Sitting squarely on the boardwalk, Ruby’s has been weathered to a pleasing decrepitude. There has always been room for everybody in the hangarlike relic: Leather-skinned local old-timers, Hispanic families and black-clad, goateed hipsters with their tattooed girlfriends all sit together, enjoying the sea breezes that mingle summers present with those long past. Over a plastic cup of Bud draft at the gray formica bar or at a table laden with knishes or clams, they muse over Coney Island’s past glories or nothing at all.
|Cross street:||between Stillwell Ave and W 12th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm, Fri-Sun 11am-midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: D, F, Q to Coney Island–Stillwell Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $4. Cash only|