With respect to dive bars, this place is man among men. Love the bartenders, love the jukebox, love the happy hour specials. Where else can you get a brooklyn IPA for $2.50? Not even at Brooklyn brewery thats where. Never a tude from the bartenders or the owner okay maybe from one of the bouncers (the white dude) but thats par for the bouncing course. to the ""this is our east village"" crowd -- please get over yourselves--the east village is not yours, never was, its every one's. if you don't like it hop on the L to Williamsburg. Sure we don't want backward baseball hat wearing Duke lacrosse team members hanging there but its a free country which is a tenet of east village liberalism, no? and by the way, sometimes, you can look just as dumb with the ubiquitous east village uniform on that everyone wears around these parts. you think you're unique but you're not. At least at HiFi they dont cast aspersions and everyone gets $2.50 BK beer. That and an astounding jukebox with tons of great tunes (except metallica--ok chicks dont dig classic metallica, got it). love the pool table and the hidden bathroom. but please plase fix the joystick on galaga. I haven't made it past Stage 3 on that thing yet. oh and there's hot drunk NYU/EVil chocha constantly in there. and thats a good thing.
Pros: Cheap booze, Happy Hour, Jukebox, Pool, Galaga
Cons: EVil reverse snobbery