06 November 2007

A Good Sign: Rudy's Bar and Grill

Once Hell's Kitchen was decorated by this sort of neon beacon. Now Rudy's, long one of the great dives in the City, is one of the last, if not the last. Inside, the beers are cheap, the waistlines are wide (aside from the occasional slumming actress), the booths are covered in plenty of duct tape, and the hot dogs are free. The human-size pig statue outside is the joint's mascot.


Anonymous said...

Jeez, it's nice to see someone use the word "dive" without adding the totally unnecessary "bar" to it. The people that do that always impress me as ones that have never seen a real dive. I've been in damn few myself.


Unknown said...

I haven't been there since I quit drinking but I remember it as one of the few places you could still smoke and drink in after the anti smoking laws passed. Grab your drink and walk out back to the yard where picnic benches and tables were set up and smoke as you please.