if you?re going to have a drink stick to something in a bottle as they don't know how to keep their draft beer.

A packet of Tums might be a good option for dessert.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Fish and chips consisted of batter with some grey gunk inside, with two baked potatoes and some past-the-point-of sour tartar sauce; appetizers arrived after the main course and while a touch more palatable were swimming in grease. Beer was watered down and off.

Service was polite but incompetent.

If you're going to eat here, stick to the chips and salsa; if you?re going to have a drink stick to something in a bottle as they don't know how to keep their draft beer.

A packet of Tums might be a good option for dessert.

Pros: Not too much

Cons: Heartburn, bad beer, worse food

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Tasty lunches and great place to meet for Happy Hours. Agreed, no chance of shooting stick Fri - Sun

2
★★★★☆

Tasty lunches and great place to meet for Happy Hours. Agreed, no chance of shooting stick Fri - Sun

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I've been to Dive several times and will keep coming back. It's a friendly atmosphere, , a touch more elegant than a "dive" and inexpensive. Perfect for meeting friends. The bartenders are really great!

2
★★★★☆

I've been to Dive several times and will keep coming back. It's a friendly atmosphere, , a touch more elegant than a "dive" and inexpensive. Perfect for meeting friends. The bartenders are really great!

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I feel really comfortable when I'm there; I can be there by myself or with my friends. The sports on the TV is great and the food is not your typical bar food. I always have had a great experience there and will continue to go in the future. I wondered why it was called the Dive Bar and the answer is that the theme is Scuba Diving. Duh! I should have known that one. It was so obvious with the decor.

2
★★★★☆

I feel really comfortable when I'm there; I can be there by myself or with my friends. The sports on the TV is great and the food is not your typical bar food. I always have had a great experience there and will continue to go in the future. I wondered why it was called the Dive Bar and the answer is that the theme is Scuba Diving. Duh! I should have known that one. It was so obvious with the decor.

Pros: Good food, good tap beer selections-you actually have a memorable experience

Cons: bathrooms need some work

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For anyone who has ever been to a real dive bar... THIS IS NOT IT!! If you want a real dive, go to Rudy's or Yogi's or 1 of the 100 other real dives in the city. This place is more like an independently owned Applebee's. Can't be a dive bar if families go there for dinner on a friday night. Come on.

0
★☆☆☆☆

For anyone who has ever been to a real dive bar... THIS IS NOT IT!! If you want a real dive, go to Rudy's or Yogi's or 1 of the 100 other real dives in the city. This place is more like an independently owned Applebee's. Can't be a dive bar if families go there for dinner on a friday night. Come on.

Pros: Like a fancy Applebee's

Cons: NOT A DIVE BAR

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If you are interested in trying new beers, you definately should visit the Dive bar. From my personal tastes, the waiter suggested Blanche De Bruxelles, which I thought was excellent and I have enjoyed other Belgium whites since then. Prices and portions were reasonable. The food was good as well. It was a Friday night and busy, but it wasn't too crowded where I didn't enjoy myself.

2
★★★★☆

If you are interested in trying new beers, you definately should visit the Dive bar. From my personal tastes, the waiter suggested Blanche De Bruxelles, which I thought was excellent and I have enjoyed other Belgium whites since then. Prices and portions were reasonable. The food was good as well. It was a Friday night and busy, but it wasn't too crowded where I didn't enjoy myself.

Pros: Beer selection, service

Cons: A wide variety of foods to match with the variety of beers would be nice

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I love the Dive Bar, it's a great place to go and relax after a busy day...they have 3$ pints during happy hour and their beer selection is amazing ...the food is very tasty and affordable, the texas brisket is amazing..also they have a great staff, our waitress was beautiful, very nice and helpful, she really took good care us. Can't wait to go back..

2
★★★★★

I love the Dive Bar, it's a great place to go and relax after a busy day...they have 3$ pints during happy hour and their beer selection is amazing ...the food is very tasty and affordable, the texas brisket is amazing..also they have a great staff, our waitress was beautiful, very nice and helpful, she really took good care us. Can't wait to go back..

Pros: awesome service, great food

Cons: can get very crowded and loud

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If you like your scotch and like to sip it in a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere, this is the place for you. They also have the largest selection of single malts I've ever seen in a "regular" bar, they even have some 30 years. They have a long list on the chalkboard of all the scotch and port too but I don't know a thing about port. The chalkboard is very useful because with that kind of variety it could take more than a few minutes to decide, this way you can take your time and make a decision before you approach the bartender. What's even more useful in making this important decision is that they list the prices too (unless they are in the process of re-pricing the item) . This is where I go if I want to have a scotch and especially if I want to try something new.

2
★★★★★

If you like your scotch and like to sip it in a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere, this is the place for you. They also have the largest selection of single malts I've ever seen in a "regular" bar, they even have some 30 years. They have a long list on the chalkboard of all the scotch and port too but I don't know a thing about port. The chalkboard is very useful because with that kind of variety it could take more than a few minutes to decide, this way you can take your time and make a decision before you approach the bartender. What's even more useful in making this important decision is that they list the prices too (unless they are in the process of re-pricing the item) . This is where I go if I want to have a scotch and especially if I want to try something new.

Pros: Great variety and convenient listing of scotch, relaxed "neighborhood" atmosphere

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I've been hanging around the Dive Bar for a long time now, it's a great place to relax with some friends and drink some really well priced beers. No pretentious a**-hole kids hangin around, just good people, neighborhood regulars and good lookin girls. The beer selection is one of the best I've seen in the neighborhood and the food is much better than the average bar food. Not only is the regular bar stuff great, like the burgers and the wings (the burgers really are awesome. I usually dont like big burgers but these are incredible,) but there's some real unique stuff as far as casual bar restaurants go (stuff like this crazy corn crab chowder and fresh salmon salads, and fried pickles and pulled pork.) and I havent been anywhere else where you can get a $3 Brooklyn lager or Anchor Steam at happy hour. Great prices all around actually.

The Dive is just a great plus that I go to when I dont want to deal with the bad, snobby attitutudes that are prevelant at a lot of the bars in the area. Nice staff too, very welcoming, very layed back and friendly. And they show International Soccer (football) too, which is always big plus.

2
★★★★★

I've been hanging around the Dive Bar for a long time now, it's a great place to relax with some friends and drink some really well priced beers. No pretentious a**-hole kids hangin around, just good people, neighborhood regulars and good lookin girls. The beer selection is one of the best I've seen in the neighborhood and the food is much better than the average bar food. Not only is the regular bar stuff great, like the burgers and the wings (the burgers really are awesome. I usually dont like big burgers but these are incredible,) but there's some real unique stuff as far as casual bar restaurants go (stuff like this crazy corn crab chowder and fresh salmon salads, and fried pickles and pulled pork.) and I havent been anywhere else where you can get a $3 Brooklyn lager or Anchor Steam at happy hour. Great prices all around actually.

The Dive is just a great plus that I go to when I dont want to deal with the bad, snobby attitutudes that are prevelant at a lot of the bars in the area. Nice staff too, very welcoming, very layed back and friendly. And they show International Soccer (football) too, which is always big plus.

Pros: Great, ever changing menu, beer list and even wine selection. Lots of tvs that you can still ignore if you dont wanna watch them.

Cons: Tables can fill up fast on a busy night

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their heyday was over six or seven years ago. Used to be great during their golden age(1990's), but that whole bartending staff is gone. Just another dive now

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★☆☆☆☆

their heyday was over six or seven years ago. Used to be great during their golden age(1990's), but that whole bartending staff is gone. Just another dive now

Pros: memories

Cons: weekend bridge-and-tunnel-fest

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I had an amazing time here. This place looks like a college bar, but do not be fooled because they will ID you since they have a lot of underage Columbia students trying to get in. There's a pool in the back, tvs and good music. Well Jukebox but still fun. The bouncer was the best, kept coming over giving my and my girlfriend free shots. Of course that led to getting tipsy :) We ordered some appetizers, nothing to brag about but good, although I almost chocked on my nachos. People were really friendly, I just didn't want to leave this place.

2
★★★★★

I had an amazing time here. This place looks like a college bar, but do not be fooled because they will ID you since they have a lot of underage Columbia students trying to get in. There's a pool in the back, tvs and good music. Well Jukebox but still fun. The bouncer was the best, kept coming over giving my and my girlfriend free shots. Of course that led to getting tipsy :) We ordered some appetizers, nothing to brag about but good, although I almost chocked on my nachos. People were really friendly, I just didn't want to leave this place.

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Formerly, a nice cheap neighborhood bar with no attitude. Now, employees act like they are doing you a favor when ordering. Downright surly. Me and friends made to feel like we were interefering with bartenders social lives by reordering.

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★☆☆☆☆

Formerly, a nice cheap neighborhood bar with no attitude. Now, employees act like they are doing you a favor when ordering. Downright surly. Me and friends made to feel like we were interefering with bartenders social lives by reordering.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: HORRIBLE SERVICE

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I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF VISITING THE DIVE BAR ON SEVERAL OCCASSIONS WITH FRIENDS AND BY MYSELF LOVE IT TOTALLY VERY FRIENDLY STAFF THE FOOD IS TO DIE FOR THE CAT FISH TACOS AMAZING IT IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE FOOD AT THE DIVE AND THE WINGS THE BEST YOU HAVE EVER TASTED DONT BE AFRAID TO GO INSIDE VERY FRIENDLY AND HAPPY FACES A PLACE YOU CAN KICK BACK AT EVERY NIGHT YOU WILL NEVER GET BORED EVEN IF YOU ARE ALONE.

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★★★★★

I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF VISITING THE DIVE BAR ON SEVERAL OCCASSIONS WITH FRIENDS AND BY MYSELF LOVE IT TOTALLY VERY FRIENDLY STAFF THE FOOD IS TO DIE FOR THE CAT FISH TACOS AMAZING IT IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE FOOD AT THE DIVE AND THE WINGS THE BEST YOU HAVE EVER TASTED DONT BE AFRAID TO GO INSIDE VERY FRIENDLY AND HAPPY FACES A PLACE YOU CAN KICK BACK AT EVERY NIGHT YOU WILL NEVER GET BORED EVEN IF YOU ARE ALONE.

Pros: GOOD FOOD, FRIENDLY FACES, EFFICIENT STAFF

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You don't have to spend an arm and a leg at this decidedly not-so-divey bar, and the waitresses are nice and helpful. I was part of a soccer league that has a deal with the bar, and we were allowed to stand around while waiting for a table, enjoying free beer from bartender. The wings were great, the chips not so much. Given the price, though, it was good value. Just don't order the chips.

2
★★★★☆

You don't have to spend an arm and a leg at this decidedly not-so-divey bar, and the waitresses are nice and helpful. I was part of a soccer league that has a deal with the bar, and we were allowed to stand around while waiting for a table, enjoying free beer from bartender. The wings were great, the chips not so much. Given the price, though, it was good value. Just don't order the chips.

Pros: Service, Price, Wings

Cons: Chips

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Why is this place not in the food category? Fabulous burgers, sublime wings and the best Texas style brisket west of-well,Texas! Try and catch Lee. He's a gas.

2
★★★★★

Why is this place not in the food category? Fabulous burgers, sublime wings and the best Texas style brisket west of-well,Texas! Try and catch Lee. He's a gas.

Pros: Food, Wine List

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Dive bar is a great hangout for a chill evening. They have very friendly bartenders, cheap drinks, and the best buffalo wings I have ever had! Alsohave great hamburgers and pasta! Not a dive at all! Get to know the bartenders, and they will take GOOD care of you!

2
★★★★★

Dive bar is a great hangout for a chill evening. They have very friendly bartenders, cheap drinks, and the best buffalo wings I have ever had! Alsohave great hamburgers and pasta! Not a dive at all! Get to know the bartenders, and they will take GOOD care of you!

Pros: food, drinks, TV's

Cons: pooltable

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I can't believe that anyone would have anything bad to say about this place.. Beers are served cheap and often, and you'll be hard pressed to find better bartenders than Andie and Kendra. May well be the best burger in Manhattan, and the wings are incredible. It is true that regulars receive special attention, but if you have a problem with it, just become a regular... They will take care of you..

2
★★★★★

I can't believe that anyone would have anything bad to say about this place.. Beers are served cheap and often, and you'll be hard pressed to find better bartenders than Andie and Kendra. May well be the best burger in Manhattan, and the wings are incredible. It is true that regulars receive special attention, but if you have a problem with it, just become a regular... They will take care of you..

Pros: Cheap, Good

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If there ever was a perfect misnomer, it's Dive Bar. Located on the Upper West Side, this casual eatery and haven for brew enthusiasts is actually a scuba diving themed venue, catering to the neighborhood folks who appreciate a casual spot…

 

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