Posted by: Matt Browner Hamlin | January 27, 2009

The Holland Bar Reopens

I haven’t lived in New York City for a few years, so I hadn’t known that The Holland Bar had even been closed. But it’s good to know that it’s back open! I’ve only been to the Holland once, but I had a great time sitting and talking with friends over a few beers. It’s the quintessential dive bar – one bar, crammed in stools and nothing else. The walls were covered with pictures from NY and their customers. And if I can remember correctly, I believe they used to have a sign on the wall that said “Free Beer Tomorrow” – which I jokingly remarked to a friend, “Hey, let’s come back tomorrow.” We didn’t come back and I haven’t been there since, but I always think of it when I tell friends who don’t know New York what a real dive bar is like.


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