Subway Inn

Subway Inn

Dive Bar$$$$
Upper East Side, New York
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    Jason B.
    "Decent little dive with cheap beers near the bridge"(5 Tips)
    DoubleDeuce
    "charm and definitely not a dive bar look but some divey patrons"(2 Tips)
    Daniel W.
    "You can order wings from "Atomic Wings" here."(2 Tips)
    Travel Channel
    "Tony met up with David Chang at this “genuine dive bar.”"(2 Tips)
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  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WilcoxMarch 20, 2015
    Is a dive still a dive if it relocates? We'll find out, as this place has reopened in a new home on 2nd avenue. http://gothamist.com/2015/03/17/subway_inn_is_back.php#photo-1
  • JC M.
    JC Martinez-SifreJuly 31, 2014
    Dive bar, for sure, but a sublime and perfected atmosphere of a New York City preserved and becoming of the best laid plans of Louis Winthorpe III and Billy Ray Valentine #TradingPlaces
  • Brenda P.heart icon on user image
    Brenda ParisFebruary 21, 2017
    The food is great. There is just a great vibe here, food energy. Bartenders are fantastic. Always a good time.
  • JetzNYheart icon on user image
    JetzNYJanuary 15, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    What OUT for JERK BARTENDER on SUNDAYS 5pm I ASKED FOR LIMES 3X HE BLEW ME OFF HAVING TO ASK HIS FRIEND SITTING NEXT TO ME FOR LIMES HE THEN TAKES LIMES OUT OF CONTAINER SLAMMING THEM IN FRONT OF ME
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris ScottJune 20, 2015
    The new location is cleaner than the old one but the bartenders, jukebox, and crowd are the same which is good. Atomic Wings in the back of the bar.
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WSeptember 23, 2014
    You can order wings from "Atomic Wings" here. The nuclear wings were pretty weak - ate all ten without sipping my beer. Anyways, if you're looking for a convenient dive bar, this place works.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SDecember 14, 2016
    Not as good as the original, but still far better than any bars in this area. Cold beer. Cheap. Clean lines. Characters.
  • Brenda P.heart icon on user image
    Brenda ParisFebruary 21, 2017
    Everything. Food, bartenders and vibe, just great!
  • Peter S.
    Peter SmithJune 15, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Only place in an upscale neighborhood for a working person to get a fair priced drink to unwind after work. Mingle with all aspects of life from suits to dish washers in this dive bar from another era
  • Rodrigo S.
    Rodrigo SalazarJanuary 21, 2013
    favorite dive bar in midtown. atomic wings delivers. i like the boneless bbq wings
  • DoubleDeuceheart icon on user image
    DoubleDeuceMarch 29, 2015
    It still has that new bar smell! Post-renovation, it's spacious. It has no charm and definitely not a dive bar look but some divey patrons for sure.
  • Gary W.
    Gary WrightJuly 30, 2014
    We truly don't value something until it is no longer there. I'm not a bar customer anywhere, so I was not one to help support them - but valued their style (& use of their bathroom a couple times.)
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 31, 2010
    One of our 10 best Manhattan bars- the dirty floors, slanted seats, ancient bar staff, and old regulars reeking of booze and death are ambiance you want to bottle.
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamSeptember 21, 2013
    A genuine dive (on the upper east-side). Across from Bloomingdales.
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    wardOctober 27, 2018
    Great bar food, served hot and quick.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelNovember 14, 2011
    Tony met up with David Chang at this “genuine dive bar.” As seen on Travel Channel’s The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.
  • will s.
    will suttonDecember 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't forget to tip your Sunday bartender
  • JetzNYheart icon on user image
    JetzNYJanuary 15, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Was told the Jerk Wings are very good more of a Grilled flavor stay away from Super HOT
  • Dheart icon on user image
    DApril 3, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the empanadas with spicy sauce.
  • JetzNYheart icon on user image
    JetzNYOctober 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Not Typical Bar Food was informed everything is made in House and Fresh Friendly No Bullshit Staff
  • Monse M.heart icon on user image
    Monse MetiamJune 9, 2015
    Good place for drinks and wings
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonNovember 8, 2018
    a fine UES dive bar and a good place to watch soccer, but the guy gave me my check really early which seemed sort of rude
  • Oscar H.
    Oscar HernandezSeptember 30, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Good booze, Good food, good vibes! Swing thru!
  • Jason B.heart icon on user image
    Jason BrewJune 11, 2016
    Decent little dive with cheap beers near the bridge
  • Johann R.
    Johann R.August 8, 2014
    Chill divey bar. A bit broken down but part of its charm.
  • Yanique
    YaniqueAugust 29, 2014
    Great drinks in this dive bar!
  • Annie A.
    Annie AlfstadOctober 27, 2014
    Best. Divebar. Ever.
  • Sidonie H.heart icon on user image
    Sidonie Hand HalfordMarch 14, 2022
    Lovely service, nice beer!
  • Jeff Y.
    Jeff YablonDecember 12, 2009
    Great dive in a neighborhood not known for that. Watching the guys in suits try to score with women you wouldn't expect to see them with is great fun.
  • Sean F.
    Sean FlemingDecember 16, 2014
    This place is permanently closed. But will reopen on 60th and 2nd where the Blue Room used to be.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HayesApril 30, 2011
    Great, great dive bar. Avoid looking into the light on the booths though. They'll blind you.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HellerNovember 24, 2012
    Fun small spot, good prices for 10065
  • Dorian M.heart icon on user image
    Dorian MariéAugust 12, 2014
    Awesome beer and barmen
  • M R.heart icon on user image
    M Reilly-BrooksApril 2, 2018
    Wings and a (diner) burger are a okay.
  • Bravo
    BravoDecember 2, 2010
    Down and dirty shot and beer bar. How do you beat it?-Jimmy Bradley , Top Chef
  • jay
    jayDecember 28, 2011
    While the wife, gf or significant other shops, buying me stuff that doesn't fit, that I won't wear and is instant joke material, I sit here, drinking.
  • David N.
    David NugentJuly 18, 2011
    If you like cold beer and the smell of broken dreams, you'll love the Subway Inn.
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HaasAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try and beat Ned Sedlak in Erotic Photo Hunt! Impossible task...
  • Raj S.
    Raj S.September 16, 2011
    A nice dive bar on the Upper East Side.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LuckenbillMay 30, 2012
    Best Dive Bar in New York City ~ Anthony Bourdain
  • David M.
    David MaherOctober 19, 2011
    Wow...I really wish I could've stopped by for a drink in 1986. Crazy!
  • Monica C.heart icon on user image
    Monica CullenSeptember 9, 2015
    Pitchers of bud light are 14$
  • Ryan G.heart icon on user image
    Ryan GallagherApril 15, 2016
    Just like the old version only cleaner.
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartMay 18, 2010
    Stand by the window and drink vodka sodas as quickly as possible...it's a place for illict encounters!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughSeptember 12, 2014
    Save the Subway Inn!
  • George W.heart icon on user image
    George Willomon IIISeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Sunday funday...don't forget to tip Will and John
  • Vincent Q.heart icon on user image
    Vincent QAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Dive dive dive. Dive.
  • Anibal N.
    Anibal NunezAugust 28, 2014
    cheap drinks
  • Regina
    ReginaJune 11, 2011
    If you want to get dusted...this is your place!
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer C.May 6, 2011
    Good music and cheap beer.
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