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Top 10 dive bars in New York City: readers’ tips

Looking for a (cheap) drink and some fun in New York? Guardian readers suggest dive bars where the focus is on boozing and atmosphere – not the decor

Has your favourite been missed out? Don’t let us go dry, just add your tip in the comments below

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
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10 of the best restaurants in Palma de Mallorca – on a budget

Savouring the best cuisine in the Balearics needn’t be costly, especially if you go for the lunchtime menú del día. We hunt down the best bargain restaurants in Palma de Mallorca

The Mallorcan capital has the best restaurants in the Balearics – and some of the worst. It’s easy to find yourself in an overpriced hole surrounded by other glum tourists. But innovative, cosmopolitan food is at hand, and there are bargains to be had in Palma. Many places offer a lunch deal, a menú del día, which is a great way to sample top-notch food that would blow the budget in the evening.

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