The 100 Coolest Places of the Complex Decade

44. Max Fish

City: New York
Address: 178 Ludlow St.
Website: maxfish.com

The famous LES dive fell on tough times during the tail end of the Complex Decade, as rumors that the bar would be forced to close became louder and louder. The bar frequented by artists, downtown legends, and, more recently, college students with aspirations to become either managed to hang on in spite of seemingly insurmountable rent payments (especially for a place in Manhattan selling such cheap beer). Stop in for a beer; there's no telling when it might be your last.

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