The 100 Coolest Places of the Complex Decade

46. Mars Bar

City: New York
Address: 25 East 1st St.
Website: n/a

One of the quintessential New York dives, Mars Bar was home for every lovable burnout, punk, and graffiti-covered drunk in the city. People can bitch and complain about the sanitizing of NYC, but this East Village shithole (and that description is offered with nothing but affection and care), which closed in 2011, didn't know anything about that. R.I.P.

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