30. Stacks Tavern

Neighborhood: Riverdale, Bronx
Address: 5723 Broadway
Website: n/a

The large red awning makes Stacks look like a restaurant high on kitsch and short on class. Instead, Stacks is a spacious free-standing dive (one of the few in NY). No one has any misunderstandings about the nature of the bar. Their Facebook page (!) describes the establishment as "a nice place to get a beer" and then goes on to not list the address. During the colder seasons, the door to the ladies restroom is always open because of a heating problem. Shoulder shrugs all around. But hell, still a kinda nice place.