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Dive Bar Restaurant

Upper West Side
American, Bar, Pub
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732 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-6398
+1 212-749-4358
11:00 - 04:00
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Aurora, Colorado
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 it a good experience. I'll try it another time.

Thank sailingwest2016
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

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 More 

New York City, New York
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 society. Also, THE DIVE BAR is the name because it has an UNDERWATER, DIVING MOTIV

Thank jaxf9
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

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 soon. Cheers, Lee More 

Boulder, Colorado
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625 reviews
451 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 been. Probably 50 - 60% gay but not really a gay bar. Equal mix of... More 

Thank David B
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

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 time! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Lee More 

London, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
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 we had in another dive bar further Downtown. The drinks were reasonably priced and they... More 

Thank Jess M
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

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 fix here. Still, we'll keep this in mind, and we hope we'll have another chance... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed 24 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 review

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

New York City, New York
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137 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 favorite

Thank bichonronni
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

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 places. If you'd like some recommendations next time, many of our guests like our beer... More 

Barry, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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.

Thank Mags C
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

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 long! Cheers, Lee More 

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287 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank UbErich F
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

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 trip. We're always working to grow. Cheers, Lee More 

Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2016

A feed and some beers amongst the locals. Was a busy bar but not too bad to find a table. Service was not bad as the pub was pretty busy. Had to get the waitress attention each time we wanted something. Some extremely loud patrons but that's not the vibe bar's fault. Good local bar feel.

Thank Mattybailey84
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed yourself when you came to see us! That said, I'm disappointed you left feeling we were just average. We may have a lot of UWS locals who stop in, but we're always hoping to impress. If you've got more specifics about how you feel we could've improved, I'd be happy to talk. Cheers, Lee More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Really cool place. Offers a lot of good beers and has a nice atmosphere with a diverse crowd. Aquariums around the inside are a great touch.

Thank Andrew S
Lee S, Owner at Dive Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

Nothing hits the spot like a good beer, Andrew! Glad you're such a fan of the vibe around here. Say hi next time you make it in! Cheers, Lee More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
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
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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