Dives don't get more simple than 2A. Happy Hour has a two-for-one special. There are two floors--the bottom a cozy dive, the top a lounge with pleasant floor-to-ceiling windows. And it's located on the corner of 2nd Street and A. The only thing that doesn't revolve around the #2 is the cohesive crowd of subdued Alphabet City bohemians who look like they're attending a neighbor's dinner party. No "too much shit on the walls" decor, rousing bar games, or loud people to churn the stomach here--just a good spot to let a gin & tonic settle.