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The bouncers at the door aren’t window dressing—they’re serious about keeping out the rough element that characterized this hangout for much of its 80-year history. True, the venerable dive has evolved, hosting events with such partners as Triple 5 Soul (there’s an occasional cover of $5) and adding DJs who spin jungle and new wave. It hasn’t evolved too much, though: 169 remains a satisfyingly obscure place to get a beer for $3 and, until it’s time to hit the pool table, pump the music and start dancing.
Venue name: 169 Bar
Contact:
Address: 169 East Broadway
New York
10002
Cross street: between Jefferson and Rutgers Sts
Opening hours: Daily 2pm–4am
Transport: Subway: F to East Broadway
Price: Average drink: $5
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