At Sophieas, old, fat regulars sip beer next to twiggy, boa-wearing St. Annas kids. The sub-zero-degree bathroom features some of the more invigorating graffiti scrawl in New York. When the bartender is smoking, you know it's OK to unearth your own sad pack. It's darkano one cares.
Everyone has a favorite dive bar. The best ones are cheap, sticky, and unpretentious, with questionable bathrooms and a rogues' gallery of regulars. They make perfect spots to talk to strangers, get ... More »