Hours: Monday-Friday noon-2 AM, Saturday noon-3 AM
Popular East Village dive bar offers drink specials, a jukebox, and a pool table.
Perhaps better known as the "Secret Squirrel" because of its blink-and-you'll-miss-it exterior, this corner dive does everything right: ice-cold PBR pitchers for seven bucks, mugs full of salty pretzel rods, a well-used pool table, and the sweetest bartender you’ll ever meet singing along with Hole on the jukebox. Lit by yellowing lamps and a video slot machine, the vibe is warm and homey, welcoming and fun. It’s the kind of bar where just stopping in for a beer will make you feel like family. —Luca Cimarusti