50. International Bar

Neighborhood: East Village, Manhattan
Address: 120 1/2 1st Ave.
Website: 120point5.wordpress.com

It may be under new ownership, there might be a handful of beers on tap, and the bathroom might have a sink for the first time in ages, but dammit International Bar is still a dive. The martinis (always brimming over) still flirt with rubbing-alcohol-levels of decadence, a bourbon and a beer still costs five bones, and there are more older heads than ever (the remains of Mars Bar have staggered in). If you're kind, tip well, and come often, you might get a kiss on the cheek from one of the female bartenders.