Bars , Bars Upper West Side
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Opened on Amsterdam Avenue in 1942, this beloved bar became an UWS institution by never straying from its roots as a textbook dive. Pop-culture credentials—including a cameo in Seinfeld and the designation as a favorite watering hole of the Grateful Dead—helped solidify its landmark status, but rising rents caused it to shutter in January 2010. Now, fourth-generation proprietor Steve Chahalis has reopened the bar six blocks away in a subterranean space that used to house Evelyn Lounge. The new digs are significantly larger, with room for pool and darts, as well as a dining space that doubles as a dance floor on weekends. Here's to another good 68 years.

Venue name: P&G Bar (CLOSED)
Address: 380 Columbus Ave
New York

Cross street: at 78th St
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11am–4am, Sun noon–4am
Transport: Subway: B, C to 81st St—Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St
Price: Amex, Disc, MC, Visa
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