169 Bar

169 Bar

Dive Bar$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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    Matthew S.
    "Good music and nice selection of cheap house beers."(23 Tips)
    Nicola M.
    "eclectic vibe"(5 Tips)
    "leopard print pool table in the back"(12 Tips)
    inna k.
    "Get the crawfish po boy and an oyster shooter."(5 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon238 Tips and reviews
  • happy hour
  • pool tables
  • cheap drinks
  • good for groups
  • bar
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  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LonieJuly 1, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Teleport to the French Quarter with this New Orleans style dive. There's an old pool table and a $5 PBR beer and shot special. You can even text the kitchen your late night food order.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 31, 2017
    Next door to Mission Chinese Food is this divey bar dressed in palm tress, disco balls, and a leopard-print pool table. Happy hour includes $1 off beer, $2 off drinks, and a beer and shot for $3. Read more
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJune 15, 2015
    Stepping inside brings on instant ADD. Do you focus on the kitschy decor of mermaid statues and disco balls? The classic films on TV? Add in the happy hour shot & beer specials and it gets harder. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 17
  • Alex H.heart icon on user image
    Alex HunterJune 26, 2021
    Can this place be an absolute nightmare? Yes. Do I love it? Yes. Chiller crowed on the weekdays. I’ve never had the food, but the beer is always beer.
  • Nicola M.
    Nicola MedranoSeptember 1, 2013
    This place is a gem. Very down to earth. Love the eclectic vibe, great music, & the owners have a super friendly old school charm, in a 70s "why worry" sort of way. Will come agn & agn & agn!!
  • Wesley A.heart icon on user image
    Wesley A'HarrahApril 28, 2018
    The premiere dive bar of FiDi. Po boy sandwiches and $3 for a beer + a shot during happy hour make this place one of the best for solo, group or late-night misadventures.
  • Pikturdis
    PikturdisDecember 25, 2012
    It's kinda like the bar in Star Wars, alittle bit of everything. But in the most iconic place in the world. The Home of Immigration, on the Lower East Side.
  • KEheart icon on user image
    KEOctober 29, 2016
    Text the bar to order, colorful lighting, feels like the Havana scene in Guys and Dolls. Kitschy funky decor, warm, lively. The music is so good, and the leopard print pool table in the back is 👌👌
  • emily c.heart icon on user image
    emily chenDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    this has become one of my new favorites. feels like a quirky new orleans bar, sometimes there's a go-go dancer, has 40 handles of malt liquor, AND you can text your drink order to the bar. what more?
  • Dan L.heart icon on user image
    Dan LamJanuary 18, 2016
    Great spot for a boozy time. Nawlins atmosphere, eclectic music and late night snacks. Try the pork dumplings and butterfly shrimp. They've got a pool table in the back.
  • Fernanda P.
    Fernanda PierottiJune 25, 2013
    Great special deal, I forget how much was for it, tecate + shot cuze I drank way too many of them. Maybe was $5 or $6! It's worth to go and check it out.
  • Warren R.heart icon on user image
    Warren RiosNovember 29, 2014
    What an interesting spot. I seen all kinda interesting people in here. There's was a Gogo dancer and a um interest decor. I'd love to come back here. Not too bad beer prices too
  • LaDawn P.heart icon on user image
    LaDawn Penigar-MitchellDecember 4, 2016
    This dive bar is eclectic and edgy with crazy decorations and wall decor; it's Louisiana themed! Come for fun, chill vibes and cheap drinks and there's a pool table too
  • Junior T.
    Junior TaylorJuly 12, 2013
    The veggie and pork dumplings are bangin.The mac nd cheese has bacon in it!!!! The Music is mad chill...nd that sangria is stroooong!!!! 10/10
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonJune 19, 2022
    Cheapest beer (gansett/Miller) is now $5 instead of the $2 PBR so it’s kinda like what’s the point anymore. Go to Welcome to the Johnsons for a $2 PBR and pray they never get un-stupid
  • DoubleDeuceheart icon on user image
    DoubleDeuceOctober 13, 2014
    Fantastic happy hour. A top-notch location with a minimized exterior barely visible from the road/sidewalk but plenty of room to hang and chat with friends once inside.
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RenaudAugust 30, 2015
    169 Bar is best explained by a few things: a disco ball, a dinosaur on the wall, and a pool table covered in leopard print. Also, of note: you can text your drink order.
  • Claudia R.heart icon on user image
    Claudia RuckusNovember 20, 2015
    If you love cheap drinks, badass bartenders, weird people, and having the best time in your life, this is the bar for you.
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsMay 7, 2017
    Starting at noon, 169 offers $1 off cans and draft beer and $2 off everything else. Plus: Happy hour here also includes a beer and shot for $3, and ends at 7:30pm
  • Dallas S.heart icon on user image
    Dallas ShortDecember 31, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    $3 for a beer and shot during happy hour. Make sure you try the mac & cheese too. Great staff, fun crowd, always like coming here.
  • Konstantinos P.heart icon on user image
    Konstantinos PsychogiosJanuary 20, 2017
    Great dive bar with an awesome crowd. The music is a bit loud unfortunately and it gets hard sometimes to have a conversation
  • Compass
    CompassApril 24, 2014
    169 Bar has been around for more than a century. Now a nightclub with dive bar charm, the East Broadway haunt is as classic as they come.
  • Michael F.heart icon on user image
    Michael FernandezNovember 23, 2015
    Great dive bar. Shot and beer is hellsa affordable. Not much room to move around when they get full. GET THE OYSTERS!
  • Leemor Y.
    Leemor YuravlivkerSeptember 23, 2018
    You can text your order to the bar and they will bring it to you: absolute genius.
  • Leemor Y.
    Leemor YuravlivkerSeptember 23, 2018
    You can text your order to the bar and they will bring it to you: absolute genius.
  • Ha D.
    Ha DiemSeptember 26, 2014
    I came here for the oysters, and I was not disappointed. So many types and all very fresh! Super cheap happy hour drinks too.
  • Parker C.heart icon on user image
    Parker ChambersFebruary 4, 2017
    Best dive around. Amazing bouncers.
  • Lenny N.heart icon on user image
    Lenny NeslinAugust 17, 2014
    The bacon mac & cheese is a great value. Love how you can text your order. Totally random but good music on the jukebox.
  • DoubleDeuceheart icon on user image
    DoubleDeuceMarch 3, 2015
    It's definitely a shit show in here. Weirdly has a dancer some nights and you can text your orders to the bar. It can get packed and have a line out front for no real reason or charm. Party place.
  • Ashley S.heart icon on user image
    Ashley SpechtOctober 2, 2017
    Can get pretty packed. Grab a table if you can get it and take advantage of the beer and shot combo.
  • Teeker K.
    Teeker KajMarch 18, 2016
    Awesome cozy decor. Perfect for cheap day-drinking. $3 can of Pabst and a shot of Whiskey? Perfect.
  • Tim M.heart icon on user image
    Tim McClureJune 27, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Cheap drinks, great for groups. It's dark, loud, and has a great ambience.
  • Matthew C.heart icon on user image
    Matthew CaldecuttAugust 1, 2015
    There's nothing more old (80s and 90s) New York City that I have seen recently and they have amazing dumplings.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 19, 2013
    Cheap drink deals and satisfying, unusual bar bites like steamed crabs, artichokes, and po boys.
  • Rebecca M.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca MazzaAugust 11, 2017
    Way better than you'd think! Don't be afraid of the oysters and order their frozen daiquiris!
  • Matthew S.heart icon on user image
    Matthew SpectorFebruary 15, 2015
    Aweslme, raucous good time at this frat party of a bar. Good music and nice selection of cheap house beers.
  • jiresellheart icon on user image
    jiresellAugust 30, 2015
    When waiting for a table at Mission Chinese next door grab drinks here. Great dive bar. Get an oyster shooter while you're here!
  • Emily K.heart icon on user image
    Emily KaneMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're looking for a spot to day drink in the winter, look no further. $3 beer and shot deal for happy hour(s).
  • Scar3crow (.
    Scar3crow (Ian Matheson)August 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Such an amazing party environment in a mostly quiet area. Edward the bartender made our night!!
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedSeptember 8, 2016
    Cheap Eat: A beer, a shot, and a thing of dumplings for $13; dumplings for $3. Read more
  • gaRET A.
    gaRET ASFERsonSeptember 12, 2011
    It's 2:20 an I finished work doing construction. I usually walk past but I decided to stop in today, and I'm glad I did! It's a sweet place!
  • henry b.heart icon on user image
    henry bakerOctober 13, 2017
    kitschy, tacky, wonderful drink deals and beer selection, snacks are great too.
  • Nancy L.heart icon on user image
    Nancy LectorresOctober 21, 2012
    Very long family tradition. Changed much. Love the Matt Dillon Movies, Flint and others. The music master, DJ, is cool, awesome, unique.
  • Jo H.
    Jo HughesJune 9, 2013
    Always great. Friendly staff, inexpensive and tasty drinks! Yummy food. A one stop happiness shop.
  • Luke
    LukeOctober 12, 2018
    An epic and totally worthwhile dive bar with actual cheap beer and actual personality
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 26, 2011
    Try - Steamed Atlantic Blue Spicy Crab Legs - Slicked in a delicious, oily mixture of Old Bay seasoning and tangy hot sauce. Read more
  • Doug B.heart icon on user image
    Doug BenedictoApril 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Good dive bar. Somehow, against reason, the oysters are good and the crawfish boil is fantastic.
  • Tian X.
    Tian XieDecember 22, 2014
    Text hello to (212)641-0357 for menu, then text your orders. Feels like futuristic magic (w/ decades old tech).
  • Aaron B.heart icon on user image
    Aaron BatchelderAugust 18, 2015
    Great fucking place. It has random ass decorations but $3 PBRs. They had me at $3
  • Jouni J.heart icon on user image
    Jouni JämsäDecember 20, 2014
    Fantastic bloody mary's. Small joint with good athmosphere. Excellent price/value.
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