DRINK CLUB: Dive 75
Happy Hour: 5-7 everyday- all domestic drafts are $3 and all domestic bottles are $2.50
Monday through Thursday, 5 PM-4AM
Friday, 3 PM-4 AM
Sat & Sun, 12 PM-4 AM
In a neighborhood ripe with raccoon lodge-esque sports bars filled with bald marrieds hiding from their wives, the Upper West Side gem, Dive 75, is a welcome respite.
This is a no frills scene with a large selection of foreign and domestic draft beers as well as a full bar. While they do have TV’s for checking the score of the big game, what makes this place special is the relaxed atmosphere, the jukebox and the board games. After Sunday brunch or a rough day at the office, you can sit at a cozy table for a game of scrabble or trivial pursuit lit only by the 150-gallon fish tank. This is a dive bar where you can actually sit down, engage in conversation but not ruin your white jeans. A good date place for a low maintenance girl: what is a better first date than winning a game of connect four while listening to a juke box filled with Johnny Cash, Barry White and Radiohead?
For one couple it was the perfect first date- I saw them get engaged when the man spelled out “will you marry me” on a scrabble board. This place holds special meaning to people on the UWS. In the city that never sleeps, this unique, local joint reminds you that sometimes it’s OK to simply drink 6 Brooklyn lagers in the middle of the afternoon while enjoying a friendly game of boggle.