Requiem for a Dive Bar

Requiem for a Dive Bar
The Subway Inn, a real-deal New York City bar. Its walls and tables absorbed decades of smoke, beer and heaven knows what else as it offered an after-work haven to construction workers, sales clerks and executives. And like all things that gave this city character, it fell victim to a hot real estate market and gentrification.A “dive bar” is a colloquial or informal English term for a somewhat disreputable, well-worn, unglamorous bar, often serving a cheap, simple selection of drinks to a regular clientele. Such bars may also be referred to as neighborhood bars, where local residents gather to drink and socialize.Photograph: Timothy Fadek
Requiem for a Dive Bar
The Subway Inn, a real-deal New York City bar. Its walls and tables absorbed decades of smoke, beer and heaven knows what else as it offered an after-work haven to construction workers, sales clerks and executives. And like all things that gave this city character, it fell victim to a hot real estate market and gentrification.A “dive bar” is a colloquial or informal English term for a somewhat disreputable, well-worn, unglamorous bar, often serving a cheap, simple selection of drinks to a regular clientele. Such bars may also be referred to as neighborhood bars, where local residents gather to drink and socialize.Photograph: Timothy Fadek
Requiem for a Dive Bar
The Subway Inn, a real-deal New York City bar. Its walls and tables absorbed decades of smoke, beer and heaven knows what else as it offered an after-work haven to construction workers, sales clerks and executives. And like all things that gave this city character, it fell victim to a hot real estate market and gentrification.A “dive bar” is a colloquial or informal English term for a somewhat disreputable, well-worn, unglamorous bar, often serving a cheap, simple selection of drinks to a regular clientele. Such bars may also be referred to as neighborhood bars, where local residents gather to drink and socialize.Photograph: Timothy Fadek
Requiem for a Dive Bar
The Subway Inn, a real-deal New York City bar. Its walls and tables absorbed decades of smoke, beer and heaven knows what else as it offered an after-work haven to construction workers, sales clerks and executives. And like all things that gave this city character, it fell victim to a hot real estate market and gentrification.A “dive bar” is a colloquial or informal English term for a somewhat disreputable, well-worn, unglamorous bar, often serving a cheap, simple selection of drinks to a regular clientele. Such bars may also be referred to as neighborhood bars, where local residents gather to drink and socialize.Photograph: Timothy Fadek
Requiem for a Dive Bar
The Subway Inn, a real-deal New York City bar. Its walls and tables absorbed decades of smoke, beer and heaven knows what else as it offered an after-work haven to construction workers, sales clerks and executives. And like all things that gave this city character, it fell victim to a hot real estate market and gentrification.A “dive bar” is a colloquial or informal English term for a somewhat disreputable, well-worn, unglamorous bar, often serving a cheap, simple selection of drinks to a regular clientele. Such bars may also be referred to as neighborhood bars, where local residents gather to drink and socialize.Photograph: Timothy Fadek
Requiem for a Dive Bar
The Subway Inn, a real-deal New York City bar. Its walls and tables absorbed decades of smoke, beer and heaven knows what else as it offered an after-work haven to construction workers, sales clerks and executives. And like all things that gave this city character, it fell victim to a hot real estate market and gentrification.A “dive bar” is a colloquial or informal English term for a somewhat disreputable, well-worn, unglamorous bar, often serving a cheap, simple selection of drinks to a regular clientele. Such bars may also be referred to as neighborhood bars, where local residents gather to drink and socialize.Photograph: Timothy Fadek
Requiem for a Dive Bar
The Subway Inn, a real-deal New York City bar. Its walls and tables absorbed decades of smoke, beer and heaven knows what else as it offered an after-work haven to construction workers, sales clerks and executives. And like all things that gave this city character, it fell victim to a hot real estate market and gentrification.A “dive bar” is a colloquial or informal English term for a somewhat disreputable, well-worn, unglamorous bar, often serving a cheap, simple selection of drinks to a regular clientele. Such bars may also be referred to as neighborhood bars, where local residents gather to drink and socialize.Photograph: Timothy Fadek
Requiem for a Dive Bar
The Subway Inn, a real-deal New York City bar. Its walls and tables absorbed decades of smoke, beer and heaven knows what else as it offered an after-work haven to construction workers, sales clerks and executives. And like all things that gave this city character, it fell victim to a hot real estate market and gentrification.A “dive bar” is a colloquial or informal English term for a somewhat disreputable, well-worn, unglamorous bar, often serving a cheap, simple selection of drinks to a regular clientele. Such bars may also be referred to as neighborhood bars, where local residents gather to drink and socialize.Photograph: Timothy Fadek
Requiem for a Dive Bar
The Subway Inn, a real-deal New York City bar. Its walls and tables absorbed decades of smoke, beer and heaven knows what else as it offered an after-work haven to construction workers, sales clerks and executives. And like all things that gave this city character, it fell victim to a hot real estate market and gentrification.A “dive bar” is a colloquial or informal English term for a somewhat disreputable, well-worn, unglamorous bar, often serving a cheap, simple selection of drinks to a regular clientele. Such bars may also be referred to as neighborhood bars, where local residents gather to drink and socialize.Photograph: Timothy Fadek