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Gold Star Bar

Bars, Dive bars East Village
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsGold Star
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsGold Star
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsGold Star

Truly a neighborhood hangout, this tried-and-true East Village bar is frequented by those who appreciate Claudio the tamale guy, a jukebox that stocks both white-hot jazz and doom metal, a free pool table, equally cheap drinks and a crowd that couldn’t care less if you show up in sweats.


Venue name: Gold Star Bar
Address: 1755 W Division St
Cross street: between Wood St and Hermitage Ave
Opening hours: Sun–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat 4pm–3am
Transport: El stop: Blue to Division. Bus: 8, 50, 70.
Price: Average beer: $4
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