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Calling itself ‘New York’s most famous dive bar’, Rudy’s walks it likes it talks it: the beer is cheap, the hotdogs are free; Rolling Stone called its jukebox the best in the city and the seats are held together by duct tape! The 6ft pig outside first drew us, as rain-soaked tourists, in, and we found regulars as diverse as the city itself and friendly bar staff who regaled us with tales of the bar’s more colourful celebrity patrons, from Al Capone to a pre-drinking age Drew Barrymore.
• 627 9th Avenue, +1 646 707 0890, rudysbarnyc.com