2123 Avenue Z (Corner of E. 22nd)
What it is: Real deal neighborhood dive with daily complimentary buffet, nightly karaoke and an Islanders fan base.
Why we love it: Free food! No peanuts or pretzels here, we’re talking hefty portions of pasta, chicken strips, lentil soup—hearty drinking food. Plus, a dive bar that also has karaoke is a dream of ours.
Who to bring: Your singing partner who is always on the hunt for a new spot to drop the mic; a friend who’s die-hard for dive bars.
What to order: Take your pick from four drafts and over 20 domestic and international bottles, and enjoy what’s for dinner that night!
Fun fact: Originally called the Log Cabin Bar, the watering hole is rumored to have been Brooklyn’s first karaoke bar—the owners purchased an early Japanese model of a karaoke machine for $6,000 at an entertainment expo at Javits Center in the mid 1980’s.