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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by david18:
3.8/5 rDev +9.8%
This is not as good as the other Dive bars but it is still a great neighborhood bar. The selection is not outstanding but it rotates often and they focus on having a lot of locals. Many of the bartenders don't know anything about the beers, which is a big minus but will let you taste anything and will often have some writeups on the beers.
The prices are very good and they have long happy hours. They also sell growlers at very reasonable prices.
I'm not ever sure if they have food but I have never ordered. However, there are lots of bar snacks which include candy and nut mixes.
08-15-2009 15:55:23 | More by david18
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3.06/5 rDev -11.6%
Stopped at Dive 75 on a Friday afternoon while running booze-and-food errands in the Upper West Side. Strange location for a bar, on a side street between the main commercial drags of Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, but close enough to Columbus that you don't have to stray or look for it too hard.
Inside, Dive 75 looks rather small and old, like a worn-out dive bar indeed. There is a small "lounge" area with armchairs and table games and the bar area.
There is not really a whole lot I can say about Dive 75. The bartender was pissed at life and wasn't great, ConEd was drilling outside and making a helluva noise and really, the best thing was the Friday Happy Hour prices, what with $4 pints of anything American on tap.
They have 20 taps plus a dedicated Delirium handle. Three different Hofbrau handles, Empire Cream, Chatham 8 Barrel IPA, Lagunitas IPA, Founders Centennial, Radeberger... not impressed.
A menu on the wall had Nugget Nectar, Founders Porter and Abita Barleywine, but none of them were available. The shitty waitress had no idea, "guess somebody was too lazy to change the menu". Great.
Most likely I will not revisit this joint, but I'm glad I got to try it at least once. Wonder why it has got only three reviews, despite being on prime Manhattan land? Yeah. Hopefully the other Dive Bars are better...
04-12-2012 03:17:59 | More by DoubleSimcoe
2.76/5 rDev -20.2%
I went to Dive 75 on a Sat night with my bro and 2 of his college friends.
Atmo: A dive-type atmosphere without being gritty. The fish tank is cool. I played some Connect Four. I also saw Battleship and other games. Few patrons seemed to be enjoying quality beer. The only food I noticed was some old looking bowls of bar snacks just sitting out.
Beer: The beer selection was disappointing. First off, no Arrogant Bastard anymore. I had a Chimay Triple, a Harpoon IPA, and a Hoegaarden - all on tap. The Chimay seemed a little questionable in terms of freshness, the rest were fine. Other taps I noticed included UFO Hefe, Sierra Neveda Pale Ale, Blue Point Toasted Lager, Brooklyn Lager, and Saranac Pale Ale. Seriously downhill after that. $6 pints for imports (Chimay was smaller but still $6), $5 for micros, $4 for macros. Bottled selection was rather dull - 2 Chimays, Duvel, after that maybe Grolsch?
Service: It was fairly busy so I didn't attempt to quiz the barkeep. The service I received was very average.
Bottom line: Not really worth seeking out. 3 blocks away is Westside Brewing Company which has a better tap and a better bottle selection.
04-25-2004 16:29:16 | More by skar
4.22/5 rDev +22%
Located between Amsterdam and Columbus, almost on Columbus in a brownstone.
Atmosphere: I rated it high, but it depends on what you're looking for. This is one bar the smoking ban has really effected as there are signs everywhere asking patrons to walk to the corner (not far) to smoke because the neighbors were complaining about noise. It really sucks for the bar, since there are two Smoke Eaters and a another large vent/filter so they had obviously invested in making there bar as smoke free as possible. They mood was lively. They have couches, tables, and chairs in one section behind a nice 250 gallon fish tank. There are lots of stools at the serving bar, a bar by the window with stools and more tables. And games everywhere from Sorry to Connect Four to Uno. You name it they probably have it, and there are probably people playing it, but don't worry there are several versions of the popular games.
Quality: They quality was first rate.Stone Arrogant Bastard, Chimay Tripple, Hoegaarden, another Heffe I hadn't heard of or just could read the tap, some Brooklyn (but who doesn't in NYC) and lots of other good beers. Can't remember them all as I stuck to the Arrogant one. Seemed like a nearly identical selection to Westside Brewing Company.
Service: Service was prompt and the bartender/owner (I think) thanked us for coming in, as I think he knew his regulars. Prices were pretty decent, or at least the same as the other places I went. $6 pints of AB, Hoegaarden, and others.
Selection: Good selection with about 15-20 taps, maybe more. Good bottle selection as well.
Food: Don't think they have any, but didn't try to order any so they may.
This is a small chain of three bars, Dive 75, Dive Bar, and Dive something else. Seems like a great local neighborohood bar, wish I had one in my neighborohood.
01-09-2004 13:48:21 | More by Loki
Dive 75 in New York, NY
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.