45 East 18th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 529-6732
http://www.oldtownbar.com

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Food: Yes
Live Music: No
Hours: Monday—Friday, 11:30am-1am, Saturday 12pm-2am, Sunday 12pm-12am
Type of Bar: Pub
What to Drink: A martini or other classic cocktail
Why You Should Go: Immaculate bar, conversation, urinals.

The Old Town Bar is one of the oldest Bars in New York City. It was originally opened in 1892 and has been run continuously as a bar ever since--even through prohibition. It was a favorite of author Frank McCourt and remains a favorite of the literary crowd.

326 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-9060
http://www.earinn.com

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Food: Yes
Live Music: Yes
Hours: Monday—Sunday 12pm-4am
Type of Bar: Pub
What to Drink: Shot of Jameson and a Guinness
Why You Should Go: One of the oldest bars in the United States, serving continuously since online slots 1833, brothel and grog shop for the waterfront

One of the oldest continually operating bars in New York, aside from Bridge Cafe, the Ear Inn is a true piece of history. The building houses it was constructed in 1817 by a African-American Revolutionary War veteran named James Brown.

In 1833 it was sold and has been a bar ever since. It served as a watering hole for an unseemly crowd of river pirates and immigrant gangs of New York, but is now a favorite and trendy watering hole for nearby SOHO.

2171 Calle De Parian
Mesilla, NM 88046
(575) 526-9943

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Food: No
Live Music: Yes
Kind of Bar: Dive
Hours: Monday—Tuesday 4pm-2am, Wednesday—Saturday 2pm-2am, Sunday 12pm-12am
What to Order: Cheapest beer they have, preferably PBR
Why You Should Go: Housed in a building from 1870 that’s seen Billy the Kid through it, great Southwestern history, and is the quintessential dive bar.

What can we say about El Patio that hasn't already been said by Men's Journal when they named it one of the 10 best bars in America?

Well, according to the owner, they were wrong (I guess THAT's something we can say).

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