The 10 Best Brooklyn Dive Bars That Aren’t Open Anymore

09/25/2013 10:51 AM |

7. O’Connor’s
This place has been closed for renovations for, what, years now? With plans to reopen bigger and better, given its proximity to the Barclays Center. But we’ll remember it fondly as the dingy North Slope dive in which the stools were torn up, smokeeasy ash trays came out after midnight, and all the beer came in bottles. Elliott Smith hung out here when he lived in Brooklyn and, rumor has it, wrote much of XO in its booths. But it wasn’t the same after Mr. O’Connor sold it.

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  • Thanks to real estate developers, greedy landlords, Bloomberg, and the hipster gentrification.

  • I can’t believe The Gallery on McDonald avenue that used to be around since the late 30’s or early 40’s didn’t make the cut! Great dive bar, great bar period! Gone over a year now. And yes dive bars are a thing of the past thanks to hipsters and yuppies! Blahhhhh! Very sad whats happening to Brooklyn.