Bottoms Up! Top 5 Hudson Valley Dive Bars
We've got the Hudson Valley's top 5 favorite dive bars.
There have been so many fun times at area dive bars over the years, including out in Walden, NY at the old East Side Bar and Grill. A bar that was once known as The Wreck Room. Had many a fun night out there djing rock/metal nights for the biker crowds with my boy Big Jim (Jim Callahan).
Noah's Ark in Poughkeepsie was always a favorite hang-out over the years up until its closing last year.
Always known as the late-night place to be, Noah's Ark was a true dive bar. I'd been going to that place for as far back as I can remember, and the party never truly started there till well past midnight. I can recall the days that this bar had shag carpeting. Always a fun bar with great staff, there's no wonder why the majority of the Hudson Valley considered Noah's (or the Boat as it's referred to by many loyal customers) their favorite dive bar. Noah's Ark was the most popular Hudson Valley area dive bar by an overwhelming majority in our polls over the years, but sadly its no more with the business currently up for sale.
We asked the Hudson Valley where their favorite dive bar was in the Hudson Valley and have compiled a top 5 list.
Top 5 Favorite Hudson Valley Dive Bars
5. Whiskey Ally's
A popular Newburgh spot, Whiskey Ally's Saloon is an old style pub and biker bar offering a full menu, with fun and friendly staff. Whiskey Ally's is located at 12 Tighe Ave, Newburgh, NY.
4. Arlington Grill
A Poughkeepsie staple, not only known for great drinks but also amazing breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Great Bloody Mary's too! Arlington Grill is a true hometown dive bar located at 770 Main St in Poughkeepsie, NY.
3. Snapper Magee's
A Kington staple, known for being the city's coolest bar, Snappers is a dirty little rock n roll dive bar with a great jukebox. You definitely need to stop in here for a beer. Snapper Magee's is located at 59 N Front St in Kingston, NY.
2. Snug Harbor and Grill
Known as the best little dive bar in New Paltz, Snugs is an awesome, locally-owned bar with great people, music, and style. Snug Harbor is located at 38 Main St in New Paltz, NY.
1. Hopewell Inn
Hopewell Inn is the oldest bar in Dutchess County dating back to the late 1800s. There's been many a fun night for me spent at this bar over the years, checking out some live music back in the day including seeing SATO do their Ozzy tribute there. The bar nowadays has an outdoor beach area with actual sand and a tiki bar atmosphere that is very popular with customers ready for summer fun. Hopewell Inn is located at 488 NY-376 in Hopewell Junction, NY.
Other honorable mentions that just missed the top 5 list include Georgie O's in Hyde Park, The Golden Rail Ale House in Newburgh and the Sharon Valley Tavern (located just outside the Hudson Valley in nearby Sharon, CT).
According to National Day Calendar, National Dive Bar Day takes place annually on July 7 and it's a day to raise a toast to the place where friends gather and memories are made.