Blue & Gold Tavern

Image: Foursquare/Harry L.
EVERY DAY: 4:30 P.M. - 4 A.M.
212.473.8918 | WEBSITE

Cheap as hell and universally likable, Blue & Gold is named for the colors of the Ukrainian flag. Its owners hail from the country, and it’s one of the East Village’s last ethnic holdouts. The pool table and jukebox—requisite dive decor—are well-loved by the weird mix of gutter punks, elderly regulars, NYU students and longtime neighborhood residents.

Known For
  • dive bar
  • games
  • jukebox
What to drink
A pour of something from the well. It's not going to be memorable, but it's going to be cheap.
East Village