In the afternoon, Eastern-European retirees and unemployed folks in their twenties and thirties take advantage of the fine stock of domestic beer and decent liquor starting at $3. At night, the grime-encrusted dive is the place for locals on a budget, who crowd into rickety booths and around the red-felt pool table while downing $15 pitchers of beer. Why blue and gold? They’re the colors in the flag: Forty years after opening, the bar is still owned by the same Ukrainian family.
Blue & Gold
|Venue name:||Blue & Gold||Contact:|
79 E 7th St
|Cross street:||between First and Second Aves|
|Opening hours:||Daily 4pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side– Second Ave, 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average drink: $3. Cash only|