After a full day—or two or three—of seeing killer music at The Governors Ball, you can’t just go home and go to bed. Maybe you want to keep the party going just a little longer. Or maybe you need to chill, unwind, decompress, have a drink with your buds, and post-mortem the madness. But you’re sweaty and a little grubby from a long day of shaking your tailfeather, so a fancy-shmancy mixological mecca with house-made bitters and barrel-aged cocktails just doesn’t give off the right vibe. No, you need a cup of suds or a shot glass of something strong and amber. Or better yet, both. You need a good old-fashioned dive bar.
There are a lot of ways to get to and from GovBall, from a lot of different neighborhoods and boroughs. These ten dives are all a breeze to get to, depending on which mode of transportation (subway, water taxi, shuttle bus, even bike or footbridge) you use. Have a great time kicking it on Randall’s Island, but be sure to save a little energy for the 12-ounce curl at the end of the night.