- $12 for $20 worth of cocktails and beer
The best dive bars don't try to be dive bars. They're just born that way, with a hole-in-the-wall mystique that can't be prefabricated, chummy bartenders who've seen it all (and pour 'em strong), and a devoted crew of regulars. That's exactly the case at The Scene, a popular NoHo spot whose name is right on the nose.
The beers and cocktails here aren't fancy-pants, but they're dirt-cheap just like they should be. Beyond the booze and boisterous barkeeps, this watering hole features something to entertain just about anybody, including karaoke and comedy nights, dart boards, and big-screen TVs tuned to sports. Plus, guests can always occupy themselves by ogling the impressive collection of dollar bills, doodles, and bras tacked to the ceiling.