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Dive Bar Restaurant

732 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-6398
+1 212-749-4358
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub
732 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-6398
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We tried this place as we were staying in a hotel nearby and my husband wanted to try an authentic NY bar. This place delivered in spades. As soon as we entered a helpful and friendly waitress found us a table as the place was...More

Thank Lynne G
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

I'm glad to hear we could deliver, Lynne! We love making and serving great drinks for everyone. Thanks so much for your awesome review -- drop back in to see us again soon. Cheers, Lee

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great Bar in the style of "Cheers" where you meet and greet friends, not all necessarily regulars. Business people of all types....teachers, lawyers, professionals, etc. Fantastic choice of tap and bottle beers that change with regularity. Great Lunch Specials daily! In the evening, I prefer...More

Thank steve s
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Steve, I'm happy to hear you feel at home here. Thanks for your review, and I hope we'll be seeing you again soon. -Cheers, Lee

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Howie took great care of us! We had an issue in that the gazpacho had ice in it, and Howie made it right. The slider was really good. They have an excellent beer selection. This could have been a so-so experience, but Howie's service made...More

Thank sailingwest2016
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Customer service is what we're all about! I'm glad Howie could help get you taken care of. Thanks for giving us a review, and I look forward to seeing you back at our place soon. -Cheers, Lee

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Live nearby for years. Inexpensive, but high-quality food and drink. The mix of people--from Columbia University students, to sort of Wall St. types (occasionally), to some who look like they live in a SRO. Just a great neighborhood bar for all ages and stratas of...More

Thank jaxf9
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks for stopping by all this time -- we're always happy to serve you. I'm pleased you've found friendly faces and a fun atmosphere here, and it's nice to know that you've enjoyed your meals and drinks over the years. Hope to serve you again...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016

It was Christmas night and the bar was full of good vibes. This was a very interesting place for me. Clearly a Sports bar with wall to wall TVs, but more of a neighborhood gathering place. Probably the most truly integrated place I have ever...More

Thank David B
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

David, it's great to see we could offer a comforting, welcoming vibe on Christmas. It's always good to know that our regulars, coming from all walks of life, are willing to accept new guests with open arms! Glad you and your nephews had a great...More

Reviewed 2 December 2016

I came here with my boyfriend as we were staying just round the corner. I'd read lots of reviews saying about how welcoming the place was, but I didn't really feel it. It's not that they were unwelcoming, but we didn't feel as comfortable as...More

Thank Jess M
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2016

I'm glad you gave us a chance, Jess, but I'm sorry if the atmosphere wasn't what you were expecting. As you mentioned, we usually hear that our guests feel right at home with us, so I wish we knew what it was that we could...More

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Frequented this bar a few times and can recommend. The burgers were great and draft beer choice impressive. Very relaxed feel and unpretentious.

Thank DaveBurridge
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Dave, glad you had a great time at our bar! Sounds like the burgers hit the spot. Thanks for recommending us! Cheers, Lee

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Has that stale beer and testosterone smell of a sports bar. Greasy pub food. Place teams go after their ball games. Surprisingly good wine list Outside is so uncomfortable- your butt won't last half hour Not my favoriteMore

Thank bichonronni
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

I'm concerned hearing you had some issues with your food, because we're always happy to look into any concerns you have if you let us know. Though I'm disappointed you didn't feel more comfortable, our outdoor seats are pretty consistent with what you'll find most...More

Reviewed 28 May 2016

Great choice of beers and good menu. Very friendly place with both locals and tourists using it. Sit inside or out although quite noisy outside due to main road. Went here every day for a drink and snack.More

Thank Mags C
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2016

I'm glad you enjoyed your visits recently, Mags! Sounds like you might have been visiting the city, and I appreciate being a part of your stay. Whether you're stopping in for a drink or a bite, I hope you'll come say hi again before too...More

Reviewed 18 May 2016

Good for a drink. The typical, old fashioned American bar. Beer on tap, bar drinks and some food. At this location with different names, forever.More

Thank UbErich F
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

Considering we're such a mainstay for you, I'm kind of disappointed seeing from your rating that we haven't stood out more. I don't really have any info here to know where we've missed for you, but don't hesitate to let me know in person next...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 732 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-6398
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-749-4358
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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!
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