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What is there to say about Bar 169 that hasn't already been said? A dive in the truest sense of the word, this Chinatown haunt practically beckons you in off the streets to make bad decisions... Read More
What is there to say about Bar 169 that hasn't already been said? A dive in the truest sense of the word, this Chinatown haunt practically beckons you in off the streets to make bad decisions �" tequila shots and oysters, anyone? A leopard print pool table stands proud under swinging fringed lights, while patrons watch the occasional solo burlesque dancer sway her hips and shake her ta-tas for dollar bills. Vaguely reminiscent of your strange uncle's basement, but with enough 90s grunge to keep you flying high all night, Bar 169 is where you go when you want to blend in while still feeling supremely in-the-know and weird, all at once. Unsurprisingly, it's the perfect place to end your evening.
169 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002
- Daily Noon-4am
- Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: It's one of the last standing dive bars in the city.
- Best for Late Night Because: It's a New York late night classic and the scene wouldn't be the same without it.
- Best for Bars Because: Bar 169 is everything a dive bar should be: perfectly grimy and sufficiently weird.