179th Street Subway Bar

180-2 Hillside Ave.
New York, NY 11432
The namesake subway is the E and F stop at 179th Street in Jamaica. This dive is way away from anything trendy, nary a hipster in sight here. The flags of Trinidad and Guyana are flown behind the mirrored bar, along with posters advertising Carribbean beers. But you're going to want to eschew the suds and go for the hard stuff here—Absolut, Bacardi, and other name brand liquor goes for a mere $5 in mixed drinks, and they're not weak. It's not a bad place to sit for a few hours and watch the game, but be sure to bring cash.

Related Stories (1)

  • 10 Best Dive Bars in New York, Readers' Edition
    3 years ago by Jessica Goodman

    When we recently shared our 10 Best Dive Bars, including classics like Sophie's and the Times Square hole Jimmy's Corner, we also asked readers to nominate their own choices, via hashtag #vvdivebars and comments. Dive bars are perso...


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >