47. Double Down Saloon
Neighborhood: East Village, Manhattan
Address: 14 Ave. A
Pubic hair and ass juice should be the Double Down's post-colon subtitle. Ass Juice is a $5 concoction they serve up that tastes like a Hurricane with more fruit punch. The pubic hair comes courtesy of the '70s porn that plays on the televisions mounted into the ceiling. The floor is sticky. The back patio is large. You'll want to try the bacon-infused vodka and you'll ache for a cigarette. A cigarette smoked indoors, which, these days, is the best kind of smoke a New Yorker can have. Not that you can have one. Good dives are all about denial on some level.